The npower Football League season is underway and, with all three divisions heating up nicely, we have another two live npower Championship games on Sky Sports this weekend.

That isn't all though, as the Capital One Cup returns next week with another two live matches on Sky Sports.

On Friday, there's a battle between two former Premier League sides as Bolton Wanderers host Nottingham Forest in a 7.45pm kick-off.

The Trotters, managed by Owen Coyle, are fresh out of the top flight after relegation last term and they will be eager to bounce back at the first attempt.

Their season didn't get off to the best of starts, going down 2-0 on the opening day against fierce rivals Burnley, but they did get off the mark on Tuesday night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Derby County.

Forest, meanwhile, have picked up four points from their first two matches. They recorded a slender 1-0 win over Bristol City last weekend but were restricted to just a point on Tuesday night against Huddersfield Town as Jordan Rhodes scored a last-gasp penalty to deny them all three.

Forest fans will be content with the start they have made, following last season's disappointment, but manager Sean O'Driscoll will be hungry to add another three points to his side's tally under the lights at the Reebok Stadium. The last time Forest beat Bolton, though, was way back in October 1995.

The second installment of live npower Championship action comes on Saturday evening as Watford and Birmingham City meet at Vicarage Road in a 5.20pm kick-off.

It was all-change at both clubs over the summer, with Gianfranco Zola replacing Sean Dyche at Watford and Lee Clark stepping in at St Andrews, in place of the departing Chris Hughton, and their respective opening two matches have arguably reflected that.

Watford picked up an opening-day 3-2 win over Crystal Palace but succumbed to a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Ipswich Town in midweek.

The Blues, meanwhile, are yet to register a win - drawing their first match with Charlton Athletic 1-1 and losing their second, against Sheffield Wednesday, 3-2 on Tuesday.

Of course, it's still early days, but both sides will want to clock up a valuable three points to kick-start their respective npower Championship campaigns.

If that isn't enough live football to take in, we also have two Capital One Cup ties live on Sky Sports in the coming week.

On Tuesday, at 7.45pm, Sean O'Driscoll's Nottingham Forest are back on our screens as they welcome Premier League Wigan Athletic to the City Ground.

Forest have won the competition four times in their illustrious history, and Wigan made the final in 2006, losing to Manchester United.

The Latics may now be in the league above Forest but, as we all know, anything can happen in the cup.

Two days later, on Thursday, the Sky Sports cameras are heading to Sixfields, Northampton, as Aidy Boothroyd's League 2 Cobblers host Stale Solbakken's Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Northampton have enjoyed a steady start to their campaign, including a win against League 2 favourites Rotherham United, and will be eager to put on a show in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The Cobblers have built up quite a reputation for knocking out higher league opposition in the tournament having overcome Brighton and Hove Albion, Reading, Liverpool and Ipswich Town in the last two years. They also beat last season's finalists Cardiff City in the First Round this year.

Wolves were the last team to beat the League 2 outfit in the competition, though, comprehensively winning 4-0 at Sixfields last year, with two goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and one apiece from Nenad Milijas and Sam Vokes.

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