CRYSTAL PALACE VS. BARNSLEY
Cristal palace 13th, form 2-7-0 (home 3-3-0)
Barnesley 17th, form 0-1-5 (away 0-0-5)
Winger Wilfried Zaha (mf 33/4) is suspended. Ambrose (mf 27/5) was ill and for this game is doubtful.
Dean Moxey /df 15/0) and Jonathan Williams (att 10/0) came into the Eagles side on Saturday following long lay-offs.
Barnsley manager Keith Hill could recall teenage midfielder Paul Digby to his side. The 17-year-old, handed his first professional contract last week, has been used sparingly by Hill since making his debut against Birmingham last month.
Two more academy products, winger Reuben Noble-Lazarus and centre-half John Stones, who made his debut off the substitutes’ bench against Reading, are hoping to be involved again.
Midfielder Michael Tonge, on loan from Stoke, is another player hoping for a recall after failing to feature in the last three matches.
But goalkeeper David Preece (fractured wrist 1/0), left-back Bobby Hassell 17/0, midfield pair Jacob Butterfield, 24/5 and David Perkins, 27/0 (all knee), centre-half Rob Edwards 16/0 (hamstring) and winger Jim O’Brien 24/2 (groin) all remain sidelined.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY VS. WALSALL
Sheffield W 3rd, 70pts, form 4-1-0
Walsall 20th, 37th points, form 1-3-1
Sheffield W out Reda Johnson (df 21/6). Gary Madine (29/14) is hoping to shake off the effects of a dead leg. If Madine fails a late fitness test manager Dave Jones will call on Chris O’Grady or Clinton Morrison to partner Ryan Lowe.
Jones has no other selection problems and is unlikely to make further changes but midfielder David Prutton (mf 24/2) and centre-half Miguel Llera (mf 8/0) are pushing for recalls.
Walsall boss Dean Smith has no new injury or suspension problems ahead of the trip.
EXETER CITY VS. WYCOMBE WANDERERS
Exeter 23td, 34 pts, form 0-1-4
Wyombe 21st, 36 pts, form 3-1-1
Centre-back Pat Baldwin is hoping to make his Exeter debut following his loan move from Colchester. Baldwin’s signing appeased the loss of defender Danny Coles (df 31/2) who was ruled out for the rest of the campaign following a freak training ground collision with goalkeeper Artur Krysiak which saw him fracture his spine.
Defender Billy Jones /df 13/1) missed Saturday’s defeat with a thigh problem and is likely to miss out again while Richard Duffy (df 25/0) is still recovering from a groin operation.
Midfielder Scott Bennett (df 13/2) will also miss the rest of the season following a hamstring tear.
Midfielder David Noble (mf 34/2) returns after completing the final game of his three-match ban.
Meanwhile, defender Danny Foster (df 28/0) is a doubt for Wycombe ahead of the clash.
Young striker Matt McClure (hamstring, att 7/1) and experienced midfielder Chris Hackett (groin, mf 3/0) returned from injury as substitutes at the weekend and will be pushing for recalls.
On-loan defender Louis Laing (df 9/0) and veteran midfielder Gareth Ainsworth (mf 26/2) are also options for boss Gary Waddock.
BURTON ALBION VS. NORTHAMPTON TOWN
Burton 17th, 43 pts, form 0-0-6, 0-4-10
Nortgampton 19th, 37 pts, form 3-1-1
Gary Rowett and Kevin Poole will take charge of Burton for Northampton’s visit to the Pirelli Stadium. Burton parted company with manager Paul Peschisolido on Saturday evening following the 4-1 home defeat to Torquay, a result that extended Albion’s winless run to 14 matches.
Captain John McGrath (mf 31/0) will probably remain sidelined for a fifth game with the foot injury he suffered last month while fellow midfielder Adam Bolder (mf 35/2) will complete a two-match ban. Defender Nathan Stanton (df 15/0) is likely to miss out again with a hamstring injury.
Striker Billy Kee (att 20/12) will not play again this season because of a persistent groin problem but Rowett and Poole have everyone else available, including striker Greg Pearson who has been recalled from his loan spell at League Two rivals Crewe.
ROTHERHAM UNITED VS. MACCLESFIELD TOWN
Roterham 11th, 50 pts, form 1-2-2 (loose last 2)
Macclesfield 21st, 35 pts, form 6-10-0
Assistant manager Darren Patterson will take temporary charge of Rotherham’s clash against Macclesfield after Andy Scott was sacked on Monday following less than a year at the helm.
Versatile Mark Bradley (mf 15/0), who has found himself at right-back in recent weeks, hobbled out of Saturday’s defeat at Oxford with a knee problem and will be assessed. If Bradley does not make it then Dale Tonge, who came on at the Kassam Stadium, will start.
Veteran centre-half Richard Naylor (df 5/0) is a continued absentee while left-back Scott Griffiths (df 8/0) is no nearer to fitness as they also both battle knee injuries.
Macclesfield has Ross Draper (broken metatarsal, mf 21/4), Marcus Marshall (att 9/1) and Dwaine Mattis (both anklem mf 1/1) out.
Carl Tremarco came back from a hamstring injury on Saturday but fellow defender Paul Morgan (ankle) is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Lewis Chalmers made an unexpected return in midfield against the Daggers following a lengthy absence with hernia trouble and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Oldham loanee Matt Smith made his debut up front, although Ben Tomlinson will push him for a starting berth alongside George Donnelly having recovered from illness.
GATESHEAD VS BATH CITY
Gateshead 8th, 60 pts, form 3-3-0
Bath last, 24th, 24th pts, 2-9-0 (won last 2)
Bogie is forced into one change with on loan Newcastle United defender Dummett (df 3/0) missing out with a swollen ankle.
That will see either Sam Rents or Chris Carruthers come back into the side, the rest of which picks itself after Saturday’s performance.
Winger Alan O’Brien (mf 5/0( is expected to be available for the trip to Tamworth at the weekend but needs more time to recover from a toe injury.
Centre back Carl Magnay (mf 1/0) is still sidelined with a bout of tonsillitis and Nathan Fisher (mf 20/0) remains on the injury list.
Fellow striker Yemi Odubade (att 26/7) , however, is making good progress from his broken foot and could be available for the Easter weekend.
Britton will once again have a nearly complete squad to choose from on Tuesday, Sekani Simpson (df 30/0) and Marley Watkins (mf 30/5) the only likely absentees.
LIVERPOOL RES. VS. ARSENAL RES.
WIGAN ATHLETIC RES. VS. NORWICH CITY RES.
Chirs Kirkland will play for Wigan