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Lawrence: Has a calf problem

Lawrence: Has a calf problem

Portsmouth are sweating on the fitness of Liam Lawrence .

The influential winger limped out of Saturday's 1-0 win over Barnsley with a recurrence of a calf injury and will undergo a scan to discover the extent of the problem.

Aston Villa loanee Jonathan Hogg returns from suspension and could come back in if Lawrence is ruled out.

Skipper Aaron Mokoena may have to make do with a place on the bench again with the defence having kept back-to-back clean sheets in his absence, although he could step into the midfield.

Kanu could earn a recall to the starting line-up after he came on as a second-half substitute to grab the winner against the Tykes.

Fellow striker Danny Webber (cruciate) is still out.

Crystal Palace will check on Alex Marrow ahead of the trip to Pompey.

The midfielder failed a late fitness check on an ankle problem ahead of Saturday's 1-0 win over relegation rivals Sheffield United and will be assessed before kick-off.

South Africa international Kagisho Dikgacoi impressed on his debut at the weekend after joining on loan from Fulham and should keep his place in the centre of midfield.

Nathaniel Clyne is playing despite an ongoing knee problem which has restricted his training and he should be okay to continue, but fellow full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.

The Eagles are also poised to complete the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Quade Taylor from non-league Dulwich Hamlet.

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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  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

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

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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