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THE CHAMPIONSHIP, LIVE – Follow Easter Monday's 3pm action

THE CHAMPIONSHIP, LIVE: Follow Easter Monday’s 3pm action as Swansea aim to rekindle automatic promotion hopes and Wayne Rooney’s Derby continue bid to avoid relegation

  • Swansea City have lost their last three games in the Championship
  • Wayne Rooney’s Derby County started the day 19th in the Championship table
  • There are eight Championship games kicking off at 3pm BST on Easter Monday 

The Championship is heading into its run in coming out of the international break yet nothing has been decided at either end of the table heading into Easter Monday’s action.

Swansea City’s hopes of automatic promotion have been hit by three consecutive defeats recently but they will be looking to get back on track when they host Preston North End.

Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Wayne Rooney will be hoping to drag his Derby County side clear of the bottom three when they travel to promotion chasing Reading.

Follow all the 3pm Championship action across the grounds with DAN RIPLEY providing coverage across the eight fixtures. 

Host commentator

Nottm Forest: Samba, Christie, Worrall, McKenna, Blackett, Yates, Garner, Ameobi, Krovinovic, Mighten, Grabban. Subs: Yuri Ribeiro, Mbe Soh, Colback, Smith, Freeman, Cafu, Murray, Knockaert, Taylor.

QPR: Dieng, Dickie, Ball, Barbet, Kakay, Field, Johansen, Wallace, Willock, Chair, Austin. Subs: Lumley, Bonne, Dykes, Thomas, Hamalainen, Bettache, Kelman, Adomah.

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Swansea: Woodman, Roberts, Cabango, Guehi, Manning, Grimes, Fulton, Hourihane, Ayew, Lowe, Whittaker.
Subs: Bennett, Smith, Routledge, Hamer, Dhanda, Latibeaudiere, Bidwell, Naughton, Oliver Cooper.

Preston North End: Iversen, van den Berg, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Whiteman, Ledson, Barkhuizen, Potts, Evans, Jakobsen.
Subs: Bayliss, Moult, Gallagher, Molumby, Huntington, Hudson, Sinclair, Coulton, Bodin.

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)

Blackburn: Kaminski, Nyambe, Lenihan, Harwood-Bellis, Douglas, Johnson, Trybull, Rothwell, Elliott, Armstrong, Dolan.
Subs: Downing, Gallagher, Holtby, Pears, Davenport, Brereton, Buckley, Branthwaite, Bennett.

Bournemouth: Begovic, Smith, Carter-Vickers, Steve Cook, Kelly, Pearson, Lerma, Brooks, Billing, Danjuma, Solanke.
Subs: Mepham, Wilshere, Long, Surridge, Stacey, Riquelme, Rico, Travers, Anthony.

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)

Even in this delayed campaign, with the Easter weekend now here it’s time to start looking towards the end of the season. Yet still in the Championship from top to bottom there is all to play for.

Good afternoon all and welcome to our live coverage of the Championship’s Easter Monday action. Team news on the way…


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