Don Goodman backs Brighton & Hove Albion to win the Championship play offs

Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Hull City and Brighton & Hove Albion are all competing in the Championship play offs.

Don Goodman has told Sky Sports News, which was broadcast on 11th May, that he believes Brighton & Hove Albion will win the Championship play offs.

Brighton are competing with Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Hull City in the promotion deciding fixtures, with a place in the Premier League up for grabs.

The Seagulls head into the play offs on the back of a huge disappointment, after failing to secure automatic promotion on the final day of the season.

Brighton were tasked with winning against Middlesbrough to get second spot, but they could only manage a draw.

As a result, Chris Hughton’s side will now take on Wednesday on Friday evening to get the Championship play off fixtures underway.

And Goodman said: “I think Brighton deserve to do it. He’s [Chris Hughton's] done the most amazing job, so if you’re putting me on the spot I’m going to say Brighton.”

Wednesday head into the play off fixtures as the outsiders, and they finished the regular season 15 points behind Brighton.

Hull and Derby are due to face each other in the first leg of their tie on Saturday, and it is the Tigers who are tipped to come out on top.

Hull are actually the bookies’ favourites to win the play offs, even though they finished fourth in the Championship standings.

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