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Championship Scenarios - The Final Week

The final week in the Championship sees a number of issues still to be sorted - including the battle at the bottom and the race for sixth.

Clive Brunskill
Updated to include Tuesday's matches.

Leicester City and Burnley have already earned promotion.

Leicester won promotion on 5th April - following a series of results. They wrapped up the league title following a 1-0 win over Bolton on 22nd April. They can break the 100 point barrier, if they avoid defeat in their match at home to Doncaster.

Burnley were promoted following a 2-0 home win over Wigan on 21st April.


Derby County are confirmed in the first play-off spot (third), while Queens Park Rangers will finish in fourth position. Wigan confirmed their play-off place - following a 2-0 win over Birmingham on Tuesday night. They travel to Blackburn on the final day knowing they'll be guaranteed fifth place if they match Reading's result.

Reading, who currently occupy sixth spot, face promoted Burnley on the final day knowing that a win will guarantee a play-off spot. Reading will also finish in the play-offs if they equal Brighton's result. Brighton (who face Nottingham Forest) can earn a spot, should they win (and Reading drop points) or draw (and Reading lose). Reading could also finish fifth if they win and Wigan lose.

Blackburn Rovers face Wigan on the final day - needing both Reading and Brighton to lose and to overcome a seven goal swing.


Following Friday nights defeat to Brighton, Yeovil were relegated to League One with a game to spare. As are Barnsley, having been defeated 3-1 to Middlesbrough on Saturday while needing a win.

The final relegation place is currently occupied by Birmingham, who have a solid -16 goal difference and a game in hand, but sit on 43 points. Doncaster Rovers sit above them, and with a final day trip to Leicester ahead they only need to better Birmingham's result to survive.

Birmingham travel to Bolton with their fate out of their own hands, but it is in Millwall's as they host Bournemouth. Earning a late point at QPR keeps their head above water, on 45 points and a win will see them stay up.

As are Charlton survived the drop following a 3-1 win over Watford on Tuesday. They travel to Blackpool, the Seasiders themselves aren't safe, on 46 points with a vulnerable goal difference and needing a point to ensure survival.