Date: 7th April 2016 at 9:11am
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Nottingham Forest’s Championship season continued with a defeat against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.

The saving grace for Forest, as regards to staving off relegation, following this two-one defeat at Reading is the fact that others should be too far behind to catch us!

Forest went into the half time break with Ben Osborn putting us ahead on 41-minutes, going on to beat Reading ‘keeper Ali Al Habsi when put in by Henri Lansbury but the Royals were level on 68-minutes through Matej Vydra, as he deflected in an Oliver Norwood effort.

This looked like it would end in a draw until Reading grabbed an 81st-minute winner, Norwood again having a go from distance that didn’t need a deflection this time with it now eight defeats from 10-matches but that nine-point cushion on the bottom three should be enough!

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

These were the other results.

Tuesday 5th April 2016
Birmingham 1-2 Brighton
Brentford 3-1 Bolton
Bristol City 1-1 Rotherham
Burnley 0-0 Cardiff
Derby 4-0 Hull
Ipswich 0-0 Charlton
Leeds 1-1 QPR
Middlesbrough 3-0 Huddersfield
MK Dons 1-2 Wolves
Preston 1-2 Fulham
Sheff Wed 2-1 Blackburn
Reading 2-1 Nottm Forest

It’s now very tight in the battle for automatic promotion but Hull’s (four-nil) heavy defeat at Derby most likely rules them out, with his boosting the Derby play-off hopes in the process with that iPro Stadium win.

Burnley (nil-nil) remain top but only just following the draw at Cardiff with the Middlesbrough (three-nil) win at the Riverside Stadium seeing them close in on the leaders with Brighton (two-one) winning at Birmingham to leave little between all three.

He who blinks first could be the one to miss out, so to speak!

Charlton (nil-nil) will now be odds on to go down, with Ipswich missing the play-off too after this draw with MK Dons (two-one) set to join them to make an instant return to League 1 after defeat to Wolves coupled with Fulham (two-one) winning at Preston and Rotherham (one-one) and Bristol City playing out a draw leaving both (Charlton and MK Dons) with too much ground to make up you would think?

That Cardiff draw with Burnley saw Derby strengthen their position on the fourth and final play-off spot with the impressive win over Hull.

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