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Dawson (right): Out with a knee injury

Dawson (right): Out with a knee injury

Andy Dawson will miss out for Hull after suffering a knee injury in training which could put him out for six weeks.

The Tigers captain has been sent for scans to determine the full extent of an injury suffered in an innocuous challenge.

The left-back will join Paul McShane and Cameron Stewart on the sidelines. Defender McShane (calf) misses out again while winger Stewart (knee ligaments) is a long-term absentee.

Manager Nigel Pearson made only one change as the Tigers beat Peterborough in their last match, with Martyn Waghorn making his debut and Matty Fryatt dropping to the bench.

Dawson could be the only one of that starting XI to miss out against Pompey, with Joe Dudgeon ready to slot in at left-back.

Portsmouth will be without their skipper Liam Lawrence.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was sent off for two bookable offences during last weekend's 4-3 defeat at West Ham and serves a one-match ban.

Striker Dave Kitson should return to the squad, however, after missing out at Upton Park through illness.

Boss Steve Cotterill has no new injury worries, with defender Tal Ben Haim (back) and midfielder Hayden Mullins (groin) coming through unscathed last weekend following late fitness checks.

Hungarian forward Marko Futacs is pushing to make his full debut following his recent switch from Werder Bremen.

Pompey will head north still looking for their first away win of the season.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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