The Championship continued on Tuesday evening for early pacesetters Bristol City but their Irish duo Callum O’Dowda and Max O’Leary both remained on the substitute bench for the one nil defeat by visitors Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate. Midfielder Jason Knight was in action for struggling Derby County who went down to a one nil defeat at Huddersfield Town. Adam Idah was a 69th minute substitute for Norwich City who defeated visitors Birmingham City by one goal to nil. New manager Chris Hughton saw his Nottingham Forest play out a one all draw with Rotherham United at the City Ground. Cyrus Christie started with Harry Arter a 74th minute substitute for the hosts while Kieran Sadlier was a 76th minute substitute for the visitors. Deadline day signing Ryan Manning was unused on the Swansea City substitute bench as the ‘Swans’ played out a one all draw against Coventry City in their temporary home at St Andrew’s, Birmingham. Early league leaders Reading defeated visitors Wycombe Wanderers and Daryl Horgan by one goal to nil.
U21 defender Thomas O’Connor, on loan from Southampton, was in the Gillingham side for their two nil League One defeat by visitors Portsmouth for whom Ronan Curtis was a 74th minute substitute. Goalkeepers Kieran O’Hara and Gavin Bazunu were in opposition when Burton Albion lost to the only goal from visitors Rochdale while Jack Taylor and his Peterborough United colleagues secured the points with a one nil victory at Wigan Athletic.
Glasgow Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor was in League Two action with Tranmere Rovers who lost to the only goal from visitors Leyton Orient while Rotherham United loanee Joshua Kayode and loan club Carlisle United played out a one all draw at Oldham Athletic.
There was more Championship action on Wednesday evening with Conor Masterson an unused substitute for QPR who went down to a two nil defeat by visitors Preston North End for whom Alan Browne started and Sean Maguire was an 84th minute substitute at Loftus Road. Daragh Lenihan was in the Blackburn Rovers side which went down to a three one defeat at Watford. Nathan Collins started in the Stoke City defence for the two all draw with visitors Barnsley but was dismissed on 60 minutes at the BET 365 Stadium. Goalkeeper Mark Travers was an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth who played out a one all draw at Cardiff City.