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Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Burnley and Reading at Turf Moor.

Last Updated: 14/10/11 at 11:59

Edgar: Faces check

Edgar: Faces check

Burnley will check on the fitness of defender David Edgar ahead of the game.

Edgar only returned from international duty with Canada on Thursday after playing in his country's 0-0 draw with Puerto Rico on Tuesday evening and following a lengthy flight, he will be assessed by the club's medical staff.

Despite the international break, none of Burnley's four major injury problems have been able to recover enough to be involved against the Royals.

Striker Martin Paterson and defender Michael Duff have returned to training following respective thigh and knee injuries, but they are not yet in a position to be considered for selection.

The road to recovery is a longer one for goalkeeper Brian Jensen (groin) and attacker Danny Ings (knee), though, and they are still some way away from fitness.

Reading are hopeful winger Jimmy Kebe will be fit for the game.

The Malian hobbled off during the Royals 2-0 victory over Doncaster on September 17 and has not featured for the club since.

But Kebe was due back in training on Thursday and manager Brian McDermott could include him in his squad to travel to Lancashire.

However, goalkeeper Alex McCarthy - who has established himself as Reading's number two stopper recently - has taken a knock in training and may not be fit to take his place on the bench.

Midfielder Jordan Obita has recovered from injury during the international break and could feature.

Reading are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games at Turf Moor.

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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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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