Wolves’ search for Benik Afobe’s replacement drags on, with manager Kenny Jackett admitting: “We can’t find the right player for the right price.”
Possible target Conor Washington moved from Peterborough to QPR for an undisclosed fee – believed to be around £2.5m – this week.
And while new Polish signing Michal Zyro has scored three in his first two league matches, Jackett is well aware that forward additions are needed sooner rather than later.
Nahki Wells appeared to rule himself out of a move to Molineux last week by saying he would stay at Huddersfield for the rest of the season.
And Bolton starlet Zach Clough remains with the Trotters for the time being with the club’s desperate financial situation changing daily.
Massimo Cellino and the Football League are on a fresh collision course over fixture disruption after Sky Sports carried out their plan to televise next month’s Championship game between Leeds United and Middlesbrough.
Boro’s trip to Elland Road will take place on Monday, February 15, two days later than first planned, following Sky’s request for a rearrangement less than four weeks before the original date.
The last-minute alteration will re-ignite a bitter feud between Cellino and the Football League which appeared to come to a head last month when United’s Italian owner threatened to shut Sky out of a 2-2 draw with Derby County on December 27.
Nottingham Forest winger Jamie Paterson continues to impress during his loan spell with Huddersfield Town. Paterson scored his third goal in four games as Town went out of the FA Cup obn Tuesday night. Paterson – on a season-long loan with the Terriers – struck after eight minute,s before Reading recovered to win the third round replay 5-2. Huddersfield had Jon Hogg sent off in the first half and the Royals capitalised. The former Walsall man followed up goals against Charlton and Reading in the initial game to take his tally to five in 20 appearances this season.