What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Brentford's superb run of form in November has been capped with a double award after Mark Warburton and Andre Gray were named manager and player of the month respectively.

Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who also played for Wanderers between 1998 and 2000, until the end of the season.

The Icelandic frontman becomes manager Neil Lennon's first signing since taking charge at the Macron Stadium and he could be joined by fellow Premier League striker stalwart Emile Heskey, who is currently training with the first-team squad.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is in hot water with the FA, who have disqualified the Italian owner and asked the controversial 58-year-old to resign after finding him guilty of tax evasion.

But manager Neil Redfearn has now moved to back the Whites supremo, who has said he will appeal the suspension, which will last until March 2015, the date on which his conviction will be deemed spent under UK law.

Elsewhere, there were signings aplenty yesterday as Birmingham City finally sealed the free transfer of former striker Nikola Zigic until the end of the season, while Blackpool brought in former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea on a short-term deal and Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the Teessiders.

Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has been handed an extension by the FA in relation to a charge over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.

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

Birmingham City: Blues captain Paul Robinson has revealed the players were scared by former manager Lee Clark's passion and believes his side are now playing with renewed confidence under new manager Gary Rowett. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Manager Gary Bowyer expressed his surprise that talismanic frontman Rudy Gestede had not been named winner, or at least joint-winner of the player of the month gong alongside Brentford striker Gray. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: New signing O'Dea has suggested the fact the Seasiders are bottom of the pile in the second tier was actually an attractive prospect to him when considering whether to pen a short-term deal at Bloomfield Road. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Heskey has told Trotters fans that he is far from finished in the game as he sets his sights on earning a short-term deal with the club to potentially partner new signing Gudjohnsen in attack. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Midfielder Andrew Surman has warned the Cherries to expect a backlash from out-of-form Wolves this weekend and believes it is up to his side to silence a hostile home crowd. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: Manager of the month Warburton praised striker Gray after his player of the month win before declaring the best is yet to come from his frontman and believes the former Luton Town man boasts the perfect skill set as a forward at Championship level. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Under-fire Seagulls chief Sami Hyypia has called on his players to show no fear this weekend as they face the daunting prospect of a trip to leaders Derby County tomorrow. (The Argus)

Cardiff City: Bluebirds boss Russell Slade is eyeing revenge against Rotherham United counterpart Steve Evans after play-off heartbreak with Leyton Orient last season and is expecting another major test for his players against the Millers. (Wales Online)

Derby County: Rams boss Steve McClaren admits he is surprised to have seen weekend opponents Brighton and Hove Albion drop into the bottom three and has warned his side to expect a difficult match this weekend. (Derby Telegraph)

Fulham: Cottagers boss Kit Symons is confident his side will be able to retain the services of in-form striker Hugo Rodallega despite the Colombian's contract expiring at the end of the current season. (Get West London)

Leeds United: Italian midfield man Tommaso Bianchi has revealed he feels one of the elder heads in the Whites side and is determined to provide help and assistance to some of the club's younger players having already settled at Elland Road. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Manager Aitor Karanka has admitted the last week has been one of the toughest during his tenure at the Riverside Stadium but believes he is able to cope with the distractions that have arisen since last week's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: Manager Neil Adams has urged his players to take flak on the chin from supporters and allow that to do their talking on the field as the Canaries look to halt a wretched run of form. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Boss Stuart Pearce is ready to unleash fringe striker Dexter Blackstock on the Championship this weekend as he looks to replace the firepower of top scorer Britt Assombalonga, with the striker banned for Charlton Athletic's visit. (Nottingham Post)

Rotherham United: Millers boss Evans has admitted he is looking forward to a reunion with the club's former striker Adam Le Fondre, as well as a meeting with Cardiff boss Slade after their play-off final battle between the duo in League One last season. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Stuart Gray admits he may struggle to extend loan deals for midfielders Royston Drenthe and Lewis McGugan from Reading and Watford respectively after claiming both have played key roles for the Owls during their time at Hilsborough. (The Star)

Watford: Under-pressure manager Slavisa Jokanovic is remaining confident about his side's promotion push this season despite four consecutive defeats and believes his side have the quality to arrest a worrying slide dowjn the table. (Watford Observer)