Relegated Huddersfield Town began their challenge to return to the top flight on Monday evening with a home contest against Derby County which ended in a two one defeat. Captain Richard Keogh was in his regular centre back position for the victorious ‘Rams’ while teenager Jason Knight was introduced from the substitute bench for the final seven minutes.
Bristol City included Callum O’Dowda in their starting eleven as they played host to promotion favourites Leeds United in Ashton Gate on Sunday afternoon. The visitors were very impressive and dominant throughout and while O’Dowda did show some neat touches and provided a couple of dangerous crosses he, like most of his colleagues, could make little impact against their vibrant visitors. Leeds won the match by three goals to one with the second goal scored by Patrick Bamford who has been the subject of much debate in relation to his international football aspirations. On today’s performance, he does look to have the necessary quality.