Championship previews: Fulham host Brentford, West Brom entertain Birmingham

Championship set for June 20 return - The Leader Newspaper

Read two match previews as the Championship is set to return this weekend, with a west London derby on show while West Brom can go top – at least momentarily – with a win over their local rivals Birmingham City later on Saturday. Continue reading

Aleksandar Mitrovic at Fulham: Will it be third time lucky?

Fulham are close to signing Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal. Can the Serb replicate last season's Championship heroics in the Premier League?

Aleksandar Mitrovic played an integral role in Fulham‘s Premier League promotion last season. He scored 12 goals and created 15 chances in 15 Championship appearances. His performances were made more impressive by the fact he had only joined on a deadline day loan deal from Newcastle.

Considering he scored more goals in fewer games for the Cottagers than during two previous seasons on Tyneside, it makes sense they want him on a permanent basis. In today’s inflated market, the estimated £20million price tag isn’t expensive for a powerful forward who quickly asserted himself as Fulham’s focal point in attack. With just over two weeks before the transfer window closes, the deal is expected to happen. It begs the question: Will it be third time lucky for the Serbian international?  Continue reading