The final day Championship permutations for Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Rotherham and Wycombe

Middlesbrough will head into their final game of the season with little to play for in terms of their divisional status – but there are still some big outcomes to be decided in the Championship.

By Joe Nicholson
Friday, 7th May 2021, 6:00 am

Boro will host bottom side Wycombe at the Riverside this weekend – and although the Chairboys haven’t mathematically been relegated, their inferior goal difference means they are realistically out of the survival battle.

To stay up Gareth Ainsworth’s side would need Sheffield Wednesday to beat Derby, while also beating Boro by 13 goals. Their fate has surely been sealed.

Above Wycombe, the Championship’s relegation battle is an intriguing one, with two of Derby, Wednesday and Rotherham set to be relegated to League One.

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Derby County boss Wayne Rooney.

With Derby set to face Wednesday at Pride Park, the situation is even more gripping.

A win for Derby, who are three points above The Owls, would see Wayne Rooney’s side stay up, yet the hosts have been in freefall and have lost their last six matches.

A win for Wednesday would see them move above The Rams on goal difference, meaning Darren Moore’s men would beat the drop if Rotherham fail to win at Cardiff.

Rotherham are two points behind Derby and must win at The Cardiff City Stadium to avoid relegation.

If they do claim three points in South Wales, only a Derby win would send Rotherham down.

With Norwich and Watford already assured of automatic promotion, and Brentford, Swansea, Bournemouth and Barnsley all guaranteed a play-off place, there is little to decide at the top of the Championship.

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