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Perkins: Has a hamstring injury

Perkins: Has a hamstring injury

Barnsley's injury woes continued this week with midfielder David Perkins the latest player set to miss the home clash with the Sky Blues.

Perkins sustained a hamstring strain in the midweek draw at Derby and will be out for several weeks.

Defender Jay McEveley was also forced off at Pride Park due to a calf problem and is doubtful, but striker Ricardo Vaz Te's early exit was down to cramp and he is available.

Midfielder Miles Addison could be in line for a recall as he has recovered from an ankle injury, while Nathan Doyle provides manager Keith Hill with an alternative option.

Matt Done and Danny Haynes (both hamstring), Craig Davies (groin), midfielders Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) and Goran Lovre (knee), plus defenders Rob Edwards (hamstring) and Luke Potter (knee) all remain sidelined.

Coventry Andy Thorn has a host of players pushing for starting berths.

Midfielder Gary Deegan marked his return from a thigh injury with the equaliser to make it 1-1 in Tuesday's 2-2 draw against Blackpool, having come on as a second-half substitute to make his first appearance of the season.

Striker Clive Platt was also introduced from the bench for the second game in succession and is now ready to be considered from the off.

Fellow frontman Cody McDonald was dropped from City's XI as he continues to adjust to life following his deadline-day switch from Norwich and will be champing at the bit for involvement this time around.

Gael Bigirimana is competing for a recall having been rested for the past two matches, while midfielder Carl Baker faces around four weeks on the sidelines due to ruptured ankle ligaments.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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