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Midlands Matchday: Championship Preview

There's a big night ahead for Midlands teams in the Championship.

Birmingham City v Doncaster Rovers (KO 19:45)

After a 3-0 victory away to Barnsley on Saturday, the Blues are searching for back-to-back league wins for the first time this season, when they take on Doncaster Rovers at St Andrews tonight.

Birmingham players celebrate during Saturday's win over Barnsley... Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Shane Ferguson looks set to keep his place, in what promises to be an unchanged side, after replacing Chris Burke for the weekend's fixture.

Manager Lee Clark still has injury concerns though, as Akwasi Asante and Kyle Bartley (both hamstring), Neal Eardley, Matt Green and David Murphy (all knee), and Jonathan Spector (thigh) remain sidelined.

In keeping with the injury theme, Doncaster are coming to terms with news that on-loan Manchester City defender, Reece Wabara, will be out until the new-year with a fractured toe.

He joins a long list of absentees, including Vikings skipper Rob Jones (neck), along with Chris Brown (ankle), Harry Forrester (torn quad), James Husband (shoulder), Paul Keegan (hamstring) and Yun Suk-Young (ankle) in the treatment room.

Rovers have won only two of their last seven league fixtures and will be looking to build on a rousing 2-1 victory over QPR at The Keepmoat on Saturday.

Millwall v Nottingham Forest (KO 19:45)

Forest will be looking to bounce back from their weekend defeat at the hands of Reading when they visit The Den later.

After losing 3-2 to the Royals at The City Ground on Friday night, Billy Davies' will be looking for an immediate response from his side.

Forest fans will be hoping for a better showing following Friday's defeat to Reading... Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The Reds aren't without problems though. After struggling for form of late with just one win in their last five, it doesn't look to be getting any easier, with Jamaal Lascelles' suspension adding to defensive woes.

His ban, following a fifth yellow-card at the weekend, means the side are without four first-team regulars, including central defenders Kelvin Wilson (back) and Danny Collins (ankle), along with captain Chris Cohen (knee) who's not expected to feature again this season.

Two internationals could feature from the start though, as mercurial midfielder Andy Reid and on-loan Welshman David Vaughan both near full-fitness.

Millwall boss Steve Lomas looks set to change things, following a 3-0 battering by table-topping Leicester City on Saturday.

The Lions will be without a formidable presence, familiar to Forest fans, in the centre of the pitch; imposing midfielder and loanee Guy Moussi is ineligible to play against his parent-club.

On-loan Leicester striker Martyn Waghorn can expect to start though, after also missing out against former teammates at the weekend, whilst Nicky Bailey should return after suspension.

But influential midfielder Liam Trotter could miss out, having missed the last two games with a groin injury.

Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City (KO 19:45)

Table-topping Leicester City will be looking for a third straight victory tonight when they tackle the Owls at Hillsborough.

Another three points could put them six points clear of promotion rivals Burnley and QPR, should they both lose their respective home fixtures.

Kasper Schmeichel and his Leicester City teammates will be looking to stay top of the table tonight... Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Foxes maestro, Nigel Pearson, will look to use all his cunning to score what would be an eighth win from their last ten league games and send an ominous message to the rest of the division.

Aside from injuries to centre-half Sean St Ledger (groin) and teenage striker Tom Hopper (shin), the manager has a full squad to choose from following a dominant victory over Millwall at the weekend, in which his troop notched up 30 shots at goal on their way to a 3-0 victory.

Chasing only their second league win of the season, the Owls will be looking to knock City off their perch and kick-start a good run of form.

Following the axing of Dave Jones as manager after Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Blackpool, Wednesday sit joint-bottom of the Championship with a game-in-hand.

That will be of no comfort to former first-team coach Stuart Gray, who takes charge as caretaker-manager for tonight's fixture.

The new man has no new injury concerns aside from defender Lewis Buxton, who will be assessed ahead of the match, after being withdrawn from the game at Bloomfield Road with a groin injury.

Front-man Matty Fryatt has returned to parent club Hull after a loan spell, meaning Connor Wickham is likely to be paired up-front with either Jermaine Johnson or Atdhe Nuhiu.