What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Leeds United's hunt for a manager looks set to reach its conclusion imminently, while the futures of many other managers in the Championship remain up in the air.

Cardiff City and Fulham are on the lookout for new managers, having dispensed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Felix Magath respectively last week.

Jose Riga's future at Blackpool remains up for discussion but looks to be increasingly safe, particularly after masterminding a 0-0 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend, but pressure remains firmly on Dougie Freedman at Bolton Wanderers after a woeful string of results.

Plus, there are plenty of transfer rumours continuing to do the rounds with the loan window 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.

Blackburn Rovers: New defender Shane Duffy is confident Rovers can go far this season and is intent on keeping his side's momentum going against Watford this weekend after a man-of-the-match display on his debut at Fulham. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Pool boss Riga is set to intensify efforts to sign a new defender after meeting with chairman Karl Oyston in the wake of an ankle injury to Jeffrey Rentmeister which could rule him out for the Seasiders' next three games, with wingers and a striker also on the club's agenda. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: New signing Chris Herd could be set for an immediate Wanderers debut in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea after joining from Aston Villa on a one-month loan. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Eddie Howe is keen to put a stop to the Cherries' League Cup hoodoo against Cardiff City as his side bids to reach the fourth round of this competition for the first time since 1963. (Bournemouth Echo)           

Brentford: Bees stopper Alan McCormack has apologised to fans for his side's poor display in the 4-0 defeat at Middlesbrough and promised to bounce back in style and not be found wanting in next weekend's meeting with Leeds United. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Sami Hyypia believes Paddy McCourt could help solve his side's attacking shortcomings but wants him to stick to what he is good at after a frustrating performance against Blackpool. (The Argus)           

Derby County: Rams chief Steve McClaren is set to ring the changes in the Capital One Cup this evening against Reading with first-team coach Paul Simpson explaining how the squad needs to be maximised in the competition. (Derby Telegraph)                   

Leeds United: Darko Milanic was last night finalising the finer details of his contract at Elland Road as the Whites prepare to unveil the Slovenian as their new manager today to replace Dave Hockaday. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Quicksilver winger Albert Adomah believes all the pressure will be on Liverpool at Anfield this evening, as Boro visit last season's Premier League runners-up in the Capital One Cup. (Gazette Live)          

Norwich City: Josh Murphy is set to be handed the chance to prove his first-team worth in this evening's Capital One Cup trip to Shrewsbury Town after staring with two goals in the last round against Crawley Town. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Stuart Pearce believes he has the best central defender outside the Premier League in Michael Mancienne after handing the captain's armband to the £1m signing from Hamburg in the 0-0 draw at Millwall on Saturday. (Nottingham Post)                   

Rotherham United: Steve Evans is set to place deadline-day signing Luciano Becchio on a gruelling fitness programme during the upcoming international break as he looks to build the striker back to full fitness. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls boss Stuart Gray insists his side will not be fazed by the size of the task when his side travel to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Capital One Cup and is backing his players to relish the challenge. (The Star)     

Wolves: Central defender Richard Stearman has lavished praise on goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and feels he has been the catalyst behind his side holding the best defensive record in the division. (Birmingham Mail)