Troubled Bolton have suffered more frustration after talks over the sale of the club ended unsuccessfully.
Birmingham face an anxious wait before learning whether an expected points deduction is severe enough to plunge them into a relegation battle.
Birmingham and Aston Villa have each been fined £5,000 by the Football Association following their derby clash in the Sky Bet Championship earlier this month.
Leeds have announced that defender Pontus Jansson will be sidelined for three weeks by a knee injury sustained in Saturday’s defeat to Sheffield United.
Alex Neil feels it is about time there was more of a buzz surrounding Preston – and called on the Deepdale faithful to do their part following a dramatic 1-0 win over Birmingham.
West Brom caretaker boss Jimmy Shan hailed the display of matchwinner Kyle Edwards as the Baggies strengthened their grip on a Championship play-off place with a 1-0 win at Brentford.
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson was struggling to find any positives from the 5-2 defeat at fellow Championship strugglers Wigan that pushed Wanderers one step closer to relegation.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce admitted his side could have made it easier for themselves but was pleased overall with their 4-2 win against Blackburn.
Dean Smith claims his players now have a spring in their step after Aston Villa returned to the top six for the first time in six months following a 3-0 home win over Middlesbrough.
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert and Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill bemoaned refereeing decisions in the 1-1 draw at Portman Road.
Stoke manager Nathan Jones felt his Potters side lacked a cutting edge as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Reading at the bet365 Stadium.
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke was pleased to see his promotion-chasing side show “steel and togetherness” in their 2-1 victory at Rotherham.Goals either side of the break from Kenny McLean and Ben Godfrey made it six triumphs on the spin as the Canaries took another step towards the Premier League after Sheffield United’s win over Leeds.McLean’s hooked effort from Teemu Pukki’s chip put Norwich in front in first-half stoppage-time.Rotherham had levelled through in-form midfielder Semi Ajayi’s sixth goal in five games, but their joy was short-lived with Godfrey heading in the winner from McLean’s corner in the 57th minute.Farke said: “Tough games will still come and in the Championship the momentum can change quickly. “Each and every player was switched on. Everyone was highly motivated. This win is massive. I am a pretty happy man. It was a team performance. “We are handling spicy games and when we are in the spotlight. We have overachieved in the eyes of so many people so far. It’s a good position to be in.“It is (Rotherham) a really tough place and it’s difficult to beat them.“They were willing to dig in and it was a massive performance. We had to show steel and togetherness. We have had more entertaining games of football but it was important to win some battles. It’s a joy to work every day with these lads.“We know we are in a brilliant position. It was important to protect our gap to West Brom and Middlesbrough. It’s not already done but we have a big chance in the fight for automatic promotion.“We hope the players come back from the international break without any injuries and we will go again.”The Millers remain in the drop zone following the loss but battled until the final whistle, leaving manager Paul Warne with the feeling they have enough to stay up.He said: “I thought the lads were excellent. If Norwich have their best day and we have our best day, we’re always going to struggle because they are a formidable side.“With eight games to go, if we can keep that level of performance up, we can have a great end to the season.“Going a goal down before half-time, when we played well, was a bit of a hammer blow.“It was disappointing to concede a set-piece. We should mark better than that, it’s inexcusable. Overall the lads were virtually blemish free.”Injuries, suspensions and Ryan Williams’ absence due to the pregnancy of his partner left Rotherham with only six substitutes.
Steve McClaren claimed his side’s 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw at Hull was a huge result for his club and players.
Kyle Edwards’ brilliant goal on his first league start was enough to keep West Brom in the automatic promotion chase with a 1-0 win at Brentford.
Jack Grealish was again the central figure in Aston Villa’s comfortable 3-0 home victory over Middlesbrough to lift Dean Smith’s side back into the Championship’s play-off places.
Sean Maguire scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Preston boosted their play-off hopes with a 1-0 win over Birmingham.
Nottingham Forest kept their slim hopes of gaining a Championship play-off place alive with a 1-1 draw at bottom-placed Ipswich.
Wigan produced a five-star performance to hammer local rivals Bolton 5-2 and give themselves some breathing space at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.
Jarrod Bowen took his tally for the season to 21 goals but Hull were held to a 2-2 draw by battling QPR at the KCOM Stadium.
Table-topping Norwich made it six wins on the bounce as they beat Rotherham 2-1.
Sheffield Wednesday kept their play-off hopes alive thanks to a 4-2 win over Blackburn.
Stoke were held to a 0-0 home draw by Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reflected on a great victory rather than a great performance after overcoming Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Leeds.
Chris Basham fired Sheffield United to a huge victory in a dramatic clash at Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Leeds.
Millwall manager Neil Harris believes veteran strikers Glenn Murray and Steve Morison could determine the outcome of their FA Cup quarter-final at home to Brighton.
West Brom director and club secretary Simon Carrington has died at the age of 34.
England’s main football authorities have released a joint statement condemning the “reprehensible” behaviour seen at Birmingham and Arsenal last weekend.
Brentford will again be without goalkeeper Daniel Bentley for the visit of West Brom.
Chris Wilder insists Sheffield United’s blockbusting clash with Leeds is not a Championship promotion decider.
Wigan manager Paul Cook will be able to call upon Nathan Byrne for the visit of Bolton in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce fears striker Lucas Joao could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Aston Villa appear to have no fresh injuries ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship home clash with Middlesbrough.