With the new 2015-16 season in full flow; the Football League returns to cure your midweek boredom with a fresh fix of football as 22 Championship clubs line-up for matchday three on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Brighton and Hove Albion, who are the only side in the second tier to win their opening two fixtures after defeating Nottingham Forest and Fulham respectively, visit Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night in a bid to preserve their early status at table toppers.
Promotion favourites Middlesbrough travel to fellow Premier League hopefuls Derby County tomorrow night after Aitor Karanka’s convincing 3-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers – with Spanish striker Kike netting twice alongside Watford loanee Diego Fabbrini at The Riverside.
Charlton Athletic, who currently sit fourth after their satisfactory 1-1 draw against the Rams on Saturday, visit Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, who came from behind to beat Rotherham United 2-1 at the weekend thanks to goals from Matt Mills and Michail Antonio.
Blackburn Rovers, who have failed to register their first win of the new campaign so far, play host to Cardiff City on Tuesday night, with the Bluebirds themselves looking for their first taste of success this term after respective 2-2 and 1-1 draws against Queens Park Rangers and Fulham in the opening weekends.
Newly demoted QPR, who suffered relegation from the Premier League back in May, travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers following Saturday’s late collapse against Russell Slade’ Cardiff at Loftus Road. Wolves themselves remain undefeated after their 1-1 stalemate against Hull City followed Kenny Jackett’s men’s 2-1 victory at Blackburn last weekend.
Meanwhile the Tigers go into Wednesday’s clash against Fulham hoping to record their second win in three games after yesterday’s disappointing drawback at Molineux, in which Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor spilled Nouha Dicko’s cross to give James Henry the easiest of equalisers with a close-range header.
Last season’s League One play-off winners Preston North End make the trip to rock bottom Rotherham buoyed by their unbeaten start to the Championship campaign. The Lilywhites’ goalless draw with Middlesbrough last weekend was followed up by a 1-0 win at fellow newboys Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday to lift Preston up to seventh in the table, meanwhile Steve Evans’ Millers lie 24th after defeats to Nottingham Forest and Milton Keynes respectively.
In the rest of the action; the Dons themselves host Bolton Wanderers at the Stadium:MK on Tuesday night, meanwhile Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday play host to Leeds United and Reading respectively on Wednesday night.
Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City
Derby County v Middlesbrough
Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion
Ipswich Town v Burnley
Milton Keynes Dons v Bolton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Charlton Athletic
Rotherham United v Preston North End
Bristol City v Leeds United
Hull City v Fulham
Sheffield Wednesday v Reading