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Preview: Championship – Unbeaten leaders Brighton host Bristol City
20th October 2015

Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Bristol City to the Amex on Tuesday after extending their unbeaten start to 12 matches with a late 2-1 won over Leeds on Saturday.

Bobby Zamora’s 89th minute goal gave the Seagulls all three points but they will have to be wary of a Robins side which moved off the bottom of the table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest on Friday, moving them out of the drop zone.

Second placed Reading will be looking to make it seven wins from eight matches when they travel to strugglers Rotherham.

The Royals are flying at the minute, whilst their hosts, now under the stewardship of Neil Redfearn, sit 23rd after collecting just eight points from 11 matches.

16 March 2015 - The FA Cup - Quarter Final (replay) - Reading v Bradford City - Steve Clarke manager of Reading - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Steve Clarke’s Reading have won their last four games

Derby, the league’s other form side with five wins from their last six, will be looking to continue that run when they travel to Blackburn on Wednesday.

Paul Clement’s side beat Wolves 4-2 on Sunday but know they will have to be at their best to beat a Rovers side hurting from a 3-0 defeat at MK Dons and with just one league defeat on their own turf this term.

Third placed Middlesbrough are another side looking to keep up their good start to the season.

Aitor Karanka’s side were held to a goalless draw by Fulham on Saturday and they will be looking to return to winning ways – after failing to pick up a three points in their last two attempts – when they travel to Cardiff, who are unbeaten in three and sit three points outside the play-offs

With the Football League banning owner Massimo Cellino, the sacking of Uwe Rosler and the appointment of Steve Evans, it’s been another eventful couple of days for Leeds fans.

Rotherham Utd vs Derby Co 17-02-2015 Rotherham's  Boss Steve Evans Pic Steve Parkin

Steve Evans takes charge of Leeds for the first time at Fulham

A fourth defeat in five games at home to Brighton saw the end of Rosler’s short reign at the helm, meaning Evans will take charge for the first time in Wednesday’s trip to Fulham, who sit 13th after just one defeat in their last four matches.

Bolton dropped to the bottom of the league on Saturday and they will be aiming to record just a second league win of the season when they host in-form Birmingham.

Gary Rowett’s Blues are this season’s surprise package this term, sitting fourth on 21 points from their 11 games, following their 2-1 win over QPR.

That defeat at St Andrew’s was the R’s third on their travels this term, meaning Chris Ramsey’s side will be glad to be returning to Loftus Road as they entertain Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls are unbeaten five matches – winning three – to leave them ninth and on a respectable 16 points.

All Championship Matches:
Brighton vs Bristol City
Cardiff vs Middlesbrough
Charlton vs Preston
Huddersfield vs MK Dons
Hull City vs Ipswich Town
Nottingham Forest vs Burnley
QPR vs Sheffield Wednesday
Rotherham vs Reading
Bolton vs Birmingham
Blackburn vs Derby (Wed)
Fulham vs Leeds (Wed)
Wolves vs Brentford (Wed)

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