Brighton had a hard-fought win at QPR on Friday night and with Newcastle’s below-par showing at Sheffield Wednesday and our 9th defeat this term, we are now two points behind the south coast club in the league.
While automatic promotion was always the number one goal for the season, it will still be good to go up as the Champions, but that could still be a toss-up between Newcastle and Brighton.
Brighton have the same number of wins as us and two less defeats with two more draws.
Chris Hughton – has done a fabulous job at Brighton
Deserves great credit
Of course we all know Chris Hughton is an excellent manager and there’s no doubt Chris will want to win the Championship for a second time, having won it with us seven years ago.
Chris was simply brilliant in our last promotion season.
Here’s the standings at the top of the Championship at the moment.
In fact, if Brighton can beat Wolves on Friday and Huddersfield lose at home to Preston North End then Brighton will be promoted.
Huddersfield would remain on 74 points with five games to play and can get a total of 89 points.
Brighton will be on 89 points and have a much superior goal difference, so they would be promoted.
We could always say winning the Championship didn’t really matter as long as we got promoted – but we’d also be lying.