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The Cardiff forward has so far made two substitute appearances off the bench, but with Wanderers losing both of those clashes on the back of a two-month, eight-game unbeaten stretch, Freedman senses the need for fresh ideas.

Another who has an outside shot of making Freedman's XI is Chris Eagles, now over his groin strain, while Alex Baptiste is likely to slot in at left-back again with Wanderers still searching for their first home clean sheet of the campaign.

Mark Davies and Josh Vela both played 65 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek, but the pair are set to occupy the sidelines again alongside fellow knee-injury victims Joe Riley, Mark Davies and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and full-back Marc Tierney (foot).

Ritchie Wellens, meanwhile, is an injury concern for Doncaster's trip to Bolton.

Wellens, who is about to begin talks with the club about extending his contract, was taken off at half-time against Birmingham in midweek as a precautionary measure with a stiff back. He will be assessed on Friday but Rovers boss Paul Dickov is hopeful the midfielder will be fit.

Dickov does not expect any of his injured players to return in time for Saturday so captain Rob Jones (neck), fellow defenders Reece Wabara (toe), James Husband (shoulder) and Yun Suk-Young (ankle), midfielder Paul Keegan (hamstring) and forwards Harry Forrester (torn quad) and Chris Brown (ankle) will remain on the sidelines.

Brown is the closest to regaining full fitness but the striker is still thought to be a couple of weeks away from making a return.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:15
Birmingham v Leeds  
15:00
Blackburn v Wigan  
Blackpool v Wolves  
Bolton v Sheff Wed  
Bournemth v Rotherham  
Brentford v Brighton  
Cardiff v Norwich  
Charlton v Watford  
Huddersfld v M'boro  
Ipswich v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Mon, 01 Sep 2014

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