What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

Steve Clarke is the new Reading manager, immediately coming in to replace Nigel Adkins after a poor run of form, to take up his first managerial position since leaving West Bromwich Albion in December 2013.

Birmingham City will sign loan central defender Michael Morrison for an undisclosed fee once the transfer window opens on January 1 and will pen a three-and-a-half year deal at St Andrew's.

Meanwhile, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest have been handed transfer embargoes for the rest of the 2014/2015 season for being found to be in breach of Financial Fair Play rules.

Forest themselves have won the £250,000 Sky Bet transfer fund to spend in the January transfer window after a fan was selected at random from the 24 second-tier clubs.

Elsewhere, Bolton Wanderers have been dealt a huge injury blow after it emerged loan striker Joe Mason will miss up to two months of first-team action after suffering a hamstring tear in training.

Only two Championship sides remained at the quarter-final stage of the Capital One Cup, but Derby County exited last night with a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea, with Bournemouth the sole representatives now and they will face troubled Premier League side Liverpool tonight.

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

Blackburn Rovers: Midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has warned his side they can ill-afford to slip up any further in the play-off mix during the Christmas period after suffering successive defeats and having gone three in total without three points. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Defensive stalwart Nyron Nosworthy has revealed the Seasiders are doubly determined to prove their doubters wrong this season with various players hoping to revive their careers under Lee Clark at Bloomfield Road. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bournemouth: Confident captain Tommy Elphick has told his Cherries team-mates that they must not be in awe of Premier League outfit Liverpool in the two sides' Capital One Cup clash this evening. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls manager Sami Hyypia and his relegation-haunted side could be given a timely boost as he looks set to welcome back captain Gordon Greer to the first-team fold after battling his way back to fitness from a knee complaint. (The Argus)

Derby County: Craig Bryson felt the Rams gave a good account of themselves during the 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea but admitted there was disappointment among the players after failing to secure the scalp of the Premier League table-toppers. (Derby Telegraph)

Ipswich Town: Mick McCarthy believes his midfield teenage starlet Teddy Bishop already has the quality to succeed in the Premier League after his performance in a 0-0 draw at Bolton Wanderers drew widespread praise. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: The Whites could try to sign Sassuolo frontman Leonardo Pavoletti once again in the January transfer window despite their transfer embargo after being rebuffed in the summer due to the Serie A outfit's reluctance to discuss a permanent deal. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Defender Daniel Ayala has praised the travelling Boro faithful for their strong followings and insists the reception they give to the players offers a boost to the side when playing away from home. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: John Ruddy has recaptured his best Norwich City form in recent weeks, according to manager Neil Adams, who feels back-to-back clean sheets against Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town are proof he has recovered from his slump. (Eastern Daily Press)

Rotherham United: Millers loan signing Reece James has revealed he would be happy to stay at the New York Stadium beyond the existing terms of his loan spell with the club after a string of impressive appearances for Steve Evans' men. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Tricky wideman Jacques Maghoma has vowed to win back his Owls first-team place after dropping to the bench for the last three games and is hoping to use his brace in a 3-1 U21's win over Coventry City as a springboard to return to the starting XI. (The Star)

Watford: The Hornets will consider January bids for midfielder Lewis McGugan, who is set to remain at Sheffield Wednesday beyond the terms of his initial loan spell, with the Owls aware of Slavisa Jokanovic's stance regarding a permanent move. (Watford Observer)

Wigan Athletic: Midfielder Chris McCann has challenged each Latics player to contribute towards firing the club out of relegation trouble after suggesting it is not solely the strikers' job to do so. (Wigan Today)