Sport The gates at Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United

Knill collided with a squirrel which sent him flying of his bicycle and a fan has asked the club if fans will face a ban for wearing squirrel costumes ahead of his return ti the club with League Two rivals Torquay

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Nottingham Forest secure final play-off place

Nottingham Forest secured the final npower Championship play-off place ahead of Leeds in style with a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Round-up: Cardiff's 'unfinished business' puts the pressure on Norwich

Dave Jones, the Cardiff manager, believes his side have "unfinished business" ahead of their crucial game today at home to Middlesbrough. Cardiff narrowly missed out on promotion last year, losing the play-off final to Blackpool, but are just one point behind Norwich as the two teams vie for the final automatic promotion spot. "I'm proud of what I've done here" said Jones, "but would be even prouder of taking the club into the Premier League."

League round-up: Forest fire relegates Scunthorpe

Reading confirmed their play-off berth with an entertaining 0-0 draw at Coventry City while Nottingham Forest edged closer to a top-six finish as Kris Boyd and Luke Chambers both scored two in a 5-1 defeat of Scunthorpe United, who are relegated.

QPR's party for promotion threatened by being sent back to the play-offs

Queen's Park Rangers can confirm promotion, subject to next week's Football Association hearing into contract irregularities, with a point at Vicarage Road today.

Preston relegated after Cardiff defeat

Preston have been relegated from the Championship after a 1-0 home defeat to promotion-chasing Cardiff, Peter Whittingham firing the only goal of the game into the roof of the net early in the first half after good work from Craig Bellamy.

Freedman content with Palace's rare away point

Doncaster Rovers 0 Crystal Palace 0

Howson backs Leeds to bring Reading's winning run to an end

Jonny Howson, the Leeds captain, believes his side can shake off their indifferent form and end Reading's long winning run when they meet in a vital Championship match at Elland Road tonight.

Round-Up: Rodgers outraged by Swansea's slump

Brendan Rodgers, the Swansea manager, reacted bitterly to his side's 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, their fourth successive reverse on the road, which leaves them five points behind big rivals Cardiff in the race for the second automatic promotion spot.

Hume views survival as bottom line for Preston

The Preston striker Iain Hume would be happy if he did not find the back of the net again this season – as long as the club escape relegation.

Championship round-up: We defended badly, admits Warnock

Neil Warnock has described his QPR side as "raggy-arsed Rovers" after the league leaders were handed a 4-1 shock defeat at the hands of bottomplaced Scunthorpe. "The goals we gave away were poor, but I have no complaints about the result, we got what we deserved," admitted the QPR manager.

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