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Williamson: Starts four-game ban for Blades

Williamson: Starts four-game ban for Blades

Sheffield United will be without defender Johnny Ertl and suspended pair Darius Henderson and Lee Williamson for the Yorkshire derby.

Ertl is waiting for the results of a scan after sustaining what is feared to be a serious knee injury while playing for the reserves in midweek. Henderson and Williamson were sent off in last week's 3-0 defeat at Watford.

Striker Henderson, back in the starting line-up for the first time in 11 months after a hamstring injury against former club Watford last week, was sent off for two yellow card offences.

Midfielder Williamson was shown a straight red card for his aerial challenge on Lloyd Doyley and starts a four-game ban as it was his second dismissal of the season.

Defender Matt Lowton has not trained this week and is doubtful due to a knock sustained in the reserves but midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise, on loan from Fulham, is back in the squad following a hamstring strain.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from, with long-term absentee Patrick Kisnorbo the only member of the squad who is unavailable.

Right-back Paul Connolly is available to return from a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and played a full 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek.

However, he is unlikely to start against the Blades due to the impressive form of on-loan Villa youngster Eric Lichaj, who has extended his loan at Elland Road until the end of the season.

Club captain Richard Naylor is also available despite missing the 6-0 reserves win over Gateshead in the week with a knock.

Sanchez Watt, Lloyd Sam and Ross McCormack are all pushing for starting roles after impressing for the second string.

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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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