Date: 3rd February 2017 at 11:07am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Tuesday 31st January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Barnsley 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Birmingham City 0-1 Reading 19:45
Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa 19:45
Bristol City 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday 19:45
Cardiff City 2-0 Preston North End 19:45
Ipswich Town 0-3 Derby County 19:45
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Rotherham United 19:45

Wednesday 1st February 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Leeds United 19:45
Burton Albion 0-2 Fulham 19:45
Newcastle United 2-2 Queens Park Rangers 19:45

Thursday 2nd February 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Huddersfield Town v Brighton & Hove Albion 19:45

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Friday 3rd February 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Wigan Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday 19:45

Saturday 4th February 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Barnsley v Preston North End 15:00
Birmingham City v Fulham 15:00
Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Bristol City v Rotherham United 15:00
Burton Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Cardiff City v Norwich City 15:00
Ipswich Town v Reading 15:00
Newcastle United v Derby County 15:00
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa 17:30

Sunday 5th February 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Huddersfield Town v Leeds United 12:00
Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion 15:00

Friday night will see the Championship action get underway with a big game taking place between Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium that could have a great impact at either end. A third straight Latics win would take them out of the relegation zone on goal difference whereas an Owls victory and they’ll move back into a play-off position.

Saturday will see Newcastle again have the chance to lay down a marker to Brighton – who don’t play until Sunday – and move to the top of the table. However, in order to do this they’ll have to overcome former boss Steve McClaren’s Derby. The Rams head to St James’ Park looking for a third straight win that would keep them in the top 6.

A first defeat in three for Barnsley in midweek saw them miss the chance to move into a play-off place. This would again be a possibility if they Tykes beat Preston – also having ambitions of this – at Oakwell. North End’s first defeat in six last time out means they go into this weekend five points off the play-off places.

Under fire Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola knows he’s got to get his first win soon or his time could be up at St Andrew’s rather sharpish! The Blues’ play-off hopes are virtually over but visitors Fulham are only three points off this.

Having won just once in the last 10 games Blackburn – three points from safety – are in desperate need of a win at Ewood Park against QPR. The R’s have moved clear of trouble after losing just once in the last six.

A midweek point saw Bristol City end an eight game losing run. The Robins will aim to build on this at Ashton Gate against bottom of the league Rotherham – who are almost certain to be relegated – with a win that would further ease relegation concerns. With the Millers – who have only won four games all season – 12 points from safety they’ll need a minor miracle to stay up.

Staying up is also something Burton are aiming to ensure is the case come May. However, the Brewers have won only twice in the last 10 but would know at least a point against Wolves would keep them above the relegation zone. Wolves visit the Pirelli Stadium looking for a fourth win in the last five in all competitions.

Cardiff have won four of the last six to move well clear of relegation trouble and towards midtable security under Neil Warnock. The visitors to the Cardiff City Stadium will be Norwich – who have won three of the last four to move back into play-off contention – with the Canaries potentially having a chance to move into a top 6 place with a win? It would require quite a sequence of results though.

They haven’t won in the last three – with two defeats suffered – but Ipswich should be clear enough from the threat of relegation? Reading are still very much in the promotion mix and go to Portman Road looking for a fourth straight win that could – if Newcastle lost – take the Royals to within a point of an automatic promotion spot.

Saturday’s late kick off will see Nottingham Forest – who have improved under caretaker Gary Brazil – seek a third win from the last four when Aston Villa visit the City Ground. Should Villa – who haven’t won in five – slip up again Forest would move level on points with Steve Bruce’s 14th placed side.

Due to the fact two of the four sides involved didn’t play until Thursday we’ll see a couple of games on Sunday to round off the action. These games get underway with Huddersfield – who beat leaders Brighton – hosting local rivals Leedsat midday. Both have lost just once in the last nine and still have automatic promotion aspirations so this is a huge meeting at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Brentford will look to follow up the thrashing of Aston Villa with a Griffin Park win over Championship leaders Brighton. Having lost at Huddersfield on Thursday Albion will be keen to get back on track – avoiding the rarity of back-to-back defeats this season – against the Bees.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we’re looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don’t just look also have a say. We don’t just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

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