West Ham v Leicester preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between West Ham United and Leicester City at Upton Park.

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Gallagher: Could feature for Leicester

Gallagher: Could feature for Leicester

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West Ham will still be without a host of players.

The Hammers recently lost loanees David Bentley and Henri Lansbury to long-term knee injuries, fellow midfielder Matt Taylor has calf trouble, defender James Tomkins a groin problem and striker Carlton Cole a knee injury.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia plays the last game of his initial month-long loan spell from Arsenal as Robert Green continues to recover from knee surgery.

Midfielder Papa Bouba Diop will be checked over after going off with a dead leg during the 1-0 win at Brighton on Monday.

Sam Baldock could start alongside John Carew if boss Sam Allardyce opts to go with two up front at home.

Leicester begin life after Sven-Goran Eriksson with a difficult away trip.

Academy director Jon Rudkin and coach Mike Stowell have been preparing the team since the Swede's departure on Monday.

They inherit a squad with no new problems following the surprise 3-0 home defeat to Millwall last weekend, which proved to be Eriksson's final game in charge.

Captain Matt Mills will complete his three-match suspension but Paul Gallagher could be in contention to return to the squad. The forward has been sidelined since suffering ankle ligament damage during the 1-1 draw at Barnsley on September 10.

Gallagher has been training with the rest of the squad for around 10 days now and played 70 minutes for the reserves this week. Rudkin and Stowell must decide whether he is fit enough to be considered.

Leicester hope to have a new manager in place by the time Leeds visit the King Power Stadium next weekend.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:15
Sheff Wed v N Forest  
15:00
Brighton v Charlton  
Derby v Ipswich  
Fulham v Cardiff  
Leeds v Bolton  
M'boro v Reading  
Millwall v Blackpool  
Norwich v Bournemth  
Rotherham v Brentford  
Watford v Huddersfld  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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