Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 11 preview
After returning to the summit in midweek, Huddersfield face a trip to Ipswch this weekend looking to secure consecutive wins for the first time since the beginning of September.
Newcastle United will take momentum from their dramatic late win over Norwich on Tuesday night to Alan Stubbs’ Rotherham United. The Millers are the Sky Bet Championship’s bottom side, and are without a win since 20th August.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City round off the Matchday 11 action in front of the Sky Sports cameras in Saturday’s evening match.
Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 11 fixtures
Saturday 1st October 2016
Fulham v Queens Park Rangers (12:45)
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers
Brentford v Wigan Athletic
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest
Burton Albion v Cardiff City
Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town
Leeds United v Barnsley
Preston North End v Aston Villa
Reading v Derby County
Rotherham United v Newcastle United
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton and Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City (17:30 – live on Sky Sports)
Appointments: Click here to see the match officials on Matchday 11 duty
1. Rotherham United are without a win against Newcastle in more than 50 years, with their last victory over the Magpies coming in 1963.
2. Sky Bet Championship leaders Huddersfield Town are without a win at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road in their last seven visits.
3. Excluding Play-Off ties, the last three Sky Bet Championship meetings between Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday have ended in goalless draws.
4. It’s been eight EFL meetings since the home team last won a match between Reading and Derby County. The Royals are unbeaten at the Madejski this season.
5. Cardiff City and Burton Albion have met just once before. The Bluebirds ran out 4-1 winners after extra time in an EFL Cup fixture in 2010 thanks to a brace from Ross McCormack, and goals from Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd.
From the dugout
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 29, 2016
— Barnsley FC (@bfc_official) September 29, 2016
???? Nigel Clough says #BAFC will be targeting three points heading into the international break.
— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) September 30, 2016
— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) September 30, 2016
ONE DAY TO GO!
What are your favourite memories from our meetings with QPR over the years? There’s a few to choose from… pic.twitter.com/xUCwpqBvTU
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 30, 2016