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Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Scunthorpe United and Queens Park Rangers at Glanford Park.

Last Updated: 08/04/11 at 13:37   

Williams: Back injury

Williams: Back injury

Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill looks set to be without defender Marcus Williams.

The on-loan Reading full-back, who quit Glanford Park for the Royals in the summer, rejoined the Iron on loan a fortnight ago.

However, a back injury has so far left him sidelined and looks likely to do so again, although on-loan Leeds striker Ramon Nunez is set to make his home debut for the bottom-placed club.

Defender Paul Reid was sent off in last weekend's 6-0 defeat at Norwich and will miss out against Neil Warnock's men as he serves a one-game ban.

Winger Garry Thompson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing groin surgery last week.

QPR are sweating on the fitness of skipper Adel Taarabt.

The 15-goal midfielder hardly trained last week due to stomach pains but still managed 70 minutes of Monday night's 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

Rangers have since sent Taarabt for a scan in a bid to find the cause of the problem.

Hogan Ephraim will be in line for a recall if the Moroccan is ruled out.

Boss Neil Warnock has an otherwise unchanged squad to choose from with defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and striker Jamie Mackie (broken leg) the only long-term absentees.

Rangers are nine points clear at the top of the Championship and need three more wins to be certain of promotion.

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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