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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

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth Live
Bolton v Brentford Live
Brighton v Rotherham Live
Derby v Wigan Live
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld Live
Leeds v Wolves Live
M'boro v Watford Live
N Forest v Blackburn Live
Reading v Blackpool Live
Sheff Wed v Norwich Live

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 14 1 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 14 1 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Millwall 14 -2 17
15 Rotherham 13 -3 16
16 Leeds 13 -3 16
17 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
18 Reading 13 -8 15
19 Fulham 14 -6 14
20 Wigan 13 -2 12
21 Brighton 13 -3 12
22 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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