Date: 8th March 2016 at 11:26am
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Burnley will be looking to keep their place at the top of the Championship table when they make the trip to strugglers Fulham on Tuesday night.

The Clarets are currently one point clear of Middlesbrough at the summit, and four points clear of third-placed Hull, although Steve Bruce’s side will have two games in hand following the midweek fixtures.

Sean Dyche’s side travel to a Fulham team that are just five points above the relegation zone following a 2-2 draw at Reading at the weekend, and they will know they need to keep picking up points to ensure that they survive.

Second-placed Boro also face an away match against another side struggling towards the bottom of the table, 22nd-placed Rotherham United.

Aitor Karanka’s men beat Wolves 2-1 on Friday night, but will be aware of a Millers side that beat high-flying Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Hillsborough last time out.

In one of the games of the night, the Owls make the long trip south to face fellow play-off side Brighton, who picked up a useful goalless draw at in-form Preston at the weekend.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City, 8th August 2015. Picture Steve Parkin NEW OWLS BOSS Carlos Carvahal Thanks the fans at the end of his 1st win as owls boss in his 1st league game in charge

Carlos Carvahal and his Sheffield Wednesday side face fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton on Tuesday night.

Derby County have won three of their last four matches to move back into promotion contention, and face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, with the hosts comfortably in mid-table, 11 points from the top six and 12 points above the bottom three.

Cardiff City will continue their push for a place in the play-offs when they host Steve Evans’ Leeds United in the Welsh capital.

The Bluebirds are only outside the top six on goal difference following their 2-0 win at local rivals Bristol City at the weekend, while United picked up a crucial 2-1 victory at home to bottom-of-the-table Bolton.

Wanderers are now 10 points from safety following the weekend’s results, and Neil Lennon will know that his side needs a positive result when they welcome play-off hopefuls Ipswich to the Macron in the evening’s late kick-off.

Elsewhere, there is a huge clash at the bottom as 23rd-placed Charlton Athletic host 21st-placed MK Dons at the Valley.

The Addicks boosted their chances of pulling off a Great Escape when they beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday, but they know that realistically they must beat the Dons, who tasted success at home to QPR to maintain the seven-point advantage.

In the night’s other matches, Birmingham, who are just one point from the top six, travel to Paul Lambert’s Blackburn, Huddersfield play host to Reading, Nottingham Forest welcome late play-off hopefuls Preston North End to the City Ground, and Bristol City will look to further boost their chances of survival when they make the trip to out-of-form Wolves.

Championship Fixtures (7:45pm unless stated)

Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday
Cardiff City vs Leeds United
Charlton Athletic vs MK Dons
Fulham vs Burnley
Huddersfield Town vs Reading
Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers vs Derby County
Rotherham United vs Middlesbrough
Wolves vs Bristol City
Bolton Wanderers vs Ipswich Town (8pm)

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