What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

In the weekend action, Wigan Athletic manager Malky Mackay got his Latics career off to a respectable start with a 1-1 draw at home to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, but his side remained in the bottom three and were joined by Rotherham United, courtesy of the Millers' 1-0 defeat to Gary Rowett's rejuvenated Birmingham City side.

Meanwhile, Derby County stayed top with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Watford, while the big movers were Blackburn Rovers, who pushed the Hornets out of the play-offs as a result of a 2-1 win over Leeds.

Nottingham Forest secured the result of the weekend with a stunning 3-0 win at Wolves which saw Stuart Pearce's side move to within two points of the top six.

Plus, there are transfer rumours continuing to float around, with the loan window open for three more days and offering managers a last-gasp chance to bolster their squads.

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

Birmingham City: Rowett is refusing to let his charges rest on their laurels and wants the Blues to target the upper echelons of the Championship table, rather than just settling for survival. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Loan goalkeeper Jason Steele believes his deputy Simon Eastwood is more than capable of stepping up and filling his gloves when Gary Bowyer's side face Steele's parent club Middlesbrough this weekend. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Bolton Wanderers: Injury-plagued left-back Marc Tierney has gone under the knife as the club look to find a solution to his string of fitness problems since fracturing an ankle  (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Striker Yann Kermorgant believes style and substance can be married and insists the attractive passing style manager Eddie Howe has helped to instil in the Cherries will pay off in the long term. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls No.1 David Stockdale has tipped youngster Christian Walton to become one of the very best goalkeepers in the country and insists competition between the two is healthy. (The Argus)

Derby County: Anterior cruciate ligament victim George Thorne took another positive step towards a first-team comeback by beginning jogging outdoors at the club's training ground. (Derby Telegraph)

Fulham: Defender Dan Burn has dismissed speculation linking him with a potential £4m move to Premier League outfit West Ham United and revealed he only found about the rumours via Twitter. (Get West London)

Ipswich Town: Tractor Boys No.1 Dean Gerken is aware he may have to wait a while to earn back the jersey after some impressive stand-in performances from substitute shot-stopper Bartosz Bialkowski. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: Defender Stephen Warnock has called on the Whites' senior individuals to lead the way and help lift the younger players in the first-team squad after the disappointing late defeat at Blackburn Rovers. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Norwich City: Manager Neil Adams accepts the heat is on his position at the club but has appealed for unity from the Canaries supporters in a bid to arrest a slide which has seen them slip to eight points behind leaders Derby. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Top goalscorer Britt Assombalonga has urged his side to become a fearsome prospect for the rest of the Championship once more after two back-to-back league wins allowed them to recover from a slump in form. (Nottingham Post)

Reading: The Royals have launched an appeal against the red card shown to defender Alex Pearce during the Friday night defeat to Cardiff City, with Nigel Adkins keen to have the stopper in place for a trip to Norwich City. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Millers boss Steve Evans is confident recent loan signing Emanuel Ledesma can provide the quality his side have occasionally lacked in the final third as they strive to get out of relegation trouble. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Talented forward Caolan Lavery has defended the Owls' misfiring strikers by insisting it is the responsibility of everyone in the team to contribute to the goals for column. (The Star)