What can be learnt from matchday nine of the Championship?
Uwe Rosler should fear for his job at Wigan
A run of four games without a win leaves Wigan struggling near the foot of the table, and it should worry head coach Uwe Rosler, who replaced Owen Coyle last season. Coyle suffered a run of similar form, and was hastily removed from office to make way for the German, who led the Latics to the FA Cup semi-final and the play-offs last season. He failed to replace a number of outgoing stars over the summer, and it is evident that all is not well at the DW Stadium. Despite playing well-worked football, results have yet to come, and that will have to change if Rosler wants to remain in charge.
Leeds look weak when stretched to the limit
Leeds ended the 2-0 loss at Brentford with Rodolph Austin, Luke Murphy and Michael Tonge in midfield, and with Scott Wootton and Steve Morison on the bench. Despite signing a host of new faces over the summer, with a number yet to make their debut, the Whites squad looks remarkably thin when stretched to the limit. Going down 2-0 in his first game in charge, new head coach Darko Milanic has some work to do to figure out both a strongest XI, and a substitutes bench that is able to change the game.
Charlton remain unbeaten, if not impressive
Nine games into the season and Charlton have yet to lose a game, although they have won just one of their last five. Despite flitting around the top end of the table, the play-offs will become increasingly hard to get into if results do not improve in recent weeks. Just three wins at the start of the season is not an impressive turnaround, but they remain unbeaten - one of only two sides with Nottingham Forest. Despite scoring five goals in five games in August, Igor Vetokele has yet to find the back of the net this month, with four games bringing just three goals for the Addicks.
Wolves's reliance on defence could have cost them
The best defence in the Football League was breached three times on Sunday, conceding as many goals in one game as they had in all eight previous games combined. Thankfully, the low goalscorers managed to also net three times, claiming a point and keeping themselves third in the table. Their strong start to the season has not been destroyed, but to concede three times to an injury ravaged Reading side represents the immediate turnaround of form that can occur in the Championship. Wolves play Huddersfield and Wigan in the coming week, and they will be looking to return to clean-sheet performances against two notoriously low scoring sides.
Watford are once again throwing away leads
With head coach Oscar Garcia out of hospital, he saw his side race to a two-goal lead at Blackburn, courtesy of goals from Matej Vydra and Daniel Tozser. However, a second half comeback should have seen Rovers claim all three points, were it not for the man of the match performance from Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Throwing away convincing leads has been a problem for Watford for a number of years, despite various managers all working to fix that problem. With Garcia, the man who oversaw Brighton conceding just 40 goals in 46 games last season, they may finally have a head coach who offers the defensive security that is so valuable in a real challenge for promotion.