Championship review / preview

Last updated : 20 February 2005 By Michael Morris
Saturday's results (19-02-05)

Brighton 2 Sunderland 1
Millwall 0 Stoke 1
Preston 1 Ipswich 1
Reading 1 Coventry 2
Rotherham 1 Derby 3
West Ham 5 Plymouth 0
Wigan 3 Leeds 0
Wolves 2 Gillingham 2

League table (19-02-05)

1Ipswich Town 331321321467429251995613966+22
2Wigan Athletic 331043351185324131896592463+35
3Sunderland 331042291582720161869493160+18
4Derby County 3364625241025241716611494154+8
5Preston North End 3311423318448142615810474453+3
6West Ham United 3211242716447192315611463951+7
7Reading 3310522611448132114910393251+7
8Sheffield United 315651717834222213993939480
9Millwall 339262216466131413812353047+5
10Leeds United 3566523186571721121112403947+1
11Burnley 316541613565101211119262544+1
12Stoke City 3272611956691312812202244-2
13Queens Park Rangers 328352318529172613514404444-4
14Crewe Alexandra 325653126637222911912535542-2
15Brighton & Hove Albion 346471720548122311815294341-14
16Leicester City 31565161447417169139333040+3
17Watford 325831912457212691310403840+2
18Wolverhampton Wanderers 325932923447162191310454440+1
19Cardiff City 327361914277162291013353637-1
20Coventry City 33547182044923359816415535-14
21Plymouth Argyle 335561720431017289816344835-14
22Gillingham 337361518141215358718305331-23
23Nottingham Forest 3155517190610112651115284526-17
24Rotherham United 331791426268112131317254722-22

Fixtures 22-02-05

Cardiff v Millwall
Crewe v Reading
Gillingham v West Ham
Ipswch v Watford
Plymouth v Sheff Utd
QPR v Wolves
Stoke v Leicester
Sunderland v Rotherham

Wins for Brighton and Coventry on Saturday were not the best outcomes for a watching City but at least Gillingham failed to win at Wolves. The drop zone is 6 points below us and we have a game in hand. We could see a big step forward if we win on Tuesday and Gillingham lose at home to West Ham.

It's quite simple, if we win our games then we will be safe. 13 points from 14 remaining games should see us OK. On current form (one defeat in the last 8 and three straight league wins at home), we should be capable of beating Millwall ahead of a tough trip to Sunderland on Saturday.