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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 7 preview

15 September 2015

The Sky Bet Championship continues with a seismic schedule taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week

After its return to action at the weekend following the international break, 11 games will be played in midweek.

Here's a rundown of all the Sky Bet Championship fixtures for Tuesday and Wednesday (kick-off is 7.45pm unless stated):

Tuesday 15th September

Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest
Brighton & Hove Albion v Rotherham United
Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons
Cardiff City v Hull City
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town
Leeds United v Ipswich Town
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Preston North End v Bristol City
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday (8pm)
Reading v Derby County (8pm)

Wednesday 16th September

Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers

After two successive clashes with the team below them in second place, table-toppers Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Rotherham United to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday, with the Millers currently propping up the table.

The Seagulls won again at the weekend, beating Hull City 1-0, and continue to set the early-season pace with 16 points from their first six games.

The aforementioned Hull are on the road again, and against another unbeaten outfit in the form of Cardiff City. The Bluebirds claimed their third consecutive win on Matchday 6, overcoming Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The last of the division's undefeated teams, Birmingham City and Leeds United, are home to Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town respectively. Both of the travelling sides suffered contrasting fortunes in their latest outing, as Forest picked up just a second win of the season, at QPR, and Ipswich were downed 5-1 by an in-form Reading.

Reading have the opportunity to make it three wins on the spin when they play Derby County at the Madejski Stadium, with the Rams having earned their first three points of the season at the weekend.

Read more: Reading thump Ipswich Town 5-1 to secure first home victory since March

Elsewhere, Sky Bet League 1 graduates Preston North End and Bristol City go head-to-head at Deepdale, while Bolton Wanderers host Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic take on Huddersfield.

Brentford make the trip north to Middlesbrough having not won any of their last three, and they haven't overcome Boro in The League since 1938.

Read more: Brentford in search of first league win over Middlesbrough since 1938
Burnley, fresh from their 3-1 win over Wednesday, can make it four wins in a row when they play Milton Keynes Dons at Turf Moor and, on Wednesday, Queens Park Rangers play Blackburn Rovers.

First time for everything: Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons

Match official appointments

The officials appointed to the midweek Football League matches were announced on Monday.

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

Don't miss it!

We will be providing match updates from all the midweek Sky Bet Championship games on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp.

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