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Latics smash Blues

Calum McManaman
Calum McManaman got things going. Credit: PA

Wigan wiped the floor with beleaguered Birmingham in a horribly one-sided Sky Bet Championship encounter at the DW Stadium.

Callum McManaman was again the pick of the Latics players with two first-half goals as the home side led 3-0 at the break.

Andrew Taylor and substitute Martyn Waghorn grabbed the others for Wigan, who could have won even more comprehensively than 4-0 such was their total superiority.

Forest see off Owls

Henri Lansbury
Henri Lansbury headed the only go of the game. Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest came through their toughest test of the season so far with their unbeaten start intact as they beat a spirited Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Hillsborough.

Forest, among the favourites for promotion, are enjoying a fine start to life under Stuart Pearce and Henri Lansbury's first-half header made it four Sky Bet Championship wins from five and puts them top of the early league table.

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QPR's new man Robinson loaned to Huddersfield

Robinson
Robinson spent last season on loan at Blackpool last season. Credit: PA

QPR have signed full-back Jack Robinson from Liverpool and immediately loaned him out to Huddersfield.

The 20-year-old England Under-21 international has penned a four-year deal with Rangers, but will spend the first of them with Championship side Huddersfield.

The Football League is familiar territory for Robinson, who has spent time with Wolves and Blackpool over recent years.

Robinson has made 11 appearances for Liverpool but, with manager Brendan Rodgers having numerous full-back options, he has decided to move on.

"Jack is one for the future. He's a good young player," Redknapp said.

"He'll continue his development at Huddersfield this season in the Championship, where I'm sure he'll do well."

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Fulham owner backs Magath to turn things around

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has given his backing to under-fire manager Felix Magath and says the German is the "ideal" man to lead them back to the Premier League.

The Cottagers' promotion bid has not got off to the best of starts, with fans calling for Magath to be sacked after four straight defeats left them rooted to the foot of the Championship.

We chose Felix as we wanted -somebody with experience of dealing with the threat of relegation.

Even then, we knew we might not be successful and if, God forbid, the worst happened how would we deal with it.

We knew the Championship was more physical. You've got to have a Plan A (to avoid relegation) and a Plan B (for promotion). Felix was the ideal person to execute both plans.

– Fulham owner Shahid Khan
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