Berkshire news Reading handed boost in Championship play off race after Brentford drop points PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The race for the Championship play off places has intensified as Brentford dropped points at home to Birmingham City, leaving them just five points clear of Bournemouth in seventh
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Reading have been handed a mini boost in their quest for the Championship play-offs after third placed Brentford dropped points at home to Birmingham City on Tuesday night. The Bees were held to a goalless draw by the Blues in west London, meaning they are now just five points ahead of seventh-placed AFC Bournemouth and four in front of Royals in sixth. Thomas Frank's side still have a game in hand over fifth-placed Barnsley, Reading and Bournemouth, but their stuttering form over the past six weeks will be a great cause for concern. Get the latest Reading FC news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox with our new newsletter Brentford, who lost in the play-off final last season to Fulham, had looked very likely to secure one of the two automatic promotion spots earlier in the season having gone on a 21-game unbeaten run. However, since a 2-0 home defeat by Barnsley on Sunday, February 14, they have won just three in 11 games and drawn the past four in a row. They are now nine points behind second-placed Watford and although they have a game in hand on the Hornets, it is looking unlikely they will catch them. Read More Related Articles Reading FC dealt major injury blow to key defender for play off run in Read More Related Articles Kevin Phillips states verdict on Michael Olise's Reading FC celebration and makes play off claim With Swansea City in fourth also hitting a sticky patch - losing their past four successive games - the race for the play-off spots has very quickly got a lot tighter.
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. However, it is anyone's guess as to the team they could replace in the play-off spots. Reading and Barnsley both have six games left in the season, while Brentford, Swansea and Bournemouth all have seven.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has now overseen four successive draws for his side
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Championship top 8* Norwich - P40, 87pts Watford - P40, 79pts --------------------------- Brentford - P39, 70pts Swansea - P39, 69pts Barnsley - P40, 68pts Reading - P40, 66pts ------------------------------ Bournemouth - P39, 65pts Cardiff - P40, 58pts *Correct at time of writing
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