Middlesbrough are preparing for their second consecutive home game ahead of Millwall’s trip to the Riverside on Saturday afternoon – but what else should fans be looking out for in the second tier? In our weekly Championship preview, we’ve picked out the main things to keep an eye on this weekend. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to find out.
5. Stoke boss makes a stand
It's top vs bottom at the bet365 Stadium where Stoke will host Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds. The Potters have won just three of their 24 league games under Jones, who hasn't been impressed with some of his senior players. "Since I’ve come here there’s been a hangover of players wanting to leave," Jones told TalkSport. "Players thinking they are proper players, players wanting to go and play in Europe, players thinking of their international careers."
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6. It's four in four for Lyle Taylor
Newly-promoted Charlton remain unbeaten in the Championship this term, which is largely down to star striker Lyle Taylor. The 29-year-old has netted four goals in his opening four league games and will hope to add to his tally at home to Brentford on Saturday.
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7. Sheffield Wednesday have also started well
Despite the departure of Steve Bruce in pre-season, the Owls have won three of their four league games under caretaker manager Lee Bullen. Wednesday face a trip to Preston this weekend.
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8. Mark Hudson needs a win
The Huddersfield caretaker boss said he wants to manage the club one day after replacing Jan Siewert earlier this month. Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff will have been tough to take for the Terriers who will hope to claim their first win of the season at home to Reading.
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