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Preston North End vs Sunderland - Preston come up against Simon Grayson

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by PA

Alex Neil will have the same Preston squad at his disposal as North End prepare to meet their former manager Simon Grayson and his Sunderland side. Neither Paul Gallagher (illness) nor Ben Pearson (dead leg) will be ready as Grayson makes his first return to Deepdale since leaving this summer after four years at the helm. North End's long-term injuries are captain Tom Clarke (Achilles), fellow...Full Story »

Millwall vs Barnsley - Lee Gregory back for Millwall as Barnsley visit

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by PA

Millwall will be boosted by the return of striker Lee Gregory for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Barnsley. Gregory is available again for selection having missed the last three Lions games through suspension following his red card at QPR. Fellow forward Tom Elliott, who has not featured for more than a month, remains sidelined with a quad muscle injury. Defender Jake Cooper and midfielde...Full Story »

Rovers boosted by returning four against Gillingham

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by PA

Blackburn have received a quadruple fitness bonus ahead of Gillingham's visit to Ewood Park.Rakeem Harper (hip), Ben Gladwin (thigh), Craig Conway (hip) and Scott Wharton (ankle) all trained on Thursday after all four missed the midweek win over Rotherham.That leaves boss Tony Mowbray with just long-term absentee Darragh Lenihan (foot) on the sidelines.Midfielder Harry Chapman is pushing for a ...Full Story »

Middlesbrough vs Brentford - Braithwaite in contention to start for Middlesbrough

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by PA

Striker Martin Braithwaite will hope for a role as Middlesbrough entertain Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday. The Dane, a summer signing from Toulouse, was used as a second-half substitute in Tuesday night's 1-0 home defeat by Norwich, his first appearance since the opening day of the season because of a hamstring injury, and is pushing for more. Midfielder Adama Traore returne...Full Story »

Jack Lester set to be in charge of Chesterfield against Cheltenham

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 by PA

Chesterfield are expected to announce Jack Lester as their new manager ahead of the home game against Cheltenham.Lester, who scored 94 goals for Chesterfield as a player between 2007 and 2013 and won the League Two title with the Spireites, should take training on Friday morning before being officially revealed as Gary Caldwell's successor at a press conference that afternoon.The 41-year-old wi...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Fulham - Cousins in frame for QPR against Fulham

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA

Jordan Cousins could be added to the QPR squad for the west London derby against Fulham. The former Charlton midfielder got 75 minutes under his belt for Rangers' reserves on Monday to prove his fitness after a hamstring problem. Steven Caulker's condition will be assessed after he played for an hour in the 1-1 draw at Barnsley on Tuesday. Caulker could be needed again with fellow defenders G...Full Story »

Luton boss Nathan Jones hoping for good news on the injury front

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA

Luton manager Nathan Jones is hopeful some of his injury concerns will ease in time for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two visit of Newport.Defenders Alan McCormack and Johnny Mullins, midfielders Andrew Shinnie and Lawson D'Ath and forward Elliot Lee all missed the midweek draw at Morecambe, but Jones believes at least two of the players could be fit to feature against the Exiles.Midfielder Luke Be...Full Story »

Forest Green have Charlie Cooper available to face Accrington

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA

Forest Green have Charlie Cooper available for the visit of Sky Bet League Two high-fliers Accrington.The midfielder missed bottom-placed Forest Green's midweek defeat at Cambridge through suspension after picking up five bookings this season.Cooper's father Mark made five changes at Cambridge, but Rovers still suffered a sixth defeat in seven league games.Skipper Liam Noble, Scott Laird and To...Full Story »

Ipswich vs Bristol City - Celina set to retain place as Ipswich face Bristol City

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA

On-loan Manchester City midfielder Bersant Celina could retain his place in the Ipswich side for the visit of Bristol City. The Kosovo international made his first Championship start against Sunderland on Tuesday night and scored in the 5-2 win. Defender Adam Webster is stepping up his recovery from an ankle injury, but midfielder Flynn Downes (thigh) remains sidelined. Luke Hyam has undergon...Full Story »

Ben Purrington and Jon Taylor to miss Rotherham's clash with Northampton

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA

Rotherham are without Jon Taylor and Ben Purrington for the visit of Northampton.Winger Taylor has a knee injury which boss Paul Warne hopes will keep him out for "days rather than weeks", while Purrington has a hamstring problem which will sideline him for up to four weeks.Warne may contemplate several changes after his side lost their fourth game out of five on the road when they went down 2-...Full Story »

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