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Team news for Swansea's Championship clash with Doncaster at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

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Richards: Set to be dislodged

Richards: Set to be dislodged

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Fit-again Neil Taylor returns to contention for Swansea.

The left-back has missed the last seven weeks with an ankle injury but is now back in the fold and likely to dislodge Ashley Richards.

Richards has impressed in the unfamiliar position but the return of Taylor means he is now likely to lose his starting berth, especially given the latter's desire to venture forward allows winger Scott Sinclair more freedom.

Manager Brendan Rodgers saw his side complete a remarkable comeback to triumph 4-3 at Middlesbrough last weekend and forwards Stephen Dobbie and Craig Beattie as well as midfielder Joe Allen - instrumental in the reverse - are now pushing for starting berths.

Centre-back Garry Monk (knee) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) continue to miss out.

Defender David Edgar has returned to Burnley without having kicked a ball for the Swans having seen FIFA deny international clearance for his loan switch.

Doncaster's new boy Jason Euell could go straight into their starting line-up.

Blackpool striker Euell, 34, joined Doncaster for an initial month on loan this week and is expected to feature at some stage.

Leading scorer Billy Sharp has been ruled out for an unspecified period due to a groin injury and is waiting for the results of a scan to determine the full extent of his problem.

Fellow striker James Hayter is hoping to be in contention next week following a calf injury, but goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has shaken off a shin injury and could replace Gary Woods, who has stood in for the last four matches.

Manager Sean O'Driscoll will hand late fitness checks to midfielder Ryan Mason (leg) and defender James Chambers (hamstring).

James O'Connor is out with a suspected fractured foot, while fellow defenders Shelton Martis (ankle) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee), as well as midfielders Brian Stock (back), Simon Gillett (knee) and Martin Woods (groin) are all out.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
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Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
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Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
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Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

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