JOHN KRETLOW - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Seb Hines and Middlesbrough continue their promotion push against Doncaster Rovers, while Frank Simek and Carlisle United take on Stevenage in a game with promotion aspirations.
Middlesbrough - Doncaster Rovers
Seb Hines and Middlesbrough host Doncaster Rovers in a crucial Championship battle.
Hines is a regular starter at defense for Middlesbrough and should be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Boro trails Cardiff City and Blackpool by just two points for the last playoff spot with three games left in the season. They won last week but it was their first victory in nine games.
Doncaster has won just one game in their last 17 and is officially relegated. Rovers are in last place with three games left in the season.
Joe Bennett will return to action for Boro after sitting out with suspension for two games. Matthew Bates and Rhys Williams will miss with injury though for Middlesbrough.
El-Hadji Diouf, Shelton Martis, Habib Beye, Martin Woods, Brian Stock, and Habib Bamogo will miss for Rovers.
Stevenage - Carlisle United
Frank Simek and Carlisle United travel to play Stevenage in a pivotal League One matchup.
Simek has been a regular starter all season for the Cumbrians and is expected to start on Tuesday.
Carlisle is currently just one point behind Notts County for the final playoff position. There are just four games left in the season so the Cumbrians will be gunning for the three points.
Stevenage trails Carlisle by just three points and has promotion aspirations as well. They will need the win if they want a shot at Championship soccer next season.
Michael Bostwick could miss for Stevenage with injury.
Lee Miller, Chris Chantler, and Matty Robson look to miss for the Cumbrians.
Crawley Town - Northampton Town
Neal Kitson and Northampton Town travel to play Crawley Town in League Two play.
Kitson is a regular starter at ‘keeper and should be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Northampton Town has lost two games straight, including this weekend's loss to Bradford City. They are eight points above the relegation zone with four games left in the season.
Crawley Town has a promotion playoff spot but they are only three points from an automatic promotion spot. They have gone eleven games unbeaten and hope to continue that streak with three points on Tuesday.
Kyle McFadzean and Claude Davis will return to action for Crawley Town after serving suspensions. Pablo Mills, Hope Akpan, and Sergio Torres will miss due to suspensions.
Ben Harding is injured and will miss for Northampton.
Conor Doyle hopes to make the game day roster in Derby County's game against Cardiff City.
Cody Cropper will make the game day roster against Birmingham City. Jonathan Spector is injured and likely sidelined.
Robbie Findley is not likely to feature in Nottingham Forest's game against Reading.
Robbie Rogers is injured and will not feature in Leeds United's game against Blackpool.