The Championship based on the last 6 games: Forest 19th, Cardiff 4th, Fulham 7th

The recent form of some Championship sides, namely Forest, Cardiff, Fulham & Bournemouth, makes for some interesting reading.

The race for promotion - and battle against relegation - from the Championship is hotting up after 13 games.

But, after so many matches, the overall league table no longer represents each side's recent form.

Nottingham Forest are a case in point. Stuart Pearce's men led the standings for a long period and were, at the same time, unbeaten. They are now sixth in the Championship table - just four points off league-leaders Derby.

In the last six games, however, Forest would be a lowly 19th! Pearce's side have not won once in six, drawing twice at home and three times away (losing once to Cardiff).

And Cardiff City are a very interesting example, too. Russell Slade has only just taken over the Welsh side and they are currently 10th in the standings having climbed the table.

Over their last six, though, the Bluebirds would be fourth, only three points off Derby.

Similarly impressive are Bournemouth, who are eighth in the Championship but would be second, only a point off top, over their last six games.

The biggest turnaround, however, is no doubt Fulham. The west London side are still in the relegation zone overall, sitting in 22nd. But, based on recent form, the Cottagers would be seventh in the table, having only lost twice.

Surprise, surprise, those six games have come since Felix Magath's sacking, with one of the defeats taking place in Kit Symons' first match in charge - when he had little time to prepare.

Standings taken from the Football Form Guide website.

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