Any of the top six sides can grab promotion - Grayson

Leeds boss Simon Grayson believes that any one of the top six can go up automatically. Grayson's side are now five points behind leaders Norwich with a game in hand after a 2-2 draw at Huddersfield on Saturday lunchtime.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson believes that any one of the top six can go up automatically.

Grayson's side are now five points behind leaders Norwich with a game in hand after a 2-2 draw at Huddersfield on Saturday lunchtime.

“I thought it was a fair result and it is another point on to our tally,” he said. “But the lead has tightened up and I believe that all of the top six are in with a shout of going up automatically.

“I clearly would have preferred a win to make it a bit more difficult for teams to catch us. But it is another game gone, another match without defeat, and so it's one less match for them to do it in.”


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The Canaries had a former Ipswich player to thank for helping stretch their lead. Huddersfield winger Gary Roberts - who played more than 50 games for the Tractor Boys - rescued a point after the Terriers had led before coming back from 2-1 down.

Huddersfield took the lead early on through Anthony Pilkington, but headers from Jon Howson and Luciano Becchio put Leeds in front before Roberts ensured honours were even.

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Charlton, 2-1 winners at Southend on Friday, remain third after Colchester lost 3-2 away to Bristol Rovers, leaving manager Aidy Boothroyd seething.

Dominic Blizzard opened the scoring for Rovers before John-Joe O'Toole equalised. Jo Kuffour and Chris Lines scored after the break to put the home side 3-1 ahead before Kayode Odejayi netted for Colchester with two minutes to go.

Boothroyd said: “I can't remember ever being this annoyed since I've been here.

"This is really one of those games we should be winning if we have got serious aspirations of getting an automatic promotion place.

"The atmosphere was flat, a few of their players looked like they were carrying knocks, but we were nowhere near ruthless enough.

"We should have absolutely crushed them, but if you don't defend properly then you get what you deserve."

Lee Barnard scored twice as Southampton romped to a 5-1 victory over Walsall.

Matthew Richards scored after three minutes only for Jason Puncheon to equalise five minutes later.

Barnard scored twice in three first half minutes and goals after the break from Richard Lambert and Adam Lallana completed the rout.

Stockport won the battle of the bottom two 4-3 in a thriller at Edgeley Park.

Stockport had looked home and dry when they went 4-0 up inside an hour thanks to goals from George Donnelly (2), Richie Partridge and Jemal Johnson.

But Wycombe hit back with strikes from Matt Phillips (2) and then an Owain Fon Williams own goal with five minutes to go.

Exeter's relegation woes continued as goals from Tommy Elphick and Gary Dicker secured a 2-0 defeat at Brighton.

Ian Harte scored either side of half-time, the second a penalty, as Carlisle won 2-0 against Gillingham.

Millwall remain on the fringes of the play-offs after Neil Harris scored the only goal at home to Hartlepool.

MK Dons saw their play-off hopes hit as they lost 1-0 at Yeovil - next weekend's visitors to Carrow Road - as Shaun MacDonald scored the only goal. Leyton Orient drew 0-0 at home to Swindon.

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