What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Huddersfield Town may have recently ended their hunt for a new manager with the appointment of Chris Powell as the permanent successor to Mark Robins, but fierce rivals Leeds United find themselves without a manager after the exit of Dave Hockaday.

Blackpool could also soon be the subject of a managerial departure with lingering doubts over the future of Jose Riga.

Plus, there are plenty of transfer rumours continuing to do the rounds as the loan window doors swing open for business.

For all the latest headlines from around the Championship, have a look at our summary below from various local newspapers.

Birmingham City: Blues boss Lee Clark has sought to clear the air over his side's pursuit of Florent Malouda by insisting there should be "no issue" over moves for players such as the 34-year-old and his fellow Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa at Newcastle United. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: New Rovers defender Shane Duffy is ready to fight for his place at the heart of the backline as he competes with the likes of Grant Hanley, Matt Kilgallon and Alex Baptiste for a first-team berth. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: The Seasiders' soap opera continued yesterday as it emerged Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett had turned down the chance to become the club's new manager after an approach from chairman Karl Oyston, despite current boss Jose Riga still being in situ. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Mark Davies and Dean Moxey are closing on first-team returns to boost Dougie Freedman after a woeful start to the season, with the duo expected back this weekend against Sheffield Wednesday. (The Bolton News)

Brentford: Bees manager Mark Warburton is also set to be handed an injury boost, with Scott Dallas, Moses Odubajo and Tommy Smith all set to feature against Brighton at the weekend. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: The Seagulls themselves have some selection issues, with boss Sami Hyypia left to ponder over Kazenga Lua Lua's role in the team after some impressive cameos from the bench as an impact player. (The Argus)

Derby County: The Rams are waiting for a green light on Jamie Ward's fitness ahead of the clash with arch-rivals Nottingham Forest after the winger suffered a hamstring injury on international duty with Northern Ireland. (Derby Telegraph)

Ipswich Town: David McGoldrick has praised former Tractor Boys loanee Jonny Williams, who is believed to be interesting Mick McCarthy and a host of other Championship managers in a potential loan deal from Crystal Palace. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: The search for a new manager at Elland Road is still "wide open," according to owner Massimo Cellino after the Italian conceded he had struggled to find better candidates than current caretaker boss Neil Redfearn. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: New loan signing Patrick Bamford is targeting double success this season as he looks to achieve promotion with Boro and, in doing so, realise his dream of playing for the Chelsea first team. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: Michael Turner has refuted suggestions the Canaries may need to drop points to keep them on their toes and avoid complacency in their quest for promotion back to the Premier League, after drawing with Bournemouth just prior to the international break. (Eastern Daily Press)

Reading: Anton Ferdinand has pledged to repay the faith shown in him by the Royals and wants to silence his critics by proving he is still able enough in this country after a spell in Turkey with Antalyaspor. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Millers manager Steve Evans wants his team to turn the New York Stadium into a fortress and has also urged supporters to weigh in as he looks to kick-start the season once and for all. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Don Cowie has welcomed new arrivals to the Latics midfield despite the increased competition after a busy deadline day which saw Adam Forshaw and William Kvist arrive from Brentford and VfB Stuttgart respectively as well as the club converting Emyr Huws' loan from Manchester City into a permanent deal. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Manager Kenny Jackett could be set to throw youngster Liam McAlinden straight into the first team for the weekend trip to Blackpool with both Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako set to arrive late back from international duty. (Birmingham Mail)