Team news: Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday; Rotherham United, Sheffield United

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov looks for two in a row.
Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov looks for two in a row.
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The focus is on Championship and FA Cup second-roudn fixtures this weekend. Log on here for team news from your club.

All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated


Birmingham City v Middlesbrough

Team news: Goalkeeper Jason Steele serves the final match of his three-match suspension, so on-loan Shay Given is set to keep the jersey. Dimi Konstantopoulos or Jayson Leutwiler will be on the bench. Grant Leadbitter returns after suspension, but Curtis Main is banned. George Friend and Jonathan Woodgate are injury doubts.

Bolton Wanderers v Doncaster Rovers

Team news: Richie Wellens, who came off in the midweek draw against Birmingham, should be fine for today’s clash. Chris Brown, Reece Wabara, Yun-Suk-Young remain sidelined, although the trio could be fit for the Christmas period. Rob Jones and James Husband should be in the fray early in the New Year.

Burnley v Barnsley

Team news: Marcus Pedersen and Chris O’Grady have trained this week and are in the reckoning. Luke Steele remains sidelined with a back injury, with the keeper currently in Dubai on a rest and recuperation break after a tough autumn. Clarets hot-shot Danny Ings - linked with a January move to Liverpool - is a doubt with an ankle injury.

Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town

Team news: Midfielder Adam Clayton returns from suspension for the Terriers, but Keith Southern (ill) has been ruled out and did not make the trip to Suffolk. James Vaughan has shrugged off a knock and should be fit.

Leeds United v Watford

Team news: Scott Wootton (ankle) and Dexter Blackstock (knee) remain sidelined for the Whites, along with Noel Hunt (hamstring) and Jamie Ashdown (toe). Newly-crowned Championship player-of-the-match for November, Ross McCormack, is aiming to score for the sixth successive home league game.

Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest

Team news: Reda Johnson returns from injury, but the Owls are waiting on Michail Antonio, who faces a fitness test. Lewis Buxton (groin) is out, while goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is pushing for a recall.

FA Cup

Cambridge United v Sheffield United

Sunday 12 noon

Team news: Sheffield United are without Tony McMahon (suspended) and Aidy White (ineligible) as they meet the Conference leaders.

Rotherham United v Rochdale

Team news: Joe Skarz is in contention for the Millers. Mark Bradley, Rob Milsom and David Worrall are back in training, but today’s game looks likely to come too early. Loan players James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Nouha Dicko are likely not to receive permission to play, but Matt Tubbs is okay to play. Michael O’Connor, who saw a consultant on Wednesday, is expected to be back in the fray next weekend following a groin injury.