What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Sami Hyypia has resigned as Brighton and Hove Albion manager after a season of struggle with the Seagulls, where he collected just three wins in total and only one from the last 18 games.

The search for the Finn's replacement has begun in earnest for Albion, with the likes of Tony Pulis, Tim Sherwood, Sven Goran Eriksson, Karl Robinson and Nigel Adkins believed to be the early frontrunners.

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has "unreservedly apologised" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a Seasiders supporter, with the supremo admitting to responding to a barrage of he received following his mobile number being placed on social media.

Elsewhere, Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct for directing racist language at Norwich City forward Cameron Jerome during the two sides' 1-1 draw in October.

Meanwhile, Emile Heskey made a playing return for Bolton Wanderers' Under-21s side in a 3-1 loss to Reading, his first match in some eight months after being released by A-League outfit Newcastle Jets.

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: The speculation surrounding some of the Blues' prized assets is not fazing manager Gary Rowett, who believes the ambition of his players to reach the top flight should be considered a positive. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackpool: Lee Clark has revealed he refused to lambast his team for their 6-1 mauling at home to rampant Bournemouth but has left the Seasiders in no doubt he expects an instant response in their Boxing Day trip to Sheffield Wednesday. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Midfielder Neil Danns feels shot-stopper Andy Lonergan is currently the best goalkeeper in the Championship, who has only let in two goals in his last seven games, with Neil Lennon's side currently on a run of six hours without conceding. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries manager Eddie Howe has hailed his side's old guard for their consistency since reaching the Championship and believes they have played a key role in the south coast outfit's rise to the summit of the second tier. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager Pulis is willing to listen to the Seagulls if they want him to be their next manager after the shock exit of Hyypia. (The Argus)

Derby County: The Rams' sticky patch has taken a turn for the worse, with news that Steve McClaren may be without Cyrus Christie, Craig Bryson, Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell for a Boxing Day trip to Birmingham City. (Derby Telegraph)

Ipswich Town: Four Tractor Boys players currently out on loan have been transfer-listed ahead of the upcoming January transfer window, with Paul Taylor, Anthony Wordsworth, Frank Nouble and Frederic Veseli now all facing uncertain futures. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: Defender Bellusci will contest his FA charge of misconduct for using racist language towards Norwich forward Jerome, with the summer signing from Catania having until January 2 to lodge his appeal. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Young wideman Adam Reach admits he feels privileged to be a fully-fledged Middlesbrough first-teamer after a meteoric rise following a loan spell with Shrewsbury Town. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: Playmaker Wes Hoolahan has revealed his determination to secure a Premier League return with the Canaries after playing a key role for Neil Adams' side since returning from injury. (Eastern Daily Press)

Reading: Steve Clarke has revealed his side will train on Christmas Day ahead of their Boxing Day trip to Brighton as he seeks as much time as possible to work with his new charges. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Millers boss Steve Evans says he is happy to wait until the New Year to discover whether or not he will be able to rely on the loan signings helping to push his side away from the bottom three for the remainder of the campaign. (The Star)

Watford: The Hornets are considering extending the loan deal of Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura after the 29-year-old missed out on a place in Algeria's African Cup of Nations squad. (Watford Observer)

Wigan Athletic: Emmerson Boyce believes his side can use the Boxing Day clash with Leeds United as the perfect opportunity to get their season up and running after admitting they must fight for their lives against their relegation rivals. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Manager Kenny Jackett has revealed he may look to extend Danny Graham's loan deal at Molineux as he looks to cover himself adequately in the absences of Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako during January. (Birmingham Mail)