Reading v Burnley preview

Team news for Monday afternoon's Championship clash between Reading and Burnley at the Madejski Stadium.

Last Updated: 02/01/11 at 12:25

McAnuff: Hoping to be fit

McAnuff: Hoping to be fit

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Reading boss Brian McDermott will make a last-minute decision on the fitness of Mikele Leigertwood and Jobi McAnuff.

On-loan QPR midfielder Leigertwood (hamstring) and winger McAnuff (illness) missed the 1-0 defeat by Swansea on New Year's Day and will be assessed before kick-off.

Striker Noel Hunt, who had recently made his comeback from long-term foot and knee injuries, and Jem Karacan, who had played every game this season, were rested against the Swans and should return.

Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson (hamstring) and his Icelandic compatriot Brynjar Gunnarsson (knee) have returned to training but the game is likely to come to soon.

Burnley caretaker boss Stuart Gray could name an unchanged line-up.

Gray took temporary charge of the Clarets following the sacking of Brian Laws last week and his players responded in perfect fashion by dispatching Sheffield United 4-2.

"The effort and commitment was there and if we didn't have the ball, we worked hard to win it back," said Gray following the win.

Recalled Chris Eagles and Chris Iwelumo both netted on their returns to the team and they are likely to retain their spots in the starting XI.

But Steven Thompson - who came off the bench to seal victory - may hope to be considered following his cameo.

Long-term absentee Chris McCann is still on the sidelines.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Wigan v Ipswich  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Fulham  
Blackburn v Watford  
Blackpool v Norwich  
Bolton v Derby  
Bournemth v Wigan  
Brentford v Leeds  
Cardiff v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v M'boro  
Huddersfld v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 8 10 18
2 Norwich 8 10 17
3 Wolves 8 5 17
4 Watford 8 7 16
5 M'boro 8 6 15
6 Sheff Wed 8 4 15
7 Charlton 8 3 14
8 Derby 8 5 13
9 Blackburn 8 0 13
10 Reading 8 0 13
11 Leeds 8 0 13
12 Ipswich 7 3 11
13 Millwall 8 0 11
14 Brentford 8 -4 11
15 Bournemth 8 1 9
16 Cardiff 8 -1 9
17 Wigan 7 1 8
18 Brighton 8 -2 8
19 Rotherham 8 -4 8
20 Birmingham 8 -7 7
21 Bolton 8 -6 5
22 Huddersfld 8 -11 5
23 Blackpool 8 -7 2
24 Fulham 8 -13 1

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property