Championship Transfer News

Championship latest transfer news for 2017 – 2018 and Beyond

  • Sat, 27 Nov 2021 19:08:48 +0000: Championship roundup: Coventry comeback denies Cherries top spot - Championship | The Guardian
    • Kane’s 95th-minute equaliser seals dramatic 2-2 draw
    • Preston come from behind to hold leaders Fulham

    Bournemouth missed the chance to go top of the Championship as Todd Kane’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for Coventry held them to a 2-2 home draw.

    Scott Parker’s side cruised into a comfortable two-goal lead through Jaidon Anthony in the 45th minute and Philip Billing in the 66th – but a 68th-minute red card for Jefferson Lerma following a last-man tackle on Matt Godden changed the picture. Godden pulled a goal back with five minutes of normal time remaining before Kane struck in the fifth minute of added time.

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  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:29:53 +0000: Mick Harford: ‘I’ve got tears in my eyes thinking about what fans are doing for me’ - Championship | The Guardian

    Luton assistant manager has been overwhelmed by support since prostate cancer diagnosis and is ready for ‘big fight’ ahead

    ‘I don’t really want the interview to be about me,” says Mick Harford, almost by way of introduction. It underlines why he is such a popular personality in the game and beyond. “It is all about Prostate United and Prostate Cancer UK. Obviously, you’ll have to say a little bit about me but I just want to concentrate on all the help I’ve been getting and the way people have been around me, going out of their way to support me in my illness.”

    It is almost 12 months since the Luton assistant manager and chief recruitment officer was diagnosed with prostate cancer and four since he started radiotherapy. This month staff at the Championship club, its academy and community trust signed up to the Prostate United fitness challenge to show support for Harford and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, which funds research to enhance treatments for the most common cancer in men. It kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK. Harford wants to raise awareness and his openness has already had a meaningful impact.

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  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:37:48 +0000: Sheffield United appoint Heckingbottom after sacking Jokanovic - Championship | The Guardian
    • Manager dismissed after six months with club 16th
    • Heckingbottom given contract to June 2026

    Sheffield United have sacked Slavisa Jokanovic after six months as manager and promoted Paul Heckingbottom, their under-23s head coach, to the role. Heckingbottom, the former Barnsley and Leeds manager, has signed a contract until June 2026.

    Jokanovic’s appointment on a three-year deal was regarded as a coup but the team have struggled and are 16th in the Championship. The Blades hierarchy are understood to have explored other candidates, including their former manager Neil Warnock and the former Norwich manager Alex Neil, but have placed their faith in Heckingbottom, who impressed senior figures during a spell in caretaker charge after the departure of Chris Wilder.

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  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:10:39 +0000: Championship: Fulham held by Derby, O’Neill fumes after Stoke defeat - Championship | The Guardian
    • Marco Silva’s side stay top as Bournemouth held at Millwall
    • Michael O’Neill unhappy with referee in loss at Bristol City

    Fulham were unable to find a breakthrough in the absence of the Championship’s leading goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic as they were held to a 0-0 draw by bottom club Derby at Craven Cottage.

    Marco Silva’s team were seeking an eighth successive win but they were denied by Wayne Rooney’s determined side. Fulham were left frustrated after being unable to capitalise on a succession of good chances, with Silva revealing afterwards that “six or seven players” including Mitrovic were affected by illness.

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  • Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:49:33 +0000: Sheffield United’s John Fleck discharged from hospital after on-pitch collapse - Championship | The Guardian
    • Blades’ win at Reading overshadowed by second-half incident
    • West Brom held to goalless draw at Blackpool

    The Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic expressed his relief that midfielder John Fleck was “conscious and talking” after he unexpectedly collapsed during the second half of his side’s 1-0 win at Reading. The club announced on Wednesday that the player has been discharged from hospital.

    Jayden Bogle grabbed United’s winner but the match was overshadowed by the second-half incident when Fleck went down apparently unchallenged, with his teammates quickly indicating for the medics to run on the pitch to tend to him.

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Archived News for the Championship has been added below:

Today has seen the signing of young striker Charlie Strutton for struggling side AFC Wimbledon after he had impressed Terry Brown whilst on a three week trial earlier in the year. Barnsley have today signed winger David Cotterill on a free transfer which could see the player making his debut for the club this weekend.

Championship top dogs West Ham have today sealed the double signing of Ravel Morrison from Manchester United as well as Ricardo Vaz Te from Barnsley. The young starlet ravel Morrison is believed to have attracted a lot of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs such as Barcelona, Roma and Paris St Germain but has decided to stay in the English divisions.

Vaz Te has had an extremely good season so far with the Portuguese striker already netting ten times for former club Barnsley.

Sussex club Brighton have completed the signing of two Manchester City players on loan until the end of the season which again cemented the up and coming clubs ambition to gain entry into the premier league. The club has signed Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin who are both midfielders who have failed to break through into the first team at Manchester City. On another plus side for the Sussex club their influential winger craig Noone has committed his future to the club stating he is more than happy at the seagulls amid speculation that he could be joining Cardiff City in the summer after the Welsh club had a £1.2 million offer turned down by Gus Poyet in January.

Cardiff Cities formidable striker has today stated that he would indeed be extremely happy to extend his loan spell at league one side Scunthorpe United with the striker claiming he prefers life at the club. Cardiff winger Peter Whttingham has today stated that he is convinced he made the correct decision to commit himself to the Welsh club amid speculation that he could have joined West Ham during the January transfer window.

Richard Keogh has again reinforced his commitment to Coventry City by stating he would be more than happy to open contract negotiations with the club before the end of the season. This will be great news for manager Andy Thorn as he is already looking to bolster his squad for next season and would have thought of it as a detrimental loss to have lost Keogh for next season.

Ben reeves has today made his switch from Southampton to league two team Dagenham & Redbridge on a twelve month loan deal. Southampton have also gladly received back today forward Ryan Doyle from his loan spell at Bury and the influential forward is more than happy to be back.

Leeds United new boy boss Neil Warnock has today signed the Portsmouth forward Danny Webber on a deal that will see him at the club until the end of the season. Warnock has today also stated that he will have to wait until the end of the season before he can make any new moves for players until he assesses the financial situation. James Harper has today completed his move to Wycombe from title chasing league one team Hull City on a short term loan deal which will see him remain for just over a month.

Hull City have finally completed an interesting and what they hope will be a extremely beneficial loan deal for Joshua King. The Manchester united starlet will remain with the side until the end of the season with the possibility of extending it past that date. Mixed News