Christmas Football Fixtures

The latest on football in the Midlands this Christmas.

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Leicester City 'struggling to keep the pace'

In the Championship, Leicester City desperately need to find some new momentum. Runaway favourites for promotion at the start of the season after spending a small fortune, they once again find themselves struggling to keep pace with the leaders.

Saturday's defeat at home to first-placed Cardiff was hugely significant. They have another chance to knock a top team off their perch when they travel to Hull tomorrow, but Nigel Pearson's former side haven't lost since November.

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West Brom take on QPR

West Brom fans wouldn't have dared ask Santa for something as outrageous as a Champions League place this year. But as things stand they are one of four clubs tied for the all-important fourth spot in the Premier League table.

Their recent goal drought has been addressed with a two-one win over Norwich, and with Boxing Day's opponents QPR struggling for consistency this is an excellent chance for the Baggies to establish themselves in the top five.

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