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

Here is the team news for Yorkshire's Football League clubs for the weekend's fixtures.
Liam Mandevillie and Doncaster Rovers visit Scunthorpe.Liam Mandevillie and Doncaster Rovers visit Scunthorpe.
Liam Mandevillie and Doncaster Rovers visit Scunthorpe.

Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday

Team news: Owls defender Tom Lees could return to contention after a two-month lay-off (hamstring). Fellow defender Michael Turner is also available after making his comeback from a knee injury last weekend. New loan signing Aiden McGeady is hoping to make his first start, while Joe Wildsmith is still sidelined.

Last six games: Birmingham WLDWWD, Wednesday WWWDLD.

Referee: J Adcock (Notts).

Last time: Birmingham 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2; September 16, 2014; Championship.

Bolton Wanderers v Rotherham United

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Team news: Rotherham are hopeful of welcoming back a quartet of injured players over the next two weeks, but none of Lee Frecklington (hamstring), Aimen Belaid (groin), Stephen Kelly (calf) or Leon Best (groin) are likely to be fit for today’s game. Bolton are hopeful of welcoming back Darren Pratley (back), Gary Madine (back) and Zach Clough (hip) after missing the match at Wolves.

Last six: Bolton Wanderers LLWWLD Rotherham United LLWLDL

Referee: S Attwell (Nuneaton)

Last time: Bolton Wanderers 3 Rotherham United 2, September 16, 2014, Championship.

Burnley v Hull City

Team news: Shaun Maloney is the only absentee through injury with a calf problem, though new signing Dusan Kuciak is back in Poland tieing up a few loose ends and won’t train with the Tigers until Monday. Michael Dawson is hoping to start after impressing on his return from injury against Bury in the FA Cup.

Last six games: Burnley WWWWLD, Hull City WWWWWW.

Referee: G Scott (Oxfordshire).

Leeds United v Nottingham Forest

Team news: Chris Wood (hamstring) is not available after an injury setback against Brentford. Long-term absentees Gaetano Berardi (ankle) and Ross Turnbull (knee) are both out.

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Last six games: Leeds United WLLWDW, Nottingham Forest WDWWDL.

Referee: S Duncan (Northumberland).

Last time: Leeds United 0 Nottingham Forest 0 March 14, 2015; Championship.

Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers

Team news: New striker Jordan Rhodes is in line for a debut, as are loan signings Ritchie de Laet and Gaston Ramirez. Full-back George Friend is out for up to a month (shoulder) but defender Ben Gibson (hip) returns to contention.

Last six games: Middlesbrough WWLWLL; Blackburn LDLWDW.

Referee: D Whitestone (Northamptonshire).

Last time: Middlesbrough 1 Blackburn 1; November 29, 2014; Championship.

Preston North End v Huddersfield Town

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Team news: Mark Hudson completes a two-game ban but Tommy Smith is back after suspension following his recent red card at Brighton. Emyr Huws (ankle) and Sean Scannell (knee) are both out.

Last six games: Preston North End WLWDLD, Huddersfield Town DWDLLL.

Referee: D Drysdale (Lincolnshire).

Last time: Preston 2 Huddersfield Town 0; August 13, 2012; League Cup.

League One

Barnsley v Bury

Team news: Adam Hammill, the Reds’ penalty hero on Thursday night, will be given as long as possible before deciding if he is fit to face the Shakers. Aidy White is also a doubt after playing through the pain barrier against Fleetwood following injury.

Last six games: Barnsley DWWWWD, Bury DLDWDL.

Referee: A Haines (Tyne & Wear).

Burton v Bradford City

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Team news: James Meredith is a doubt after turning his ankle in training , while Kyel Reid had an injection in his knee earlier this week and hopes to play. Reece Burke could also be back in the squad after returning to training.

Last six games: Burton Albion WWWLWLW, Bradford City DWDDLW.

Referee: N Kinseley (Essex).

Last time: Burton Albion 1 Bradford City 3; May 5, 2013; League Two.

Team news: Sheffield United have no injury worries ahead of the game, apart from Kieran Wallace, who is ruled out this weekend with a hamstring injury. Defender Bob Harris is also in contention after playing a couple of Under-21 games.

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Last six matches: Sheffield United LLDWDD, Wigan Athletic DWDWDW.

Referee: S Martin (Staffs).

Scunthorpe v Doncaster

Team news: Defender Andy Butler is fit to play following a groin injury, while Cameron Stewart, Nathan Tyson and Thorsten Stuckmann could all return to the Rovers side. Midfielder Conor Grant (rib) is an injury doubt.

Last six games: Scunthorpe DDLLWW Doncaster Rovers WLDDLL.

Referee: M Haywood (W Yorkshire).

Last time: Scunthorpe 1 Doncaster 2, October 4 2014, League One.

League Two

Northampton v York City

Team news: Last week’s match-winner Danny Galbraith is likely to start on the bench due to a niggling groin injury, where he will be joined by Derek Riordan and recent loan signing Lubo Satka. Ntumba Massanka and Reece Thompson both look set to miss out through illness, but Luke Summerfield and George Swan are expected to make a return to City’s lineup.

Last six games: Northampton Town WDWWLW, York City WDLLDW.

Referee: B Malone (Wiltshire).

Last time: Northampton Town 3 York City 0; February 21, 2015; League Two.