More midweek Championship action…22/08/2018

The hectic Championship schedule continued on Wednesday evening with Aston Villa scoring in the fifth minute of added time to secure a two all draw with visitors Brentford. Glenn Whelan started in midfield for the hosts with Conor Hourihane introduced for the final twelve minutes. Alan Judge was an unused substitute for the visitors. Darragh Lenihan was in central defence for Blackburn Rovers who came from two goals down to secure a two all draw with visitors Reading. The hosts goals both came from the penalty spot for fouls committed by visiting captain Paul McShane while David Meyler and John O’Shea were unused substitutes for the ‘Royals’. Alan Browne and Callum Robinson both started for Preston North End in their two nil defeat by Norwich City at Carrow Road, while Graham Burke was an unused substitute. Also on their travels were Millwall, who went down to a two one defeat by Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.  Aiden O’Brien was substituted by the ‘Lions’ around the hour mark but Shaun Williams was not in the matchday squad. James McClean was in the Stoke City side which went down to a three nil home defeat by Wigan Athletic, who are managed by former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook.