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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 6 preview

9 September 2016

The Sky Bet Championship returns after the international break with a packed schedule, and three games live on Sky Sports.

It all starts on Friday night, when Reading play host to Ipswich in a 8pm kick-off in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

On Saturday, Huddersfield Town could extend their lead at the top with a win over Yorkshire rivals Leeds. The Terriers’ victory last weekend made it their best start to a season for 64 years.

In Saturday's late kick-off, which is also televised, Newcastle United travel to Derby County in search of their first win against the Rams since 2001.

The weekend’s action comes to a close on Sunday when Nottingham Forest take on Aston Villa at the City Ground. They kick-off at 1.15pm live on Sky Sports.

Sky Bet Championship - Matchday 6 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Friday 9th September 2016

Reading v Ipswich Town (8pm - live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 10th September 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford
Fulham v Birmingham City
Leeds United v Huddersfield Town
Norwich City v Cardiff City
Preston North End v Barnsley
Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers
Rotherham United v Bristol City
Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burton Albion
Derby County v Newcastle United (5:30pm - live on Sky Sports)

Sunday 11th September 2016

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa (1:15pm - live on Sky Sports)

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty in the Sky Bet Championship

Five facts

1. Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa face each other for the first time since the turn of the millennium. The last meeting between the two sides was a 2-0 Villa win, and Forest are without a win against the Claret and Blue since 1992.

2. Leeds and Huddersfield have not contested a goalless draw since 1987.

3. Wolves and Burton face-off for the first time in history. The Brewers are yet to play a side that they have faced in a competitive game prior to this campaign.

4. If Fulham avoid defeat this weekend it’ll be the first time they’ve gone six league games unbeaten since 2011. 

5. Ipswich haven't won away at Reading since their Sky Bet Championship meeting in 2009.

From the dugout







Social media

GETTING TO KNOW: @AdamArma9 answered your questions! Watch the full version on https://t.co/PR5t3uOrHB#COYRpic.twitter.com/3PBMRra7eh

— Barnsley FC (@bfc_official) September 8, 2016

.@Jokanovic discusses the #ffc fans, Saturday's meeting with @BCFC, and the 14 new boys > https://t.co/izR6KfBVwApic.twitter.com/33bYRtFzGI

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 8, 2016

📝 Jamie Ward says he's ready to help #BAFC continue their good start to the Championship.

https://t.co/IMkTMmHrxfpic.twitter.com/mHrl04Zjfe

— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) September 8, 2016

Pictured: New signing @eunan10 trains with #lufc for the first time following his return from international duty. pic.twitter.com/asRt7DtK5X

— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 8, 2016

4 - Nicklas Bendtner is one of four Arsenal players to score a Champions League hat-trick (Henry, Welbeck and Giroud). Tricky.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 7, 2016

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