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Dagnall: Set to miss out

Dagnall: Set to miss out

Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill could be without striker Chris Dagnall.

The former Rochdale forward picked up a knock to his hip in last week's 5-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest and is unlikely to recover.

He joins Josh Wright (back), Andy Hughes (stomach strain) and Matt Godden (groin) on the treatment table.

Defender Cliff Byrne and midfielder Garry Thompson remain long-term absentees but Knill has no other major concerns.

Knill said: "Cliff has done some light training, but Garry only had his operation the other week.

"It will be a long way back for them both. But now with a month or so off they have the time to get themselves right for the start of next season."

Dave Kitson is pushing to return for Portsmouth.

The striker has missed the last two matches with a rib injury but is being considered for a place in the squad.

Midfielder Liam Lawrence returned from a leg injury as a substitute during the 1-0 defeat by Norwich on Monday night.

He could be handed a start in place of full-back Carl Dickinson, who deputised in midfield against the Canaries.

Ritchie de Laet, Joel Ward (both calf) and Hermann Hreidarsson (knee) have been playing on despite carrying knocks recently and should continue.

Defender Ricardo Rocha is still suspended for Pompey, who are limping towards the finish line without a win in their last seven outings.

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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
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Sky Bet Championship

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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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