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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Millwall and Brighton at The Den.

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Mackail-Smith: Has a sore back

Mackail-Smith: Has a sore back

Jay Simpson may have played his way into the Millwall starting line-up for the game against the Seagulls.

The striker came on as a half-time substitute at Middlesbrough on Saturday and helped his side come back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw.

Boss Kenny Jackett admitted Simpson changed the game and he may now start alongside Darius Henderson, with QPR loanee Patrick Agyemang dropping to the bench.

Midfielder Therry Racon has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in August but will not be risked just yet.

John Marquis, who was suspended at the weekend, is now recovering from a hernia operation and fellow forward Shaun Batt is still building up his fitness following a long-term knee injury.

Brighton will check on Craig Mackail-Smith ahead of the trip to Millwall.

The striker was struggling with a sore back while on international duty with Scotland but still played in Saturday's goalless draw against Hull.

The clash at The Den would therefore be his fourth outing in 11 days so boss Gus Poyet could give him a rest and hand a start to Will Hoskins.

Winger Will Buckley is close to recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained against Liverpool in the Carling Cup last month but the trip to south London will probably come too soon.

Defenders Adam El-Abd (foot) and Tommy Elphick (Achilles) remain sidelined with the long-term injuries they suffered at the end of last 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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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