Championship: Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield, Sheffield United among teams in play-off contention

With the automated promotion locations wrapped up, the battle to safe a spot in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs will proceed till the ultimate day of the season.

Runaway leaders Fulham secured promotion to the Premier League on the first time of asking after a 3-0 win over Preston on April 19 after which lifted the title after a crushing 7-0 win over play-off chasing Luton on May 2.

They had been then joined by Bournemouth on May 3, after Scott Parker’s aspect scored a late aim to sink Nottingham Forest and make their six-point cushion inside the highest two unassailable with one recreation to spare.

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With the relegation locations having been settled for weeks now, too, that leaves simply the remaining 4 locations in the highest six up for grabs. But with Huddersfield having secured one and Forest one other, there are two berths remaining, with Sheffield United, Luton, Middlesbrough and Millwall left to contest them.

Just three factors separate the fifth-placed Blades from the eighth-placed Lions.

Here, we check out the runners and riders, their type and their key remaining fixtures as they bid to interrupt freed from the Championship’s clutches and attain the Premier League…

Nottingham Forest

Position: third
Games performed: 45
Points: 79
Form (most up-to-date first): LWWWW
Sky Bet promotion odds: 7/4

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Remaining fixtures: Hull (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest

Huddersfield

Position: 4th
Games performed: 45
Points: 79
Form (most up-to-date first): WWWDW
Sky Bet promotion odds: 4/1

Remaining fixtures: Bristol City (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Huddersfield Town

Sheffield United

Position: fifth
Games performed: 45
Points: 72
Form (most up-to-date first): WDWLD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 5/2

Remaining fixtures: Fulham (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United

Luton

Position: sixth
Games performed: 45
Points: 72
Form (most up-to-date first): LDWWL
Sky Bet promotion odds: 5/1

Remaining fixtures: Reading (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Luton Town

Middlesbrough

Position: seventh
Games performed: 45
Points: 70
Form (most up-to-date first): WWDLD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 8/1

Remaining fixtures: Preston (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Stoke City

Millwall

Position: eighth
Games performed: 45
Points: 69
Form (most up-to-date first): WDWDW
Sky Bet promotion odds: 80/1

Remaining fixtures: Bournemouth (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Peterborough United

Final day fixtures

All fixtures kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday.

Bournemouth vs Millwall
Birmingham vs Blackburn
Stoke vs Coventry
West Brom vs Barnsley
Huddersfield vs Bristol City
Hull City vs Nottingham Forest
Luton Town vs Reading
Preston vs Middlesbrough
Sheffield United vs Fulham
Swansea vs QPR
Peterborough vs Blackpool
Derby County vs Cardiff City

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