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Team news for Tuesday night's Championship clash between Leeds and Coventry at Elland Road.

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Rachubka: Could start against Coventry

Rachubka: Could start against Coventry

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Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka could make his first league start for the club in Tuesday's home clash with the Sky Blues.

Rachubka, a free summer signing from Blackpool, made his first league appearance last Friday when replacing Andy Lonergan in the closing stages of Leeds' 3-0 win at Doncaster.

Lonergan was forced out of the action after sustaining a finger injury and is rated "touch and go" by Leeds manager Simon Grayson.

Grayson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches and is not expected to make many, if any, further changes.

Grayson must decide whether to leave striker Luciano Becchio on the substitutes' bench as leading goalscorer Ross McCormack continues to thrive in partnership with Andy Keogh, while Tom Lees is expected to resume alongside Darren O'Dea in central defence after successive clean sheets.

Coventry will assess goalkeeper Joe Murphy before deciding if he is ready to face Leeds.

The stopper was stretchered off after 75 minutes in the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest following a collision with striker Ishmael Miller.

The Sky Blues hope Murphy will be available but will closely monitor his progress leading up to the game with back-up keeper Chris Dunn ready to fill in should Murphy be ruled out.

Coventry boss Andy Thorn told the club's official website: "Joe was allowed home without having to go to hospital on Saturday but we are monitoring him closely and see how he is before we decide anything."

Winger Gary McSheffrey (back) and midfielder Carl Baker (ankle) are serious doubts but defenders Martin Cranie (ribs) and James McPake (ankle/shin) are back in contention.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Wed, 18 Jun 2014

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