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Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Watford and Peterborough at Vicarage Road.

Last Updated: 28/10/11 at 13:26   

Nosworthy: Could make his Watford debut

Nosworthy: Could make his Watford debut

Watford's Michael Kightly and Lloyd Doyley will be assessed ahead of the clash.

On-loan winger Kightly was forced off with a hamstring injury in last Wednesday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester and duly missed Saturday's 3-2 loss at Hull and he now faces a race against time to be fit for this weekend.

Doyley, meanwhile, has picked up a thigh problem and also faces a late fitness test.

Manager Sean Dyche will be hoping Doyley makes it against Posh with fellow defender Martin Taylor already sidelined with a collarbone injury which has ruled him out of the last two games. However, new loan signing Nyron Nosworthy is available after joining the club from Sunderland until January.

One player definitely available and hoping to make his Hornets debut is striker Craig Beattie, who sealed a loan move from Swansea at the start of this week.

Lee Tomlin's suspension means Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson will be forced into at least one change.

Tomlin was sent off for the second time in his Posh career after 37 minutes of the 3-2 home defeat to Leeds last weekend after hacking down visiting striker Andy Keogh and he begins a three-match ban.

Tomlin's absence could open the door for Paul Taylor to return to the side while David Ball is another option for Ferguson, who has named the same starting XI for the past three matches.

Craig Alcock was forced off at half-time against Leeds due to a leg injury but the full-back should be fit for Saturday.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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