As ever the Championship season is providing arguably the fiercest competition in world football as a host of clubs look to fight heir way to the promised land of the Premier League.
There has already been one game completed on Friday night as ground sharing Coventry City and Birmingham City played out a rather lacklustre 0-0 draw on Friday night.
Here is your preview of the rest of the big games over the weekend…
AFC Bournemouth v Reading Saturday 12.30pm
Fourth place Bournemouth welcome table toppers Reading to the Vitality Stadium with a chance of overtaking their visitors.
Reading had been unbeatable in thre league until recently, where they are now clinging on to dear life at the summit after losing their last three matches before the break.
Steve Tindall’s Cherries will be without Josh king who tested positive for COVID-19 whilst away on international duty as the relegated south coast club look to bounce back immediately.
QPR V Watford Saturday 3.00pm
An all London affair on Saturday afternoon as second place Watford travel to Loftus Road looking to go top of their table in their quest to make an instant return to the Premier League.
QPR meanwhile have been inconsistent at best during 2020/21 and will be looking to resolve their problems in order to start moving in the right direction and away from the threat of relegation.
Middlesbrough v Norwich City Saturday 3.00pm
Middlesbrough go into this match unbeaten in 10 and with October’s manager of the month, Neil Warnock, at the helm. The hosts are on the cusp of the play-off places but will need to turn a plethora of draws into wins if they are going to challenge.
High-flying Norwich are another side hoping to bounce straight back into he top flight and Daniel Farke’s side are making a decent fist of it as they sit third. Goal scorer Teemu Pukki will be pivotal to the Canaries chances.
Bristol City v Derby County Saturday 3.00pm
Bristol City in fifth are unlikely to be the story of this clash as bottom of the table Derby head to Ashton Gate with Wayne Rooney as their manaager.
Rooney is in temporary charge of the Rams after Phillip Cocu was sacked during the international break, giving Rooney his first role in senior management.
The former Manchester United striker has a huge job on his hands getting a talented Derby squad heading in the right direction.
Preston v Sheffield Wednesday Saturday 3.00pm
Stoke City v Huddersfield Saturday 3.00pm
Barnsley v Nottingham Forest Saturday 3.00pm
Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers Saturday 3.00pm
Swansea City v Rotherham United Saturday 3.00pm
Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford Saturday 3.00pm