Current Championship leaders Reading went down to an unexpected three nil defeat by visitors Preston North End in the Championship this Wednesday evening. Alan Browne was in action for the victors while Sean Maguire was an unused substitute. James McClean and Stoke City went down to a three two defeat at Watford while Birmingham City suffered a two one defeat by visitors Wycombe Wanderers who included Daryl Horgan in their starting eleven while Scott Hogan was an unused substitute for the hosts. Midfielder Jason Knight was in action with Derby County who conceded a very late goal to provide visitors QPR with a one nil victory. Conor Masterson was an unused substitute for the victors. Chris Hughton saw his Nottingham Forest charges score deep into stoppage time for a two one victory over visitors Coventry City. The hosts included loanee Cyrus Christie in their starting eleven while Harry Arter was an unused substitute. James Collins scored the only goal on 70 minutes for Luton Town to defeat their hosts Rotherham United.
Ryan Manning was an unused substitute for Swansea City who played out a one all draw on their Championship visit to Brentford this Tuesday evening. Callum O’Dowda and his Bristol City colleagues came from behind to secure a two one victory at Huddersfield Town. Daragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams started for Blackburn Rovers in their scoreless draw with visitors Middlesbrough. Williams was forced off through injury on 77 minutes.
In League One, Jack Taylor and his Peterborough United colleagues secured a two nil victory at Bristol Rovers while Anthony Scully and Sean Roughan were in the Lincoln City side which went down to a three one defeat by visitors Portsmouth for whom Ronan Curtis, Sean Raggett and Marcus Harness all started with Curtis scoring the third goal. Anthony Forde started for Oxford United who defeated visitors Rochdale by three goals to one. Mark Sykes and loanee Olamide Shodipo were second half substitutes with Shodipo scoring just seconds after his introduction. The visitors oncluded Gavin Bazunu in their starting eleven. Sunderland scored a two one success over visitors Ipswich Town who included loanee Mark McGuinness, Alan Judge and Stephen Ward in their starting eleven. Goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara and Burton Albion played out a one all draw at Shrewsbury Town.
Loanee Joshua Kayode and his Carlisle United colleagues secured a three two League Two victory over visitors Newport County while another loanee Lee O’Connor was in the Tranmere Rovers side which scored the only goal for victory at Harrowgate Town.