Elsewhere, there are big games for Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley as they scrap for points at the bottom of the Championship.
While in the Premier League, Hull City face Stoke City in a tea-time kick-off in front of the television cameras.
Hull City v Stoke City
Team news: Hull City boss Steve Bruce is picking from strength, with their only significant absentee being striker Sone Aluko (Achilles). Despite the Nigerian international’s injury, Hull are to re-open talks with him regarding a new deal, with his contract expiring in June.
Doncaster Rovers v Leeds
Team news: Yun-Suk Young has a slight chance of featuring, with Paul Dickov admitting he must be careful regarding the loan player’s involvement and that of Chris Brown following injury. Scott Wootton is back in the fray for Leeds after an ankle injury, with Tom Lees also fit after a knee problem. Ex-Rovers player Paul Green (hamstring) is missing.
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Team news: Jason Steele (ankle) is out, while striker Kei Kamara will miss Boro’s festive programme and could be out for an extended spell due to a knee problem, which has seen him on crutches this week.
Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion
Team news: Martin Paterson (hamstring) and Keith Southern (illness) could return, while Peter Clarke (knee) remains sidelined. Danny Guthrie misses out through suspension for Reading, whose big defender Sean Morrison misses out on a return to Town, where he spent a impressive spell on loan in 2011-12.
Watford v Sheffield Wednesday
Team news: David Prutton, Giles Coke, Michail Antonio, Lewis Buxton, Anthony Gardner, Martin Taylor and Kamil Zayatte are all out injured for Wednesday.
Barnsley v Yeovil Town
Team news: Barnsley will check on the fitness of top scorer Chris O’Grady (calf) before kick-off. Defender Lewin Nyatanga played 90 minutes in a practice game on Tuesday following injury.
Sheffield United v Swindon Town
Team news: Stephen McGinn is 50-50 due to a knee problem which he picked up in the 2-0 win over Cambridge United last weekend in the FA Cup.
Bradford City v Leyton Orient
Team news: Central defender Andrew Davies (knee) remains on the sidelines with veteran Caleb Folan struggling with a tight hamstring.
Bristol City v Rotherham United
Team news: Joe Skarz (hamstring) and Mark Bradley (groin) are both rated 50/50 to be available, while the Millers have had an illness in camp this week.
Burton Albion v York City
Team news: The Minstermen will monitor Michael Ingham (hip), out for the past three matches. Chris Smith (ankle) is sidelined until Christmas with Danny Parslow (cruciate) missing for the rest of the season.