The Championship is back this weekend, starting with QPR’s trip to Coventry City. It has been a very strange summer with the late finish, amended start and unusual transfer window. There isn’t much time for teams around the league to get their business in order, especially with games coming thick and fast in the league and domestic cup.
Alex Neil takes his Preston North End side to Norwich City tomorrow as the team go in search of their first points.
Click and scroll through for all the latest from around the Championship, including transfer news ahead of the weekend. Be sure to check in over the weekend for more of the same.
5. Jones' future unclear
Middlesbrough’s hopes of landing former player Jordan Jones from Rangers could be dashed with the Ibrox club keen to use the winger in a deal to sign Preston’s Daniel Johnson. Jones is attracting interest from around the Championship after falling out of favour. (Scottish Sun)
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6. Swans face striker wait
Swansea will have to wait for a potential move for Viktor Gyokeres. The Brighton forward is set to be assessed by Graham Potter before a decision on his future is made. The Swans are keen for the Swedish striker to replace Rhian Brewster. (Brighton Independent)
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7. Lillywhites could lose Davies next summer
Preston are set to lose defender Ben Davies to Celtic, but not until next summer. The 25-year-old is wanted by the Scottish giants and Bournemouth but Celtic could hold off paying any fee by securing the player on pre-contract in January. (Scottish Sun)
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8. EPL giants battle for Watford star
Manchester United and Liverpool are set to battle it out for Watford ace Ismaila Sarr. The £36m-rated attacker arrived at the Hornets for £30m. United are believed to have made contact while Liverpool are weighing up a bid. (Various)
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