Swansea v Middlesbrough preview

Team news ahead of Sunday afternoon's Championship clash between Swansea and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium.

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Robson: Remains a doubt

Robson: Remains a doubt

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Boro midfielder Barry Robson remains a doubt for the trip to face the Swans.

The Scotland international missed Tuesday night's 2-0 win at Scunthorpe with a thigh muscle injury and is battling for to be fit.

Former Celtic team-mate Stephen McManus is out with ankle ligament damage which could sideline him for some time.

However, skipper Gary O'Neil returned from a groin problem at Glanford Park and came through unscathed.

Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the casualty list.

Swansea have no fresh injury concerns but boss Brendan Rodgers is boosted by the return from suspension of Darren Pratley.

The hosts, though, will be without loanee Marvin Emnes. The Dutchman's spell at the Liberty Stadium is officially set to end on Sunday and because he is ineligible to face his parent club, Emnes could have played his last game for the Swans.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:15
Ipswich v Norwich  
15:00
Blackburn v Bournemth  
Brentford v Birmingham  
Brighton v Bolton  
Derby v Fulham  
Huddersfld v Charlton  
M'boro v Sheff Wed  
Millwall v Rotherham  
N Forest v Reading  
Watford v Leeds  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 3 3 7
2 Cardiff 3 3 7
3 Millwall 3 3 7
4 Charlton 3 2 7
5 Bournemth 3 4 6
6 Norwich 3 4 6
7 Watford 3 2 6
8 M'boro 3 2 6
9 Wolves 3 1 6
10 Sheff Wed 3 1 5
11 Ipswich 3 0 4
12 Reading 3 0 4
13 Brentford 3 0 4
14 Derby 3 0 4
15 Blackburn 3 -1 4
16 Birmingham 3 -1 4
17 Brighton 3 0 3
18 Rotherham 3 -2 3
19 Leeds 3 -3 3
20 Huddersfld 3 -5 3
21 Wigan 3 -2 1
22 Bolton 3 -4 1
23 Fulham 3 -3 0
24 Blackpool 3 -4 0

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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