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The state of play at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship

2 April 2015

The first relegation issue of the season could be decided over the Easter Weekend as Blackpool fight to extend their stay in the Sky Bet Championship.

By the time the Seasiders take to the field on Saturday at Bolton Wanderers, they will know exactly what they need to do to stave off relegation, with fellow strugglers Rotherham United taking on Birmingham City on Good Friday.

Currently 17 points from safety with 21 available from their remaining games, a Millers win at St Andrew’s would mean Blackpool would have to beat Bolton 24 hours later for what would be their first away victory of the season.

If Rotherham taste success, a draw would not be enough for Lee Clark's men to avoid the drop into Sky Bet League 1. Should Rotherham fail to win at Birmingham, the Tangerines cannot be relegated prior to the second round of Easter games.

Millwall and Wigan Athletic are the two other teams in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone going into the weekend.

The Lions are seven points from safety and winless in nine outings, ahead of their Friday afternoon clash with Charlton Athletic, which is their only action of the weekend.

Wigan, meanwhile, are two points better off than Millwall, and in the best position for a late escape from the clutches of relegation.

The Latics meet two promotion-chasing sides over Easter, in Middlesbrough and Derby County, but if they record a positive result and Steve Evans' side slip up, the bottom of the table will look rather interesting with five games left to play.

Follow the Sky Bet Championship action this weekend via our divisional Twitter feed - @SkyBetChamp.

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