Championship - Tuesday team news: Ince unlikely to feature against Reading

All the team news ahead of Tuesday’s Championship fixtures with Thomas Ince set to miss out for Blackpool as he seeks a move to the Premier League.

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Barnsley v Blackburn

Barnsley's latest signing Nick Proschwitz could make his debut against Blackburn and Liam Lawrence is expected to make his first start for the club.

German striker Proschwitz signed on loan from Hull until the end of the season last week, while midfielder Lawrence made his first appearance off the bench in the home win against Blackpool last time out.

Another recent loan signing, Liverpool full-back Ryan McLaughlin (hamstring), and winger Jim O'Brien (groin) are both doubtful, while defender Bobby Hassell (calf) and striker Marcus Pedersen (thigh) remain sidelined.

Blackburn captain Scott Dann is set to miss out again.

The Rovers skipper failed a fitness test prior to Saturday's 1-1 draw with Derby because of an arm injury and, having not trained again on Monday, boss Gary Bowyer confirmed he will once more be absent.

Bowyer must also do without Ben Marshall as the winger is set for a second scan on an ankle problem he picked up in the game with the Rams while Corry Evans' return from an injury to the same body part, believed to be imminent, is still a couple of weeks away.

Norwegian Josh King is available, though, having missed out at the weekend with a knock while long-term absentee Dickson Etuhu (ankle) sits out again.

Birmingham v Leicester

Birmingham will be without the suspended Paul Robinson for the visit of in-form Championship leaders Leicester.

The experienced defender was booked for the 10th time this season in Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Swansea and starts a two-match ban.

Kyle Bartley, who has been sidelined since New Year's Day with a hamstring injury, is set to replace Robinson, while Blues boss Lee Clark has confirmed Tom Adeyemi will start for the first time in a month after overcoming a back problem.

Peter Lovenkrands made his comeback from a groin injury at the weekend and he is set to feature once more as Birmingham aim to avoid a third straight home defeat.

Leicester have been dealt an injury blow ahead of the trip to Birmingham with the news that Liam Moore will be out for around three weeks with a fractured rib.

Moore collided with a goalpost early on in the Foxes' home win over Middlesbrough. The defender, a transfer target for Fulham, was immediately taken for X-rays and it was initially thought there was no break but subsequent scans have shown there is damage to one rib.

Marcin Wasilewski replaced Moore against Boro and he is likely to retain his place in the team, while striker Chris Wood is back in training after missing out on Saturday with a tight hamstring. On-loan Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel could return from a thigh injury for the weekend trip to Bournemouth.

Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could shuffle his pack as his side welcome Huddersfield on Tuesday night.

The Cherries were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday despite a fine display and Howe could hand starts to some of the substitutes that missed out against Brendan Rodgers' men.

Ryan Fraser, Brett Pitman and Steve Cook will all hope to be in contention to feature along with the likes of Shaun MacDonald and Tokelo Rantie.

The Cherries endured an afternoon to forget when the sides last met back in August with a James Vaughan hat-trick helping Huddersfield to an emphatic 5-1 victory.

Huddersfield winger Adam Hammill will have a scan on his injured knee and will miss the game at Bournemouth.

Hammill was forced out of Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Charlton following a high tackle by Dale Stephens and is waiting to learn the full extent of the damage.

Striker Nahki Wells is expected to return alongside James Vaughan and new signing Joe Lolley is hoping to make his first appearance for the club following his recent arrival from Kidderminster. Both were ineligible at the weekend.

Defender Joel Lynch (groin), striker Martin Paterson (thigh) and midfielder Jonathan Hogg (hip) remain doubtful and skipper Peter Clarke is unlikely to feature at this stage despite returning to full training following knee surgery.

Burnley v Brighton

Burnley will have Ben Mee available when they entertain Brighton at Turf Moor.

The Clarets did not have a game this weekend and instead spent some time in Spain last week with defender Mee now considered fully-fit from a thigh problem.

However, winger Ross Wallace will be given a little more time to recover from his knee injury, despite initially targeting a return this month. Wallace will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week in the next stage of his comeback instead.

Forward Ashley Barnes is still waiting to make his first start since arriving at Turf Moor, but it is unlikely to come against his former employers given the form of strike-partners Sam Vokes and Danny Ings.

Will Buckley will again be missing from the Brighton squad which travels to Burnley.

Winger Buckley has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury at Blackpool on December 29 and is not yet ready to return.

Midfielder Andrew Crofts (knee) and strikers Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are still out - although the latter pair are back in training after long-term absences.

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, defenders Bruno, Gordon Greer and Stephen Ward, midfielder David Lopez and striker Leonardo Ulloa return after they were rested against Port Vale in the FA Cup.

Derby v Yeovil

Derby could be without Jeff Hendrick when Yeovil visit the iPro Stadium.

Hendrick was forced off with an ankle injury after just 35 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Blackburn following a heavy challenge from Rovers winger Ben Marshall. Will Hughes replaced him on Saturday and the England Under-21 international is likely to be recalled in midfielder should Hendrick miss out.

On-loan Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford comes into head coach Steve McClaren's thoughts for a starting role after scoring from the bench for the second weekend running.

Tuesday night represents the final game of Michael Keane's loan spell from Manchester United. The Rams are keen to extend the centre-back's stay until the end of the season.

Yeovil have no fresh injury worries.

Gary Johnson's men looked to have come through their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Southampton unscathed with Sam Hoskins and Liam Davis set to miss out once more.

Striker Hoskins underwent a groin operation and is a few weeks away from a return while left-back Davis' broken toe means Jamie McAllister looks set to continue at left-back against a Rams side who ran out 3-0 winners at Huish Park when the sides last met.

Ishmael Miller looks set to start alongside James Hayter upfront in his first league start since returning on loan from Nottingham Forest.

Doncaster v Charlton

Doncaster will check on Chris Brown and Harry Forrester ahead of Charlton's visit to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Striker Brown is nursing a knock following the draw at Blackpool while forward Forrester missed Saturday's game through injury. Both players are rated at 50-50 by Rovers boss Paul Dickov for Tuesday night.

Billy Sharp marked his Rovers return with the equalising goal against the Seasiders and the striker, who has rejoined the club on loan from Southampton, is likely to retain his place in the team to make what will be a second home debut.

Rob Jones has resumed training after three months out with a neck problem but the defender will need at least one reserve-team game before he is considered again by Dickov.

Charlton will check on Cedric Evina ahead of the trip to fellow strugglers Doncaster.

Evina deputised at left-back in place of the suspended Rhoys Wiggins in the FA Cup win at Huddersfield on Saturday but had to go off after half an hour with a dead leg, forcing boss Chris Powell to hand a debut to youngster Harry Lennon.

Wiggins completes his three-match ban at the Keepmoat and fellow full-back Chris Solly (knee) is unlikely to return so Powell will be hoping Evina is passed fit.

New signing Anil Koc will not be involved yet, Ben Alnwick keeps his place in goal ahead of Ben Hamer (ankle) while striker Yann Kermorgant returns after he was rested at the weekend.

Leeds v Ipswich

Leeds striker Matt Smith will miss the home game against Ipswich as he serves the second game of his three-match ban.

Smith was shown a straight red card in the recent thrashing at Sheffield Wednesday and Luke Varney is expected to continue after stepping in against Leicester. El-Hadji Diouf, who has not started a game since September, provides boss Brian McDermott with an alternative option.

Midfielders Alex Mowatt and Luke Murphy are pushing for recalls and January signings Cameron Stewart and Jimmy Kebe are hoping to make their third appearances for the club.

Experienced full-back Frazer Richardson is in line to make his Ipswich debut against former club Leeds.

The 31-year-old has joined the Tractor Boys on loan from Middlesbrough until the end of the season and is set for a return to the club where it all began for him in 2001.

Town captain Carlos Edwards limped out of Saturday's 2-0 win over Reading with a groin problem but is fit to travel to West Yorkshire with the rest of the squad.

Manager Mick McCarthy has no fresh injury concerns after his play-off chasers ended a run of three successive defeats.

Middlesbrough v Wigan

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury problems for the Championship clash with Wigan at the Riverside Stadium.

Midfielder Albert Adomah overcame an ankle problem to play in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester, Boro's first in seven league outings.

Central defender Daniel Ayala played at the King Power Stadium having completed a permanent move to the Teesside club from Norwich less than 24 hours earlier.

Loan signing Nathaniel Chalobah was handed a debut as a late substitute, while fellow Chelsea youngster Kenneth Omeruo was also on the bench and will hope for a first chance to show what he can do.

Only goalkeeper Jason Steele remains on the injured list as he targets a return from ankle surgery next month.

Josh McEachran's Wigan debut will not come against old club Middlesbrough.

Boss Uwe Rosler says the on-loan Chelsea midfielder, who spent all of last season with Boro, is still a couple of weeks away from being ready to make his bow and McEachran has been assigned a training programme to help assist him.

Rosler will be able to call upon defenders Tyias Browning and Rob Kiernan for the Sky Bet Championship clash, though, after the pair missed the FA Cup win over Crystal Palace. Latics are still short of defensive numbers with captain Gary Caldwell (Achilles) among those out and Ivan Ramis in discussions over a move to Cardiff.

Top scorer Nick Powell could return to the fold having started on the bench at the weekend due to a knock but Scotland international Shaun Maloney (shoulder) remains absent.

Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday

Millwall can add DJ Campbell and Shaun Williams to their squad for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

New boss Ian Holloway has signed striker Campbell on loan from Blackburn and midfielder Williams from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee, and both could make their debuts against the Owls.

Holloway will check on goalkeeper David Forde, who injured his thigh against Ipswich last time out, with Stephen Bywater on standby.

Captain Paul Robinson has recovered from his thigh injury but he played for the under-21s on Monday to build up his fitness, while midfielder Richard Chaplow has a torn calf and striker Jermaine Easter completes a three-match ban.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Joe Mattock will miss the match through suspension.

Mattock was shown two yellow cards in the weekend FA Cup win at Rochdale and serves a one-game ban so Jeremy Helan could step in at left-back, although Reda Johnson (hip flexor) could return to contention if he passes a late fitness test.

Chris Kirkland will return in goal in place of Damian Martinez, on loan from Arsenal, while winger Jermaine Johnson and midfielder Giles Coke are among those pushing for recalls.

QPR v Bolton

QPR will be without Danny Simpson when they host Bolton

Right-back Simpson misses his first game of the season - and faces a few weeks on the sidelines - after suffering a back injury so manager Harry Redknapp has recalled youngster Max Ehmer from his loan spell at Carlisle as cover.

Joey Barton remains a doubt after missing the recent 2-1 win over Huddersfield with a thigh problem while fellow midfielder Jermaine Jenas and defender Nedum Onuoha are also short of fitness.

But winger Junior Hoilett could return to the squad after a spell out with hamstring trouble.

Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will retain his place in the starting line-up, despite committing the error which knocked his side out of the FA Cup at the weekend.

The stopper spilled the ball to allow Frazier Campbell to score Cardiff's only goal at the Reebok Stadium but, even though Adam Bogdan is now fit again following a knee injury, Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman insists he will stick with Lonergan.

Freedman also confirmed Mark Davies will come back into the reckoning after being rested against the Bluebirds - the midfielder is only just back from a long-term knee problem.

Craig Davies may start up front once more after David Ngog completed his move to Swansea on Monday, while Stuart Holden (knee) will this week return to the United States for the latest part of his rehabilitation.

Reading v Blackpool

Reading will again be without Danny Guthrie when they host Blackpool.

Midfielder Guthrie has yet to recover from the calf injury which has kept him out of the last three matches, but boss Nigel Adkins hopes he will be available to face Millwall on Saturday.

The Royals have no new injury concerns following Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Ipswich but are still without Wayne Bridge, Sean Morrison (both knee), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate).

Royston Drenthe and Nick Blackman are pushing for recalls should Adkins opt to freshen up his side.

Blackpool are likely to be without Thomas Ince once more when they visit Reading hoping to end an 11-game winless streak.

The England Under-21 international, whose dad Paul Ince was sacked last week, has been given permission to seek a loan move to the Premier League and missed the 1-1 draw with Doncaster at the weekend.

Barry Ferguson has been handed the reins on a temporary basis and did not pick himself in the squad against Rovers to concentrate on touchline affairs, a decision he looks set to make again.

The interim boss will again be without central defender Gary MacKenzie (ankle), utility man Neal Bishop (knee) and forwards Tom Barkhuizen (shoulder), Bobby Grant (foot) and Ricardo Fuller (hamstring).

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