Once again, The Guardian asked bloggers from all Championship clubs to predict the season ahead with yours truly answering on behalf of The Scratching Shed. 

Interestingly, not a single blogger has predicted their team will finish in the automatic places. The most optimistic prediction is that of Cardiff City’s representative who is expecting a 3rd of 4th placed finish, followed by Middlesbrough (4th), Wolves (4th or 5th) and Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Cardiff City who all predict a 5th placed finish. Leicester City and Hull also consider themselves play-off contenders.

The least optimistic prediction is that of Peterborough United fan John Verall who expects to finish just outside the relegation zone.

You can read the full run-down of expectations, predictions and players to watch out for by clicking here.