Date: 4th April 2016 at 11:22am
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Nottingham Forest’s Championship season continued with a defeat against Brentford at the City Ground on Saturday.

The return from the international break wasn’t a good one for Forest with Brentford going away with a three-nil win, in a game that also saw us lose Eric Lichaj to a sending off – the game was already lost at that point though!

In the 49th-minute, following a goalless first half, Kelvin Wilson and Dorus De Vries mix up allowed Lasse Vibe to get in with him putting Brentford ahead.

Nico Yennaris made it two on 65-minutes with Eric Lichaj collecting two yellow cards within four-minutes of each other being sent off with 13-minutes left. Brentford’s Sergi Canos rounded off a miserable afternoon for Forest with the third on 87-minutes.

One positive was the return of captain Henri Lansbury, he came on in the second half after three-months out with a knee ligament injury but the goal struggles continue as we dropped to 16th nine-points clear of the bottom three.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other games played at the weekend….

These were the other results.

Friday 1st April 2016
QPR 2-3 Middlesbrough 19:45

Saturday 2nd April 2016
Blackburn 1-2 Preston
Brighton 2-2 Burnley
Bolton 0-1 Reading
Cardiff 2-1 Derby
Charlton 2-1 Birmingham
Fulham 2-1 MK Dons
Huddersfield 0-1 Sheff Wed
Hull 4-0 Bristol City
Nottm Forest 0-3 Brentford
Rotherham 2-1 Leeds
Wolves 0-0 Ipswich

Middlesbrough (three-two) were arguably the ‘biggest winners’ from the weekend with the win at QPR on Friday moving them up to second, which is a place they retained to close to within three-points of leaders Burnley (two-two) who drew with third placed Brighton.

Only four-points separate the three team though!

A Hull (four-nil) win at the KC Stadium over Bristol City got Steve Bruce’s side back to winning ways with a positive reaction shown now back following the international break, they’re only four-points off second so it’s all very tight for automatic promotion.

Looking at the other end, and the battle to stay in the second tier, with Bolton (one-nil) beaten by Reading I think we discount them now with it the final two places being battled for.

Charlton’s (two-one) win against Birmingham revived hopes but the Fulham (two-one) win against relegation rivals MK Dons means both sides remain in the relegation zone with the Cottagers having a three-point lead over MK Dons and a six-point one over Charlton, with a much better goal-difference than both, that being worth a extra point.

Rotherham’s (two-one) win at the New York Stadium against Leeds saw Neil Warnock, against a former club, move the Millers that little bit closer to safety.

Play-off wise Sheffield Wednesday (one-nil) winning at Huddersfield strengthened the Owls’ chances of that with Derby’s (two-one) defeat to Cardiff leaving it looking like it’ll be these two clubs fighting it out for the fourth and final place at the moment….

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