Two Yorkshire derbies headline a busy weekend of football. Here’s the team news for the county’s clubs.
All matches Saturday 3pm unless stated
Sunderland v Middlesbrough
Team news: Head coach Aitor Karanka reports a fully fit squad aside from Marten de Roon (hamstring) and Grant Leadbitter (hernia).
Swansea City v Hull City
team news to come...
Huddersfield Town v Barnsley
Team news: Joe Lolley is a doubt with a shin injury sustained in the midweek draw at Aston Villa but, otherwise, only Joe Murphy is unavailable and the Huddersfield reserve goalkeeper could be back within four weeks after a shoulder operation. Philip Billing and Harry Bunn are in the squad after a full week’s training following injury. Barnsley have no fresh injury worries. Sam Winnall (hamstring) is still sidelined.
Rotherham United v Brentford
Team news: New signings Tom Adeyemi and Izzy Brown could make their debuts. Kirk Broadfoot (back) is rated 50-50, but Lee Frecklington, Greg Halford and Joe Newell are still out.
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United
Team news: Tom Lees returns to the heart of Sheffield Wednesday’s defence after missing the midweek defeat at Burton Albion, but midfielder Jose Semedo (hamstring) is out. Liam Bridcutt likely to make his Leeds United ‘debut’.
Bradford City v Coventry
Team news: Filipe Morais could return after a two-game absence, while target man James Hanson could also be fit despite suffering a calf strain in midweek. Stephen Darby, Rory McArdle and Nathan Clarke are all still out along with Matthew Kilgallon.
Millwall v Sheffield United
Team news: Sheffield United look set to be without Scottish midfielder John Fleck after he picked up a groin injury in Tuesday’s defeat to Southend. But goalkeeper Simon Moore – signed from Cardiff City yesterday – looks set to make his debut.
Cheltenham v Doncaster Rovers
Team news: Paul Keegan could return, but Tyler Garrett has joined Niall Mason, Mathieu Baudry, Gary McSheffrey and Craig Alcock on the sidelines. Luke McCullough and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair are long-term absentees.