What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?
Wigan Athletic are on the hunt for a new boss after the dismissal of Uwe Rosler last week, while Brighton and Hove Albion chief Sami Hyypia remains under pressure after a poor run of form.
At 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 thanks to a 3-1 win at the Macron Stadium.
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.
Birmingham City: Loan signing Michael Morrison believes the Blues are a big club and is enjoying reigniting his stalling career as part of a new-look backline under Rowett at St Andrew's after moving from Charlton Athletic. (Birmingham Mail)
Blackburn Rovers: Goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes he will have to be on the lookout for a new club in January as he fears his Ewood Park career having lost his place in goal to deadline-day loan signing Jason Steele. (Lancashire Telegraph)
Blackpool: Former Bolton Wanderers winger Chris Eagles is training with the Seasiders with the view to penning a short-term deal and scored in an in-house friendly after turning down the opportunity to link up with Ian Holloway at Millwall. (Blackpool Gazette)
Bolton Wanderers: Manager Neil Lennon has praised the impact of young striker Max Clayton and believes his rapid emergence has acted as a huge boost heading into a hectic festive schedule. (The Bolton News)
Brighton and Hove Albion: Loan signing Elliott Bennett believes the Seagulls' trip to his parent club Norwich City this weekend will be another goal fest, with Albion's last away game finishing in a 3-2 reverse at Bournemouth. (The Argus)
Cardiff City: Ravel Morrison could be set for an exit from the Cardiff City Stadium after manager Russell Slade conceded that things had not worked out as planned for the midfielder, with talks due on whether or not to extend his disappointing loan spell. (Wales Online)
Leeds United: Manager Neil Redfearn has admitted prodigious midfielder Kalvin Phillips is knocking on the door for first-team inclusion after a series of impressive displays for the Whites' academy outfits. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Middlesbrough: Boss Aitor Karanka claims summer signing Yanic Wildschut is proving happy to bide his time in his attempts to nail down a first-team place and has praised his effectiveness from the bench so far this campaign. (Gazette Live)
Millwall: Striker Scott McDonald is a serious injury doubt for the Lions' weekend trip to Charlton Athletic after suffering a groin problem, while Richard Chaplow and Danny Shittu are also considered unlikely to take part at the Valley. (News at Den)
Reading: The Royals have been dealt a huge injury blow after midfielder Hope Akpan dislocated his shoulder while on international duty with Nigeria in a 2-0 win over Congo. (Get Reading)
Sheffield Wednesday: Manager Stuart Gray is not fearing the sack despite a poor string of results which have seen the Owls slump to 13th in the table after a nine-match winless run - featuring five of the last six games without a goal. (The Star)
Wigan Athletic: Chairman Dave Whelan will today step up his bid to find the club's new manager, with b now the joint-favourite alongside former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay to succeed Uwe Rosler. (Wigan Today)
Wolves: Kenny Jackett has revealed Welsh international midfielder Lee Evans could be facing hand surgery to cure a broken scaphoid bone in his thumb he has been playing through the pain barrier with. (Birmingham Mail)