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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 10 preview

2 October 2015

With the Sky Bet Championship season reaching the 10-game mark this weekend, 12 fixtures will be played across three days.

Brighton & Hove Albion are now the only unbeaten side in the first four divisions of English football, but Middlesbrough are hot on their heels at the top, following five successive victories.

Here is the full Sky Bet Championship schedule for the upcoming weekend (all kick-off times are 3pm unless stated):

Friday 2nd October

Rotherham United v Burnley (7.45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 3rd October

Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town
Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City
Bristol City v Milton Keynes Dons
Derby County v Brentford
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Hull City
Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers
Reading v Middlesbrough
Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town (12.30pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports)

Sunday 4th October

Charlton Athletic v Fulham (12.00pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports)

The action gets going on Friday night, with Rotherham United and Burnley locking horns under the AESSEAL New York Stadium floodlights.

The Millers parted company with Steve Evans on Wednesday, just days after he lifted them off the bottom of the table with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City, and first-team coach
Eric Black will oversee proceedings against the Clarets.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports: Rotherham United v Burnley - life without Steve Evans

On Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town meet in the lunchtime game, which is also being screened live on Sky Sports.

Then, at 3pm, leaders Brighton host Cardiff City, while Middlesbrough travel to third-placed Reading knowing anything less than three points for the Seagulls could see them
claim top spot by the end of the afternoon.

At the other end of the Sky Bet Championship, new boys Preston North End, Milton Keynes Dons and Bristol City all occupy the relegation places, and the latter pair will face off at Ashton
Gate for the chance to escape the bottom three, while Preston go to Sheffield Wednesday.

Bolton Wanderers sit just above that trio, and play a Queens Park Rangers side without a victory in four outings, and fourth-placed Hull City face a trip to Nottingham Forest. 

Derby County can extend their unbeaten streak to five games when they play Brentford, who also parted ways with their manager this week, Marinus Dijkhuizen. Lee Carsley has
been placed in charge of the Bees for the rest of the season.

Read more: Football League manager turnstile

Elsewhere Leeds United play Birmingham at Elland Road, and Blackburn Rovers and Ipswich Town meet at Ewood Park, On Sunday, Charlton Athletic and Fulham conclude the
weekend action in a 12pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports.

Match official appointments

The officials appointed to this weekend's Football League matches were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see which officials are on duty in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend

Don't miss it!

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