McCarthy misses out for Palace

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Paddy McCarthy: Groin injury

Paddy McCarthy: Groin injury

Crystal Palace skipper Paddy McCarthy misses the trip to his former club Charlton.

The defender, who moved to the Eagles from The Valley in 2008, has been ruled out for at least another month with the groin injury which has prevented him from making an appearance so far this season.

Boss Dougie Freedman could stick with the side which secured their first win against Sheffield Wednesday a fortnight ago, although he has plenty of options now after an injury-hit start to the campaign.

Midfielder Jonathan Williams is over a calf injury and pushing for a start while striker David Goodwillie could be handed a full debut following his loan switch from Blackburn.

Ricardo Fuller is pushing to make his full Charlton debut.

The Jamaican striker made his first Addicks appearance as a late sub in the 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago and could start against the club where he began his career in England 11 years ago.

Midfielder Dale Stephens returns to the squad after missing out at the City Ground having been unsettled by a transfer deadline day link to Aston Villa.

Matt Taylor is still out after tearing a muscle in his foot so Leon Cort keeps his place at centre-half and faces his former club, as does full-back Rhoys Wiggins.

Striker Leon Clarke last week joined Scunthorpe on loan.

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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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