The Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield Town and Leeds United headlines a busy Saturday of football. Log on for team news from Yorkshire’s clubs here.
All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated.
Hull City v Newcastle United
Team news: Abel Hernandez and Nikica Jelavic both returned to training this week after injury along with Andrew Robertson and Gaston Ramirez to give Steve Bruce a much-needed lift. Alex Bruce is also fit but Mohamed Diame is still a month away.
Brentford v Middlesbrough
Team news: Kenneth Omeruo will replace the suspended Daniel Ayala in central defence, while new signing Adam Forshaw is in the Boro squad - although is likely to be on the bench. Mustapha Carayol boosted his fitness in the reserves this week, but is unlikely to be involved. Damia and Ryan Fredericks are sidelined, with Rhys Williams out long-term.
Charlton v Rotherham United
Team news: Kirk Broadfoot is back in training, but the game is too soon for Rob Milson, who returns to training on Monday. Lee Freckington (hernia) is making good progress and could also be back in training next week.
Huddersfield Town v Leeds United
Team news: Jonathan Hogg is likely to be missing for Town. Sol Bamba is hoping to make his bow for United, without Giuseppe Bellusci due to suspension. Steve Morison has recovered from a knock to feature. New signing Granddi Ngoyi is also in Leeds’s squad and eyeing a debut.
Reading v Sheffield Wednesday
Team news: Sam Hutchinson is available again for the Owls after serving a one-match suspension. Lewis Buxton continues to step up his comeback from injury.
Barnsley v Port Vale
Team news: Experienced duo Martin Cranie and Peter Ramage are expected to hand the Reds a boost by returning, with James Bailey also likely to be available. Sam Winnall is still out, but ‘not too far’ away according to Danny Wilson.
Bradford City v Colchester United
Team news: As has been the case all season, Phil Parkinson will bring first choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford back in for Ben Williams as City return to league action but, otherwise, he is likely to stick with his FA Cup heroes.
Chesterfield v Doncaster Rovers
Team news: Uche Ikpeazu is eyeing his debut for Rovers after arriving on loan for the rest of the season from Watford. Dean Furman could be available again following African Cup of Nations duty with South Africa, while Richie Wellens is set to return to the fray after missing the Notts County game with illness.
Sheffield United v Swindon Town
team news to come...
Southend United v York City
Team news: Michael Ingham is likely to return to the bench after a shoulder problem, while Emile Sinclair and Malvind Benning will again be in the starting XI after impressive debuts in the 1-1 draw with Burton.
For the full previews, read Saturday’s Sports Weekend in The Yorkshire Post.