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Williams: Hopes to return for Boro

Williams: Hopes to return for Boro

Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams hopes to return to the starting line-up.

Williams was rested on Saturday at Hull, with manager Tony Mowbray making three changes for the 4-2 win, but is expected to return in place of German Maxi Haas, who stepped in for his debut.

Justin Hoyte returned to the substitutes' bench against the Tigers following long-term hamstring problems and could make his first appearance since January.

Joe Bennett missed out on Saturday through illness and was replaced by Marvin Emnes, who is expected to retain his place up front alongside hat-trick hero Scott McDonald.

Goalkeeper Jason Steele (torn side muscle), midfielder Jonathan Franks and forward Luke Williams (both ankle) are hoping to return to the squad having recently proved their fitness with the reserves.

Coventry will assess Carl Baker and Lukas Jutkiewicz ahead of the game.

Midfielder Baker was forced off at half-time in Good Friday's 1-1 home draw against Scunthorpe, while striker Jutkiewicz followed him off the field on the hour mark.

Speaking after the draw, caretaker-boss Andy Thorn said: "We'll assess the boys before we travel up, we'll see how we are. We've got a nice squad and I'm not frightened of playing anybody.

"Bakes (Baker) and the Duke (Jutkiewicz) came off with slight little niggles, so we'll see how they are. We'll freshen things up if we need to."

Thorn continues to be without Gary McSheffrey (knee), Lee Carsley (Achilles), Ben Turner (knee) and James McPake (back) who are all unlikely to play again this season.

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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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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