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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

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

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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