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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Burnley and QPR at Turf Moor.

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Paterson: Injury worry for Clarets

Paterson: Injury worry for Clarets

Burnley caretaker boss Stuart Gray has a near full-strength squad available for the game.

Martin Paterson is doubtful with a thigh problem and midfielder Chris McCann remains absent as he recovers from a long-term knee injury but Gray has no other worries as the Clarets bid to topple Neil Warnock's high-flying outfit at Turf Moor.

Burnley have revealed their search for a new manager is ongoing but that Gray will definitely remain in charge for this weekend's match.

Norwich manager Paul Lambert turned down the chance to succeed Brian Laws at Turf Moor and Watford's Malky Mackay and Bournemouth's Eddie Howe have also been linked with the post.

Laws left the Clarets on December 29 following the club's dismal home defeat to Scunthorpe the day previously.

Meanwhile Jamie Mackie heads a lengthy casualty list for QPR ahead of the trip to Lancashire.

The Scotland international is out for the rest of the season after suffering a double leg break in the FA Cup defeat at Blackburn last Saturday.

Fellow striker Patrick Agyemang has a stress fracture of the leg which will sideline him for three months and midfielder Akos Buzsaky will be out for another four weeks with a knee injury.

Defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and midfielders Gavin Mahon (hamstring) and Josh Parker (foot) are also missing while winger Hogan Ephraim (knee), midfielder Martin Rowlands (calf) and forward Heidar Helguson (thigh), who all sat out at the weekend, will need late checks.

However, defender Matt Connolly is back from suspension, skipper Adel Taarabt and fellow midfielder Tommy Smith return after being rested on Saturday and wideman Lee Cook (knee) will be on the bench again after a reserve run-out this week.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil
Bournemth v Sheff Wed
Charlton v Bolton
Huddersfld v Brighton
Wigan v Reading
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

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