Sheffield Wednesday boss opens up on Middlesbrough return, Celtic legend among favourites to replace Stoke City boss - Championship gossip

The weekend is almost here, which means a return of Championship football after a number of sides were involved in Carabao action in the midweek. Sheffield Wednesday were knocked out of the competition by Everton, but will be able to focus fully on league football and their push for promotion.

Friday, 27th September 2019, 6:52 am
Updated Friday, 27th September 2019, 7:52 am
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The Owls take on Middlesbrough on Saturday, who have been a bogey team for the club in recent times - in their last seven matches, Wednesday have won just one. As always, there's been plenty of rumours bubbling away in the background, as sides look to plot their way out of the division in what is shaping up to be an enthralling season. Click and scroll your way through the gallery to see all the latest news and rumours from the Championship...

Cardiff City have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of the weekend, with forward Isaac Vassell suffering a thigh injury which could see him out of action for as long as eight weeks. (Wales Online). (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has urged winger Kristoffer Peterson to knuckle down and adjust to the club's playing style, after the summer signing claimed he was frustrated with his lack of game time in an interview. (The 72). (Credit: PONTUS LUNDAHL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Derby County manager Phillip Cocu has revealed that captain Richard Keogh feels responsible for the car crash that saw Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett arrested for drink driving. (BBC Sport). (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Ex-Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has claimed Marcelo's Bielsa's 'intensity' is his greatest managerial quality, and that Leeds United stand a great chance of earning promotion if they can maintain it until the end of the season. (The Athletic). (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has claimed that he's improved greatly as manager since his time as Middlesbrough manager, and that the experience of being sacked by the club helped him to grow. (Sheffield Star). (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Ex-Stoke City goalkeeper Jacob Haugaard is currently training with Danish giants FC Copenhagen, as he looks to find a new club after being released by the Potters at the end of last season. (Sport Witness). (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Fulham are said to be demanding a £7m compensation fee from Liverpool for wonderkid Harvey Elliot, 16, who joined the Reds without them having to pay a penny over the summer. (The Times). (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
Leeds United are said to be unwilling to accept any loan offers for their teenage striker Ryan Edmondson in the January transfer window, unless they can secure a replacement first. (Football Insider). (Photo credit: YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
Stoke City manager Nathan Jones is said to be 'on the verge' of losing his job with the Potters ahead of their clash against Nottingham Forest, with ex-Celtic boss Martin O'Neill among the favourites for the position (Sky Sports). (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)