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CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

26 October 2012

NPower Championship Preview, October 27th

FOXES v EAGLES

 

Unbeaten in their last seven games, Leicester, like ourselves, have won all six of their home games. Palace are unbeaten in nine matches and are four points behind Leicester. Our former manager Lennie Lawrence and coach Curtis Fleming are temporarily in charge of Palace now that Dougie Freedman has been confirmed as manager of Bolton.Crystal Palace. at home to fourth-placed Leicester CityTwo of the top six face each other this Saturday with leaders

 

FOURTH SUCCESSIVE WIN FOR ‘BORO?

 

Middlesbrough, who are in the lower half of the table. ‘Boro are going for their fourth consecutive win, and will be hoping for an attendance bigger than the 14,129 who saw last Tuesday’s 2-0 home win against Hull City. As for Bolton, it’s now one win in their last five games, and striker Kevin Davies has netted just twice in his last seven appearances.Boltonin third spot, are just three points behind Leicester and ourselves, and this Saturday ‘Boro are at home to

 

WOLVES v CHARLTON

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers this Saturday, Wolves with on-loan Jermaine Pennant from Stoke City due to make his third appearance for them. Charlton, with Rob Hulse signed nearly a month ago on loan from Q.P.R. and looking to score his first goal for them, have only won once in their last five matches.Charlton Athletichave slipped recently – one win in four – and they are in fifth spot, five points off the top two. They face lower-half

 

MILWALL v HUDDERSFIELD

 

this Saturday; Kenny Jackett’s side in nineteenth place, but unbeaten in their last five matches with seven goals scored in their last three games.Millwall who came unstuck at Peterborough last Tuesday. Town have Jermaine Beckford on loan from Leicester City, and he has scored twice in his last three games. The Yorkshire side go to Huddersfield TownOccupying the last play-off position at present are newly-promoted

 

LEEDS v BLUES

 

Leeds United, in twentieth place, and The Blues have not won in four matches. They drew 3-3 at Millwall on Tuesday with Marlon King scoring a hat-trick to make it seven League and Cup goals so far.Birmingham Cityin seventh place and one point off the top six, are unbeaten in their last six games, but have drawn three of their last four. They are at home to a surprisingly stuttering

 

IPSWICH v WEDNESDAY

 

at Portman Road. Wednesday have not won a League match since August 25th, and it’s now nine games without victory (two draws, seven defeats). Can the Tractor Boys turn the tide as Dave Jones and co make the trip?Sheffield Wednesday club nd, without a manager following the departure of Paul Jewell in midweek, look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat when they face 22Ipswich TownDown at the foot of the table, bottom club

 

ROBINS v TIGERS

 

Bristol City, at Ashton Gate. The Robins recently signed defender Steve McManus on loan from Middlesbrough. As for Hull, they have yet to draw a match so far this season.Hull City spot, are six matches without a win, and aim to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat when they face eighth placed stin 21

 

NORTH-SOUTH SEASIDE MEETING

 

Brighton & Hove Albion who have one win from their last six matches.Blackpoolwere going well to mid September, but have now failed to win any of their last five games which have brought them just one goal! On Saturday they travel to mid-table

 

ROVERS v HORNETS

 

takes place at Ewood Park, Blackburn are still without a manager following Steve Kean’s departure in late-September. Watford with be without Danny Pudil and Nathaniel Chalobah, both suspended after being sent off against us last Tuesday.Watford and Blackburn RoversA mid-table clash between

 

TYKES v FOREST

 

Barnsley Rooney was signed on Thursday, having been recently with U.S.A. side Orlando City. Forest are unbeaten in their last four, with Billy Sharp scoring in each of the last two games – his first goals of the season.Nottingham Forest.in seventeenth place could well have John Rooney, brother of Manchester United’s Wayne, in their line-up for their home match against tenth-placed

 

POSH v RAMS

 

at London Road. But Derby are unbeaten in five, including three away games.Derby County could climb out of the relegation zone if they beat mid-table Peterborough UnitedBottom-but-one


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