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Last Updated: 12/03/18 2:23pm

 Derby have slipped from second to fifth

Derby have slipped from second to fifth

We take a look back at the top stats and facts from the weekend’s action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two.

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Rams on repeat

Derby have not won any of their last seven games and have now slipped from second to fifth in the Championship table. This current slip in form mirrors similar blips over the past five seasons when they have struggled for points after the turn of the year.

The Rams have occupied a place in the top six of the table for over half of four of their past five seasons without winning promotion. In that time, January, February and March has seen their form drastically decline from previous months.

Derby’s points per month – last five seasons

Month Games Points per game
August 25 1.24
September 23 1,52
October 22 2.18
November 20 2.0
December 30 2.37
January 21 1.38
February 27 1.37
March 24 1.13
April 24 2.00
May 5 0.6
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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby.

Millwall on the march

Millwall’s 1-0 Championship win against Brentford on Saturday means that the Lions are now unbeaten in their past 11 Championship games, only Fulham and Tottenham are currently on longer unbeaten runs in all four English Divisions.

As recently as New Year’s Day Neil Harris’ were six points above the relegation places but their current run has put them 10th only six points off the play-offs.

Longest current unbeaten runs – top four leagues

Fulham 15
Tottenham 12
Millwall 11
Cardiff 10
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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Brentford.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Brentford.

Patrick’s purple patch

Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford has now scored eight goals in his past five games including a first career hat-trick in Boro’s 3-0 win against Leeds at The Riverside at the start of March. The 24-year-old is also the first Middlesbrough player to score in five successive games since Bernie Slaven (six games) in 1991.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Barnsley.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Barnsley.

League One

Blackburn Rovers beat Blackpool 3-0 on Saturday and are now unbeaten in their past 16 League One games at Ewood Park. This is their best unbeaten run at home in the league since 22 games without defeat between September 1993 and October 1994 in the Premier League.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackburn and Blackpool.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackburn and Blackpool.

League Two

Accrington leapfrogged Luton at the top of League Two this weekend thanks to Billy Kee’s injury-time winner at Kenilworth Road. The Accies have won seven of their last eight games and only Fulham have won more points in English League football since the start of 2018.

Most points since start of 2018 – top four divisions

Fulham 32
Accrington 31
Aston Villa 28
Blackburn 26
Cardiff/Plymouth 26
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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Luton and Accrington.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Luton and Accrington.



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