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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 6 preview

11 September 2015

After a week off for the international break, the Sky Bet Championship returns with a full schedule being played over three days.

There are three matches being screened live on Sky Sports, while the top two – Brighton & Hove Albion and Hull City – lock horns on the south coast.

Here are the fixtures in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend (kick-off 3pm unless stated):

Friday 11th September

Reading v Ipswich Town (8pm – live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 12th September

Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest (12.30pm – live on Sky Sports)
Birmingham City v Bristol City
Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Charlton Athletic v Rotherham United
Leeds United v Brentford
Middlesbrough v Milton Keynes Dons
Preston North End v Derby County

Sunday 13th September

Fulham v Blackburn Rovers (12pm – live on Sky Sports)

Reading and Ipswich Town get the action under way on Friday night under the floodlights of the Madejski Stadium.

The Royals haven't scored at home since early April, and as a result haven't won on their own patch in their last seven league fixtures.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports: Reading v Ipswich Town

Sky Sports' second game of the weekend comes on Saturday lunchtime, when Queens Park Rangers welcome Nottingham Forest to Loftus Road, with the visitors not triumphing on the road since the last day of February.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports: Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest

Undefeated Brighton won the battle of the Championship top two a fortnight ago when defeating Ipswich, and they face another clash at the summit with Hull, who now sit second after their latest win over Preston. History favours the leaders, too.

Read more: History favours the hosts - Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City

Birmingham City, Cardiff City and Leeds United are the other three sides yet to lose this term, and they all have home fixtures this weekend. The Blues and the Bluebirds host Bristol City and Huddersfield respectively, while Leeds boss Uwe Rosler welcomes former employers Brentford to Elland Road.

The Matchday 6 action concludes on Sunday when Fulham host Blackburn Rovers in a midday kick-off.

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.

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We will be providing match updates from all the weekend's Championship action on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp.

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