What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Huddersfield Town first-team coach Steve Thompson looks set to be named Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn's assistant at Elland Road after a breakthrough in discussions between the two clubs.

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.

The last Championship representative standing in the Capital One Cup - Bournemouth - were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool last night, with the Premier League outfit coming out on top thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling (2) and Lazar Markovic.

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: Man of the moment Demarai Gray has praised manager Gary Rowett's influence for his stunning hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Reading after revealing the work he has done individually since the the former Burton Albion boss arrived. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Gary Bowyer could be handed a massive fitness boost ahead of this weekend's Ewood Park clash with Charlton Athletic as Tom Cairney prepares to return after a three-match absence through suspension and injury. (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: The Whites have distanced themselves from the ongoing row between Watford and loan midfielder Keith Andrews and will allow the Hornets to sub-let the player in January should another club register their interest in a deal. (The Bolton News)

Brentford: Mark Warburton has defiantly claimed loan midfield playmaker Alex Pritchard will remain at Griffin Park for the remainder of his season-long loan spell from Tottenham, despite interest in him from top-flight trio QPR, Burnley and West Bromwich Albion. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Under-fire boss Sami Hyypia has admitted the Seagulls will look to sort their loan headache in January as they prepare to let at least one of their six loanees head back to their parent clubs. (The Argus)

Cardiff City: Youngster Kadeem Harris is hoping for a full Bluebirds league debut against the club he played on loan at last season - Brentford - ahead of this weekend's clash, with the 21-year-old determined to make his mark under Russell Slade. (Wales Online)

Fulham: The Cottagers have moved to refute speculation that key striker Ross McCormack could be set to move on in January after reports emerged that Kit Symons may be prepared to listen to offers for the £11m summer signing from Leeds United. (Get West London)

Middlesbrough: Winger Adam Reach has urged his side to follow up their win over Derby County last weekend by securing a result at fellow promotion chasers Ipswich Town and believes a defeat at Portman Road would render their Rams success irrelevant. (Gazette Live)

Millwall: The Lions are hopeful of extending defender Andy Wilkinson's loan deal at the New Den until the end of the season after opening discussions with his parent club Stoke City. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Manager Neil Adams believes his side can boast the deadliest firepower in the division and, as a result, will strike fear into opponents, starting with Derby County this weekend. (Eastern Daily Press)

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: Tricky wideman Jacques Maghoma has revealed his determination to win a new contract at Hillsborough after admitting the next five months of the season will be crucial towards the next phase of his career. (The Star)

Watford: The Hornets have moved to rule out the possibility of talented defender Tommie Hoban leaving the club, either on loan or permanently and have been left unimpressed by Brentford manager Warburton's attempts to lure the player to the Bees. (Watford Observer)

Wigan Athletic: Midfielder Roger Espinoza has underlined the importance of his side's weekend meeting with fellow strugglers Rotherham after indicating the clash between the relegation battlers is now considered a must-win from a Latics perspective. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Manager Kenny Jackett looks set to be able to welcome back the services of striker Nouha Dicko and Ethan Ebanks-Landell for this weekend's visit of Brighton and ahead of a busy festive schedule. (Birmingham Mail)