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Final day of Championship campaign

Ipswich only need a point against Huddersfield to secure automatic promotion

The Championship regular season comes to an end on Saturday lunchtime with promotion, play-off and relegation issues still to be decided.

Ipswich, after beating Coventry on Tuesday night, need only a point against Huddersfield to join champions Leicester in next season’s Premier League.

Leeds still have an outside chance of second place but must beat Southampton, who are guaranteed to finish fourth, and hope Ipswich lose.

Ipswich’s opponents Huddersfield will be relegated barring the most unlikely combination of scorelines.

The Terriers must win, hope Plymouth and Birmingham both lose and make up a goal-difference deficit of 15 to Argyle. A draw for Blues would additionally leave Town needing to win their own game by 11 goals.

Birmingham themselves need to win against Norwich and hope Plymouth do not beat Hull, or that Blackburn or Sheffield Wednesday lose to Leicester or Sunderland respectively – Blues would move above either of the latter pair on goal difference in that scenario. A draw would only keep them up if Plymouth lose by five.

Plymouth would be safe with a win, and Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday with a point.

Norwich need only a point to secure a play-off place, and realistically that is also the scenario for West Brom when they play Preston.

Hull can gatecrash the party if they beat Argyle and West Brom lose, or if they turn around a seven-goal deficit to Norwich – a draw for Albion would leave Hull requiring an 11-goal win to overtake them.

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