A dramatic win for Brentford away to Blackburn Rovers moved the Bees onto 65 points while both Ipswich and Wolves are snapping at their heels, both recording home victories against Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.
Nottingham Forest host Rotherham United at the City Ground on Wednesday night knowing that their excellent form under Dougie Freedman has given them an outside chance of a dramatic promotion to the Premier League.
Matty Fryatt is Freedman's main injury doubt while he can also call on Swansea loanee Mo Barrow after international clearance was received for the player.
Forest have won their last four league games at home, scoring 11 goals in the process and conceding 3 but know that Rotherham need points for their own reasons as they battle to stay in the division.
Having lost at home to closest rivals Wigan Athletic on Saturday (ex-Red Matt Derbyshire scoring the Millers' goal), Rotherham were boosted by the Latics home defeat to Watford on Tuesday night.