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Mattock: Loan signing in squad

Mattock: Loan signing in squad

Joe Mattock and George Thorne have been added to the Portsmouth squad.

Full-back Mattock and midfielder Thorne have joined Pompey on loan after new boss Michael Appleton raided his former club West Brom.

Mattock could be in from the start against the club where he began his career while Thorne may start on the bench.

On-loan Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak's display as a substitute was one of the few bright spots of last week's defeat at Watford so he may have earned himself a start, especially if skipper Liam Lawrence is ruled out again with his ankle injury.

Defender Hermann Hreidarsson is still building up his fitness after a spell out with an Achilles problem.

But Sol Bamba comes back into the reckoning for Leicester ahead of the trip to the south coast.

Bamba served a one-match suspension as the Foxes got off to a winning start against Crystal Palace in Nigel Pearson's first game back as manager last Sunday.

Sean St Ledger stepped in for the big defender and Pearson must decide whether the Republic of Ireland international keeps the shirt or if Bamba is restored to the starting XI alongside captain Matt Mills at the heart of the backline.

Lee Peltier was substituted as a precautionary measure during the second half of the 3-0 victory over Palace after complaining of a tight hamstring.

However, the full-back has trained all week and will be fit.

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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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