The Championship is now really hotting up, approximately one third into the new season. Newcastle are top and are looking good for an instant return to Premier League with Brighton also continuing their excellent form from last season.
However, some teams are starting to struggle and their managers could do with a victory to lay their minds at ease during the international period. Here are three who fall into that bracket.
Norwich are fourth and are having a decent season so far but have only picked up one point from the last nine available after their 5-0 hammering by promotion contenders Brighton. Alex Neil described the performance as the "worst" of his career to date.
It is the defence that is troubling the Canaries at the moment with only two sides in the division, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham, conceding more than the 24 Norwich have shipped. This is despite having an experienced defence of international defenders.
This weekend they take on a Leeds side buoyed by their recent league and cup form, and look like a tough nut to crack at the moment. Neil's men will have to raise their game in order to beat Garry Monk's side.
Last week, the news came out that Nottingham Forest were on the verge of a takeover by two American businessman from the divisive Arabian owner Fawaz al Hasawi. Today he has now turned to Twitter to say his goodbyes to Forest fans.
New owners can sometimes change managers straight away so Philippe Montanier may have to look over his shoulder. Forest lie 20th in the league after a run of just one win in the last eight games.
They face Queen Park Rangers at home on Saturday and that should be an ideal game for Montanier to impress his new employers, with the R's also on a poor run of form.
Rotherham threw away what would have been a very good win at Ipswich last Saturday, conceding a 95th minute equaliser to Town striker David McGoldrick. It would have been Kenny Jackett's first win for the club would no doubt have lifted the beleaguered Millers.
Instead they are now six points adrift of Blackburn in 23rd and eight points away from safety. They are still winless since the first month of the season.
Jackett's men play Preston North End on Saturday knowng another defeat could eliminate further hope that they can survive in the Championship for a third season.
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