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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 28 preview

22 January 2016

The action continues in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend with 11 fixtures taking place on Saturday.

Queens Park Rangers host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the early kick-off at Loftus Road, which will be live on Sky Sports, while the rest are 3pm starts.

Here’s a look at the Sky Bet Championship Matchday 28 fixtures in full (Kick-off times are 3pm unless otherwise stated):

Saturday 23rd January

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

Monday 25th January

Burnley v Derby County (7.45pm – live on Sky Sports)

The weekend’s entertainment kicks off with a live televised game as Queens Park Rangers look to record their second straight victory in the Sky Bet Championship.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink notched his first win as R's manager with a convincing 3-0 victory over Rotherham United last weekend, while Wolverhampton Wanderers will want a response following their 3-1 home defeat to Cardiff City.

League leaders Middlesbrough - two points clear at the top - welcome Nottingham Forest to the Riverside Stadium having suffered a late defeat against Bristol City at Ashton Gate last time out.

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten since 21st November, however they have drawn four of their last five fixtures and are 10 points shy of a Play-Off place.

Hull City, unbeaten in 2016, travel to Fulham who conversely are without a win since the turn of the year.

Third-placed Derby County visit an in-form Burnley side on Monday evening in another televised Sky Sports fixture. Sean Dyche’s men last tasted defeat on Boxing Day and will leapfrog their opponents with all three points.

Brighton & Hove Albion ended their run of games without a win last weekend with victory over Blackburn Rovers, and this time around welcome Huddersfield Town, who haven’t lost in the Sky Bet Championship since 17th December.

Sheffield Wednesday visit Reading with a chance to cement their top-six position, while the two sides directly below them – Ipswich Town and Birmingham City – play each other at St. Andrew’s.

Cardiff City, ninth in the league, take on a Rotherham United side who know a win would keep them outside of the relegation places – anything less could see Bristol City escape the clutches of the bottom three with a win over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Bolton Wanderers could move off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship with a win over Milton Keynes Dons.

Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic take on Blackburn Rovers at The Valley while Preston North End lock horns with Brentford at Deepdale.

Match Official Appointments

The match official appointments for all the weekend's Sky Bet Championship fixtures were announced earlier this week.

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

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