Former Preston North End defender set to miss the whole season

Former Preston North End right-back Darnell Fisher could miss all of the 2021/22 season with a knee injury.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Thursday, 15th July 2021, 11:46 am
All the transfer talk from the Championship

Fisher, who PNE sold to Middlesbrough in January for a reported £300,000 fee, suffered a freak knee injury at home during the summer.

Boro manager Neil Warnock said: "We’re not sure at the moment but it doesn’t look very good,”

"I’ll know tomorrow but it’s looking like an operation and you’re talking nine months so we’re not optimistic about that.

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Bournemouth are trying to sign Leeds left-back Leif Davis on a season's loan. (Football Insider)

"From what he’s telling us it was a complete accident the way that he did it, with a mate slipping and falling on him and crashing onto his knee.

"It’s the back of his knee.”

Here is a round-up of all the news from the Championship, including the latest transfer talk and gossip.

Blackburn and Middlesbrough face competition from Turkish side Hatsyspor for Pelly Ruddock who has left Luton after failing to agree a new contract. (Lancashire Telegraph)
Sunderland look set to win the race to sign midfielder Corry Evans, following his release from Blackburn Rovers. (The Athletic)
Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson, who impressed on loan at Lincoln City last season, is interesting Brentord. (Independant)
La Liga side Villarreal are said to have not given up in their attempts to sign Bournemouth's Arnaut Danjuma, despite seeing a bid close to £13m rejected. (Sport Witness)
Birmingham City are the latest side to be credited with an interest in Wolves defender Dion Sanderson. They're looking to sign the player on loan. (The Athletic)
Arsenal are interested in West Bromwich Albion and England keeper Sam Johnstone who had two loans spell with Preston. (The Athletic)
Bournemouth have agreed to sign Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman. (Bournemouth Echo)
Swansea skipper Matt Grimes is attracting interest from Fulham, Southampton, Bournemouth and Southampton.(Daily Mail)
Middlesbrough could be without former PNE right-back Darnell Fisher for the whole season because of a knee injury. (Hartlepool Mail)
Luton have signed Admiral Muskwe from Leicester for an undisclosed fee. He was on loan at Wycombe last season. (Luton official website)