What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Cardiff City are expected to formally appoint Russell Slade imminently, although he will not be in charge this weekend against Sheffield Wednesday due to a legal wrangle with former employers Leyton Orient.

Fulham are now the only side in the division on the lookout for a new manager, having dispensed with the much-maligned Felix Magath last week.

Jose Riga's future at Blackpool looks to be increasingly safe, 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.

Birmingham City: Summer signing Clayton Donaldson has conceded he is unhappy with his goalscoring return so far at St Andrew's, but is bullish about putting that right and starting to fire for the Blues more regularly. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Deadline-day loan signing Ryan Tunnicliffe is targeting this weekend's match with Watford as his and his side's chance to truly kick on after navigating their way through some difficult early-season fixtures. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Bolton Wanderers: Defender Matt Mills is refusing to dismiss his side's chances of having a good season and wants the Macron Stadium faithful to get onside with the team after their poor start. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe is confident his side will get the results their endeavours deserve but revealed he has slight regrets about how his side have fared in the opening weeks of the season. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: Bees boss Mark Warburton is wary of how Leeds United will approach this weekend's game under the tutelage of new manager Darko Milanic and admits it has been difficult to prepare his side for the encounter. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Kazenga LuaLua could be set for a starting berth at Nottingham Forest this weekend after an impressive performance at Burton Albion in midweek, with Sami Hyypia mulling over whether to field him from the outset or as an impact sub. (The Argus)

Derby County: Rams midfielder Jeff Hendrick is making good progress in his return from a shoulder injury and could even come into contention for one of his side's two games next week against Bournemouth and Millwall after returning to first-team training. (Derby Telegraph)

Leeds United: New manager Milanic will not drastically alter the make-up of the Whites' starting XI for the weekend trip to Brentford and is intent on maintaining the winning formula his new charges have struck in recent times. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Anfield goalscoring hero Adam Reach is determined to put Boro's penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool in the past despite a heroic performance, but is hopeful of meeting Brendan Rodgers' side in the league next year if his side continue to make strides in the Championship. (Gazette Live)

Millwall: Midfielder Nicky Bailey is ready to make a belated return to the Lions' squad after suffering a calf tear in pre-season and worsening the injury during a substitute appearance at Fulham in August. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Canaries boss Neil Adams is wary of the threat weekend opponents Blackpool pose to his side and insists the Seasiders' current lowly league position does not tell the full story of their season. (Eastern Daily Press)

Reading: Captain Jem Karacan is pencilling in a long-awaited first-team return in October as he steps up his recovery from cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in September last year. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Steve Evans has revealed he was too in awe of Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy at one stage that he was afraid of speaking to him, with the two set to go head-to-head this weekend at Portman Road. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Stevie May enjoyed the experience of playing at Manchester City in midweek, despite the Owls' 7-0 thumping and wants his side to continue their promising early-season form to ensure it is not too long before they travel to the Etihad Stadium again. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Uwe Rosler has challenged his side to stand up and be counted at Bournemouth this weekend as he attempts to arrest the Latics' worrying slide after just one point from nine. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Flying winger Bakary Sako has brushed off the prospect of a January move away from Molineux and insists his sole focus is on getting his side into the Premier League after a positive start to the campaign. (Birmingham Mail)