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Turner: Set to keep his place

Turner: Set to keep his place

Watford are waiting on the fitness of winger Will Buckley.

The former Rochdale man picked up an ankle injury after a heavy challenge during the 3-1 defeat to North End's rivals Burnley at the weekend and is receiving treatment.

Buckley is unlikely to play but Don Cowie could return in his place after a spell out with a thigh injury.

Popular full-back Lloyd Doyley also missed the game on Saturday with his hamstring injury but has a chance of returning.

Youngster Michael Bryan is still missing with an ankle injury, but midfielder Ross Jenkins is back after struggling with a tight hamstring.

The Hornets have not won in their last five games in all competitions.

Preston boss Phil Brown looks set to persist with on-loan Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner between the posts.

Brown axed regular number one Andy Lonergan and replaced him with new recruit Turner for Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Hull.

Brown said: "Iain Turner played well enough for me. He obviously knows the challenge and is over the moon at the opportunity of playing first-team football."

Rookie defender Conor McLaughlin suffered a fracture to his left fibula and a dislocated ankle in the recent defeat to Bristol City and faces several months on the sidelines.

Striker Iain Hume could remain sidelined with a hamstring strain as Brown bids to guide North End to their first win since he took the reins last month.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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