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Jay Freeman

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  1. Goodnight

    We've been treated to some fantastic action in the Championship today, not least from Loftus Road with a cracking final third.

    Earlier we saw Connor Goldson's own goal gift Wolves victory whilst Carl Ikeme's heroics between the sticks helped Kenny Jackett's side to a third consecutive clean sheet.

    Meanwhile, is Brighton's promotion chase deflating? Chris Hughton's side are now without a win in their last six games.

    But that's all we have time for tonight. Thank you for joining us and again, have a very happy new year!

  2. FT: QPR 1-2 Hull

    On putting pressure on the top two Middlesbrough and Derby, who meet on Saturday, Clucas told Sky Sports:

    "It's a big win and puts pressure on those two. They will see the three points and it will be good to sit back in our chairs to watch the game and hopefully the result goes our way."

    The win moves Hull to within a point of Derby in second place.

  3. FT: QPR 1-2 Hull

    Hull midfielder Sam Clucas told Sky Sports:

    "It was an even first half, then in the second half we came into it a bit more and thought we deserved that. In the end we held out and that is what we have needed in the last couple of weeks, a bit of resilience. We are delighted with the three points."

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    FT: QPR 1-2 Hull


    QPR 1-2 Hull

    Well that's that and what a funny old game that was! We had about an hour with very few chances and no shots on target and then a superb final 30 minutes.

    Sebastian Polter's leveller cancelled out Abel Hernandez's opener to give QPR hope of sealing at least a point but Adama Diomande's bizarre 90th-minute goal helps Steve Bruce's Hull keep up with the promotion pack.

  6. QPR 1-2 Hull

    We're into the fifth of six added minutes. Is there time for another QPR leveller?

  7. QPR 1-2 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: We will have to rewrite the script. It looked like Hull were drifting towards a solid away performance and win and that was changed a few minutes ago and now it is back to Hull again.
  8. GOAL (Diomande)

    QPR 1-2 Hull

    He might not have meant to do it, but he might just have earned Hull all three points.

    Substitute Adama Diomande makes an instant impact as a defensive mix up between Robert Green and Grant Hall from Sam Clucas' cross sees the Norwegian bizarrely knock the ball into the net.

    Not sure he knew much about that one, but the Hull fans won't mind at all!

  9. QPR 1-1 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Great cross by Phillips.That was perfect, right onto the German's head and he thrust his neck muscles at it and it flew into the top corner.
  10. OPR 1-1 Hull

    Wow, David Meyler has a great chance to put Hull back in front straight away but he can only send his half-volley over the bar from six yards.

    Glorious chance for the visitors.

  11. GOAL (Polter)

    QPR 1-1 Hull

    My word, somehow QPR have found an equaliser! Matt Phillips launches the ball in towards Sebastian Polter who does terrifically well to nod the ball past Hull keeper Allan McGregor.

    They've got four minutes of normal time to find a winner. Can they do it?

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    OPR 0-1 Hull

  13. QPR 0-1 Hull

    Leroy Fer pokes the ball wide at the far post following Matt Phillips' corner. Still no breakthrough for QPR, who've looked short of ideas tonight.


    QPR 0-1 Hull

    Goalscorer Abel Hernandez is brought off by Hull boss Steve Bruce. Tom Huddlestone replaces him as we enter the final 10 minutes of this match.


    QPR 0-1 Hull

    QPR throw on some fresh legs in the form of Jamie Mackie as he replaces Junior Hoilett.

  16. QPR 0-1 Hull

    A robust challenge from Harry Maguire on Leroy Fer draws the ire of the Loftus Road crowd but replays show that he won the ball.

    Time running out for QPR, will they find an equaliser? Abel Hernandez's 61st-minute strike still the difference.

    Abel Hernandez

    QPR 0-1 Hull

    Junior Hoilett goes into the book for a clumsy foul on Moses Odubajo. QPR need to keep their heads here.

  18. QPR 0-1 Hull

    Hull come inches close to doubling their lead. Mohamed Diame finds a way past the QPR back line and shoots from an acute angle, but his shot is just wide.

    Game on!


    QPR 0-1 Hull

    QPR make their first change of the evening. Leroy Fer comes on for Karl Henry.

  20. QPR 0-1 Hull

    QPR are struggling to launch any meaningful attacks but Paul Konchesky tries his best to force a leveller. After Junior Hoilett's cross works its way into the box, Hull keeper Allan McGregor punches the ball into the path of Konchesky, but he buries his shot into the side netting.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side have 20 minutes left to find their way back into this game.

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    QPR 0-1 Hull


    QPR 0-1 Hull

    Hull City make their first change of the evening as Robert Snodgrass replaces Ahmed Elmohamady.

  23. QPR 0-1 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Now we are really in for an exciting last third to this game. It needed a goal. In the first 16 minutes of the second-half QPR didn't carve out a chance, while Hull still looked more composed. We might now see something from Rangers.
  24. GOAL (Hernandez)

    QPR 0-1 Hull

    Well how about that? Just as I was halfway through typing another 'not much going on here' update, Abel Hernandez kills my vibe and neatly slots home Mohamed Diame's clever pass from 12 yards.

    Could that goal liven this game up a bit?

  25. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: I'm looking at Hasselbaink's bench and wondering what he can do to give this side substance? Particularly up front where the substitute for Charlie Austin hasn't got into the game - Polter really hasn't looked a particular goal threat.
  26. QPR 0-0 Hull

    It was a game of few chances in the first half and the second half is no exception. Neither side has had a shot on goal since the restart which still means we've had no efforts on target at all.

  27. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Matt Phillips Sam Clucas

    Junior Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Odubajo, but he fails to capitalise on their advantage as his effort is blocked by a mass of QPR players in the box.

    A let off for the hosts!

  28. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Most of QPR's shots have come from range, at least there have been shots at goal. What they need is some predator to get on the end of those early crosses into the six yard box. I'd think that Hasselbaink would want Phillips to keep wide but insist on better service.
  29. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-0 Hull

    Hull get us under way for the second half at Loftus Road.

  30. Saturday's fixture list

    A reminder of what's coming up tomorrow in the Championship including first against second at the Riverside...

    2 January fixtures
  31. HT: QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Plenty of action. It is not a dull game. We have seen plenty of shots, plenty of crosses. We have seen Polter go close and over do it. There was a a good shot by Tjaronn Chery and Alejandro Faurlin at the end for QPR as well. But, overall Hull have been more composed."
  32. HT: QPR 0-0 Hull

    No shots on target for either side in the first half. You don't see that too often.

    QPR Hull stats

    QPR 0-0 Hull

    A bit of a flat first half, that. Both sides had their chances to take the lead, but neither have found a breakthrough.

    Both managers will feel they have all to play for after the break.

  34. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Andrew Robertson finds the ball after QPR clear a Hull City corner, but he fires wide of the mark from 25-yards out.

  35. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Tjaronn Chery's corner is whipped into the box and finds Alejandro Faurlin but his close range effort goes just over the bar. Still no goals in this one, but both sides will feel they can break the deadlock, as we approach the halfway point.

  36. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Matt Phillips launches a shot which takes a deflection and rises high over Allan McGregor's crossbar, but the Hull keeper has it covered as it lands out of harm's way for a corner.

    Junior Hoilett
  37. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Hull have been a little more optimistic as the game has moved on. Of course, possession doesn't mean everything, but they are beginning to get the ascendancy in vital areas.
  38. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Sam Clucas and Andrew Robertson link up again before the latter launches a ball into the box but no Hull player can make a connection.

  39. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Some good work from Hull on the break as Sam Clucas plays a neat one two with Andrew Robertson to race into the box but the offside flag is raised.


    QPR 0-0 Hull

    Hull's Harry Maguire is booked for a foul on Sebastian Polter.

  41. QPR 0-0 Hull

    QPR win a corner as the ball skids off Sam Clucas' boots when he midjudges a ball into the box and the hosts have two chances to break the deadlock from the corner as Grant Hall's effort flies across goal from the corner before Alejandro Faulin rifles just wide.

  42. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: It is a cold day and that swirly wind is starting to get up. It may effect the quality of the play, we shall see.
  43. QPR 0-0 Hull

    The game has died down a fair bit since Matt Phillips' energetic start 30 seconds in. Both sides marking each other up so far.

  44. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Meyler heads Sam Clucas' corner across goal but his effort swings just wide of the far post. Hull finding their feet in this game now.

  45. QPR 0-0 Hull

    QPR v Hull form

    Both sides are chasing what would be a valuable win tonight as Hull look to boost their hopes of promotion back to the Premier League. On the other hand, QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink still hasn't tasted victory since his appointment at Loftus Road on 4 December.

    Three points would seal a very happy new year for either boss tonight.

  46. QPR 0-0 Hull

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: There was a sense of panic in the Hull defence. It was a lovely dummy to make his chance in the first place but then he over did it. He was trying to get that clean, clear shot. Rather than hit it first time he turns back on himself and was challenged by the bravery of the Hull defender.
  47. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Chance for QPR as Junior Hoilett plays the ball to Sebastian Polter who twists and turns in the Hull box trying to find an opening, but his eventual shot is well blocked as the visitors clear their lines.

  48. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Ahmed Elmohamady

    Ahmed Elmohamady looks in some discomfort. The Hull man had jumped to challenge QPR defender Paul Konchesky for the ball but comes off worse.

  49. QPR 0-0 Hull

    QPR win a corner but it's poorly driven straight out of play by Tjarron Chery. Fair to say it's died down in the capital somewhat.

  50. QPR 0-0 Hull

    Tjaronn Chery shoots from 25 yards out with a dipping shot, but it fails to trouble Hull keeper Allan McGregor.

  51. QPR 0-0 Hull

  52. QPR 0-0 Hull

    At the other end, Hull's Mohamed Diame producess a superb effort as he tries to curl home from long-range but his shot goes just wide of the mark. Moments later, Ahmed Elmohamady drags another shot wide from distance.

  53. QPR 0-0 Hull

    A chance for the hosts within the first 30 seconds as Matt Phillips whips in a cross which just evades Sebastian Polter.

  54. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-0 Hull

    We are under way at Loftus Road.

  55. Post update

    QPR v Hull (17:15 GMT)

    QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on Sky Sports:

    "There are a lot of positives to take from the first five games. Everybody is fixated on the win. We just have to put other things right."

  56. Team news

    QPR v Hull (17:15 GMT)

    Hull make three changes from the side beaten at Preston with Moses Odubajo, Mohamed Diame & Abel Hernández in for Chuba Akpom, Shaun Maloney and Robert Snodgrass.  

  57. Team news

    QPR v Hull (17:15 GMT)

    Charlie Austin remains sidelined for QPR. But Jamie Mackie returns to the squad and could feature for the first time since September.

  58. Next up in our double header

    QPR v Hull (17:15 GMT)

    An entertaining opener for our Championship double header, eh? A superb display from Carl Ikeme and some fantastic efforts to force an equaliser from Chris Hughton's Brighton but Wolves take a valuable three points.

    Next up, we bring you live coverage as QPR take on Hull City at Loftus Road.

  59. FT: Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Wolves player Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Sky Sports:

    "It's another cleansheet and I can't be more happy. We had two games where we conceded seven goals but we banded together. We like to think we're on the up - we just have to be more consistent and not concede."

  60. FT: Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "How big a meaning this game has on both these teams remains to be seen. Brighton need a win. It's a long time since they had one. They will be concerned."


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    A very happy new year for Kenny Jackett and Wolves with their first win on New Years Day since 2007 but Brighton are now six games without a win.

    Connor Goldson's first-half own goal separates the sides as Wolves somehow hang on to seal all three points.

  62. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    We're into the 97th minute of added time, here.

  63. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "He should have scored. There was no pressure on him."


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Now that is incredible. What. A. Save. Carl Ikeme might just have won Wolves this match with a superb point blank save to deny Lewis Dunk. Wow.


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    A late change for Wolves as Benik Afobe's disappointing afternoon ends. He makes way for Adam Le Fondre.

  66. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Wolves have been hanging on the back for most of this second half. They have rarely looked at ease since the break and have found it difficult to keep possession. Brighton have thrown everything at Kenny Jackett's side but just cannot find a breakthrough and time is running out.

  67. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Carl Ikeme superbly claims a Brighton corner but he may have hurt himself in the process. He's being seen by the physio as the board is raised saying there will be another five minutes at the AMEX.

  68. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Tomer Hemed tries an acrobatic kick with his back to goal after Kevin McDonald tries to clear the ball in the box. Still 1-0 to Wolves but you have to wonder how.

  69. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "It was a magnificent strike by Bruno. That was so unlucky - there was very little on for him."


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Jordan Graham has had another fine showing for Wolves but he's hobbling off the field. The midfielder is replaced by Nathan Byrne.


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Straight after David Stockdale claims Kevin McDonald's cross, Brighton work the ball back into the Wolves half and Bruno fires at the crossbar!

  72. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Now Wolves are back on the ropes and a sustained period of Brighton pressure ends with Lewis Dunk tamely heading James Wilson's cross straight at Carl Ikeme.

    Not long left at the AMEX.

  73. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Brighton's Dale Stephens volleys from just outside the box but Carl Ikeme catches his dipping effort. End-to-end stuff here in the final 10 minutes!

  74. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Jordan Graham has a shot blocked but Wolves manage to win the ball back. Conor Coady tries an effort from 35-yards out which is just palmed away by David Stockdale and suddenly it's Brighton who look all over the place!

  75. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Well now, that would have been quite an assist! David Stockdale launches the ball downfield towards Tomer Hemed and Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme makes hard work of claiming the ball at the edge of his box.


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Andrew Crofts is replaced by Tomer Hemed as Brighton look to get something out of this match. Have they left it too late?

  77. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Benik Afobe battles his way into the Brighton box but he's beaten to the ball by Lewis Dunk. Brighton work the ball upfield to James Wilson who tries his luck from long range but Carl Ikeme coolly scoops up his shot.

  78. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Well the early excitement of this second half has died down a fair bit. Both sides have sent on fresh legs as we approach the final 20 minutes but who will come out on top? Or will Brighton seal their 12th draw this season?


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Brace yourself Wolves fans, you'll never guess who's about to come on. Bjorn Sigurdarson makes his first appearance for Wolves in two years as he replaces James Henry.


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Change for Brighton as Elvis Manu comes on in place of Bobby Zamora.

  81. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Brighton have had 70% possession in the second half and it's showing. Wolves have been completely pinned into their own half and look nervy at the back. Kenny Jackett could do with another goal but at the moment, it's unlikely his side will break on the counter any time soon.

  82. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "I get the feeling that Brighton players are starting to take people on. This was a chance under pressure. He had to take it early because he had two players closing him down."

  83. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    A mix up in the Wolves defence sees goalkeeper Carl Ikeme come out to claim but the ball evades him and rolls out for a corner which finds Jamie Murphy, but his low shot is saved.

    Shaky times for Wolves right now.

  84. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    James Wilson sends a fantastic ball through to Jamie Murphy that slices the Wolves defence right open, but the Brighton forward shoots high over the crossbar.

    You have to wonder how Chris Hughton's side aren't level at the very least.

  85. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Jamie Murphy sends a high ball towards the Wolves back post but Lewis Dunk can't get to it in time and a goal kick is given. Lots of attacking threat from Brighton, here.

  86. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    After being awarded a free kick when he was fouled by Dominic Iorfa, Benik Afobe manages to nod Jamie Murphy's free kick away but Brighton work it back into the Wolves area and Lewis Dunk somehow misses from close range with a powerful shot.

    This is better from Brighton, but can they restore parity?

  87. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    James Wilson skips past two Wolves defenders to fire a low shot at goal but visiting keeper Carl Ikeme is on hand to save the danger.

  88. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Brighton have to come up with a different plan. Their manager Chris Hughton has to think of another way to attack the game."

  89. KICK-OFF

    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Wolves get the second half under way.

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    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Brighton Draws info

    Chris Hughton finds his side a goal down at the break but here's something for the Brighton boss to think about. Albion are the draw leaders in the Championship this season.

    Can they work an equaliser or will Wolves extend their lead in the second half?

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  91. Claridge on his promotion favourites

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    "The teams to get promoted? I think the top two. Middlesbrough have spent well and learnt from their mistakes of last season. Derby have made a slow start, but I would love to see the latest stats of their form. For the third spot? To call it now will be very, very difficult."


    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    A few boos ring around the AMEX Stadium. The home fans will not be pleased with that showing. Wolves threatened little prior to being given the lead from Connor Goldson's own goal, but now Brighton are struggling to get back into this game. Chris Hughton will be happy to hear the half time whistle. 

  93. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Wolves look much more comfortable now they have taken the lead as Brighton struggle to regain their dominance from the opening 20 minutes. After James Henry brings down Jamie Murphy on the edge of the box, Brighton drill their free kick straight into a mass of Wolves bodies and the ball runs clear.

    That sums up the latter moments of this half for the hosts.

  94. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Former Brighton forward Warren Aspinall on BBC Sussex: "What Wolves front three have is pace. Afobe might get the goals but on the flanks, James Henry is very quick."

  95. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    By George what a game this has turned into! The visitors' tails are up as Dave Edwards does well to win the ball on the edge of the box and sets up James Henry on the right, but Brighton keeper David Stockdale saves his low shot.

  96. Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "That was a horrible goal to concede. Connor Goldson tried to take his foot away but he was too slow. It was a great cross by Jordan Graham."

  97. GOAL (Goldson own goal)

    Brighton 0-1 Wolves

    Well well well, the game's opening goal comes from a Wolverhampton-born player, but he's not playing for Wolves. Connor Goldson somehow turns Jordan Graham's cross past David Stockdale and into his own net.

    Wolves have got their early lead and it's Jordan Graham in the build up - a common theme of late.

  98. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Chance for Brighton as Bobby Zamora almost turns from Ethan Ebanks-Landell through on goal in the box but the Wolves defender is having none of it. Brighton have lost a bit of their potency in front of goal recently as the game has quietened down.

  99. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Jack Beardwell: Chris Hughton's teams always start brightly but fade quickly, would be great to see Brighton in the PL though.

    Andy Gardner: Wolves need serious investment, weakest squad in years.

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  100. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Brighton have dominated the possession in the opening 20 minutes but Wolves tend to strike early on of late. Conor Coady capitalises on a defensive mix up to play James Henry through on goal but the hosts clear the ball away.

  101. Post update

    Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "You expect Carl Ikeme to save that. It was an instinctive drive by James Wilson. Great technique, but poor defending."

  102. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    What a save! Carl Ikeme saves James Wilson's powerful dipping shot. Considering the Brighton forward was sick on the pitch prior to kick off, you'd never know from the way he's playing. A bright start for the Manchester United loanee.

  103. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Big chance just gone begging for Wolves. James Henry does well to win the ball in midfield and lays up Benik Afobe who finds space but his shot is well saved by Brighton keeper David Stockdale.

    Entertaining stuff so far.

  104. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Lewis Dunk tees up Bobby Zamora on the right flank but his searching ball into the box fails to find a connection. Brighton having most of the early attacking threat, here.

  105. Post update

    Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "It's been a stuttering start by Wolves. Brighton have been the best side."

  106. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    What a tackle from Ethan Ebanks-Landell! The Wolves man saves their blushes after James Wilson plays himself through on goal. A fine start for the hosts so far, though.

  107. Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Brighton have the first shot of the match after Wolves fail to clear their lines, but Andrew Crofts' effort goes well wide of the post.

  108. KICK-OFF

    Brighton 0-0 Wolves

    Brighton get us under way on the south coast.

  109. Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    The teams are out at the AMEX Stadium and kick off is minutes away.

  110. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    With their recent lack of wins, has Brighton's promotion bubble burst or is it just a blip?

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  111. Team news

    Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    Wolves team v Brighton

    Wolves name an unchanged starting XI for the third game in a row. Jack Price returns from illness to start on the bench, in place of Sheyi Ojo.

    Subs: McCarey, Golbourne, Wallace, Price, Byrne, Le Fondre, Sigurdarson.

  112. Team news

    Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    Brighton team v Wolves

    Chris Hughton makes two changes from the side that lost to Ipswich on Tuesday night as Bobby Zamora and James Wilson come in for Tomer Hemed and Rajiv van La Parra, who is ineligible to play against his parent club Wolves.

    Subs: Maenpaa, Chicksen, Ince, Forster-Caskey, Holla, Manu, Hemed.

  113. Brighton's remarkable rise

    Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    It's fair to say Brighton boss Chris Hughton probably enjoyed his New Year's Eve celebrations last night more than in 2014.

    When he took charge of the club on 31 December, 2014 the Seagulls were languishing 21st in the Championship.

    Turn forward the clock 12 months and Brighton are enjoying a season to remember.

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens has taken a look at the club's rise under Hughton. Click here to read more.

    Chris Hughton
  114. Just getting started

    QPR v Hull (17:15 GMT)

    An early reminder that in the second instalment of our Championship double bill today, Queens Park Rangers host Hull in our kick-off.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be hoping to mark the New Year wit a long-awaited win as QPR boss, having taken the job on 4 December.

    Third-placed Hull are out to end their miserable five-game winless run away from home in all competitions.

  115. Saturday's line-up

    Here's tomorrow's Championship fixture list in full...

    Championship fixtures January 2nd
  116. Battle at the top

    Aitor Karanka

    While we've got a couple of tasty Championship fixtures to ease us into the new year this afternoon, there's plenty more to look forward to on Saturday.

    It is Saturday tomorrow isn't it?! I'm losing track!

    There's a huge game at the Riverside Stadium, where leaders Middlesbrough take on second-placed Derby County.

    Fifth-placed Burnley host fellow promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town, while at the bottom, Bolton Wanderers will be looking for back-to-back wins when they take on Huddersfield Town.

  117. Wolves' improving form

    Brighton v Wolves (15:00 GMT)

    Jordan Graham

    Relegation form to promotion form? What a difference six points and two clean sheets can make.

    There was much consternation at Molineux prior to Wolves' back-to-back wins against Reading and Charlton, as Kenny Jackett's side had conceded eight goals in their previous three matches but things seemed to have improved, thanks in part to the efforts of Jordan Graham who scored his first goal in senior football on Monday.

    Meanwhile, Brighton boss Chris Hughton will be targeting all three points today to bolster their promotion hopes. His side are winless in their last five games and now lie four points outside the Championship top two.

    Who will come out on top today at the AMEX?

  118. Welcome

    Kenny Jackett

    Thank you for joining us and a happy new year to you all!

    What a line-up we have for you this afternoon. Today's action kicks off on the south coast as Brighton take on Wolves, who have enjoyed something of a festive resurgence. 

    Chris Hughton's side are winless in their last five matches and have slipped from the top two. Can the Seagulls find a valuable three points today or will Wolves seal a first away win at Brighton in just over 11 years?

    Later on we will bring you live coverage as QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink searches for his first win since joining the club as his side take on Hull City.