Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night
Feb12

Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night

Both Hull City and Burnley have the opportunity to top the Championship standings this weekend as current league leaders Middlesbrough don’t play until Monday night when they visit Leeds United (19:45). Aitor Karanka’s men, who despite having not won a league outing since January 12, are one point clear of their nearest rivals Hull in second after £9m New Year signing Jordan Rhodes salvaged an all-important precious point...

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Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom
Feb08

Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom

Middlesbrough missed the chance to go top of the Championship on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Blackburn. The hosts are now level on 56 points with Hull City, but had to come from behind to rescue a point. New signing Jordi Gomez, on loan from Sunderland, put Rovers ahead on his debut with a terrific 20-yard strike with just 20 minutes left to play which looked to have sealed an unlikely victory for the visitors. Until David Nugent...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash
Feb05

Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash

Championship leaders Hull City visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon looking for their fifth consecutive league win against third-placed Burnley. Back-to-back victories over QPR, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Fulham have propelled the Tigers to the top of the table, with Steve Bruce’s side establishing a slender one-point gap over runners-up Middlesbrough due to their short blip. Hull could hand a debut to midfielder Nick...

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Championship Round-Up: Ipswich Town join the play-off party after late win
Feb03

Championship Round-Up: Ipswich Town join the play-off party after late win

Ipswich Town joined the Championship’s play-off party after a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Reading at Portman Road saw Mick McCarthy’s men gatecrash the top six. After a goalless first half; Ryan Fraser put the Tractor Boys ahead, only for Gareth McCleary to equalise from the penalty spot. But Brett Pitman proved to be the hero for McCarthy’s men as his eighth league goal of the season earned the hosts all three points...

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Ipswich lead Bristol City and Reading in race to sign £2m Gillingham midfielder
Feb01

Ipswich lead Bristol City and Reading in race to sign £2m Gillingham midfielder

Ipswich are reportedly leading Bristol City in the race to sign £2 million-rated Gillingham midfielder, Bradley Dack, according to journalist Alan Nixon. The 22-year-old has been one of the stars of the season in the Football League, scoring 11 goals in 25 League One appearances for the Gills, which has brought admiring glances from a number of Championship clubs. The Robins were the first to make their move, but their offers were...

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Reading expected to sign 36-year-old Crystal Palace legend
Feb01

Reading expected to sign 36-year-old Crystal Palace legend

Reading are edging closer to signing Premier League goalkeeper Julian Speroni on deadline day, according to The Guardian. The Championship side, who currently lie 15th in the table after 28 games, are eager to complete a loan deal for the Crystal Palace shot stopper until the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who is a former Argentina Under-20 international, has failed to make a single first-team appearance for the Eagles so far...

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