Team news: Barnsley, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough; Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United; Bradford City, Rotherham United, York City

Hull City's manager Steve Bruce.
Hull City's manager Steve Bruce.
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all matches 3pm unless stated

Barnsley v Charlton Athletic

Team news: Kelvin Etuhu and Martin Cranie have gone for rehabilitation on long-standing injuries but otherwise David Flitcroft has a clean bill of health.

Ipswich Town v Hull City

Team news: David Meyler is available after suspension as Matty Fryatt returns to the bench after eight months out with an Achilles injury but Sone Aluko (Achilles) and Gedo (foot) are out. Jack Hobbs could also be fit to face the Tractor Boys after recovering quicker than expected from an ankle injury. Alex Bruce is out for the season.

Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday


Team news: Skipper Lee Peltier (ankle) is United’s most serious doubt after being injured late on Saturday’s defeat at Charlton and Jason Pearce could be the hosts’ only recognised centre-back today, with Tom Lees serving the final game of a three-match ban. Rudy Austin could switch to the defence with David Norris, Steve Morison and Chris Dawson also doubts. Davide Somma could be involved. For the Owls, boss Dave Jones will run checks over Jermaine Johnson (hamstring), Giles Coke (foot) and Reda Johnson (ankle), who all missed the last-gasp midweek win at Millwall.

Middlesbrough v Brighton

Team news: George Friend (hamstring) is definitely out, with boss Tony Mowbray to assess the fitness of Jonathan Woodgate (concussion), Marvin Emnes (hamstring) and Kieron Dyer. Emmanuel Ledesma (ankle) is set to miss out.

Wolves v Huddersfield Town

Team news: Danny Ward (groin) definitely misses out for Town, whose boss Mark Robins is optimistic Anthony Gerrard (calf) will play, with Jack Hunt (hamstring) also a ‘possible.’ Midfielder Anton Robinson is out for nine months with a serious knee injury sustained during his loan spell at Gillingham.

League One

Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers

Team news: With Andy Griffin struggling with back and thigh injuries and Paul Quinn out for the season, James Husband could return for the side at full-back. Still sidelined are Dave Syers, Paul Keegan and Martin Woods.

Sheffield United v Swindon Town

Team news: Chris Morgan is likely to opt for tactical changes ahead of his first game in charge with the likes of Kyle McFadzean and Darryl Westlake pushing for starts.

League Two

Chesterfield v Bradford City

Team news: Ricky Ravenhill has recovered from a slight injury that left him limping after Tuesday’s win over Bristol Rovers and is available. For Chesterfield, former Barnsley striker Marc Richards is a doubt with a hamstring injury.

Northampton Town v York City

Team news: David McGurk is a major doubt for the trip to Sixfields with a calf problem, which could create an opening for either Chris Doig or Tom Allan. Josh Carson (broken foot) has returned to Ipswich but Michael Coulson could make a first start since October 23.

Rotherham United v Fleetwood Town

Team news: Claude Davis is available, Lee Frecklington is expected to start after shaking off a virus, Mark Bradley is also available for selection and Jonny Mullins is back from suspension.