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Moussi: Available to Cotterill

Moussi: Available to Cotterill

Guy Moussi returns from suspension for Forest.

Moussi missed the 1-0 defeat to Hull at the City Ground on Saturday as he served a one-match ban following his red card in the victory at Blackpool the previous weekend.

The French midfielder is likely to go straight back into the starting XI as Steve Cotterill looks for a response from his players after a first loss since his appointment as manager.

"No disrespect to any of the other lads in midfield but we missed Guy Moussi's energy in there," Cotterill said. "That is a big factor in our game. We missed that against Hull. Both Jonathan Greening and Lewis McGugan did well but we definitely missed the energy that Moussi brings."

The Reds will check on the fitness of Greg Cunningham after the on-loan defender was forced off with tight calves and hamstrings late on against Hull. Striker Ishmael Miller also has a groin issue.

Reading manager Brian McDermott may draft Jay Tabb into his squad.

Midfielder Tabb, who suffered a horrible head injury in the win at Burnley on October 15, missed the Championship clashes with Derby and Southampton towards the end of October and was not included in the matchday 16 which drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

However, Tabb is available for selection if required at the City Ground.

McDermott has no new injury concerns for the meeting with Forest as Reading look to extend their eight-match unbeaten streak in the league.

Winger Jimmy Kebe has shown no adverse reaction since making his return from a month on the sidelines two weeks ago and may start.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
Derby v Watford  
Doncaster v Reading  
Huddersfld v Leicester  
Middlesbro' v Barnsley  
QPR v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 44 37 96
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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