Middlesbro' v Bolton preview

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is hoping for good news on the injury front as he prepares for the visit of Bolton in Saturday's Championship clash.

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Jonathan Woodgate: Expected to make return

Jonathan Woodgate: Expected to make return

Central defender Jonathan Woodgate, who missed Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Hull suffering the after-effects of his return at Brighton on Saturday, is expected to be back.

There could also be places in the squad for full-back Justin Hoyte and midfielder Merouane Zemmama.

Hoyte has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem while Zemmama has been absent from the last three with a similar injury.

Midfielder Kevin Thomson faces another week on the sidelines with a calf strain while Lukas Jutkiewicz, Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main (all knee) and Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Bolton caretaker manager Jimmy Phillips may name an unchanged XI for his final game at the helm against his former club.

Phillips hands over the reins to new boss Dougie Freedman next week having taken four points from two games since Owen Coyle was sacked.

Last weekend's 3-2 comeback win over Bristol City was followed by Mark Davies' injury-time leveller at Wolves in midweek and those exertions have not left Wanderers worse for wear in the treatment room.

That list now includes Andy Longeran after the ex-Preston and Leeds goalkeeper underwent surgery this week to repair cartilage damage sustained in training.

Fellow knee-injury victims Stuart Holden, David Wheater and Josh Vela are also out long-term despite the former's return to light training duties this week.

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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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