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Sky Bet Football League midweek preview

23 February 2016

Three teams have the opportunity to claim top spot in the Sky Bet Championship in a busy schedule of midweek fixtures.

Here's a look at the midweek matches. All games are 7.45 kick-offs unless otherwise stated:

Tuesday 23rd February

Sky Bet Championship

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

Sky Bet League 1

Bury v Barnsley
Peterborough United v Oldham Athletic
Rochdale v Fleetwood Town

Sky Bet League 2

Accrington Stanley v Notts County
AFC Wimbledon v Carlisle United
Barnet v Portsmouth
Exeter City v Oxford United
Yeovil Town v Plymouth Argyle
York City v Northampton Town

Wednesday 24th February

Sky Bet Championship

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers

Hull City will guarantee their position at the summit if they can beat Play-Off chasing Ipswich Town. Should they slip up, however, Burnley could climb to top spot with a win over Nottingham Forest at Turf Moor.

Middlesbrough are third but if Hull lose and Burnley fail to win then Aitor Karanka's side have the opportunity to propel above both promotion rivals with maximum points over Cardiff City.

Fourth-placed Brighton & Hove Albion take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate while Sheffield Wednesday host Queens Park Rangers at Hillsborough.   

Bottom of the league Charlton Athletic take on a Preston North End side who are unbeaten in four with Bolton Wanderers playing Birmingham City at St. Andrew's. 

Neil Warnock's Rotherham United are also in action; they travel to Reading, and Derby County play Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.

In Sky Bet League 1 there are just three fixtures taking place, one of which is at Gigg Lane where Bury entertain Barnsley.

Peterborough United, without a home league win in 2016, play Oldham Athletic while Fleetwood Town travel to Spotland to take on Rochdale. 

In Sky Bet League 2, leaders Northampton Town travel to York City looking to win their 10th successive league win, with nearest challengers Plymouth Argyle playing Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Oxford United travel to Exeter City with Accrington Stanley in a position to go above them if they can beat Notts County at the Crown Ground.

Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon take on Carlisle United and Barnet welcome Portsmouth to The Hive.

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for all the midweek Football League fixtures were announced earlier this week. 

Don’t miss it!

We’ll be providing goal updates from all the midweek matches on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp, @SkyBetLeague1 and @SkyBetLeague2

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