Garry Monk makes early Sheffield Wednesday decision, Leeds United dealt big injury blow, "alcohol-related" incident ends Derby man's season - Championship weekend preview

It's set to be another action-packed in the Championship as Sheffield Wednesday visit Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Friday, 27th September 2019, 1:02 am
Updated Friday, 27th September 2019, 10:37 am
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk

As ever, with some key games to watch out for, we preview the main talking points ahead of this weekend's Championship games. Scroll and click through the pages:

Back-to-back defeats for Danny Cowley since taking over at Huddersfield has provided a firm eye-opener of the task in-hand. Three points against Millwall is the target - and Cowley has issued a rallying call to Terriers fans.
With just two points from his opening eight games and a shock cup exit to Crawley in midweek, a win for Nottingham Forest tonight could signal the end for Jones. Chris Hughton is already the overriding favourite to take over.

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The return of Kieran Gibbs has handed Slaven Bilic with a selection headache given Darnell Furlong’s fine form in Gibbs' absence. Ahmed Hegazi is also nearing full fitness after featuring the under-23s on Monday.
Mason Bennett, Tom Lawrence and Richard Keogh were involved in an “alcohol-related” crash - ruling the latter out for the season with a knee injury. What punishment the trio will receive is unclear ahead of the Birmingham clash.
He is still yet to learn whether he has done enough to earn a contract. He started his trial three weeks ago and played in an under-23s game earlier in the week. If signed, he’ll need to registered by noon today to play tomorrow.
We know it’s early days but the Championship table is already making interesting reading with Leeds, Swansea, Preston, West Brom, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City all in with a chance of ending the weekend top of the table.
Bowyer insists he knows Leeds’ weaknesses, although admits they are the best team in the Championship. If the Addicks are to exploit Bielsa’s vulnerable points, they will have to do it without key duo Lyle Taylor and Biram Kayal.
The Whites will have to make do without Pablo Hernandez, who is ruled out with a muscular injury. While it is a big blow, excitement is building around what should be Helder Costa’s full debut. Can he fill the Pablo void?
FFP has dominated the pre-match headlines but Garry Monk returns to old club Middlesbrough with problems in his back four - Tom Lees and David Bates doubtful. Dominic Iorfa is likely to be selected as the man to fill the void.