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Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Burnley and Blackpool at Turf Moor (kick-off 5.20pm).

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Austin: Could earn a recall

Austin: Could earn a recall

Burnley are boosted by the return of Junior Stanislas.

The forward was missing on Tuesday night as the Clarets crashed out of the Carling Cup courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff.

However, having been cup-tied against the Bluebirds, he returns to boost Eddie Howe's depleted squad.

The former Bournemouth manager must still make do without Michael Duff (knee) and Martin Paterson (thigh), who, despite returning to training, are no closer to returns.

Also injured for the foreseeable future is summer signing Danny Ings (knee), along with long-serving goalkeeper Brian Jensen (groin).

Striker Charlie Austin may start at Bloomfield Road after being forced to settle for a place on the bench against Cardiff, despite his winning goal in last week's 2-1 success at Coventry.

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway must decide whether to restore Keith Southern to his starting XI.

The midfielder had to settle for a place on the bench in last weekend's clash with Nottingham Forest, but after the Tangerines suffered a 2-1 defeat, he may come back into the starting line-up.

Lomana LuaLua, signed on a free transfer until the end of the season, is still two weeks away from full fitness, although he may be among the substitutes.

Holloway has a fully-fit squad to choose from, so may opt to freshen things up after last week's defeat.

The Seasiders have won only two of their last seven games, but are just two points adrift of the play-off places and will be desperate for a win.

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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