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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 9 preview

24 September 2015

Sheffield Wednesday go to Brentford on Matchday 9 of the Sky Bet Championship, fresh from upsetting the odds in the Capital One Cup in midweek.

Carlos Carvalhal's men triumphed 1-0 at Premier League Newcastle United in Round 3 of the Cup, and will be going for their third league victory of the season when they face the Bees.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 3 review

Here's a look at what's coming up in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off times 3pm unless stated):

Friday 25th September

Fulham v Queens Park Rangers (7.45pm – live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 26th September

Birmingham City v Rotherham United
Bolton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion
Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley v Reading
Cardiff City v Charlton Athletic
Hull City v Blackburn Rovers
Ipswich Town v Bristol City
Milton Keynes Dons v Derby County (12.30pm – live on Sky Sports)
Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sunday 27th September

Middlesbrough v Leeds United (1.15pm – live on Sky Sports)

Carvalhal made 10 changes for the Owls' trip to Newcastle and one of them, Lewis McGugan, was the man on target with the only goal of the game.

Read more: Carlos Carvalhal hails Sheffield Wednesday players as 'perfect' plan pays off

That is likely to give the boss a selection headache ahead of his side's game against Brentford, who beat Preston North End last time out for only their second win of the season.

The Sky Bet Championship action starts on Friday night when Fulham meet London rivals QPR in front of the Sky Sports cameras, before Saturday's lunchtime televised fixture between Milton Keynes Dons and Derby County.

Read more: Live on Sky Sports: Fulham v QPR - a West London derby

Later on Saturday, two familiar foes will locks horns when Preston North End host Wolverhampton Wanderers. The clubs – both founder members of The Football League – have a rich history of encounters, and this will be their 117th meeting in all competitions.

Read more: Preston North End v Wolves - two founder members

Middlesbrough and Leeds United are also well-versed with one another, and they go head-to-head in Sunday's live match on Sky Sports.

The second-placed Boro are on the tails of leaders Brighton, who top the division by three points, still possessing an unbeaten record in 2015/16 ahead of their weekend visit to Bolton Wanderers.

Match official appointments

The officials appointed to this weekend's Football League matches were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see which officials are on duty in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend

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