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Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Scunthorpe and Derby at Glanford Park.

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Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough will assess defender Eddie Nolan ahead of the game.

The full-back sustained a calf injury during Wednesday's 1-0 home win over Nottingham Forest and was replaced midway through the second half by Andrew Wright.

Baraclough said his men picked up "one or two bruises" during the surprise success over Billy Davies' men and will assess the players concerned.

The Iron are boosted by the return of on-loan Forest striker Joe Garner after he was ineligible to face parent club in midweek.

However, Joe Murphy, Rob Jones, David Mirfin, Niall Canavan, Michael O'Connor, Garry Thompson and Cliff Byrne could all remain sidelined through injury.

Midfielder Abdi Ibrahim's loan from Manchester City has been extended until the end of the season.

Derby midfielders Stephen Pearson and James Bailey are doubts for the trip.

Pearson has severe bruising after taking a whack on the shin during the first half of last Saturday's home defeat to Leicester, with the Scot forced off at half-time as a result.

Bailey missed the Midlands derby altogether with a groin strain he sustained in the draw at Portsmouth the previous weekend.

Jamie Ward will boost the Rams' attacking options following his arrival on loan from Championship rivals Sheffield United, while on-loan defender Daniel Ayala could also make his full debut after his cameo against the Foxes.

Defenders Russell Anderson (calf) and Jake Buxton (groin) remain sidelined but are nearing a return to full training.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton
Huddsf'ld v Brighton  
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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