Date: 20th January 2017 at 9:46am
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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

Thursday 12th January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Reading 0-1 Queens Park Rangers 19:45

Friday 13th January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Leeds United 1-0 Derby County 19:45

Saturday 14th January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Bristol City 2-3 Cardiff City 12:00
Birmingham City 0-0 Nottingham Forest 15:00
Brentford 1-2 Newcastle United 15:00
Burton Albion 0-2 Wigan Athletic 15:00
Fulham 2-0 Barnsley 15:00
Ipswich Town 3-2 Blackburn Rovers 15:00
Preston North End 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 15:00
Rotherham United 2-1 Norwich City 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Huddersfield Town 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa 17:30

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 20th January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday 19:45

Saturday 21st January 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Queens Park Rangers v Fulham 12:30
Aston Villa v Preston North End 15:00
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City 15:00
Cardiff City v Burton Albion 15:00
Derby County v Reading 15:00
Huddersfield Town v Ipswich Town 15:00
Newcastle United v Rotherham United 15:00
Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Nottingham Forest v Bristol City 15:00
Wigan Athletic v Brentford 15:00
Barnsley v Leeds United 17:30

Brighton – against the side that beat them in the play-offs last season – will look to react to a first defeat in the last 10 when hosting play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. Should Albion win at the Amex Stadium they’ll return to the top of the table whereas the Owls – who have lost just once in the last 10 – would strengthen a top 6 place with an away victory.

Whatever Brighton do on Friday Newcastle will know a win at St James’ Park against struggling Rotherham would take the Magpies top again. A home win would be expected against the Millers – who did win their last game – as they are bottom and nine points from safety.

QPR will look for a fourth straight win to further ease their relegation concerns. Should they achieve this against Fulham an outside thought of a potential play-off run could come into mind? However, the Cottagers will head to Loftus Road with a much better chance of this as the look to close the six point gap on the top 6 in the lunchtime kick off on Saturday.

A three game winless run – with two lost – is something Aston Villa will look to end at Villa Park when Preston visit. North End – who beat then leaders Brighton last weekend – will look to extend an unbeaten run to four with a potential play-off push in mind.

Should Blackburn win at Ewood Park on Saturday Rovers will have a good chance of climbing out of the relegation zone. A trip to the relegation threatened side will be one that Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola will hope can earn him his first win as Blues boss.

Having won back-to-back games Cardiff – on a three game unbeaten run – have moved clear of relegation. The Bluebirds will want to keep it that way ahead of the visit of Burton – just a point above the bottom 3 – to the Cardiff City Stadium

With Derby losing two in a row – they haven’t won in three in fact – the play-off bid has taken a knock. The Rams will look to revive this against a Reading side already in the top 6. However, the Royals were beaten last time round so will also be looking for a reaction.

Huddersfield suffered a first defeat in eight in their last outing so Town will also be a side looking to react when hosting Ipswich. The Tractor Boys’ – also subjected to a shock FA Cup defeat to Lincoln in midweek – recent run of form would dictate they’ll – should this continue in such league fashion – lose at the John Smith’s Stadium.

It doesn’t look as if Norwich – who have been in terrible form in the past couple of months – will be able to make it into a potential play-off place. The Canaries will know a win against Wolves would be a must but Paul Lambert returns to another former club – having faced and beaten Aston Villa last weekend – looking to extend the Wolves run to just one defeat in six.

Without a win in seven – five games have been lost – and seeing a proposed takeover fall through Nottingham Forest are also managerless ahead of the game with fellow strugglers Bristol City. Should Forest lost again they could end the weekend in the bottom 3. The Robins face the prospect of an eighth straight defeat that could keep them merely goal difference from a relegation place.

A first win in eight has given Wigan fresh hopes of avoiding relegation. The Latics – now three points from safety – will welcome Brentford to the DW Stadium. The Bees are too far from a top 6 place to mount a play-off push but should be clear enough from danger to worry about relegation but three points in any case would be the aim.

Rounding off the action on Saturday will be the evening kick off in a Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Leeds. The Tykes’ hopes of getting into a possible play-off place were dealt a blow with a first defeat in eight so an Oakwell reaction will be sought. However, the Whites have lost just once in nine to move up to 3rd and within sight of a potential automatic promotion place.

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.

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