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

Alfie Mawson and Barnsley make their home Championship bow against Derby.
Alfie Mawson and Barnsley make their home Championship bow against Derby.
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Hull City and Middlesbrough kick-off their Premier League campaigns while there’s some heavyweight opponents for Yorkshire’s representatives in the Championship. Log on here for team news for your club.

All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated

Premier League

Hull City v Leicester City

Saturday 12.30pm

Team news: Mike Phelan has just 13 senior players fit, and that includes two goalkeepers. Harry Maguire is out for another 14 days but Michael Dawson, Alex Bruce, Moses Odubajo and Allan McGregor are all out long-term.

Last six games: Hull City WLWWLW, Leicester City DWDWDL.

Referee: M Dean (Wirral).

Last time: Hull City 1 Leicester City 1; October 27, 2015; League Cup. David Meyler nets the winning penalty as the Foxes, destined to be League Champions, crashed out in the fourth round.

Middlesbrough v Stoke

Team news: Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes, Marten de Roon, Viktor Fischer and Antonio Barragan could make their league debuts. Daniel Ayala and Bernardo Espinosa will not feature, despite returning to training after injuries. Grant Leadbitter (hernia) is expected to be sidelined for the first couple of months of the season.

Last six games: Middlesbrough WWDDDD; Stoke LLLDLW.

Referee: K Friend (Leicestershire).

Last time: Middlesbrough 2 Stoke 1, August 30, 2008; Premier League.


Aston Villa v Rotherham

Team news: Rotherham United will miss influential midfielder Lee Frecklington for today’s trip to Villa Park. The playmaker is likely to be out for a fortnight with a calf injury. But Millers left-back Joe Mattock could feature after hurting his knee in the opening day draw with Wolverhampton, while defender Kirk Broadfoot looks set to play despite back problems.

Last six: Aston Villa LLDLLL Rotherham DDLLDL.

Last time: Aston Villa 3 Rotherham United 0, August 28 2013, League Cup.

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).

Barnsley v Derby County

Team news: Sam Winnall (hamstring) is likely to be out for the next couple of weeks, but could return by the end of this month. New signing Sessi D’Almeida is available. Andreas Weimann (knee), Abdoul Camara (hip) and George Thorne (leg) are out for Derby, but Marcus Olsson returns.

Last six: Barnsley WWWWLL, Derby DLLWDW.

Referee: T Harrington (Cleveland).

Last time: Barnsley 1 Derby 2, December 29, 2013; Championship.

Leeds United v Birmingham City

Team news: Gaetano Berardi is out after suffering a hamstring strain last weekend and is joined on the sidelines by Marco Silvestri, who has a knee problem. Sol Bamba could start after coming off the bench at half-time against Fleetwood in midweek.

Last six games: Leeds United WDLDLD, Birmingham City DDDDDL.

Referee: P Tierney (Lancashire).

Last time: Leeds United 0 Birmingham City 2; October 3, 2015; Championship. What proved to be Uwe Rosler’s penultimate game in charge of Leeds saw the club’s winless run at home for ten games.

Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town

Team news: Philip Billing and Harry Bunn are expected to be out for another seven days, while Dean Whitehead completes a three-game ban. Nahki Wells is in the squad but David Wagner will make a late decision as to whether to include the striker.

Last six games: Newcastle United LDWDWL, Huddersfield Town DDLLWL.

Referee: O Langford (West Midlands).

Last time: Newcastle United 4 Huddersfield Town 3; August 26, 2009; League Cup.

Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday 5.30pm

Team news: Striker Steve Fletcher is likely to feature despite going off with a serious head injury in the opening-day victory over Aston Villa. After making 10 changes for the midweek EFL Cup loss at Cambridge, the Owls will revert to the team which started the Championship campaign. Marco Matias and Filipe Melo are out injured, along with captain Glenn Loovens.

Last six: Norwich LLLWLW Sheffield Wednesday LWDLWL.

Last time: Norwich 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0, April 6 2015, Championship.

Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northants).

League Two

Peterborough United v Bradford City

Team news: Nathan Clarke and Timothy Dieng are both still out for City but Josh Cullen is likely to come in after his loan arrival from West Ham United. Matthew Kilgallon, due to a need to build up his fitness, is again missing along with Rory McArdle and Stephen Darby.

Last six games: Peterborough United LLWWWW, Bradford City WWLDDD.

Referee: D Handley (Lancashire).

Last time: Peterborough United 0 Bradford City 4; February 13, 2016; League One.

Sheffield United v Rochdale

Team news: Jack O’Connell picked up a slight knock midweek against Crewe, but should be fit today to face Rochdale. Chris Wilder - on his first league game in charge at Bramall Lane - has no injury worries, just “bumps and bruises”.

Last six games: Sheffield United WDLLLL Rochdale DLDWLW

Last time: Sheffield United 3 Rochdale 2, October 10 2015, League One. A brace from Che Adams gave United the lead before Neill Collins grabbed a 74th-minute winner.

Referee: K Johnson (Somerset).

League Two

Doncaster Rovers v Crawley

Team news: Paul Keegan is still short of match fitness, with Mathieu Baudry, Gary McSheffrey, Craig Alcock, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Luke McCullough all sidelined. Ross Etheridge, Mitchell Lund, Riccardo Calder and James Coppinger could return to the starting line-up.

Last six games: Doncaster DWLDLL, Crawley LLLLWL.

Referee: B Huxtable (Devon).

Last time: Doncaster 0 Crawley 0, September 16, 2014; League One.