Players from Ligue 1 on AFCON
Danns joined Huddersfield on loan from Leicester until the end of the season earlier this week and is expected to feature. But Simon Grayson has doubts about the fitness of defenders Joel Lynch (hamstring) and Calum Woods (groin), who has missed the last three matches, winger Danny Ward (knee), sidelined for the last four, plus strikers Jimmy Spencer (hamstring) and Alan Lee (back).
Birmingham City are ready to welcome back four senior players from injury.
And Nikola Zigic (att 16/5) is free from suspension for tomorrow’s trip to Huddersfield Town.
Paul Caddis (df 7/0), Jonathan Spector (df 21/0), Peter Lovenkrands (att 14/2) and Marlon King (att 21/12 topscorer) have returned to training and are likely to be in the squad, although Lee Clark isn’t counting any chickens.
Championship » Cardiff – Ipswich
Cardiff rest all first team players in fa cup game with conference side Macclesfield so they are all fresh. Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson (24/6) is doubtfull but seems he will be fit. Peter Whittingham (mf 25/7) is fit. They are best team in league, specially strong at home and coach showed how is he focused on Premierleague promotion and Championship title..
On the other side Ipswich played fa with Aston Villa, also rotate squad but not wven close like Cardiff. They loose first goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (16/0). First he get injured and than come back to his club West ham. They bring tree new players, strikers. David McGoldrick can be dabngerous, he is attacker which scored 16 goals in 22 rounds of in league one. But it is questionable how will he adjusted on stronger league and need time to adjust to new club. Other two are not so dangerous in my eyes, Aaron McLean (att but just 8 goals in 3 championship seasons) and Frank Nouble (in 4 seasons he scored 8 goals in all leagues, most of them, five, was in league two)
Middlesbrough vs Watford
Mowbray’s injury woes ease
Middlesbrough have been boosted by the return to training of five key players ahead of the visit of Watford.
Defenders Andre Bikey, Seb Hines and George Friend (all hamstring) and midfielders Faris Haroun (hamstring) and Emmanuel Ledesma (knee) have all joined in with their team-mates again and will be assessed ahead of Saturday.