Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke is a managerial target of Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town’s neighbours have made a formal approach to the West Country club to talk to the 38-year-old.

Leeds are lining up a replacement for Steve Evans, whose contract ends next month.

Both MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and Oldham Athletic chief John Sheridan have been linked, only to drop down the reported pecking order.

Clarke, who played for Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United, has led Bristol Rovers to back-to-back promotions from the National League to League I.

He cut his managerial teeth at non-league Salisbury City, where he ended his playing career.

Evans is due back at work this week after a short break abroad but looks set to part company with the club in the coming weeks.

His 38 games in charge included the 4-1 home defeat by Town in March.

Former Rotherham United boss Evans, 53, would be the sixth manager to leave Leeds under the reign of owner Massimo Cellino.

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Brentford have reportedly rejected an approach by Championship rivals and neighbours Queens Park Rangers for their skipper Jake Bidwell.

The Griffin Park club, 5-1 winners over Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on the final day of the season, want to keep the former Everton right-back.

The 23-year-old has impressed ever since joining the Bees in 2013 after two loan spells.

QPR have also been linked with a move for Town centre-back Joel Lynch.

Bobby Zamora is backing Brighton and Hove Albion to bounce back from their play-off heartbreak.

The Seagulls lost out in the semi-finals to Sheffield Wednesday, who face Hull City in Saturday’s Wembley final.

Veteran striker Zamora said: “I know the squad inside out and have no doubt they will use the narrow miss to drive them on next season.

“We weren’t fancied to be near the top this time but the lads showed what they are capable of.

“Now they are a year down the line and more together than ever, they will be even more determined to do well next time.”

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme says “a few more signings” will give the Black Country side a great chance of promotion.

The Nigerian international said: “There is a basis of a good, young team here.

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“We probably need just a few more players to help the group and we won’t be far away.

“It is an important summer for the club and hopefully we can kick on.”