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Capital One Cup Quarter-Finalists return to Sky Bet Championship action

30 October 2015

After upsetting the odds in the Capital One Cup, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Middlesbrough return to action this weekend in the Sky Bet Championship.

Nine unbeaten - the Owls are flying

After beating Newcastle United in the Third Round, Carlos Carvahal's Sheffield Wednesday continued their thrilling Capital One Cup run by seeing off Arsenal 3-0 in front of their jubilant fans at Hillsbrough.

The Owls are also on a  impressive run of form in the Sky Bet Championship, having not lost a match in their last seven games – nine in all competitions – beating Rotherham 2-1 last time out.

Wednesday take on Nottingham Forest this weekend and despite the Reds without a win in their last six outings, Carvahal is taking nothing for granted.
“We don’t have time to celebrate as we have another another game on Saturday,” he told the club's official website.

“We must keep our feet on the ground. We have not lost for a long time but we must keep everyone’s feet on the floor. We must work hard to put the focus on the Nottingham Forest game.

“It is a dangerous game as they are a quality team. If we don’t focus, we could have problems.”

CC: The next game is always the most important one. It is not important what we have done in the past #swfcLIVE

— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) October 29, 2015
Tigers looking to topple MK Dons this weekend

Like Wednesday, Hull City have been enjoying themselves in the Capital One Cup this season. Steve Bruce has guided his side to two wins over Premier League opposition – knocking out Swansea City, before eliminating Leicester City on penalties this week.

But it's a return to league action this weekend and a trip to Milton Keynes to face the struggling Dons. Karl Robinson's team have only tasted victory once in their last 10 matches, but Bruce isn't getting carried away with his team's impressive start to the season.

He told Hull's official website: “The way the team performed on Tuesday, the way the team performed last Saturday and the way the team performed in the previous two or three games has given everybody a lift.

“We needed to go on a run like this, but there’ll be no getting carried away with it. We’ve done okay over the last few weeks and hopefully it can be onwards and upwards from here.”

REACTION: Steve Bruce hailed the spirit amongst his players after last night’s @LCFC@CapitalOne_Cup win

— Hull City (@HullCity) October 28, 2015
Boro return home to goal shy Charlton

Middlesbrough were the third and final Sky Bet Championship team to slay Premier League opposition this week, beating Manchester United on penalties at a packed out Old Trafford.

Boro return to The Riverside this weekend to face Charlton Athletic, who find themselves in 22nd place and without a win, or a goal, in their last three matches, and they are also without a permanent manager.

After beating United, Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka revealed he wants to get Boro back to the big-time, but also has Saturday's encounter firmly in his thoughts.

“My aim is to get the club to these kinds of stadiums every week,” he told in his post-match press conference at Old Trafford.

“They all played well. It was a difficult team selection because I had injuries and yellow cards to consider, and we have an important game on Saturday.

“I have to say again how much I trust all my players because players who haven't played were amazing. Eight days ago we were almost crying after Cardiff but we've come back stronger.”

Without doubt one of the best footballing nights of my life, this will live long in the memory ??

— Ben Gibson (@bengibson1993) October 29, 2015
Follow this weekend's Sky Bet Championship action on Twitter via @SkyBetChamp.

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