Saturday afternoon in the Championship…11/08/2018

The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with Aston Villa duo, Conor Hourihane and Glenn Whelan named on the substitute bench for their last gasp three two victory over visitors Wigan Athletic. Hourihane played the final few minutes but Scott Hogan remains an injury casualty. Promoted Blackburn Rovers included recent international debutant Darragh Lenihan in their starting eleven while visitors Millwall had Aiden O’Brien and Shaun Williams in their team as the sides played out a scoreless draw. Callum O’Dowda started for Bristol City in their two all draw at Bolton Wanderers while Darren Randolph started for Middlesbrough who scored the only goal to defeat visitors Birmingham City. International retiree Daryl Murphy was an unused substitute for Nottingham Forest who defeated visitors Reading by one goal to nil. Paul McShane and David Meyler  started for the ‘Royals’ with John O’Shea an unused substitute at the City Ground. Ryan Manning was an unused substitute for QPR who went down to a two one defeat by visitors Sheffield United who included John Egan and Enda Stevens in their starting eleven. Preston North End had Alan Browne and Callum Robinson in their starting eleven with Graham Burke a second half substitute in their one nil defeat at Swansea City. James McClean started for Stoke City who were held to a one all draw by visitors Brentford for whom Alan Judge was an unused substitute at the Brittania Stadium. Richard Keogh started and Alex Pearce was on the bench for Derby County who went down to a four one defeat by visitors Leeds United in the late kick-off.