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Rhodes: Set for Rovers debut

Rhodes: Set for Rovers debut

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is sweating over the fitness of David Norris.

The midfielder missed Tuesday's League Cup win against Oxford after picking up a knock at Peterborough.

Norris will be assessed ahead of kick-off while Warnock is set to recall several senior players to face Rovers.

Skipper Lee Peltier, strikers Luciano Becchio and Ross McCormack and keeper Paddy Kenny were all rested in midweek but will return to the starting XI.

Summer signing Paul Green remains sidelined and was expected to be out for eight weeks but Warnock hinted the former Derby midfielder may return sooner than expected.

Leigh Bromby and Davide Somma remain the only long-term absentees as the Whites aim to extend their unbeaten home run.

Striker Jordan Rhodes will go straight into the Blackburn squad.

The Scotland international completed his move from Huddersfield in a club-record £8million deal on Thursday.

But boss Steve Kean is sweating on the fitness of Colin Kazim-Richards, the on-loan winger having missed the last two matches with a knee complaint.

Kean rested several players in Tuesday's League Cup defeat to MK Dons and is expected to recall several senior members of his squad.

Morten Gamst Pedersen and Nuno Gomes were absent and should return to the starting XI.

Striker Ruben Rochina made his first start of the season in midweek following a hamstring injury but is likely to drop to the bench.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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