The Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield Town and Barnsley headlines a big Saturday of football for the region’s club. Log on here for team news from your club.
All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated
Hull City v Newcastle United
Team news: Tom Huddlestone and Allan McGregor are expected to return for the Tigers, along with star forward duo Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long. Sone Aluko is set to revert to the substitutes’ bench with manager Steve Bruce confirming he will play in the FA Cup clash with Sunderland tomorrow week.
Bournemouth v Doncaster Rovers
Team news: Chris Brown and Jordan Bowery are fit after feeling under the weather last weekend, with Gabby Tamas also returning to training on Thursday. Rovers will assess Theo Robinson, who has been struggling with a virus and tonsilitis this week. Rob Jones is out for the season, with Jamie McCombe still sidelined. Ross Turnbull (thigh) is still a little short of full fitness.
Huddersfield Town v Barnsley
Team news: James Vaughan and Joel Lynch are out for Town but otherwise, Mark Robins is set to name the same team that lost last week to Sheffield Wednesday. Bobby Hassell is ruled out for Barnsley with a calf injury. Brek Shea, Stephen Dawson, Martin Woods and Liam Lawrence are all pushing for a start.
QPR v Leeds United
Team news: Tom Lees (family issues) and Sam Byram (hamstring) are both available after missing the draw with Middlesbrough. Connor Wickham is set to feature after joining on loan from Sunderland.
Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough
Team news: Michail Antonio is out for at least a month after damaging ankle ligaments last weekend, while Lewis Buxton has been sent for a scan after suffering a relapse from his comeback from a hamstring problem in a development game. Kieran Lee and Reda Johnson remain sidelined, while Gary Madine is at least a week to ten days from joining the first-team squad in training. Chris Kirkland should replace Damian Martinez. Boro head coach Aitor Karanka’s biggest dilemma is how will replace Shay Given in goal after the end of his loan spell - Jason Steele, Jayson Leutwiler, Dimi Konstantopoulos and Tomas Mejias are all vying for the no.1 jersey. Mustapha Carayol and Albert Adomah will be hoping to sufficiently impressed in training to justify recalls in the starting line-up tomorrow with Lee Tomlin pushing for his first start. Rhys Williams (Achilles) could be out for the season. Daniel Ayala (ankle) is expected to be out for another month.
Bradford City v Stevenage
Team news: Defender Matthew Bates is available for selection after overcoming a hip injury. Aaron Mclean is also available after coming off the bench last week.
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Team news: Blades boss Nigel Clough is hopeful midfielder Stephen McGinn will feature after he returned to training. The Blades report one or two knocks, but no major concerns. Harry Maguire, who has a slight knock to his knee, will be assessed, but should be fine.
Rotherham United v Notts County
Team news: Michael O’Connor is pushing for a recall after returning to training following a back strain. Wes Thomas should be okay despite playing with a slight thigh niggle for a few weeks. Rob Milsom is still out.
York City v Exeter City
Team news: Nigel Worthington has a headache over his two main strikers. He will wait until kick-off before making a decision on Wes Fletcher (groin) while Ryan Jarvis (ankle) may only be fit enough to start from the bench.