What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

As we enter the latest international break, Derby County sit top of the pile after a thumping 5-0 win over fellow promotion contenders Wolves last weekend, with Middlesbrough and Bournemouth both missing the chance to go top after playing out a 0-0 draw.

Brentford's astonishing start to life in this division continues, with the Bees moving into the top six by winning 3-2 at Millwall, while the pressure was alleviated from Stuart Pearce at Nottingham Forest as his side struck twice late on to beat Norwich City 2-1.

At the bottom, Gary Rowett continued his unbeaten start to life with Birmingham City with a 0-0 draw at home to Cardiff City, while Bolton Wanderers traded places in the bottom three with Wigan Athletic thanks to a 3-1 win at the Macron Stadium.

The pressure grows on Latics boss Uwe Rosler, as well as Brighton and Hove Albion boss Sami Hyypia, whose side were only able to draw again - this time at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Plus, there are transfer rumours continuing to float around, with the loan window still open for business and presenting an opportunity for managers to bolster their squads.

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

Blackpool: Sacked manager Jose Riga has spoken out for the first time on his brief stint in charge at Bloomfield Road and told Seasiders fans he was made to work in the very worst circumstances under chairman Karl Oyston. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Neil Lennon believes the viewing public finally saw what his side has to offer in the 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic and has challenged his players to keep up their recent form in weeks to come. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Young defender Baily Cargill admits he is keeping one eye on an upcoming Capital One Cup quarter-final face-off with Premier League heavyweights Liverpool but will not allow it to distract him from Championship duties. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: Auxiliary right-back Moses Odubajo has revealed he is relishing a new defensive role in Alan McCormack's absence and is happy to curb his attacking instincts for the foreseeable future to aid the Bees backline. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls chairman Andy Bloom has offered his unequivocal backing to under-fire manager Hyypia and insists the former Liverpool defender will be at the club for many years to come. (The Argus)

Derby County: The Rams look likely to extend the loan deal of Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland after a series of impressive displays as a stop-gap replacement for No.1 Lee Grant. (Derby Telegraph)

Fulham: Boss Kit Symons is set to make a late swoop in the loan market as he looks to bolster his options ahead of the busy festive period but is adamant he will only sign the right players with the right character for his Cottagers side. (Get West London)

Ipswich Town: Manager Mick McCarthy is glad to hear that loan midfielder Jonathan Williams is not the only one of his players earning the plaudits for the Tractor Boys' fine start to the season. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Middlesbrough: Defender Ben Gibson has hailed the influence of manager Aitor Karanka on his game since his appointment a year ago and feels his perfectionist standards have allowed him to learn a lot during the past 12 months. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: Winger Nathan Redmond has insisted the thought of a swift return to the Premier League this summer never crossed his mind, despite being touted with an exit from Carrow Road during the close season. (Eastern Daily Press)

Reading: Manager Nigel Adkins has moved to deny suggestions striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is only at the club for financial reasons and has insisted the Russian still has plenty of desire to break back into the first-team setup. (Get Reading)

Watford: Hornets striker Odion Ighalo insists it was his choice to join the Hornets from Granada, not the Pozzo owners, and is determined to fire the club into the Premier League this term. (Watford Observer)

Wolves: Kenny Jackett is prepared to make reinforcements to his squad either before the closure of the loan window or in January, but has refuted suggestions he could move for Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle. (Birmingham Mail)