The Championship is back and we’ve some tasty afternoon fixtures as Newcastle face Brentford, Derby take on Leeds Utd, QPR face Reading and Norwich play bottom side Rotherham amongst others.
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With leaders Huddersfield not in action until Sunday, Norwich and Newcastle United will have their eyes on top spot as both play at the more traditional time of 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.
Norwich, currently second in the standings on 23 points, two behind the Terriers, can go ahead of their rivals and send out a message if they can overcome the challenge of Rotherham United.
Alex Neil’s side look more than capable of a quick return to the Premier League and have made an impressive start to their Championship campaign.
Rotherham are currently propping up the table after a dreadful start to the season and they will hope the international break will have helped them in their bid to turn the corner.
Newcastle meanwhile are also at home but they face a tricky prospect in the shape of Brentford. The Bees are 7th in the table after an encouraging start and could spring a surprise on the Magpies, especially if highly rated striker Scott Hogan is on fire.
We should be set for an interesting match at the iPro Stadium as Steve McClaren returns in management at Derby, with Nigel Pearson officially leaving the club.
The Rams take on Leeds in his first game. It could be a tricky encounter however with Garry Monk’s side finally finding some sort of form having won their last four matches on the bounce in the Championship.
Perhaps this is finally the Lilywhites year to push for promotion?
Fourth place Brighton complete a hat-trick of home fixtures for the top sides as they face Preston at the Amex while 8th place Reading are away to QPR.
The Hoops will hope the furore over the future of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been put to bed now. The manager was at the centre of allegations of receiving illegal payments in a telegraph sting however he has been cleared by the club and allowed to refocus on the job at home, leading the club up the table.
QPR are currently 13th in the table, five points off the top 6.
In the evening kick off, Steve Bruce will hope to make an immediate impact as Villa boss when the newly appointed manager takes on Wolves. Both sides have proved inconsistent with Wolves 12th, five points off the playoff and Villa sitting a further 5 points and 7 places below in 19th.
Saturday’s action concludes with Wigan hosting Burton,, Fulham away to Barnsley and Blackburn hosting Ipswich.
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