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Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Blackpool and Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.

Last Updated: 30/09/11 at 10:54

Evatt: Has an ankle problem

Evatt: Has an ankle problem

Blackpool could be without veteran defender Ian Evatt.

Evatt hobbled off the pitch with an ankle injury during the Seasiders' 2-2 draw with Coventry on Tuesday and the centre-back is likely to be replaced by Neal Eardley who came on against the Sky Blues.

Eardley has been nursing a dislocated finger and a foot injury, but will be the most obvious replacement should Evatt not make it.

Manager Ian Holloway tried to replace Evatt with Matt Phillips before Coventry's second goal and his protests resulted in a touchline ban, which he will serve when the Robins visit Bloomfield Road.

Midfielder Elliot Grandin (foot) was the only absentee against the Sky Blues and he looks set to miss out once more.

Goalkeeper Dean Gerken could make a return between the sticks for Bristol City.

Gerken has played second fiddle to David James in the City goal for much of the season, but after a jittery performance from James in midweek against Reading - the former England stopper was partially at fault for two of the Royals' three goals - he could be given a chance by boss Keith Millen.

Cole Skuse is unlikely to travel to Bloomfield Road with the Robins. The defender was taken ill before the 3-2 defeat to Reading and has not trained since.

Jamie McAllister still has a number of weeks on the sidelines as he recuperates from an ankle injury.

Liam Fontaine (ankle) will not feature until after the international break although the defender has begun running work in training this week.

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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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