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Andy Cryer

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  1. Post update

    That is all from the Football League for today.

    Hope you've enjoyed all the drama but don't forget we have a live text commentary going on now of the FA Cup quarter final between Aston Villa and West Brom. Follow here.

    For me though, I bid you farewell.

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    League Two results

    A 90th-minute goal by Florent Cuvelier secured Burton a 1-0 victory at bottom-club Hartlepool that means they will end the weekend top of League Two.

    Shrewsbury had looked set to finish in first place but a 95th minute equaliser from Sullay Kaikai meant they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cambridge United.

    Southend are up to fourth after picking up a point with a 2-2 draw at home to third-place Wycombe.

    A late Max Power goal was not enough to rescue something for Tranmere as they lost 3-2 to Dagenham & Redbridge and they drop into the bottom two.

    For all the results from League Two, head to our full-time scores page.

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    League One results

    Bristol City move a step closer to promotion back to the Championship by winning 2-1 at Crawley.

    They are 12 points clear of third-placed Swindon and 10 clear of second-place Preston, who won 2-0 at MK Dons.

    Swindon, in third, beat Notts County 3-0 but remain two points off second.

    Peterborough beat Leyton Orient 1-0 to boost their play-off hopes as they move up to eighth, level on 50 points with Doncaster. The result, though leaves Orient in the relegation zone.

    For all the results from League One, check the full-time scores page.

  4. Championship table


    At the bottom of the Championship, it is increasingly difficult to see how the bottom three are getting out of this.

    Wigan and Millwall, who both lost today, are eight points adrift of safety, while bottom of the table Blackpool are 17 points behind 21st.

    That looks tough to catch up.

  5. Championship table


    What an ending to the afternoon in the Championship as two injury-time goals from Bournemouth deny Derby going top.

    Bournemouth, who beat Fulham last night, remain top of the pile on goal difference, after Derby, Watford and Middlesbrough all failed to win.

    There is no change to the top six, with the top four all level on points.


    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford


    Wolves 2-2 Watford


    Derby 2-2 Birmingham

  9. GOAL

    Derby 2-2 Birmingham - Clayton Donaldson (96 mins)

    Incredible scenes at Derby as Clayton Donaldson scores Birmingham's second goal in injury time to break home hearts. As it stands, Bournemouth will stay top on goal difference.


    Huddersfield 0-2 Rotherham


    Cardiff 1-2 Charlton


    Wigan 0-1 Leeds


    Millwall 1-4 Norwich


    Wolves 2-2 Watford - Bakary Sako

    The numbers are evened up as Bakary Sako sees red for raising his hands.


    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough


    Wolves 2-2 Watford

    Tommy Hoban is sent off for Watford for a second booking.

  17. GOAL

    Derby 2-1 Birmingham - Paul Caddis (Pen 90 mins)

    Paul Caddis with the consolation for Birmingham from the spot.


    Blackpool 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

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    Wolves 2-2 Watford

    Fernando Forestieri shoots over for Watford. Into injury time.

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    Wigan 0-1 Leeds

    There is seven minutes of injury time at Wigan. Still time for the Latics to earn a crucial point in their fight against the drop.

  21. GOAL

    Cardiff 1-2 Charlton - Yoni Buyens (Pen 87 mins)

    No messing from Yoni Buyens to complete the comeback for Charlton.

  22. PENALTY to Charlton

    Cardiff 1-1 Charlton

    Tony Watt - who scored against Barcelona once of course - has made a real impact. He equalised for Charlton and now wins a penalty...

  23. Post update

    Blackpool 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    You have to feel Blackpool are down. As results stand, they are 17 points adrift of safety. That would be some escape.

  24. CLOSE!

    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough

    So close for Middlesbrough. George Friend advances down the left, pulls the ball back for Kike who shoots inches wide.

  25. GOAL

    Millwall 1-4 Norwich - Lee Gregory (Pen 82 mins)

    Substitute Lee Gregory fires home from the spot. Too little, too late.

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    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough are piling forward but can they find the goal they need for a point. Into the last 10 minutes.

  27. PENALTY to Millwall

    Millwall 0-4 Norwich

    Maybe the day's not going to be all bad for Millwall as they are awarded a spot-kick. Norwich's players are furious but the decision stands...

  28. CLOSE!

    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford

    Ipswich are creating plenty of chances but, unless they take one, remain a point and a place behind Brentford in seventh. This time, Chris Wood meets a cross from the right but can only head wide.

  29. RED CARD

    Huddersfield 0-2 Rotherham - Lee Frecklington

    Rotherham are pulling ahead of Fulham at the foot of the table but the last 10 minutes could now be a touch more stressful after midfielder Lee Frecklington sees red for two bookings.

  30. GOAL

    Cardiff 1-1 Charlton - Tony Watt (74 mins)

    Charlton level it up as former Celtic man Tony Watt is on hand to steer home from close range. Game on!

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    League Two update

    Southend are looking on course to move up to fourth in League Two as they lead third-place Wycombe 2-1, Barry Corr scoring twice.

    Current leaders Shrewsbury are still leading Cambridge United 1-0 while second-place Burton are drawing 0-0 at Hartlepool.

    Concern for Tranmere as they are losing 3-1 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge and are currently in the relegation zone.

  32. CLOSE!

    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough aren't giving up just yet as Lee Tomlin drags a shot wide from outside the penalty area. Derby going top as results stand though.


    Millwall 0-4 Norwich

    This is getting embarrassing for Millwall. There's no desire, no tracking back, no tackling... They are all over the place. Norwich pick them apart so easily and it should be five, but Graham Dorrans sidefoots against the post from six yards out.

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    League One update

    Some goals finally involving the sides in the top four of League One with leaders Bristol City drawing 1-1 with Crawley while Swindon are beating Notts County 2-0.

    Bristol City had led through Aden Flint before Anthony Wordsworth equalised, while John Swift and Andy Williams have the goals for Swindon.

    Bad news for Swindon, though, is that second-place Preston are beating MK Dons 2-0 thanks to Callum Robinson's and Joe Garner's goals.

    Elsewhere, Port Vale have turned things around at Coventry, having come back from a goal down and they now lead 2-1, while Crewe are beating Scunthorpe 2-0.

  35. GOAL

    Wolves 2-2 Watford - Troy Deeney (65 mins)

    Troy Deeney celebrates

    The goals keep coming as Troy Deeney races through on goal and finishes emphatically. Anyone's game this between the two promotion hopefuls.

  36. Post update

    Millwall 0-4 Norwich

    BBC Final Score

    Former Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce on BBC Final Score: "I thought Ian Holloway and Millwall were a good fit and I hope he stays put."

  37. GOAL

    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough - Dexter Blackstock (65 mins)

    Middlesbrough in danger of spurning their chance of moving top of the Championship as Dexter Blackstock fires Nottingham Forest into the lead from inside the penalty area. A late play-off push for Forest?

  38. GOAL

    Huddersfield 0-2 Rotherham - Conor Sammon (60 mins)

    Conor Sammon doubles Rotherham's lead with a strike from outside the penalty area. As results stand, Rotherham climb to 20th.

  39. GOAL

    Millwall 0-4 Norwich - Jonny Howson (60 mins)

    A LOT of Millwall fans are leaving, they've seen enough. Ironic applause from the home fans too.

    Norwich are having a training session as Jonny Howson grabs his second of the day. Will Ian Holloway see out the day?

  40. CLOSE!

    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford

    Christophe Berra is found in acres of space but he slides the ball wide of the target for Ipswich with nobody able to get on the end of it.

  41. GOAL

    Millwall 0-3 Norwich - Wes Hoolahan (57 mins)

    Wes Hoolahan celebrates for Norwich

    Milwall dead and buried, maybe their Championship survival hopes are also hanging by a thread now. They can't clear their lines and Wes Hoolahan collects the loose ball and fires home. Norwich flying.

  42. GOAL

    Cardiff 1-0 Charlton - Federico Macheda (56 mins)

    A scrappy game comes to life as Kenwyne Jones knocks the ball down and former Manchester United man Federico Macheda can't miss from close range.

  43. CLOSE!

    Wolves 2-1 Watford

    Adlene Guedioura on the edge of the Wolves box, but shoots over the bar for Watford. Wolves will be just two points adrift of the top six if they hold on here.

  44. What a miss!

    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford

    Daryl Murphy, hang your head in shame. Ipswich's top scorer looks certain to score as the ball drops to him two yards out. But, somehow, he blazes over. Terrible.

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    Blackpool 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Kevin Kilbane on BBC Final Score

    "That goal more or less condemns Blackpool to relegation."

  46. GOAL

    Backpool 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday - Lewis McGugan (54 mins)

    When you're down, you're down. Blackpool slide behind thanks to a fortunate goal for the Owls as Lewis McGugan's free-kick drifts straight in from an angle.

  47. GOAL

    Derby 2-0 Birmingham - Tom Ince (48 mins)

    Tom Ince continues his fine form the the Rams, collecting a pass from Will Hughes and lashing into the far corner.

  48. GOAL

    Wolves 2-1 Watford - Jack Price

    A big goal in the Midlands as Jack Price deflects Kortney Hause's shot from outside the penalty area beyond Heurelho Gomes and into the net.

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    Millwall 0-2 Norwich

    Norwich could hand out a hiding here. They are brim full of confidence and Cameron Jerome has just had a header well saved.

  50. GOAL

    Wigan 0-1 Leeds - Alex Mowatt (51 mins)

    Fulham fans will be breathing a sigh of relief as fellow strugglers Wigan trail to Leeds. Alex Mowatt fires home his eighth goal of the season with a superb strike. Wigan in danger of going seven points adrift of the Cottagers and safety.

  51. CLOSE!

    Wigan 0-0 Leeds

    Half time substitute Don Cowie shoots over the bar with his first touch for struggling Wigan.

  52. Post update

    League Two update

    League Two leaders Shrewsbury lead Cambridge 1-0 at the break thanks to Bobby Grant's goal and it is a scoreline that means they lead Burton, who are goalless at Hartlepool, by two points at the top of the table as things stand.

    Three other teams in League Two are winning their games at half time. Plymouth are 1-0 up against Northampton and should that and results elsewhere stay the same at full-time, they will sneak into the play-off places.

    Stevenage, currently eighth, are beating Newport 1-0 while Morecambe are 2-1 up at Luton.

  53. KICK-OFF

    Back under way at grounds around the country in the Football League.

  54. Post update

    The teams are on their way back out around the country. Some big 45 minutes ahead...

  55. Championship table


    Fulham fans, look away now. The Cottagers are curently just one place and seven points ahead of the bottom three in the Championship. A win for Wigan or Millwall this afternoon and they are in real trouble. No one predicted that at the start of the season.

  56. European latest

    German Bundesliga

    In the Bundesliga, Thomas Muller has just put Bayern Munich ahead against Hannover - you can follow all of the action across the continent here.

  57. Championship table


    So a good afternoon for Derby - who end the half with a bit of brawl against Birmingham - in the Championship at the moment as they sit top of the league at the break, a point ahead of Middlesbrough. Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich and Brentford are the other teams occupying the top six.

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    League One update

    There are no goals in any of the games involving the top four but at the moment, fifth-placed Sheffield United cannot take advantage. They are losing 2-1 at home to Fleetwood.

    Doncaster, in sixth, are beating Gillingham 1-0 which is bad news for Peterborough, even though they are 1-0 up against Leyton Orient. As it stands, Doncaster remain two-points clear of the Posh.

    Port Vale have equalised against Tony Mowbray's Coventry, where it is 1-1 while Barnsley and Rochdale continue to lead Walsall and Colchester respectively by one goal to nil.


    Half-time whistles going around the grounds...

  60. GOAL

    Millwall 0-2 Norwich - Gary Hooper (45 mins)

    No mistake as Gary Hooper fires down the middle. Trouble for Millwall.


    Millwall 0-1 Norwich

    Norwich striker Cameron Jerome is brought down by Alan Dunne inside the penalty area.

  62. GOAL

    Huddersfield 0-1 Rotherham - Kari Arnason (44 mins)

    Rotherham take a deserved lead as Kari Arnason arrives on a cross at the far post to smash home. The Millers looking to pull clear from trouble.

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    Millwall 0-1 Norwich

    Wes Hoolahan spurns a decent chance for Norwi, before Cameron Jerome shoots weakly at Millwall's goalkeeper. This could be a crucial win for Norwich in their fight for promotion. Millwall - six points adrift of safety - need to get back in this.

  64. Post update

    Huddersfield 0-0 Rotherham

    Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies has to be at full stretch to turn over a header from a corner. Rotherham well on top as they scrap for their lives.

  65. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Grant Leadbitter shoots wildly wide and over from 25 yards from Middlesbrough. Even stuff at the City the Ground.

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Blackpool 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Blackpool Gazette's Will Watt: Another less than impressive game, Barkhuizen the pick for Blackpool so far.

  67. GOAL

    Millwall 0-1 Norwich - Jonny Howson (38 mins)

    A peach! An absolute beauty from Jonny Howson, driving past two men in midfield, taking a look up and then firing in a curler from teh edge of the box. Norwich on the move...

  68. Post update

    Wigan 0-0 Leeds

    Relegation-threatened Wigan are under pressure at home to Leeds but their defence is holding firm, so far. The Latics haven't won at home since August in the Championship.

  69. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-1 Middlesbrough

    BBC Final Score

    Former Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce on BBC Final Score: "Gary Gardner as got that about him. He can score from distance. I'm pleased Forest have scored. They have got too much to do to chase the play-offs but they are always in my heart.

    "I watch with interest to see how the players I bought in do. It doesn't frustrate me in any way."

  70. GOAL

    Nottingham Forest 1-1 Middlesbrough - Gary Gardner (34 mins)

    What a strike as the City Ground goes wild. Gary Gardner collects the ball 25 yards out and curls an absolute stunner into the top corner. Derby fans will be cheering that one as well.

  71. CLOSE!

    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford

    Alan Judge heads over the bar for Brentford.

  72. GOAL

    Wolves 1-1 Watford - Matej Vydra (30 mins)

    An emphatic finish from Matej Vyrda levels things up at Wolves. The striker controls a long pass well before curling the ball into the net from 18 yards. His 11th goal of the season


    Derby 1-0 Birmingham

    Derby are well on top as Will Hughes' thunderous effort from distance cannons off the bar. They look in the mood for goals this afternoon.

  74. GOAL

    Nottingham Forest 0-1 Middlesbrough - Grant Leadbitter (27 mins)

    Middlesbrough are heading back to the top of the table as it stands. Grant Leadbitter's cross-shot goes right across goal and hits the far post, before going in off Forest defender Michael Mancienne.

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    Millwall 0-0 Norwich

    Norwich still looking slick and tidy in attack, with Jonny Howson firing in a shot which is well blocked from close range.

  76. GOAL

    Ipswich 1-1 Brentford - Jonathan Douglas (25 mins)

    Ipswich's advantage didn't last long as sixth-placed Brentford level through Jonathan Douglas's close-range finish, after a fine stop from goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

  77. Post update

    League Two update

    Shrewsbury are top of League Two as it stands, with Bobby Grant's goal giving them the lead against Cambridge United.

    In-form Josh Windass, son of former Bradford and Hull striker Dean, scored his third goal in his last four games to give Accrington Stanley a 1-0 lead against Portsmouth, who have since hit back through Ryan Taylor and that game is 1-1.

    Elsewhere, Wimbledon are beating relegation threatened York 1-0 while play-off hopefuls Luton are losing 1-0 at home to Morecambe.

  78. CLOSE!

    Nottingham Forest 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough are getting on top at the City Ground as they chase the win they need to move top of the Championship.

    Patrick Bamford drills a low effort from 25 yards which bounces in front of Karl Darlow but the Forest keeper comfortably gathers.

  79. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Birmingham

    BBC Final Score

    Former Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce on BBC Final Score: "Birmingham play very deep. They play on the counter and it will be interesting to see if they can come out and play now they've gone behind."

  80. Post update

    League One update


    Tony Mowbray's career as Coventry manager is off to a flying start as his side have taken an early lead against Port Vale, Jim O'Brien slamming home a shot from the edge of the area.

    Only two other goals in League One to bring you with Rochdale beating Colchester 1-0 while Barnsley are leading Walsall by the same score.

  81. GOAL

    Derby 1-0 Birmingham - Jamie Ward (20 mins)

    Promotion hopefuls Derby take the lead as Jamie Ward fires home after Johnny Russell's shot was palmed into his path by goalkeeper Darren Randolph. As things stand, the Rams go top.

  82. CLOSE!

    Wolves 1-0 Watford

    Wolves are looking to extend their lead as James Henry tries his luck from 25-yards but it's straight at Heurelho Gomes.

    At the other end Adlene Guedioura has a shot from outside the Wolves box saved by goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.

  83. CLOSE!

    Derby 0-0 Birmingham

    Derby County

    Chance for Derby but, after showing good strength, Tom Ince's shot from inside the penalty area is deflected wide.

  84. GOAL

    Wolves 1-0 Watford - Benik Afobe (14 mins)

    Benik Afobe

    A big goal at Molineux as former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe chases onto a long ball forward, gets in behind Watford's defence and finishes smartly.

  85. Post update

    Blackpool 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Wednesday on top so far as forward Chris Maguire gets a shot away. That Blackpool pitch is not helping anyone...

  86. CLOSE!

    Ipswich 1-0 Brentford

    Ipswich go close to a second as Freddie Sears burst through on goal but his shot is blocked. Brentford are rattled.

  87. Post update

    Huddersfield 0-0 Rotherham

    Cagey start between the two strugglers, with the visitors going closest through a header from Conor Sammon.

  88. GOAL

    Ipswich 1-0 Brentford - Daryl Murphy (9 mins)

    Murphy goal

    Ipswich ahead as top scorer Daryl Murphy taps home at the far post from Christophe Berra's knockdown after Richard Chaplow's corner.

    The hosts know a win moves them ahead of Brentford this afternoon.

  89. Post update

    Wolves 0-0 Watford

    Pressure from the home team in another match between two promotion hopefuls.

    Watford clear an initial free-kick but, from the loose ball, Danny Batth's flick-on almost catches Heurelho Gomes off-guard but he just about reacts to smother.

  90. CLOSE!

    Cardiff 0-0 Charlton

    Cardiff off to a bold start as Craig Noone beats two men with a jinking run and fires in a powerful drive which fizzes over the top.

  91. Post update

    Millwall 0-0 Norwich

    At a sunny new Den it has been Norwich bossing the show so far, Wes Hoolahan looking dangerous on the edge of the box and Cameron Jerome almost getting on the end of a neat through ball.


    Nottingham Forest 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Good start by Nottingham Forest and visiting goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has to dive to his right to turn a deflected Michail Antonio shot around the post.

  93. Post update

    Wigan 0-0 Leeds


    Leeds may just be playing for pride this season but that's some away following at Wigan this afternoon.

  94. CLOSE!

    Ipswich 0-0 Brentford

    Brentford midfielder Alan Judge has the first attempt of the game, cutting in from the left but firing wide of the target.

    Both teams are well in the mix in the race for the play-offs.

  95. Post update

    Wigan 0-0 Leeds

    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan gets a huge ovation from the home fans as he says goodbye - after announcing he will step down as chairman in the summer.

    The Latics, six points adrift of safety, have not won at home in the league since August. That has to change and quick if they are to survive.

  96. KICK-OFF

    We are getting underway at grounds around the country.

  97. Post update

    Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (15:00 GMT)

    Nottingham Forest fans

    Middlesbrough have taken 2,000 fans to Nottingham Forest this afternoon. They will be celebrating returning to top spot in the Championship with a win.

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stuie Neale: Mentioned last week Swindon Town need a win & they desperately need one!

    Swindon are fourth in League One after a dodgy last few weeks.

  99. Goals galore


    So, the teams are coming out of the tunnels around the country in the Football League. Most grounds - if not all - are bathed in sunshine as we prepare for a huge afternoon in all three leagues outside the top flight.

    Goal galore? Let's hope so.

  100. LINE-UPS

    Cardiff v Charlton (15:00 GMT)

    Cardiff XI: Moore, Peltier, Connolly, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, McAleny, Noone, Macheda, Jones.

    Charlton XI: Henderson; Solly, Fox, Gomez, Johnson; Gudmundsson, Buyens, Cousins, Bulot; Lepoint, Watt.

  101. LINE-UPS

    Millwall v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

    Millwall XI: Forde; Dunne, Nelson, Hooiveld, Harding; Bailey, Williams; Woolford, Taylor-Fletcher, Fabbrini; Fuller.

    Norwich XI: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin (c), Cuellar, Olsson; Hoolahan, Howson, Dorrans, Johnson; Hooper, Jerome.

  102. Post update

    Millwall v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

    Norwich's shock defeat at home to Wigan on Wednesday was their their first defeat in eight games, as they move ominously four points off top spot.

    The Canaries new boss Alex Neil has turned them into one of the league's form sides since his arrival from Hamilton but face a tough trip to relegation-threatened Millwall.

    The Lions, second from bottom, have lost four of their last five games and need a win quickly.

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ipswich v Brentford (15:00 GMT)


    Brentford have just tweeted former England cricket captain Graham Gooch is at Ipswich this afternoon, cheering on Brentford. Not a bad celebrity fan going on there.

    Anyone think of any others?

  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dave Plummer: Good luck to @TadcasterAlbion in the FA Vase quarter final replay this afternoon.

  105. LINE-UPS

    Ipswich v Brentford (15:00 GMT)

    Ipswich XI: Gerken; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Mings; Parr, Skuse, Chaplow, Tabb; Sears, Murphy.

    Brentford XI: Button, Bidwell, Douglas, Odubajo, Dallas, Judge, Gray, Diagouraga, Pritchard, Tarkowski, Moore.

  106. Post update

    Ipswich v Brentford (15:00 GMT)


    What a story it would be if Brentford are promoted to the Premier League, having only come into the Championship this season.

    Manager Mark Warburton has already announced he is leaving the club this summer, due to their plans to change their management structure, but it hasn't stopped the Bees moving to sixth in the table - just five points adrift of top spot.

    Ipswich though are just a point behind in seventh and have won three of their last four games. This should be a cracker.

  107. League Two preview

    League Two leaders Shrewsbury, just a point ahead of second and third-placed Burton and Wycombe, entertain Cambridge who appear safe in 16th.

    Burton are at basement side Hartlepool, while Wycombe have a tough trip to play-off chasing Southend.

    Cheltenham will be hoping to climb out of the final relegation spot with a win at home to Mansfield, while Tranmere - just a point ahead - are at home to struggling Dagenham and Redbridge.

  108. LINE-UPS

    Huddersfield v Rotherham (15:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield XI: Smithies, Robinson, Hudson, Lynch, Smith, Scannell, Hogg, Coady, Butterfield, Lolley, Vaughan

    Rotherham XI: Collin, Hunt, Broadfoot, Rawson, Lafferty, Smallwood, Arnason, Frecklington, Pringle, Sammon, Derbyshire

  109. Post update

    Huddersfield v Rotherham (15:00 GMT)

    Rotherham will be glancing anxiously over their shoulders as they sit in the place directly above the relegation places and just six points clear.

    The Millers have won just once in their last six matches but face a Huddersfield team on a similar poor run of form.

    The Terriers are just five points clear of Rotherham and, with just one win in six, won't feel entirely safe yet.

  110. LINE-UPS

    Wigan v Leeds (15:00)

    Wigan XI: Carson; Boyce, Pearce, Maguire, Bong; Pennant, Bo-kyung, Perch, McClean, Ojo; Fortune

    Leeds XI: Silvestri, Wootton, Bamba, Bellusci, Berardi, Murphy, Cook, Mowatt, C Taylor, Morison, Sharp

  111. Post update

    Wigan v Leeds (15:00)

    Dave Whelan

    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan takes to the pitch to say goodbye to the Latics fans this afternoon, after announcing he will step down this summer.

    The man who guided them from the bottom tier to the Premier League will hope he leaves with the club still in the Championship but, six points adrift of safety, that won't be easy.

    The Latics though have won their last two matches and come up against a Leeds side with very little to play for.

  112. LINE-UPS

    Wolverhampton v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Wolves XI: Kuszczak; Doherty, Batth (c), Stearman, Hause; McDonald, Price, van La Parra, Henry, Sako; Afobe.

    Watford XI: Gomes; Paredes, Angella, Cathcart, Hoban; Guedioura, Watson, Tozser; Abdi; Deeney (c), Vydra.

  113. Post update

    Wolverhampton v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Watford are another team who could finish the day top of the Championship, sitting in fourth but just a point off top spot.

    They have won six of their last seven games - including three straight away wins - but won't have things all their own way at play-off chasing Wolves.

    The Midlanders are eighth in the table, four points off the top six, and have lost only one of their last seven home games in the Championship.

    Another cracker on the cards.

  114. LINE-UPS

    Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00 GMT)

    Blackpool XI: Parish, Barkhuizen, Aldred, Hall, Ferguson, Addison, Oliver, O'Hara, Perkins, Telford, Delfouneso.

    Sheff Weds XI: Westwood; Hutchinson, Lees, Lee, Helan; Palmer, Dielna, Maguire, McGugan; Keane, Nuhiu

  115. Post update

    Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00 GMT)

    Things don't look good for Blackpool. Fifteen points adrift of safety and no wins in seven.

    If they are going to launch a great escape though, they will never have a better time to start it against mid table Sheffield Wednesday.

    The Owls lost to Blackburn Rovers last time out and know their season is all but over.

  116. Who are you?

    Bristol City

    Looks like Crawley could do with knowing who they are playing this afternoon? Although Bristol City probably wouldn't mind if they have prepared for the visit of non league Bristol Rovers instead...

  117. League One preview

    There is plenty to play for outside of the Championship in the Football League today.

    League One's runaway leaders Bristol City will look to extend their 10-point lead at relegation-threatened Crawley, while second-placed Preston travel to third-placed MK Dons.

    Swindon, just a point adrift in fourth, will fancy their chances of ending a poor run of form at home to struggling Notts County.

    At the other end, bottom side Yeovil entertain mid table Oldham, Colchester travel to play-off hopefuls Rochdale and Leyton Orient are at top six chasing Peterborough.

  118. LINE-UPS

    Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (15:00 GMT)

    Nottingham Forest XI: Darlow, Lichaj, Mancienne, Wilson, Lansbury, Lascelles, Kane, Antonio, Gardner, Blackstock, Burke.

    Middlesbrough XI: Dimi, Fredericks, Kalas, Gibson, Friend, Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Tomlin, Bamford, Kike.

  119. Post update

    BBC Final Score

    Final score is getting under way on the red button and on the BBC Sport website now. Why not watch all the results coming in, while following the various live text commentaries we are running this afternoon. Time for some split-screen action perhaps.

  120. Post update

    Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (15:00 GMT)

    Middlesbrough were knocked off top spot by Bournemouth on goal difference last night but know a win this afternoon puts them back top of the pile.

    They have lost two of their last three away games in all competitions, drawing the other, and their last win on the road was 2-1 at Blackpool in the Championship on 10 February.

    It certainly won't be easy as they come up against one of the league's form sides.

    Eleven points may be too big a gap to make up for the play-off positions but, under new boss Dougie Freedman, they have won their last three home games.

  121. Post update

    Cardiff v Charlton (15:00 GMT)

    The only match in the Championship with very little riding on it.

    Charlton, 12th, travel to 14th-placed Cardiff and you could understand both sets of players having half a thought on their summer holidays.

    The Addicks go into the match in form though, with four wins in five, while Cardiff have won their last two of three.

    No pressure on this one.

  122. LINE-UPS

    Derby v Birmingham (15:00 GMT)

    Derby XI: Grant; Christie; Keogh, Albentosa, Forsyth; Mascarell, Hendrick, Hughes; Ince, Ward, Russell.

    Birmingham XI: Randolph; Caddis, Spector, Kiernan, Grounds; Tesche, Davis; Cotterill, Shinnie, Dyer; Novak.

  123. Post update

    Derby v Birmingham (15:00 GMT)

    Derby County

    Derby could go top with a win at home to mid table Birmingham. They have won five of their previous six home matches in all competitions .

    Birmingham have won their last two games, after winning none of their previous nine games in all competitions, and have little to play for but pride.

  124. Who will beat the drop?

    Championship table

    Things at the other end of the table aren't so tight.

    Blackpool fans are probably planning their trips to Walsall, Doncaster and Scunthorpe already for next season. Fifteen points adrift of safety they would need Steve McQueen to get out of this.

    Millwall and Wigan are up against it too but, just six points behind the safety places, they at least retain some hope.

  125. Friday night might

    Fulham 1-5 Bournemouth


    Bournemouth returned to the top of the Championship last night on goal difference - thanks to a stunning victory at Fulham.

    Brett Pitman and Matt Ritchie both scored twice as Fulham had Fernando Amorebieta sent off and conceded five goals for the fifth time this season.

    Pitman opened the scoring, Ritchie drilled home the second and Pitman slotted in the third after an hour.

    Matt Smith got one back before Amorebieta was dismissed and Ritchie and Steve Cook completed the rout.

    Bournemouth's promotion challenge had faltered in recent weeks but after beating Wolves 2-1 in mid-week they scored five - also for the fifth time this term - to overhaul Middlesbrough at the top and enhance their status as the top scorers in the country.

  126. Eight into six doesn't go


    Things don't get much closer do they?

    Just six points separates the Championship leaders and seventh , with eight-placed Wolves just a further three points back.

    For a lucky - or talented - two, automatic promotion will be the reward, while you get the feeling there is about to be an almighty scramble for those final four play-off spots.

    This isn't just pride they are playing for - it is also a humungous cash reward.

  127. Post update

    Good afternoon and welcome to a live text offering of this afternoon's Championship matches.

    Automatic promotion, relegation and the chase for the play-offs will all be in our thoughts as we bring you the action from all nine matches in the next few hours.

    There will also be a sprinkling of League One and League Two updates on another huge day in the Football League.


  128. The race for the Premier League

    100 m sprint

    How tight?

    The race for the Premier League is entering the final straight and it is fast becoming a sprint not a marathon.

    First blood went to Bournemouth last night but three other clubs could depose them of top spot this afternoon.

    How are your nerves Championship fans? The finish line is in sight.