Championship Preview: Brighton face Villa, Norwich look to put a stop to their losing streak, plus two managerial debuts.

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Brighton take on a resurgent Aston Villa side as they look to go level on points with leaders Newcastle.

The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last 10 league games and boast the leagues best defence, conceding just nine goals all season.

Since Steve Bruce took the helm at Villa Park, the Villains are under somewhat of a resurgence from the form that saw them flirt with the drop zone.

Villa are unbeaten in their last five league games, and a win could see them close the gap on the play-offs.

Ian Holloway begins his second spell as QPR boss, with out of form Norwich City heading to Loftus Road.

Holloway replaced Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbank over the international break with the club sat 17th in the league.

The Canaries have fallen off the pace, and are now 10 points off the top after a run of results which has saw them lose four on the bounce.

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Alex Neil has been under scrutiny from Norwich fans after a run of bad results. (Image Credit:

Alex Neil’s side have conceded eight goals in their last two games, and have not kept a clean sheet in their last 13, which has put their play-off spot under threat.

Cardiff City take on Huddersfield Town as the Welsh club looks to bounce back from their back to back defeats before the break.

The Terriers are currently third in the SkyBet Championship, after an unprecedented start which saw them become the early pace setters.

The Bluebirds will look to bounce back after defeats to Newcastle followed by a surprise home defeat to Wigan.

Huddersfield Town head into this one having hit a rocky patch themselves, losing 5-0 to Fulham and drawing 1-1 with Birmingham.

Paul Lambert will take charge for his first game as Wolves boss as his side travel to Deepdale to take on Preston.

Paul Lambert replaces Walter Zenga at Wolves. (Image Credit:

A run of seven games without a win and sitting just two points off the drop zone was enough to see former coach Walter Zenga sacked.

However, this won’t be an easy game for Lambert and his men.

Preston are currently sat 11th and have won five of their last eight league games having only lost to Newcastle 2-1.

The Lilywhites are one of the leagues in-form sides and a win for them could see them move into a play-off spot.

Other Fixtures

Birmingham v Bristol City

Blackburn v Brentford

Derby v Rotherham

Fulham v Sheff Wed

Reading v Burton

Ipswich v Nottm Forest

Barnsley v Wigan


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