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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Swansea and Watford at the Liberty Stadium.

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Eustace: Back from ban for Watford

Eustace: Back from ban for Watford

Swansea hope to have Darren Pratley available as they look to get their promotion charge back on track.

The midfielder failed to travel to Glanford Park for Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe having been struck down with a stomach bug ahead of the game, but manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic he will return to contention against the Hornets.

Stand-in skipper Alan Tate was also struggling with the virus but played the entire 90 minutes on Saturday and will be in contention once again.

City are set to be boosted this week by the return to full training of captain Garry Monk (knee) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) but they will not be match ready to play a part against Watford.

Forward Stephen Dobbie and striker Luke Moore are both pushing for recalls having been relegated to the bench at the weekend.

Watford captain John Eustace is set to return for the trip to face former manager Brendan Rodgers at Swansea.

Eustace missed the 1-0 win over Millwall at the weekend through a one-match ban but is available again for the trip to Wales.

Fellow midfielder Stephen McGinn began a lengthy lay-off on Saturday after he suffered a serious knee ligament injury which has ended his season.

On-loan Manchester United man Danny Drinkwater suffered a thigh injury in the same match at Doncaster 10 days ago so striker Troy Deeney played on the right of midfield against the Lions and could do so again.

Full-back Lloyd Doyley remains sidelined with a hamstring injury so youngster Adam Thompson will continue to take his place.

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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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