The other East Midlands sides in the hunt for promotion have also suffered pre-Christmas knocks. Derby's recent charge up the table was stopped by Hull on Friday night. They'll be hoping for at least a point at Burnley who have failed to win in five games.
And if Nottingham Forest** are to keep up with the play-off pack they really need something at home to eighth place Leeds.
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Remaining generally cloudy with further locally heavy rain or showers expected through Friday morning, drier in the afternoon.
Showers will continue through Friday and may turn locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.