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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Hull and Middlesbrough at the KC Stadium.

Last Updated: 22/04/11 at 14:30   

Garcia: Hoping to overcome a knee injury

Garcia: Hoping to overcome a knee injury

Hull winger Richard Garcia is hoping to overcome a knee injury despite being carried off in last week's 3-1 home win over Doncaster. Player-coach Nick Barmby (calf) is still a week away from fitness.

Middlesbrough striker Marvin Emnes will return from suspension.

The Dutchman has missed the last three games after being banned for violent conduct following an incident in the Teessiders' 2-1 victory at Sheffield United on April 9.

Full-back Joe Bennett will be missing through illness as manager Tony Mowbray prepares to use the depth of his squad, with Coventry due at the Riverside Stadium on Monday.

Mowbray had some good news on the injury front with a trio of absentees returning to action for the reserves in midweek.

Goalkeeper Jason Steele played the full 90 minutes against Lincoln's second string after recovering from a torn side muscle, while Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams managed a half each on their returns from ankle problems.

However, defender Seb Hines is out for the season with a fractured jaw and Merouane Zemmama, Justin Hoyte (both hamstring) and Nicky Bailey (ankle ligaments) remain on the casualty list.

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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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