Championship relegation battle

Thursday 20th April 2017

With three weeks remaining in the Ladbrokes Championship, the bottom four clubs are separated by only four points.

Ayr United are currently 10th while Dumbarton occupy the relegation play-off place, with both St Mirren and Raith Rovers just outside the drop zone.

Raith Rovers
Position: 7th
Points 36, Goal difference -12

Manager: John Hughes

Last five form: WDLLW

Still to play: Hibernian (A), St Mirren (A), Ayr United (H)

Trivia: Have won more home games than anyone outside the top four but have lost 10 of their 16 away matches.

Top league scorer: Ryan Hardie (5)

Last season: 4th in the Ladbrokes Championship

St Mirren 
Position: 8th
Points: 35, Goal difference -8

Manager: Jack Ross

Last five form: WWDWD

Still to play: Dundee United (A), Raith Rovers (H), Hibernian (A)

Trivia: Have lost just once in the Ladbrokes Championship since the end of January – away to Raith Rovers – and are on a seven-game unbeaten run.

Top league scorer: John Sutton (7)

Last season: 6th in the Ladbrokes Championship

Position: 9th
Points: 35, Goal difference -10

Manager: Stevie Aitken

Last five form: DLWDL

Still to play: Queen of the South (A), Dundee United (A), Falkirk (H)

Trivia: Along with St Mirren, Dumbarton have scored most goals (25) on their travels in the Championship this season despite only winning three away games.

Top league scorer: Robert Thomson (9)

Last season: 8th in the Ladbrokes Championship

Ayr United
Position: 10th
Points: 32, Goal difference -24

Manager: Ian McCall

Last five form: WLLLD

Still to play: Morton (A), Hibernian (H), Raith Rovers (A)

Trivia: Earlier in the season the Honest Men went on a run of eight draws in 11 matches, losing the three other games.

Top league scorer: Alan Forrest (6)

Last season: Runners-up in Ladbrokes League 1

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