Those taking part could take the chance to experiment with their sides and it may help them identify areas in which they need to strengthen.
For those not in action, it’s a midweek break which could give manager’s and recruitment staff time to potentially hold discussions with targets.
Sheffield United, who face Southampton, have a number of promising young talents to call upon and those players have impressed one of their latest signings since his summer move to Bramall Lane.
Middlesbrough, already out of the competition, have reportedly opened contract talks with a free agent who has been the subject of much transfer speculation since his release from Premier League side Burnley in the summer.
Peterborough United are most likely prepared to start seeing bids in one of their brightest young prospects, with Spurs thought to be in the picture, but the player says he is in the right place for his development at London Road.
Preston North End host Cheltenham tonight but, away from the club, one young player is hoping to rediscover his best form during his time out on loan.
West Brom are locked in contract talks with one of their star players while Bournemouth’s latest signing has praised the influence of manager Scott Parker in making him choose the Cherries.
Two Championship clubs are thought to be battling it out for the signature of a former Tottenham youngster while Millwall’s Jed Wallace has been linked with both Celtic and Rangers, and a former England striker has had his say on which of the two would be the better move.
Here are Tuesday’s Championship transfer rumours: