Date: 11th September 2017 at 9:07am
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Championship action under the lights is back, with a full complement of second tier fixtures set to take place over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sunderland entertain Nottingham Forest at the Stadium of Light, with both sides looking to bounce back from disappointing losses to Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday respectively in their last fixtures.

A home defeat to a Blades side who had yet to find the back of the net away from home will have come as a huge disappointment to Sunderland manager Simon Grayson, and nothing but three points will do this week.

The Black Cats must bounce back from defeat, having picked up just one win from their opening six fixtures.

Grayson conducted solid business of the final day of the summer transfer window, and will hope new faces including Callum McManaman, Marc Wilson and Johnny Williams will begin to settle in following their late arrivals.

Visiting boss Mark Warburton enjoyed an excellent summer of business, and the likes of new signings Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings have enjoyed electric starts to life at the City Ground.

Snapping Liam Bridcutt up from Leeds has also prived a shrewd move by the former Brentford and Rangers boss, and the East Midlanders will be far away from the danger they faced last year, when only a final day win over Ipswich saved them from the drop.

Bouncing back from losses in their last fixtures will be the aim for both Grayson and Warburton, but the pressure if firmly on the home manager, who has picked up just one win from his opening six league games as Sunderland boss.

This will be a tight affair, and I can’t see the two sides being separated.

Sunderland 1-1 Nottingham Forest