Preston North End chief issues warning to players, Wigan Athletic boss cuts an emotional figure while Liverpool star saves Derby - Championship winners and losers

The race for automatic promotion from the Championship took another dramatic turn over the Easter weekend.

By Jordan Cronin
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 12:35 pm
Preston North End boss Alex Neil
Preston North End boss Alex Neil

Here, we round-up the winners and losers from another entertaining and action packed Easter Monday in the second tier. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone and struggled in Championship this weekend...

A 3-1 loss to Birmingham has placed The Millers survival hopes in much doubt, however boss Paul Warne insists he and his player wont give up.
They might have made hard work of it with a 2-2 scoreline at Stoke signalling their fourth consecutive draw, but Leeds slip up means Daniel Farkes men are all but a Premier League club once more.
The Blades took a giant step towards the Premier League after the win at Hull put them three points clear of Leeds, who lost at Brentford. However, Chris Wilder has called on his players to stay calm with two games left.
After three wins on the bounce pulled them back into the playoffs, a 3-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest was met by a damning statement from club legend Bernie Slaven, labelling it embarrassing and humiliating.
After earning a point against table toppers Norwich City, Nathan Jones took the opportunity to inform Stoke supporters that he plans to replace a third of the squad ahead of next season.
You usually hear managers saying its not over until it over, however not even boss Marcelo Bielsa could deny that Leeds automatic promotion hopes hang in the balance. Im very said, he said after the game.
Despite a 2-0 win over Bristol City putting a huge dent in the Robins playoff hopes, Owls boss Steve Bruce admitted defeat in his sides chase for the top six, with attention turning towards Keiran Westwoods contract.
What a dramatic Easter Monday it proved to be for Derby - and Harry Wilson. The Rams looked to have passed up the chance to move into the playoffs spot until the Liverpool man struck twice in injury time. Scenes.
Ledson's red card in Prestons 2-0 defeat at Wigan left Alex Neil frustrated, stating his players need to improve their discipline if they want to be genuine play-off challengers next season.
What an Easter its been for Wigan! A shock win at Leeds on Friday followed by three points against Preston yesterday, Paul Cook cut an emotional figure at full-time after the club secured its Championship status.