Boro v Scunthorpe preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Scunthorpe at the Riverside Stadium

Last Updated: 31/01/11 at 21:10   

Zemmama: Will not make debut

Zemmama: Will not make debut

New signing Merouane Zemmama will not make his Middlesbrough debut in the game. The Morocco midfielder joined Boro from Hibernian on transfer deadline day on a three-year contract but has returned to his homeland while he awaits a visa.

Boss Tony Mowbray also added Bayern Munich II captain Maximilian Haas to his squad on deadline day but it remains to be seen whether the defender will feature.

Mowbray's side were not in action at the weekend as they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round and they have since lost midfielder Gary O'Neil to West Ham.

Seb Hines is set to keep his place in the centre of Boro's defence after impressing against the Lilywhites, partnering Matthew Bates following David Wheater's move to Bolton.

New recruit Joe Garner goes straight into Scunthorpe's squad for the game. The Nottingham Forest striker has joined on loan for the rest of the season as boss Ian Baraclough bolstered his attacking options following Martyn Woolford's expected defection to Bristol City.

Garner impressed at Carlisle and joined Forest in the summer of 2008 and was also on loan at Huddersfield earlier this term, making 16 appearances.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy looks set to miss out again with the ankle problem but defensive duo Cliff Byrne and Rob Jones are bidding to shake off injuries and could come into contention.

Centre-back David Mirfin has been passed fit for action but rookie defender Niall Canavan, midfielder Michael O'Connor and winger Garry Thompson remain long-term absentees.

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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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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