The Championship weekend

Last updated : 29 January 2011 By Michael Morris
Just three matches today but two have them have a huge bearing on City's position at the top of the Championship table.

Leaders QPR are away at Hull City. Rangers hold a five point lead over City at the moment having played the same amount of games. We certainly don't want it extending to 8 points even if we will have a game in hand. Let's hope Anthony Gerrard can keep out Taarabt, Routledge and co.

Norwich, who are 3rd, but level with us on points and games played, are away at struggling Crystal Palace. With former City boss Lenny Lawrence mentoring Dougie Freedman maybe Palace can start to rebuild their season with a win today. It would do us a huge favour.

The other game sees Scunthorpe face Preston. The teams occupy the bottom two places in the Championship table.

I'll look at the rest of the weeks fixtures later in the weekend / Monday. But there are some cracking games to look forward to next week with City facing Reading and Swansea in their next two matches. QPR, after today, playing Portsmouth and Reading while the Jacks in midweek are at Bristol City.

Last night Millwall moved upto 8th with a home win over Barnsley.

Fixtures: Satuday January 29th, 2011

Crystal Palace v Norwich City
Hull City v QPR
Scunthorpe v Preston

League table:

Latest match Friday,
28th January 2011
1Queens Park Rangers 27941301056216814103461852+28
2Cardiff City 27832241262621211458453347+12
3Norwich City 27734252065219151386443547+9
4Swansea City 2893219552716211459352647+9
5Nottingham Forest 268602511444111112104362246+14
6Leeds United 28734292456323211297524545+7
7Watford 26643261762526221268523942+13
8Millwall 28833241236513161198372842+9
9Reading 276622414454171410116412841+13
10Burnley 278332718274141610107413440+7
11Leicester City 288422615329153111611414639-5
12Hull City 2754411646418249108293037-1
13Barnsley 287432013338132710711334037-7
14Coventry City 286351815437141910612323436-2
15Derby County 2762525144281425104133939340
16Doncaster Rovers 26643201533720309710404534-5
17Bristol City 28545182034713228812314232-11
18Portsmouth 27454242042814238712384331-5
19Ipswich Town 26616181833712189413303631-6
20Middlesbrough 27544181732913198613313630-5
21Sheffield United 27427152334711207614264327-17
22Crystal Palace 276341613121110347515264726-21
23Scunthorpe United 2513892160717237315264424-18
24Preston North End 26338142223715255615294721-18