Championship resumption…20/06/2020

The Championship resumed on Saturday afternoon with London rivals Fulham and Brentford facing each other at 12.30pm in Craven Cottage where the visiting ‘Bees’ were two nil victors. The hosts introduced Harry Arter, recently mentioned in positive terms by Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, from the substitute bench on 80 minutes but Cyrus Christie remained unused. A short while later at 1pm, Millwall went down to a three two defeat by visitors Derby County at the New Den. The ‘Lions’ included Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Jayson Molumby in their starting eleven with Shaun Williams an 86th minute substitute while young Jason Knight was a 62nd minute substitute for  the visiting ‘Rams’. Daragh Lenihan was in the Blackburn Rovers side for their three one victory over visitors Bristol City for whom Callum O’Dowda completed the full match at Ewood Park. West Ham United loanee Josh Cullen was in the Charlton Athletic side which scored the only goal for victory at Hull City. James Collins started for Luton Town who played out a one all draw with Kenilworth Road visitors Preston North End for whom Alan Browne and Sean Maguire both started. Ryan Manning and Conor Masterson started and Olamide Shodipo was a half-time substitute for QPR who lost to the only for Barnsley at Loftus Road.  Nathan Collins started and James McClean was a half-time substitute for Stoke City who drew one each with hosts Reading. Loanee Callum Robinson started while Dara O’Shea was an unused substitute for promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion who were held to a scoreless draw by visitors Birmingham City who included loanee Scott Hogan in their starting eleven.