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Richard Chaplow and Steve de Ridder should return to the Southampton squad.

Midfielder Chaplow was expected to play against Swindon in the Carling Cup last week having completed a three-match ban but he was sidelined with tendinitis.

Belgian winger de Ridder also sat out the 3-1 victory at the County Ground with a foot injury.

Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld may be added to the squad after completing his loan switch from Celtic.

Goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, centre-half Jose Fonte, midfielder Dean Hammond and strikers Rickie Lambert and David Connolly should be back in the starting line-up after being rested against Swindon.

Defender Dan Seaborne is still in hospital following an assault outside a nightclub last Friday.

Meanwhile, Guy Moussi is pushing for a place in the Forest starting line-up.

The French midfielder has yet to feature this season due to a calf injury but hit the comeback trail in a reserve-team game against Burton last month. And with two weeks full training now under his belt over the international break, Moussi is ready to return.

Manager Steve McClaren also hopes to be able to call upon Paul Anderson. The midfielder looks to have recovered from the calf problem that has restricted him to just two appearances so far this campaign.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp and right-back Chris Gunter have returned unscathed from their international exploits with Northern Ireland and Wales respectively.

Striker Joe Garner signed for Championship rivals Watford during the international break.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Blackpool v Cardiff
Saturday, 04 October 2014
12:15
Leeds v Sheff Wed  
15:00
Blackburn v Huddersfld  
Bolton v Bournemth  
Brentford v Reading  
Charlton v Birmingham  
Derby v Millwall  
M'boro v Fulham  
Norwich v Rotherham  
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Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Thu, 02 Oct 2014

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