Sheffield Wednesday chief handed January promise, Derby boss to meet with ex-Manchester United star, Gary Rowett has the last Stoke City laugh - Championship winners and losers

There was movement at the top and bottom of the Championship as the league table remains tighter than ever.

Monday, 28th October 2019, 11:15 am
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk

Here, we round-up the winners and losers from another entertaining action-packed weekend in the second tier. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone and struggled in Championship this weekend...

The Fulham goalkeeper was sent off after 17 minutes for handling Jonny Howson’s shot from outside the area. Luckily for him, it did not cost his side as struggling Middlesbrough failed to find a breakthrough.
Rowett’s first game as Millwall boss ended in a 2-0 victory against the club who previously sacked him. Rowett thanked Stoke fans as well as Lions fans for the reception he received as the pressure builds once more on Nathan Jones.

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Warnock could not resist a little jibe at the Swansea City crowd after the Bluebirds fell to a 1-0 defeat on derby day. He said: “I’ll be disappointed in the return match if it’s not a lot louder than that.”
Grant’s 53rd-minute strike proved to be the winner in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley. Teammate Tommy Elphick was full of praise for him, comparing him to England striker Callum Wilson.
10-man West Brom were minutes away from increasing their lead at the top only for Ajayi to concede a late penalty. Charlton’s Josh Cullen dispatched it and now Ajayi is at risk of being dropped with Ahmed Hegazi’s return imminent.
Alex Neil’s side were 2-0 down against their Lancashire rivals inside 11 minutes but produced a spectacular second-half performance - sealing a memorable comeback and sending Preston to 2nd in the table.
While Jarrod Bowen responded to transfer speculation with a brace, Derby remained in mid-table following a 2-0 defeat at the KCOM. Phillip Cocu is set to meet with Wayne Rooney this week. The Rams could do with him now...
A rocky end to last season and not too convincing start to this, Casilla is finally finding his rhythm in a Leeds shirt after shinning at Hillsborough. Jermaine Beckford lauded him over the weekend - but wished he’d be less crazy!
The debate on Bamford and Nketiah rumbles on but neither player did themselves any favours after playing 45 minutes each in the 0-0 draw with Shef Wed. Danny Mills believes the dressing room is split on the matter.
Garry Monk’s credible draw against his old club has maintained his excellent start to life at Hillsborough and reports over the weekend claim the Owls hierarchy want to provide him with funds in January. Jackpot.