What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of Steve Thompson as manager Neil Redfearn's assistant after the 50-year-old cut ties with Huddersfield Town, despite only joining the Terriers in the summer.

Bolton Wanderers have been dealt a second huge injury blow in as many days after young striker Max Clayton was ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, in addition to Joe Mason's hamstring tear, which will keep the Cardiff City loanee out for up to two months.

And there are plenty of transfer rumours floating around, with the January transfer window opening in two weeks' time.

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

Birmingham City: Wonderkid Demarai Gray missed training this morning, sparking fears he may miss the Blues' weekend trip to Huddersfield after complaining of a stomach ache, with Koby Arthur and Lee Novak in line to replace the last week's hat-trick hero. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Gary Bowyer has been informed by owners Venky's that he will not have to sell any players in the upcoming January transfer window to lift his side's transfer embargo. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Seasiders manager Lee Clark has set his side a Christmas target of being within touching distance of the fellow struggling sides by the time the packed festive schedule has come to a close. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Emile Heskey could go one step closer to securing a contract at the Macron Stadium after being pencilled in to play for the development squad in their Premier League Cup game against Reading. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe has admitted his side's Capital One Cup exploits have given him food for thought when it comes to his team selection for the festive schedule after some reserve players came in for the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Under-fire boss Sami Hyypia has absolved struggling loan striker Darren Bent for any blame over the Seagulls' lack of firepower in recent times, citing a lack of quality service as the reason for the Aston Villa man's drought. (The Argus)

Cardiff City: Central defender Matthew Connolly believes the Bluebirds' team spirit has improved hugely since Russell Slade's arrival and feels fans will finally see the best form from their side in the New Year. (Wales Online)

Derby County: Rams boss Steve McClaren has urged his side's fans to drive his side on and create a raucous home atmosphere this weekend at the end of a taxing seven days as Norwich City visit the iPro Stadium. (Derby Telegraph)

Leeds United: Neil Redfearn has called on his charges to believe in themselves and start delivering the results they are capable of ahead of a trip to Nottingham Forest and is ready to ring the changes to his side after successive defeats. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Captain Grant Leadbitter is relishing his return to Ipswich this weekend, but has warned his Boro team-mates to expect a tough battle at Portman Road against his former side. (Gazette Live)

Millwall: Lions boss Ian Holloway is hoping his side can build on last week's morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Brighton by securing their first back-to-back wins since August with a win in another six-pointer against Bolton Wanderers. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Manager Neil Adams admits he is savouring the prospect of having tangible selection problems ahead of his side's trip to Derby, with his first-team squad approaching a clean bill of health. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Jack Hunt's proposed permanent move to the club from Crystal Palace may have hit a snag after Stuart Pearce indicated he will not be held to ransom over the right-back as Forest look to push through a deal before their embargo begins. (Nottingham Post)

Reading: Frontman Simon Cox is looking forward to getting going once more under Steve Clarke after previously working with his new manager at former club West Bromwich Albion and feels the Royals can now move forward. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Loan signing Reece James is hoping the Millers can finally get goals and points behind them during the festive fixtures and believes their run of games over the next few weeks offers a great chance to move away from the relegation mire. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Manager Stuart Gray is determined to stick by his misfiring striker Stevie May despite the summer signing from St Johnstone having scored just twice since the end of September. (The Star)

Watford: Striker Troy Deeney has revealed he sympathises with supporters' expectancy on the Hornets at Vicarage Road after their electric start to the season but is hoping the realisation of how tough the Championship is will soon sink in. (Watford Observer)

Wigan Athletic: Striker Oriol Riera is back in first-team contention with the Latics as they prepare for this weekend's crunch relegation battle against Rotherham United, with manager Malky Mackay close to a clean bill of health. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Kenny Jackett insists his side will not under-estimate weekend opponents Brighton and Hove Albion despite the Seagulls' recent struggles and feels his side could be on the receiving end of a backlash from Sami Hyypia's side. (Birmingham Mail)