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Team news for Wednesday night's Championship clash between Birmingham and Leeds United at St Andrews.

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Snodgrass: Doubtful for Whites

Snodgrass: Doubtful for Whites

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Leeds will check on Robert Snodgrass ahead of the trip.

The Scotland winger was a late withdrawal from the squad which travelled to Peterborough on Saturday due to a back problem.

Finland midfielder Mika Vayrynen was handed his full league debut at London Road in place of Snodgrass, but he was replaced early in the second half by Lloyd Sam.

If Snodgrass is fit, he is likely to be the only change from the side which started the dramatic 3-2 win.

Paul Rachubka continues in goal with Andy Lonergan out for six weeks having suffered a fractured finger.

Simon Grayson's side head to Birmingham on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

Birmingham defender Curtis Davies needs a late fitness test.

The centre-half returned from a month out with a knee injury in Sunday's 2-0 win at Bristol City but picked up a leg knock.

Boss Chris Hughton is hopeful Davies will be fit, especially as Pablo Ibanez is unlikely to be rushed back into action.

The Spaniard was replaced by Davies at Ashton Gate after suffering concussion during the Europa League win at Club Brugge last Thursday.

Midfielder Jordan Mutch is still three to four weeks away from a return from the ankle injury with has kept him out since August.

Hughton's side have won their last five matches in all competitions and lie seven points off the automatic promotion places with three games in hand.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Blackpool v Cardiff  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
12:15
Leeds v Sheff Wed  
15:00
Blackburn v Huddersfld  
Bolton v Bournemth  
Brentford v Reading  
Charlton v Birmingham  
Derby v Millwall  
M'boro v Fulham  
Norwich v Rotherham  
Watford v Brighton  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Thu, 02 Oct 2014

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