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Aston Villa v Coventry City

Yorke (ankle) is fit for midfield assignment, with Dalian Atkinson partnering Saunders in attack. Regis is in the squad against his former club, but the best he can hope for is bench work. Secretive Gould selects from a 16-strong Coventry squad.

Ipswich v Arsenal

Ipswich (11 games without a win) seek to end surprise downward spiral that is sucking them into the relegation vortex. Late tests for Thompson (Achilles tendon), Wark (groin) and Goddard (virus). Arsenal missing Hillier (knee ligaments) but Parlour and Morrow ready for action. No Dixon; O'Leary stands by for the No 2 shirt.

Leeds Utd v Blackburn

Unhappy Rocastle could return to Leeds' line-up, but only because Elland Road resembles General Hospital; doubts persist over McAllister (arm), Batty (knee), Dorigo (ankle), Wetherall (ribs), Fairclough (groin) and Shutt (calf). Unchanged Rovers are on a roll (three wins on the spin) and have chance of Uefa selection if Norwich slide and Arsenal or Sheffield Wednesday do a cup double.

Liverpool v Oldham Athletic

Rob Jones (wisdom teeth) and Hooper (arm) return for Liverpool while Grobbelaar represents Zimbabwe. Oldham, on the up after only one defeat in seven, replace Brennan with McDonald and include Keizerweerd, a 24-year-old Dutch striker, on the bench.

Manchester Utd v Sheff Wed

Hughes (ban) returns for United, regaining his place from Kanchelskis, who Russia need against Luxembourg. Robson should stay on the bench. Sheridan (knee) and Wilson (rest) set to return for Wednesday, who are without Hirst (thigh), Palmer (foot), Warhurst (groin) and Harkes (day off) while Bright (groin) is doubtful.

Middlesbrough v Everton

Lawrence, planning annual Houdini act, retains Mohan in place of record- signing Whyte in unchanged Boro side. Everton, full stregnth apart from Beagrie, still need a couple of points to make sure of Premier position.

QPR v Nottm Forest

Wilkins (leg) must decide whether to return to Rangers squad after absence since early January. Maddix and Barker definitely out while fitness doubts dog Ferdinand and Sinton. Forest have doubts over Chettle (hamstring) so Williams stands by to become third-choice left-back.

Southampton v Chelsea

Saints' Monkou (thigh) keen to play former club. Cockerill (calf) is also a doubt. Revitalised Chelsea may blood Shipperley, only 18 but with 44 reserve and youth team goals this season, in place of Cascarino (ban). Fleck, though, stands by. Newton (shin) misses the rest of the season.

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