Norwich are limping, Forest are struggling and Toney won't stop scoring: The Second Tier Summary

It was an interesting weekend just gone, with Norwich fielding children on the bench after an injury crisis, it seems to have opened up the top 10.

Not only that, the bottom 6 makes for interesting reading with Derby getting a draw at home to Wycombe and Forest losing again.

Nonetheless, here's a round up of what caught our eyes.

The good

1) Watford

With Norwich and Bournemouth dropping points, it was important for Watford to keep pace. And they did so with great conviction. In fact, I can't remember a time when all three relegated teams did so well.

You chuck in the impact of Covid-19 on the transfer market and you can argue all three sides have kept hold of their best players. So, when Watford can rely on the likes of Sarr, Chalobah and Deeney and more, you can't call the top 2 just yet.

2) Reading

These guys were back to their best. In fact, that's a disservice as their best wasn't their best. They showed that they are the best counter attacking team in the division and with players coming back to full fitness, they showed that they might just be capable of a top 6 finish after all.

Although somewhat rigid, they've got too much attacking flair which was on show in their 3-1 win against Bristol City. And boy, Michael Olise as a number 10, chefs kiss*.

3) Carlos Corberan

Credit where credit is due, Corberan has transformed the Terriers. They have essentially had defensive coach after defensive coach since Chris Powell left, so what Corberan is achieving now is monumental.

It's genuinely one of the biggest transformations in the Championship this season and I don't think enough attention has been throw their way. Signings were limited, so Corberan had less room to manoeuvre and the swagger in which they can attack is astounding. It's certainly a 'watch this space' scenario.

The Bad

1) Preston North End

4 defeats in 6, 11 goals conceded in that time. It's grim for Preston at the moment. And where will it improve?

They're one of the teams that have probably had less injuries so far to key players, only really being impacted this weekend with the absence of Rafferty, Browne and Furlong.

The away form has been a positive this season, but a 4-1 defeat doesn't give you confidence. It's a worry for North End as it's hard to see where the next win is coming from, and even an okay run of form because it has been consistently bad.

2) Forest's attack

What is going on? Can anyone explain this? It's one of the great mysteries of 2020. How are Forest not scoring more? It was another goalless game and defeat for the Reds against Swansea.

They've scored just 4 in their last 6 and just 9 all season. With Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban as our two strikers, there should be goals there right? Couple that with Knockeart, Lolley, Ameobi etc etc etc, nothing is quite happening up top.

3) Millwall and Birmingham City

Really frustrating that these 2 teams love drawing so much. But seriously, please do something.


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