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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 4 preview

19 August 2016

After an action-packed midweek schedule, there's another full programme of Sky Bet Championship fixtures to look forward to this weekend!

Two matches will take place in front of the Sky Sports cameras, with one of those being the re-ignition of the rivalry between Ipswich and Norwich City in the latest instalment of the East Anglian derby.

TV Games: Click here to see a full list of televised games announced to date

Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 4 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 20th August 2016

Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers v Burton Albion
Bristol City v Newcastle United
Derby County v Aston Villa (5.30pm – live on Sky Sports)
Fulham v Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town v Barnsley
Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End
Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion
Rotherham United v Brentford
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United (12.30pm)

Sunday 21st August 2016

Ipswich Town v Norwich City (12pm – live on Sky Sports)

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend

Five facts

1. Tjaronn Chery has scored a penalty in each of QPR's first three Championship games. Rangers have been awarded four penalties already this term, which is one more than they were awarded in the whole of 2015/16.

2. Bristol City are set for their biggest crowd at Ashton Gate for 22 years - click here to read more!

3. The last three goals Blackburn Rovers have conceded have been Shane Duffy own goals, all coming in the space of 47 minutes of football, ahead of their first ever match against Burton Albion this weekend.

4. Cardiff are yet to score themselves this season (two own goals) and they've only registered nine shots on target.

5. This weekend hosts the 136th meeting of Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the head-to-head currently 64-40 in favour of the latter.

From the dugout

Social media

💬 #QPR's Jake Bidwell says squad must now focus on @pnefc after loss at @bfc_official:

— QPR FC (@QPRFC) August 18, 2016

Showed great character last night need same again Saturday. Fans were amazing ⚪️⚫️

— dwight gayle (@dwightgayle) August 18, 2016

Lets do this! Im so happy to be here and now i will give everything for this shirt.

— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) August 18, 2016

VIDEO: Here's a clip of what Scott Carson has been saying ahead of #DCFC's home game with @AVFCOfficial#DCFCvAVFC 📺

— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 18, 2016

We are delighted to announce the signing of Mile Jedinak on a three-year deal.

— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 17, 2016

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