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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

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.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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