Sheffield Wednesday-linked defender tipped for shock move elsewhere, ex-Nottingham Forest ace willing to 'play for free' - Championship gossip

Sheffield Wednesday return to Championship action this weekend, when they travel to take on Preston North End at Deepdale, in what is shaping up to be an intriguing contest as Tony Pulis makes his debut in charge of the Owls.

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 8:08 am

Meanwhile, second tier managers continue to assess their options ahead of the January transfer window, which will provide a welcome opportunity for clubs to strengthen after an injury-hit start to the 2020/21 campaign. In the meantime, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Ex-Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City defender Greg Halford has claimed he's willing to "play for free" until January in order to find a new club. He's been a free agent since leaving Aberdeen last year. (Sunderland Echo)
Barnsley linked forward Sorba Thomas has revealed he's fully focused on matters at Boreham Wood despite reports linking him with a move away, and is looking to help his side secure promotion this season. (London News Online)

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Brentford midfielder Mathias Jensen has been lavished with praise by his international teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Spurs man has branded the midfielder as "technically sublime" (Sport Witness)
Derby County's hopes of signing Manchester United's Phil Jones in January look to have been boosted, following reports that the Red Devils are looking to cash in on the England international in January. (MEN)
Reports from Spain have claimed that Watford-linked defender Unai Nunez snubbed the chance to join West Ham last summer. He's just signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid, in effect ending speculation over his future. (AS)
Ex-Huddersfield Town winger Rajiv van La Parra has revealed he turned down the chance to join both QPR and Swansea in the last transfer window, revealing he didn't get "good vibes" from the two Championship sides. (Sport Witness)
Former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez has seen his odds of becoming Derby County's new manager slashed. He's now a very close second favourite to get the job, just behind Wayne Rooney. (Sky Bet)
The EFL has confirmed that clubs will be allowed to make five substitutions per game for the rest of the season. The move follows calls for the governing body to take action amid concerns over increased player injuries. (BBC Sport)
Ryan Shotton is said to be close to agreeing a move with Melbourne Victory, where he could join former Middlesbrough teammate Rudy Gestede. Shotton was linked with Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week. (Football Insider)
Luton Town's hopes of signing free agent Andrew Surman have come to an end, after the veteran midfielder was snapped up by MK Dons. He was training with the Hatters earlier in the season. (Club website)