Leeds United travel to Luton Town this weekend in the Championship

BBC man urges Leeds United to chase shock deal, Middlesbrough chief drops contracts hint, Barnsley prepare for fresh start - Championship preview

Championship clubs face-off in key fixtures this weekend with movement expected at the top and bottom of the table.

As ever, with some key games to watch out for, we preview the main talking points ahead of this weekend's Championship fixture list. Scroll and click through the pages:

Both clubs sit on the same number of points and hold aspirations of promotion this campaign. Just how important of a result could it be for the winner - points-wise and mentally?

1. Its sixth v fifth - Bristol City v Nottingham Forest

Both clubs sit on the same number of points and hold aspirations of promotion this campaign. Just how important of a result could it be for the winner - points-wise and mentally?
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Fulham and QPR face off with just two points separating the pair. Aleksandar Mitrovic will play an integral part tomorrow and BBC pundit Noel Whelan has earmarked him as a player Leeds should be targeting, though admits it's unlikely.

2. West London derby incoming

Fulham and QPR face off with just two points separating the pair. Aleksandar Mitrovic will play an integral part tomorrow and BBC pundit Noel Whelan has earmarked him as a player Leeds should be targeting, though admits it's unlikely.
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Neil Harris and Gerhard Struber will take to the dugout as Cardiff City and Barnsley manager, respectively, for the first time while Michael ONeill takes charge of his first Stoke City match at the Bet 365 Stadium.

3. Weekend of managerial debuts

Neil Harris and Gerhard Struber will take to the dugout as Cardiff City and Barnsley manager, respectively, for the first time while Michael ONeill takes charge of his first Stoke City match at the Bet 365 Stadium.
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Under-performing Derby boss Phillip Cocu rubbished talk of him leaving for Feyenoord - showing his commitment to turning the tide by discussing the January transfer window. Cocu wants one or two arrivals.

4. Derby County chief addresses exit talk

Under-performing Derby boss Phillip Cocu rubbished talk of him leaving for Feyenoord - showing his commitment to turning the tide by discussing the January transfer window. Cocu wants one or two arrivals.
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