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Riise: Hamstring problem

Riise: Hamstring problem

Sheffield United's recent loan signing Bjorn Helge Riise is the club's latest injury doubt.

Midfielder Riise, who has made three appearances for the Blades since arriving on loan from Fulham, sustained a hamstring strain in the midweek defeat at Scunthorpe and is doubtful. Mark Yeates will step back in should he fail to make it.

Sam Vokes remains doubtful with a similar problem. The Wolves striker has made just one appearance for the Blades since arriving from Wolves on the same day as Riise.

Another loanee, Aston Villa defender Shane Lowry, is supended following his red card at Scunthorpe, so Johnny Ertl is likely to be recalled to the back four.

Chris Morgan along with fellow defenders Andy Taylor and Ryan France, goalkeeper Richard Wright, striker Darius Henderson and midfielder Nick Montgomery all remain sidelined as manager Micky Adams chases his first win after 11 games in charge.

Frank Fielding is set to be in goal for Derby.

The Blackburn keeper, who had a loan spell with the Rams earlier this season, is poised to return to Pride Park after first-choice Stephen Bywater (rib) and understudy Saul Deeney (shoulder) picked up injuries.

Young keeper Ross Atkins has been recalled from his loan spell at Tamworth and will be on the bench.

Gareth Roberts (shin) and James Bailey (groin) are doubts but Dean Leacock could return from illness and Paul Green is expected to recover from a knee injury.

On-loan forward Jamie Ward is ineligible to face his parent club so Theo Robinson should make his full debut in attack.

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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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