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Neil Johnston and Patrick Jennings

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  1. All change at the top

    Another dramatic night in the Championship sees us go all change at the top - this really sets us up nicely for the weekend.

    In the meantime you can warm yourself by the embers of tonight's Champions League football over here - and there'll be more of that on Wednesday of course. 

    Until then, we'll be seeing you!

  2. Manager reaction

    Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

    Preston manager Simon Grayson: "It was a real resilient performance. We've played a lot better and not won matches.

    "Sometimes you have to really dig deep and do whatever it takes to win. We gave the ball away far too much but got the three points."

    Preston are now unbeaten in five - and tonight was their fifth consecutive clean sheet, too.

  3. Manager reaction

    Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

    Leeds manager Steve Evans: "I'm very proud. I was so down after last Thursday, but we had to lift them. I told them the minimum we needed was effort.  

    "It was fantastic to be a part of that tonight. The place was rocking - the supporters deserved that win.

    "To play at Elland Road you need heart and courage. We got that tonight." 

  4. 'You're live!'

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

  5. Manager reaction

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Cavalhal: "I'm very proud of my players because they fight right to the end. I feel we finished the game the stronger of the two teams.

    "I think the draw was a correct result though, both teams are strong and very similar."  

    11 unbeaten for Wednesday now...

  6. 'Great result'

    Brentford 0-2 Hull City

  7. Bottom of the table

    Look at the gap developing between fourth from bottom and the three teams below. 

    Rock bottom Rotherham started the day two points from safety but now have a five point gap to bridge. 

    Good night for Bristol City but Nottingham Forest's troubles continue - the former champions of Europe just four points above the relegation zone.

  8. Post update

    Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    The end of an entertaining contest between these two.

    Reading's second-half persistence finally paid off as Ola John was granted room to weave his way into the box and fire home.

    Huddersfield will rue the chance their captain Mark Hudson spurned from close-range which prevented them from picking up only their second away win of the season.


    Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

    The 20:00 GMT kick-off has rolled in on time. Reading come back twice to earn a point at home to Huddersfield.

  10. One point separates top five

    Championship table

    All change at the top. Brighton's long reign at the summit is over - replaced by Hull City, who started the day second, on goal difference. 

    Burnley move up one place to second. Middlesbrough,Derby and Birmingham remain fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

    Just one point between the top five sides! This is the Championship ladies and gentleman...

  11. Hull go top

    Brentford 0-2 Hull

    So this man's team is going top tonight. 

    Steve Bruce and Hull setting the pace, but watch out - there's plenty of pretenders behind them...

    Steve Bruce
  12. Post update

    Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

    Into stoppage time in the 20:00 GMT kick-off at Reading - there are five minutes for one of these sides to grab a winner...


    MK Dons 1-0 Charlton

    All over at MK Dons after eight minutes of stoppage time - this win moves the home side four points clear of the drop.


    Burnley 3-1 Fulham

    Nine wins in 12 Championship games for high-flying Burnley. 

  15. City move out of bottom three

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at Ashton Gate: "A huge roar and immense relief greets the final whistle as the pressure eases on Steve Cotterill's Bristol City, with that victory seeing them move four points clear of the relegation zone. 

    "Despite a late bombardment it was comfortable on the night for the hosts against a desperately poor Wolves side." 


    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

    Bristol City open up a four-point safety cushion between themselves and third from bottom Bolton.

  17. GOAL - Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

    Ola John (84 mins)

    Still playing in the 20:00 GMT kick-off too and the home side have dragged themselves level for the second time tonight. 

    Ola John's low driven effort has set up a frantic finish...


    Birmingham 0-0 Blackburn

    Birmingham end a run of two straight defeats but remain without a league goal in five hours 40 minutes.

  19. Post update

    MK Dons 1-0 Charlton

    They're still playing at MK Dons by the way - into the fourth of eight minutes of time added on...


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Derby County move to within one point of the top after six wins in seven league games.


    Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

    Steve Evans has won his first match as Leeds boss! Alex Mowatt's stunner sealed it. 


    Brentford 0-2 Hull

    Hull City are the new leaders of the Championship. Four straight league wins for Steve Bruce's side.


    Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

    All over at Deepdale - a valuable first home win of the season for Preston, with Forest now without a win in their last eight matches...


    Ipswich 2-0 Bolton

    Bolton's struggles continue. Neil Lennon's without a win in nine league games.


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    That's it! Boro have edged it - it should have been more but Stewart Downing's first-half strike seals the points.


    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    That is that - Brighton still haven't won at Sheffield Wednesday, and the Seagulls are slipping off top tonight - it's Hull who should replace them...

  27. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Meanwhile there's three minutes added on at the Riverside - will Boro pay for those missed chances?

  28. GOAL - Burnley 3-1 Fulham

    Matt Taylor (90 mins)

    Substitute Matt Taylor seals Burnley's ninth win in 12 league games.

  29. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    Late drama at Hillsborough! The home side want a penalty as Fernando Forestierigoes down in the box - no dice, says the ref.

    Brighton slipping off top unless they can get a goal. Just two minutes added on...

  30. Post update

    Reading 1-2 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    Into the last 20 minutes and Huddersfield should be out of sight.

    Captain Mark Hudson blazed a gifted chance over the bar from six yards out after Ali Al-Habsi fumbled a high ball under pressure.

    Reading need some calm on the ball as they search for a way back in.

  31. RED CARD - James Perch (QPR)

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Surely that's victory for Derby. QPR are reduced to 10 men after James Perch is sent off for a second bookable offence.

  32. Brighton's reign at the top ending?

    Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton have been top of the Championship table since 29 August but is that about to end? One minute of normal time remaining in our 19:45 GMT games - and Hull City are top on goal difference

  33. GOAL - Brentford 0-2 Hull

    Sam Clucas (86 mins)

    That, surely, is that for Hull - Steve Bruce's side are set to go top tonight.

    Sam Clucas prods home a rebound with just under five to go. 

    All eyes on what Brighton can do at Sheffield Wednesday...

  34. CLOSE!

    Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

    Steve Evans is closing on his first win as Leeds boss - and Chris Wood could have sealed it. 

    The striker jumped on a loose ball, rounded the 'keeper but could only find the side-netting.

    Just a few minutes to go...

  35. 'Comfortable for Robins'

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

    Nabil Hassan

    BBC Sport at Ashton Gate

    Bristol City are making a comfortable job of defending their lead.

    Jonathan Kodjia is proving a lively outlet up front and if anything it's the hosts who look more likely to score next. 

    Not a great evening for Kenny Jackett's men.


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Bad signs for Boro? Just after Rotherham missed their best chance of the game - Jordan Bowery firing into the side-netting after a strong run - George Friend smashes against the post down the other end. 

    That's the third time the home side have hit the woodwork tonight! 

  37. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    Still no sign of a breakthrough for Chris Hughton's Brighton side at Sheffield Wednesday - they have at least registered their first shot on target though - a Sam Baldock effort pushed out by Keiren Westwood. 

    The Seagulls need to win to retain top spot...

  38. Another defeat for Lennon?

    Ipswich 2-0 Bolton

    Is the pressure building on Bolton boss Neil Lennon? 

    The Trotters trail Ipswich 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining and are currently four points from safety, third from bottom in the table.

    This will be nine league games without a win for Bolton.

    Neil Lennon
  39. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    With Hull and Burnley both winning, Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough side need three points from this one to keep the pace at the top of the table. 

    Grant Leadbitter came close with a header stopped by Rotherham 'keeper Lee Camp, while David Nugent fired over from inside the box. 

    Still hope for the away side then, and there's still time, too - just over 10 minutes to play plus stoppages...

  40. As it stands

    It's getting very tight at the top of the Championship. One point separates the top five in the 'as it stands' table.

    While Hull, Burnley and Brighton are locked on 31 points, Middlesbrough and Derby are fourth and fifth respectively on 30.

  41. Post update

    Reading 1-2 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    Definite signs of more urgency from Reading in this second half.

    Orlando Sa has replaced Lucas Piazon in attack while Nick Blackman was denied an equaliser by the width of the post.

    Huddersfield may have to sit in a bit more to protect this lead.

  42. The picture elsewhere...

    Bolton have gone 2-0 down at Ipswich and with Bristol City beating Wolves, there's a four-point gap opened up between them and safety. 

    Birmingham and Blackburn are still goalless, MK Dons are leading Charlton, and Preston are still on their way to victory at home to Nottingham Forest - defeat would leave them without a win from their last eight...

  43. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    It's a bit of a snoozefest this one. 

    Both teams enjoying tidy spells of possession, but there's been just two shots on target the whole game - both from Sheffield Wednesday. Brighton are slipping off the top...

    Sheff Wed
  44. GOAL - Brentford 0-1 Hull

    Andrew Robertson (67 mins)

    A goal of huge significance at the top of the Championship table.

    Sam Clucas plays a lovely ball for Andrew Robertson to thump into the net. That has put Steve Bruce's Tigers at the summit on goal difference.

    Hull, Burnley and Brighton all have 31 points.


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Carlos de Pena's night is over - he'll be disappointed to be replaced by on-loan Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini after having missed those two good chances, both headed over. 

    Can Zucolini make the Boro pressure tell? 

  46. GOAL - Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

    Alex Mowatt (63 mins)

    Have we just seen the goal of the night? Alex Mowatt is 30-yards out when he lets fly and finds the top corner of the Cardiff net. Leeds fans are out of their seats. Steve Evans's side are ahead.

  47. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

  48. Post update

    Ipswich 1-0 Bolton

  49. GOAL - Coventry 4-2 Barnsley

    Joe Cole scores for Sky Blues

    Joe Cole has scored his first goal for Coventry City with a superb 25-yard free-kick.

    The Sky Blues lead 4-2 in a topsy-turvy contest and they could be moving within a point of leaders Walsall.

  50. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Close for Carlos de Pena again! The Uruguayan is yet to open his Middlesbrough accout, and that's the second header he's put over when well-placed this evening.

    The home side leading through Stewart Downing's solitary strike. 

  51. Post update

    Brentford 0-0 Hull

  52. Post update

    Leeds 0-0 Cardiff

    What's going on at Elland Road? Well, a lot of things - too much to mention here no doubt. 

    But in terms of tonight's game it's still level-pegging between Steve Evans' Leeds side and Cardiff. The visitors have not conceded a single goal in their last four matches, but have scored just one in that time themselves...

    Has this one got 0-0 written all over it? Or just in the scoreline?

  53. Derby fourth - as it stands

    That Andreas Weimann goal has moved Derby, who started the night fifth in the table, up to fourth. Burnley, 2-1 up at home to Fulham, are top on goal difference from Birghton, who are being held at Sheffield Wednesday.

  54. Post update

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at Ashton Gate: "A scare for Bristol City as Dave Edwards fires in a rebound from close range, but he's flagged offside after Grant Holt's initial shot had been saved. 

    "At the other end Emiliano Martinez produces a routine save from Kieran Agard 's strike from 25 yards."

  55. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    You'd imagine Chris Hughton would have given his players a bit of a pep talk in that Brighton half-time huddle at Sheffield Wednesday.

    Beram Kayal was clearly affected - he surges forward but blazes over from range. 

    Still no shot on target from the Seagulls, and they are slipping off top as it stands - it's Burnley who are overtaking them.

    Sheff Wed
  56. League One latest

    It's raining goals in Coventry!

    Adam Armstrong restored the Sky Blues' two-goal lead, but Barnsley's Josh Scowen has pulled it back to 3-2.

  57. GOAL - Burnley 2-1 Fulham

    Ross McCormack (51 mins)

    A total of 271 Fulham fans have made the 490 mile round trip to Turf Moor and they're all on their feet as Ross McCormack's curling low finish from inside the penalty area hands his side a lifeline. 

  58. Get Involved


    Which player would you most like to see come out of retirement for your club?

    Yvette Stephenson: Jason Roberts & Paul Randall up front for Bristol Rovers - lots of goals.

    Jason Roberts
  59. League One latest

    Barnsley have pulled a goal back at Coventry early in the second half, with Alfie Mawson nodding in a corner to reduce their deficit to 2-1.

    Elsewhere, Bradford lead Blackpool 1-0 with James Hanson's goal just before the interval.

  60. GOAL - Derby 1-0 QPR

    Andreas Weimann (51 mins)

    They've had to be patient but in-form Derby make the breakthrough as former Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann's sublime left-foot finish put the Rams within sight of a sixth win in seven league games.

  61. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

  62. Post update

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves


    Reading 1-2 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    Frustration at the interval among the home fans.

    Huddersfield have caught Reading cold on the break in this first half and the hosts have lost the defensive solidity that's been their strength so far this season.

    The visitors more than good value for their lead.

  64. KICK-OFF

    As the half-time whistle goes in our only 20:00 GMT kick-off - Reading 1-2 Huddersfield - we're back under way in our 11 19:45 GMT kick-offs.

  65. Get Involved


    Which player would you most like to see come out of retirement for your club?

    Matthew Robson: I still think Alan Shearer could do the job for Blackburn.

    Alan Shearer
  66. Bottom three all losing

    Bad news for the Championship's bottom three clubs. A four-point gap has opened up in the 'as it stands' table between 21st-placed Bristol City and 22nd-placed Bolton. Bottom club Rotherham, who trail Middlesbrough 1-0, are currently five points from safety.

  67. Burnley going top...

    Burnley are going top on goal difference as it stands then - it's up to Brighton or Hull to change that. 

    If Steve Bruce's side can win at Brentford they'll leapfrog the Clarets on goal difference, while victory for Brighton at Sheffield Wednesday would see them reclaim their place as league leaders. 

    Chris Hughton's side have failed to win in their last 13 matches at Hillsborough though, and they didn't record a single shot on target in that opening 45...

  68. Half-time in League One

    James Hanson put Bradford in front against Blackpool just before half-time.

    In the division's other game, Coventry lead Barnsley 2-0 with early goals from Ryan Kent and Adam Armstrong.


    That was a pretty tame opening half - seven goals in 11 19:45 GMT kick-offs.

  70. Post update

    Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at Ashton Gate: "A real moment of quality here - Jonathan Kodjia powering home a header from close range after a superb whipped cross on the right from Elliott Bennett on the stroke of half-time. Massive goal at the perfect moment for the hosts."

  71. Post update

    Reading 1-2 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    See-saw stuff here between these two.

    Huddersfield should've been 2-0 ahead before Oliver Norwood equalised from a free-kick against his former club.

    But, the visitors are ahead again as Harry Bunn slotted Nakhi Wells in behind the home side's back four and he rifled the ball into the roof of the net. Entertaining.

  72. Post update

    Ipswich 1-0 Bolton

    Bittersweet night for Ipswich's Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The on-loan signing from Arsenal put Ipswich ahead but has now gone off injured. 


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Albert Adomah is getting closer! One saved low, one blazed over, and this one grazes the crossbar. 

    Just the one minute added on at the Riverside...

  74. Get Involved


    Which player would you most like to see come out of retirement for your club?

    Ian AKA Ian: For Oxford Jamie Brooks - especially if we could stipulate that this time fate let him reach his full potential. 

  75. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    So close from Albert Adomah! The Ghana winger fires over when well-placed at the back post. Lovely cross from rampaging full-back George Friend. He is up and down - lovely trick to beat his man too.


    Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

    Nottingham Forest are still trailing at Preston - defeat would leave them without a win from their last eight matches. 

    But they were almost level when Nelson Oliveria fired wide, and moments later Jamie Ward crashes against the bar!

    Getting closer...

  77. GOAL - Burnley 2-0 Fulham

    Andre Gray (37 mins)

    Fulham haven't won at Turf Moor since 1951 and it looks like another wasted journey for their hard-core travelling fans who have made the 490 mile round trip to Turf Moor.

    Andre Gray nets his second of the evening to double Burnley's lead - Sean Dyche's side well on their way to a ninth win in 12 league matches.

    Andre Grey
  78. Burnley top - as it stands

    Burnley have leapfrogged Brighton at the top of the 'as it stands' table. Both teams are on 31 points but the Clarets have a superior goal difference. Middlesbrough, who started fourth, are up to third on 30 points while Hull, who are being held 0-0 at Brentford, have dropped from second to fourth.

  79. Post update

    Bristol City 0-0 Wolves

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at Ashton Gate: "We've had 30 minutes of play here and only one tame shot on target from Bristol City's Korey Smith. Other than that there's really not much more to report. No creativity, class or composure on show so far." 

  80. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    So as it stands, Championship leaders Brighton are slipping down to second, with Burnley overtaking them. 

    Do Chris Hughton's men know it? The Seagulls haven't won in 13 league matches at Hillsborough - but a draw with Sheffield Wednesday would be enough to see them swing back on top. For now. 

  81. GOAL - Reading 1-1 Huddersfield

    Oliver Norwood (15 mins)

    Reading back on level terms after Oliver Norwood scores against his former club from a clinical free-kick.

  82. Post update

    Reading 0-1 Huddersfield

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    Fantastic start from visitors Huddersfield here who took the lead after just 64 seconds through Jamie Paterson's cool finish.

    Chris Powell's men were almost 2-0 up in the first five minutes but Ali Al-Habsi was on hand to beat away Paterson's shot inside the area.

    Plenty for Reading manager Steve Clarke to ponder already.  

  83. The picture elsewhere

    Elsewhere, Jamie Paterson has given Huddersfield the lead at Reading but there's not much to report from the Championships other fixtures. So far. 

    Nottingham Forest have had what would have been an equalising goal disallowed at Preston, while Ipswich had the ball cleared off the line by Bolton - almost doubling their lead there.  

  84. League One latest

    Coventry have doubled their lead against struggling Barnsley, who appear to be heading for a seventh successive defeat.

    On-loan striker Adam Armstrong has made it 2-0 inside 18 minutes at the Ricoh Arena.


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Carlos de Pena! So close to opening his Middlesbrough account as his header hits the bar!

    Great combination play from David Nugent and Stewart Downing in the build-up. Boro are looking good here. 

  86. GOAL - Burnley 1-0 Fulham

    Andre Gray (18 mins)

    Andre Gray just can't stop scoring.

    The Burnley striker makes it six goals in as many games with a header at the back post after Fulham fail to deal with a corner.

    The Clarets are top of the table as it stands on goal difference.

    Andre Grey
  87. GOAL - Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

    Stewart Downing (16 mins)

    Stewart Downing

    Clinical from Stewart Downing. 

    Rotherham give the ball away in midfield and Downing is head down, running on goal, before driving the ball in low across the goalkeeper. 

    Boro are up to second in the table as it stands. Rotherham could be in for a rough night here. 

    Stewart Downing
  88. Post update

    Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

    Could we see Brighton fall off top spot tonight? Sheffield Wednesday were 3-0 victors over Arsenal in the League Cup last week, but Brighton are holding firm so far. 

    The Seagulls have never won at Hillsborough, in 13 league games. Time for a change?

  89. GOAL - Ipswich 1-0 Bolton

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (13 mins)

    Alarm bells for Neil Lennon.

    The Bolton boss hasn't seen his side win in the league since 12 September and they're trailing at Ipswich.

    Eighteen-year-old winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is on loan from Arsenal, finds the net with a low left-foot finish from the edge of the area.

  90. League One latest

    Ryan Kent has given Coventry an early lead at home to Barnsley, who are hoping to avoid a seventh straight defeat.

    Joe Cole is back in the Sky Blues' starting line-up after missing the weekend win over Peterborough.

    It's still goalless between Bradford and Blackpool in the division's other game.

  91. Get Involved


    Which player would you like to see come out of retirement?

    Jack Carson: David Farrell at Peterborough, enough said.

    Simon Redgate: Stan Collymore back at Forest - could score a goal out of nothing and boy could we do with someone like that right now!

    Spock: Steve Bull. He was a class act.

    Steve Bull
    Image caption: Assume we're talking about Bull coming back for Wolves rather than West Brom...
  92. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Rotherham

    Neil Redfearn is still looking for his first win as Rotherham boss - what chances of a win at the Riverside tonight? 

    So far it's the home side who's been on top - and Albert Adomah has already forced Lee Camp into a save.

  93. CLOSE!

    Brentford 0-0 Hull

    Scare for second-placed Hull as Brentford almost open the scoring. Lasse Vibe's pass tees up Marco Djuricin but his shot is pushed away by Allan McGregor.

  94. 'Will the gloom lift?'

    Bristol City 0-0 Wolves

    Nabil Hassan

    BBC Sport at Ashton Gate

    The fog has lifted but will the gloom at Ashton Gate? 

    Bristol City continue to hover over the Championship drop zone and tonight's opponents Wolves are a particular foe of the Robins. 

    City have lost four of their last six games at home to Wolves (D2), shipping 19 goals in the process. Wolves have also won nine and lost none of their last 12 games against tonight's hosts. Despite that though it's been a decent start from Steve Cotterill's side on a near-perfect surface.

  95. Reading eye top-six return

    Reading v Huddersfield (20:00 GMT)

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

    There is one 20:00 GMT kick-off and it's seventh hosting 16th in a damp and drizzly Berkshire.

    Reading, fresh from a 1-1 draw against leaders Brighton on Saturday, look for a first win four against a Huddersfield side hoping to avoid a third defeat in a row.

    Both sides make three changes from their games against Brighton and Burnley respectively at the weekend. Anton Ferdinand replaces future Chelsea recruit Michael Hector at centre-back for the home side while the visitors are without influential midfielder Dean Whitehead and striker Ismael Miller. 

    Reading XI: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Obita, McShane, Ferdinand, Norwood, Williams, McCleary, Piazon, Blackman, Vydra.

    Subs: Bond, Taylor, Cooper, Hurtado, Fernandez, John, Sa.

    Huddersfield XI: Steer, Cranie, Davidson, Hudson, Lynch, Billing, Dempsey, Huws, Bunn, Paterson, Wells.

    Subs: Murphy, Smith, Vaughan, Carayol, Wallace, Lolley, Bojaj.

  96. GOAL - Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

    Eoin Doyle (2 mins)

    We've got our first goal of the night already! 

    It's a scrappy one but Preston fans will not be complaining as Eoin Doyle gets a second bite of the cherry.

    Having seen his first effort parried, he slides in on the second attempt.

    Forest's troubles continue... 

  97. KICK-OFF

    Will Brighton still be top of the Championship in two hours? We're under way in all our 19:45 GMT kick-offs.

  98. Elsewhere tonight...


    Leeds haven't beaten Cardiff City in 16 previous league encounters, managing a draw in just five. With uncertainty continuing to swirl at Elland Road, will that change tonight? 

    Elsewhere, Bristol City are looking to bounce back from heavy defeat at home to Wolves, while Neil Lennon's Bolton could really do with a result away to Ipswich.

    Preston host a Nottingham Forest side without a win in their last seven, and MK Dons play Charlton, who are without a win in 10. 

    And Reading and Birmingham could charge into the play-off places with a good showing at home to Huddersfield and Blackburn respectively.

  99. Rams on the rise?

    Derby v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    Paul Clement

    It is eight seasons since Derby County last graced the Premier League stage but the Rams are giving their fans real hope that they could soon be returning to the top-flight under Paul Clement.

    Derby are the form team of the Championship after pocketing 16 points from the last available 18. They are unbeaten in the last nine league games - a run that dates back to 29 August.

    They entertain an inconsistent QPR side who are still adapting to life in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League.

    But tonight, Charlie Austin is back in the starting line-up for the first time since September. Could he make the difference?

    Derby XI: Carson, Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Forsyth, Hendrick, Johnson, Butterfield, Russell, Martin, Weimann. 

    Subs: Bryson, Bent, Baird, Pearce, Hanson, Warnock, Grant. 

    QPR XI: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Henry, Tozser, Faurlin, Phillips, Austin, Yun. 

    Subs: Fer, Doughty, Hoilett, Smithies, Angella, Polter, Blackwood.

  100. Post update

    Bristol City v Wolves (19:45 GMT)

  101. Long way from home

    Burnley v Fulham (19:45 GMT)

    Fulham fan

    Hats off to the Fulham fans who have made the 490 mile midweek round trip in the hope of seeing their side win at Burnley.

    They have travelled in confidence having seen their side score four goals in each of their last two games, picking up six points in the process.

    Burnley, however, represents a huge test. The Clarets have won eight of the last 11 league games. Sean Dyche's side are unbeaten in five and have lost one of the last 11 league matches.

  102. Get Involved


    Mark Lawrenson
    Image caption: Back when the moustache was king

    Which player would you like to see come out of retirement?

    Ukbiz info: Mark Lawrenson playing for Birghton again would be cool.

    Trotter86: Gudni bergsson. Really miss his leadership at Bolton. Goodnes knows we need some.

    Dan Price: Mark Viduka and Lucas Radebe are Leeds legends. They would make a difference.

  103. Can Millers shoot down Boro?

    Middlesbrough v Rotherham (19:45 GMT)

    Last year's beaten Championship play-off finalists Middlesbrough must still be riding high off that League Cup victory at Manchester United last week. 

    Aitor Karanka's side dispatched Charlton 3-0 at home on Saturday, but can they continue their good form against Rotherham?

    Their opponents are bottom of the table, with just two wins from 14, and have the worst defensive record in the league, with 27 conceded. It's fair to say Neil Redfearn has his work cut out at Rotherham.

    Boro celebrate
    Image caption: Boro face Everton at home in the League Cup quarter-finals

    Boro XI: Dimi, Nsue, Kalas, Amorebieta, Friend, Adomah, Clayton, Leadbitter, De Pena, Downing, Nugent.

    Subs: Mejias, Ayala, Gibson, Kike, Stephens, Fabbrini, Zuculini.

    Rotherham XI: Camp; Richardson, Rawson, Collins, Toffolo; Thorpe, Green, G Ward, Andreu; Clarke-Harris, D Ward.

    Subs: Collin, Broadfoot, Buxton, Smallwood, Maguire, Newell, Bowery.

  104. Get Involved


    Which player would you life to see come out of retirement?

    Ayooluwapo Jesuyode: I'd be glad to see Jay-Jay Okocha again, to save Bolton after their downward slide over the years.

    Jay-Jay Okocha
  105. Carsley's Bees are buzzing

    Brentford v Hull (19:45 GMT)

    Brentford manager Lee Carsley

    Brentford were languishing in 19th spot when Lee Carsley was put in charge until the end of the season following the dismissal of head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen on 28 September.

    The Bees have enjoyed a revival under former Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder Carsley, so much so that they are chasing a fifth straight league win. 

    Steve Bruce's Hull, however, are on a decent run of their own. Second in the table, they have won their last three. In addition they have no conceded a goal in five hours and 32 minutes of league action. 

    Standby for a cracker at Griffin Park.

  106. Countdown to kick-off

    Bristol City v Wolves (19:45 GMT)

  107. Ambition overleaping?

    Sheff Wed v Brighton (19:45 GMT)

    What a start to the season it's been for Brighton & Hove Albion. Chris Hughton's side are still top of the Championship table, but are they starting to flag a little now? 

    Saturday's 1-1 draw at Reading was their fifth in seven matches, and Sheffield Wednesday will fancy their chances at home. 

    After all, if they can beat Arsenal 3-0 in the League Cup, who's to say they can't haul themselves up towards the podium places with another big victory at Hillsborough tonight? 

    Sheffield Wednesday celebrate

    Sheff Wed XI: Westwood, Hunt, Loovens, Lees, Pudil, Wallace, Hutchinson, Lee, Bannan, Forestieri, Lucas Joao.

    Subs: Semedo, Nuhiu, McGugan, Hooper, Helan, Sasso, Wildsmith.

    Brighton XI: Stockdale, Bruno, Huenemeier, Dunk, Calderon; Rosenior, Kayal, Stephens, March; Hemed, Baldock.

    Subs: Maenpaa, Goldson, Crofts, Ince, Murphy, Forster-Caskey, Manu.

  108. Get Involved


    Image caption: That hair...

    Which player would you like to see out of retirement?

    Jack Hulatt: Matt Jarvis back at Gillingham, explosive winger and good in front of goal.

    Mr Hind: York City could do with Keith Walwyn back to score goals. Legend RIP.

    Robert Pugh: Tugay back at Blackburn Rovers. No explanation needed.

    Get involved using #bbcfootball on Twitter, or text on 81111 from UK mobiles.

  109. Fighting relegation

    Bottom of the Championship table

    Next-to-bottom Charlton Athletic have gone 10 league games without a win and are on the same number of points as 22nd-placed Bolton Wanderers. Propping up the table and two points from safety are Rotherham, who have not won in five. 

  110. Can QPR stop in-form Derby?

    Derby v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    After two wins in nine league games, QPR need all the luck they can get against the Championship's form team...

  111. Get Involved


    Teddy Sheringham

    He's five months short of his 50th birthday and has not played a competitive match for seven years. Yet Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham hasregistered himself as a playerand could feature for the League Two club in a county cup game on Wednesday.

    That's got us wondering...which player would you like to see come out of retirement and play for your Football League team?

    Tweet#bbcfootball,text81111(UK only) or post a message on the BBC SportFacebook page.

  112. Pushing for promotion

    Championship table

    Brighton have been at the top of the Championship since 29 August - that's nine week. However, there could be new leaders if they slip up at Sheffield Wednesday, with Hull,Burnley, Middlesbrough and Derby all well positioned to take over at the summit.

  113. What's coming up?

    We've got a full Championship schedule ahead of us, plus two games in League One. 

    Our focus is going to be on the fight at the top of the second tier though - current leaders Brighton face a tricky trip to Sheffield Wednesday, and four other teams could overtake them if they lose. 

    Middlesbrough host Rotherham, Hull go to Brentford, Burnley welcome Fulham and Derby play at home to QPR.

    We'll be bringing you goal flashes from each of those games, plus regular updates from elsewhere.

    Bobby Zamora
  114. Clocking the miles

    Well, it's mostly lifted - the fog is no more. Very good news for the thousands of fans who'll be travelling up and down the country this evening. 

    Especially so because there are some real epic journeys on the cards - Fulham fans to Burnley, Bolton supporters to Ipswich, Brighton fans to Sheffield... 

    London Fog
    Image caption: It wasn't quite as bad as the four-day "pea-souper" of 1952, but still

    If you're one of them, you'll have munched a decent chunk of those 500 miles by now. Fair play to you. 

    But if you're following from home, stick the kettle on, break into the Halloween leftovers and enjoy. We'll bring all the Championship goals to you. 

    Cars in fog
    Image caption: Will this be you tonight?