Gunnarsson worry for Sky Blues

Coventry are sweating on the fitness of Aron Gunnarsson for their opening Championship game of the season at home to Portsmouth on Saturday.

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The Iceland midfielder is struggling with a back complaint and will be assessed on Friday, with manager Aidy Boothroyd admitting he is "touch and go" for the Ricoh Arena encounter.

Summer signing Stephen O'Halloran (back) will definitely miss out, however, along with long-term absentee Gary Deegan (ankle).

Full-back Chris Hussey (foot) and striker Roy O'Donovan (ankle) have recovered from their respective knocks and are in contention.

As well as O'Donovan, fellow new faces Lee Carsley, Gary McSheffrey, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Richard Keogh and Clive Platt will all be hoping to make Boothroyd's first competitive XI since taking over from Chris Coleman.

Trialist Francis Laurent could also find himself in the matchday 18 should he sign in time for Saturday. Boothroyd said: "It's ongoing, we're still trying to sort something out. We'd like to sign him. He's done well enough to be given an opportunity to progress."

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Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth
Bolton v Brentford
Brighton v Rotherham
Derby v Wigan
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld
Leeds v Wolves
M'boro v Watford
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Position Team P GD PTS
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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 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

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