Cham­pi­onship ups and downs

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Who is go­ing up?

The Cham­pi­onship has served up an­other thrilling race for au­to­matic pro­mo­tion, in which the top three, Burn­ley, Mid­dles­brough and Brighton, are level on 87 points.

With just two rounds of fix­tures re­main­ing, it is im­pos­si­ble to call who will gain the top two spots, not least be­cause goal dif­fer­ence – which may prove the dif­fer­ence – is so tight be­tween the three teams.

Boro will look to steal a march on their ri­vals in their match with Birm­ing­ham on Fri­day, with Brighton and Burn­ley hav­ing to wait un­til next Mon­day to play their penul­ti­mate fix­tures.

On the fi­nal week­end of the sea­son, Boro host Brighton while Burn­ley travel to the al­ready-rel­e­gated Charl­ton.

Who is go­ing down?

The fate of Bolton, Charl­ton and MK Dons is al­ready sealed.

Who is in the play-offs?

them­selves up for a play-off push, while Hull City and Derby County are also as­sured of places. The fi­nal spot will be de­cided be­tween Sh­effield Wed­nes­day (71 pts) and Cardiff City (67 pts). They face each other on Satur­day and the Welsh club sim­ply must win to keep their faint hopes alive.

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