As the weekend looms, here are five things to look out for ahead of a full EFL fixture schedule...
In the Sky Bet Championship, Hull City host Luton Town at the MKM Stadium this evening live on Sky Sports. The Tigers, who occupy 20th place, are looking to end a run of four straight defeats in the league against a 10th placed Hatters side bidding to make it back-to-back victories.
On Sunday afternoon, Stoke City welcome Watford to the bet365 Stadium. The Hornets are under the new management of Slaven Bilic following the departure of Rob Edwards and looking to get off to a winning start.
Stags and Pools available for streaming
Meanwhile, Mansfield Town v Hartlepool Town will be available to stream in the UK tonight in Sky Bet League Two.
The Stags are looking to extend their unbeaten home run after boss Nigel Clough picked up his 50th victory as the Club’s manager last weekend against Crewe Alexandra. Mansfield are yet to taste defeat at the One Call Stadium, taking 10 points from a possible 12 since the start of the 2022/23 season.
Rams boss takes to the helm
Formerly the Championship’s longest-serving manager, Paul Warne will take charge of his first game of Derby County when the Rams lock horns with Cambridge United in Sky Bet League One.
Warne joined Derby from Rotherham United, departing the Club where he began his journey in the dugout, being appointed as the Millers boss in November 2016 and leaving South Yorkshire with three promotions from the division on his CV.
Now, his focus turns to Saturday as Derby look to climb the table, with the Club sitting in 11th, having started the season under the tutelage of former interim boss Liam Rosenoir.
Dale legend looking to build on milestone
Last weekend saw Rochdale’s Ian Henderson make his 700th appearance in English football as the Dale earned their first win of the season against Colchester United.
The 37-year-old re-joined the Lancashire Club – for whom he has made over 300 appearances – in the summer from Salford City, making nine league appearances to date this season. The attacker first joined Rochdale in 2013, spending seven years at the Crown Oil Arena before linking up with the Ammies in 2020.
EFL to support Play Safe campaign
This weekend, the EFL will unite to promote Play Safe – a countrywide campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.
Led by the FA, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children [NSPCC] and will be supported this weekend across every level of English football.