All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated
FA Cup 5th round
Arsenal v Middlesbrough
Team news: Boro will be without Daniel Ayala, cup-tied Adam Forshaw and Tomas Kalas, but full-back George Friend is expected to return after illness.
Bradford City v Sunderland
Team news: Ben Williams will return to the starting XI, just as he has done for City’s previous seven Cup games. Jordan Pickford, the first-choice goalkeeper, starts in the league only but he wouldn’t have been able to play tomorrow anyway under the terms of his loan move from Sunderland. Otherwise, Billy Clarke came through his first start since before Christmas in Monday night’s win over Milton Keynes Dons unscathed.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town
Team news: Jonathan Hogg is back in the squad after being troubled by a thigh injury. Nahki Wells is also a welcome returnee after being forced to sit out the midweek defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers through suspension. Joe Murphy is out, however, due to not quite being fully fit after a broken foot, while Joel Lynch is a couple of weeks away from fitness.
Leeds United v Millwall
Team news: Team news: Liam Cooper is struggling to overcome a dead leg, while Tomasso Bianchi is out after damaging knee ligaments in the midweek win at Reading. Granddi Ngoyi will have to wait for his debut due to an on-going thigh problem.
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton & HA
Team news: Chris Maguire is out, as he serves a two-match suspension. Captain Glenn Loovens (ankle), Lewis McGugan (calf) and Jose Semedo (toe) are doubts.
Bristol City v Sheffield United
Team news: Iain Turner is set to continue in goal after his 11th-hour elevation to the starting line-up against Colchester on Tuesday night. Mark Howard pulled out of that game with a back injury which is still troubling him.Nigel Clough said: “Four and half hours on the bus with a bad back is not ideal.” Youngster George Willis will be on the bench. Clough is currently operating with a squad of 16 players with Michael Flynn, James Wallace and Michael Higdon all poised to return from injury in the not-too distant future. Harrison McGahey has left the club on loan, the 19-year-old has joined Tranmere Rovers on a deal until the end of the season. Clough also revealed that Florent Cuvelier could also be sent out on loan.
Crawley Town v Barnsley
Team news: Following the dismissal of Danny Wilson on Thursday after just 10 wins from 29 games, Barnsley will be led by academy coach Mark Burton and development coach Paul Heckingbottom. The two have very few selection headaches to ponder in their first game in charge, though they will be hoping Sam Winnall is fit to return to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury. Dean Saunders’ Crawleye were thumped 5-0 by Doncaster in midweek. Crawley captain Joe Walsh starts a three-match ban for the red card received in that game. Saunders is still without the services of his midfield duo of Josh Simpson (hamstring) and Conor Henderson (ankle). Striker Matt Harrold (Achilles) is also absent.
Doncaster Rovers v Yeovil Town
Team news: Three weeks after joining Doncaster Rovers from cash-strapped OFI Crete, Abdul Razak is finally available to make his debut after gaining international clearance from the Greek FA. But defender Luke McCullough (thigh) and midfielder James Coppinger (ankle) are still unavailable. Yeovil Town’s acting manager Terry Skiverton is likely to be without captain Joe Edwards (ankle) which could prompt a return for James Berrett in midfield. Paul Dickov’s Doncaster can move level on points with the top six provided they win and other results go their way, while struggling Yeovil – who were relegated alongside Rovers from the Championship last season – cannot climb out of League One’s bottom four, even with victory today.
York City v Tranmere Rovers
Team news: Jake Hyde is forced to sit out today’s relegation six-pointer after the appeal against his red card in the Luton Town draw on Tuesday night was rejected. Hyde was dismissed for violent conduct and must now miss three games. Wes Fletcher is expected to come in for Hyde.
For the best previews to the weekend’s action, read Sports Weekend inside Saturday’s Yorkshire Post.