Ex-USA international among new favourites for Sheffield Wednesday job, Stoke City dealt blow in race for winger - Championship gossip

Sheffield Wednesday picked up a precious three points in the Championship last night, as goals from Calum Paterson and Liam Shaw saw the Owls earn a 2-1 win over Neil Warnock's Middlesbrough at Hillsborough.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 12:00 pm

Next up, the currently managerless Wednesday are back in action on New Year's Day, when they take on fellow strugglers Derby County in what should be an enthralling battle at S6. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Ahead of the January transfer window, Derby County are the bookies' narrow favourites to sign Manchester United's Phil Jones on loan, ahead of the likes of Everton, Middlesbrough and West Brom. (Sky Bet)

Ex-DC United boss Ben Olsen has joined the bookies' front-runners for the Sheffield Wednesday job. Ex-Bayern Munich player Thorsten Fink is the current favourite, battling Gus Poyet and Jose Morais among others. (Oddschecker)

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The likes of Preston North End, Stoke City and Nottingham Forest all look set to miss out on Shamrock Rovers and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jack Byrne, who has been tipped to join APOEL Nicosia instead. (Irish Independent)

Watford and Bournemouth have both been credited with an interest in ex-Manchester City prospect Rabbi Matondo, who looks set to leave Schalke after falling out of favour with the Bundesliga strugglers. (Wales Online)

Doncaster Rovers look set to pursue a move for Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley. He's impressed on loan with Darren Moore's side this season, and could sign for a bargain fee as his contract expires in the summer. (West London Sport)

Celtic are said to be lining up a move for Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts, with a deal depending upon whether he will be recalled from his loan spell with Middlesbrough. He's made just three starts this season. (Daily Record)

Brentford look set to recall Danish defender Luka Racic from Northampton Town, as they aim to provide cover for their first team starters. The 21-year-old has made six appearances for the Cobblers this season. (The 72)

Watford are closing in on the signing of Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel. His contract with Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt expires next month, freeing him up to join the Hornets as a free agent. (Sport Witness)