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Sky Bet Football League midweek preview

5 April 2016

There's midweek action across all three divisions this evening, including a full programme in the Sky Bet Championship with two of the top six clashing at the iPro Stadium on Matchday 40.

Here's a look at the matches being played, all of which are 7.45pm kick-offs unless stated otherwise:

Tuesday 5th April

Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 40): 

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

Sky Bet League 1

Fleetwood Town v Peterborough United
Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town

Sky Bet League 2 

Carlisle United v Hartlepool United
Dagenham & Redbridge v Morecambe
Stevenage v Yeovil Town

Derby County currently occupy the final Play-Off place in the Sky Bet Championship and entertain a Hull City team who are fourth and remain in the hunt for automatic promotion, four points behind second-placed Middlesbrough.

Leaders Burnley are unbeaten in 16 league matches and welcome Cardiff City to Turf Moor on Matchday 40, while Boro - three points off the leaders - will be looking to take advantage of any slip up by claiming victory at home to Huddersfield Town. 

Brighton & Hove Albion, currently third, face a tricky trip to Birmingham City with Sheffield Wednesday (fifth) taking on Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough. 

Towards the bottom of the table, 23rd-placed Charlton Athletic travel to Portman Road to play Ipswich Town, who are five points off the Play-Offs, while Milton Keynes Dons host mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Kenny Jackett's men drawing their last three games.

At Ashton Gate there is a huge game taking place as Bristol City play Neil Warnock's Rotherham United. The Robins are 19th, six points above the bottom three, and the Millers are 20th, one point behind, after a run of five wins in six unbeaten outings.

Victory for either side would further ease any fears of relegation, although a draw could see 21st-placed Fulham, on 41 points, leapfrog them both, but only if they get a result at Preston North End.

In Sky Bet League 1, there are two fixtures taking place with Fleetwood Town at home to Peterborough United and Oldham Athletic in action against Swindon Town.

Fleetwood will drop back into the bottom four if they fail to win and the Latics pick up maximum points at Boundary Park.

In Sky Bet League 2, Hartlepool United, unbeaten in seven, travel to Brunton Park to play Carlisle United, who will move up to eighth if they can claim victory.

Elsewhere, bottom of the league Dagenham & Redbridge take on Morecambe, while Yeovil Town travel to Stevenage.

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for all of the midweek Football League fixtures have been announced.

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