Speed expected to ring the changes

Sheffield United manager Gary Speed is expected to make changes for his first game in charge at Middlesbrough on Sunday (1.15pm).

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Speed, installed as Kevin Blackwell's permanent replacement on Tuesday, will be without striker Darius Henderson and defender Ryan France (both knee) and midfielder Lee Williamson (back) while Nyron Nosworthy (unspecified knock) is unlikely to be included.

Young pair Jordan Chappell and Kingsley James, both included in the matchday squad already this season, could feature in Speed's plans after impressing for the reserves again, while defender Matthew Lowton sits out the last game of his three-match ban.

Fans will be hoping Speed can steer their side to their first win of the season following an opening-day draw at Cardiff and last Saturday's home defeat to QPR, which hastened Blackwell's exit.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddsf'ld v Brighton  
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

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

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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