What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Bournemouth retained their stranglehold at the top of the Championship after a stunning 6-1 success at Blackpool, to leave the Seasiders firmly in the relegation mire.

Ipswich Town replaced Middlesbrough in second by beating the Teessiders 2-0, while Brentford moved into third with an impressive 3-2 win at Cardiff City.

At the bottom, Wigan Athletic lost out to Rotherham United in a relegation six-pointer, while Brighton and Hove Albion were only denied all three points at Wolves by a last-gasp equaliser from Danny Batth.

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: Goalkeeper Darren Randolph could be in line for a new deal with the Blues after manager Gary Rowett admitted the club will look to tie the No.1 down following on from a string of impressive performances during his tenure. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Gary Bowyer felt his side had successfully put a week of negativity firmly behind them after securing all three points in a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic, with special praise reserved for two-goal hotshot Jordan Rhodes. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Defensive stalwart Nyron Nosworthy is today awaiting the results of a scan to determine whether or not he has suffered a groin tear after pulling up an hour into the humiliating 6-1 defeat to Bournemouth. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: An ambitious Neil Lennon feels his side can aim for the top six in the New Year and has indicated teams above the Whites are now starting to look nervously over their shoulder at his resurgent charges. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: In-form wideman Matt Ritchie believes his status as the top creator in the division and his ability to score goals too has come about as a result of manager Eddie Howe offering a freedom to each of his players on the field. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Darren Bent has issued a use me or lose me ultimatum to Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after admitting he is relishing his loan spell with the Seagulls, who he is keen on remaining with. (The Argus)

Fulham: Striker Ross McCormack has dismissed suggestions he could be set for a Craven Cottage exit just months after arriving at the club and has vowed to replay the £11m spent on him in the summer. (Get West London)

Ipswich Town: Goalscoring midfielder Jay Tabb has warned his side that only half the job has been completed in trying to achieve promotion to the Premier League in a move to try and temper the growing excitement within Portman Road. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: Forward Billy Sharp has told his team-mates they must take confidence from a rare and battling draw away from home after holding Nottingham Forest to a 1-1 stalemate. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Adam Clayton has revealed each and every one of the Boro team who lost at Ipswich are determined to put it right quickly and cannot wait for their Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest to give manager Aitor Karanka a much-needed reaction. (Gazette Live)

Millwall: Lions boss Ian Holloway is hoping he will be armed with funds to spend in the January transfer window after conceding he will not be able to wait until the summer to strengthen his underperforming squad. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Manager Neil Adams has praised striker Cameron Jerome's return of 11 goals for the club since arriving in the summer and never doubted his ability to be a prolific goalscorer at this level. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Frustrated Stuart Pearce has challenged his side to rediscover their nerve if they are to resurrect their bid to break into the top six during the festive period. (Nottingham Post)

Reading: Royals boss Steve Clarke could be set for a huge fitness boost after it emerged midfielder Danny Guthrie could be set for a return to action against Brighton on Boxing Day. (Get Reading)

Sheffield Wednesday: An extremely disappointed Stuart Gray has told his players they owe the club's supporters a top performance against Blackpool on Boxing Day after a 4-0 drubbing at Fulham. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: The Latics' woeful weekend has been compounded by news of a hamstring injury for central defender Leon Barnett, who is now a doubt for the remaining fixtures across the festive period. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Kenny Jackett admitted Bakary Sako would be sorely missed by his side in January during his African Cup of Nations exertions after delivering a stunning man-of-the-match performance in the 1-1 draw with Brighton. (Birmingham Mail)