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Sky Bet Football League midweek preview

15 March 2016

There's midweek action across all three divisions in The Football League, with both Brighton & Hove Albion and Hull City looking to climb into the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places.

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

Tuesday 15th March

Sky Bet Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Hull City v Nottingham Forest
Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers

Sky Bet League 1

Fleetwood Town v Walsall
Oldham Athletic v Blackpool

Sky Bet League 2

Newport County v Hartlepool United
Oxford United v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wednesday 16th March

Sky Bet League 2

Accrington Stanley v Wycombe Wanderers

On Tuesday evening in the Sky Bet Championship Hull have the opportunity to leapfrog Middlesbrough into second place in the league table. They play a Nottingham Forest side who parted company with manager Dougie Freedman over the weekend.

Should the Tigers fail to win, though, Brighton will go second if they can overcome Reading at the AMEX Stadium, while Ipswich can go within a point of the top six if they defeat Blackburn at Portman Road.

In Sky Bet League 1 there is a huge game at the bottom with Blackpool taking on Oldham at Boundary Park. 

A win for the visitors will see them clamber out of the relegation places, but they will slip below the Latics if John Sheridan's side can clinch maximum points.

At the other end of table, Walsall can go above Gillingham into third place with a win at Fleetwood, who themselves require the points to ease away from the bottom four.

In Sky Bet League 2, bottom of the league Dagenham travel to promotion-chasing Oxford nine points from safety and desperately in need of a win, while Hartlepool - who defeated the Daggers on Saturday to ease their relegation worries - travel to Newport.

Twenty-four hours later, two promotion hopefuls meet when fifth-placed Accrington entertain a Wycombe side who will go into the Play-Offs if they can avoid defeat.

Match Official Appointments

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


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