The ‘Beast from the East’ has battered the UK in recent days with snow and freezing conditions posing a real threat to this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

Four games were postponed before matchday while Middlesbrough were the first club of the weekend to beat the conditions on Friday evening as they defeated Leeds United 3-0 at The Riverside Stadium.

Two more games have fallen foul of the weather this morning as Aston Villa’s home clash with Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ fixture with Reading were postponed due to safety concerns and snow.

Here is a full update on this afternoon’s fixture schedule in the Sky Bet Championship.

Aston Villa v QPR – Postponed due to safety concerns

Barnsley v Norwich City – Postponed due to safety concerns

Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End – Pitch cleared of snow, game set to go ahead with no concerns reported

Brentford v Cardiff City – Postponed due to a frozen pitch

Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday – Match to go ahead

Derby County v Fulham – Game on! Inspection passed

Ipswich Town v Hull City – Postponed due to safety concerns

Millwall v Sunderland (The72’s feature match) – Match confirmed on

Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City – Pitch has been cleared of snow, the club are hopeful that the match will be on

Sheffield United v Burton Albion – Postponed due to safety concerns

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading – Postponed due to snow

Any further updates will be provided on this page.

Information correct as at 9.30am.

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I am Dan Pentland a writer and reporter for The72 and Chelsea Presser websites and editor and owner of FAWSL Full-Time magazine. Regularly reporting from EFL matches, FAWSL fixtures and various internationals. Completed the 92 in 2015! Contact me on Twitter @danpentlandpcuk or via E-mail [email protected]

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