Preston North End face fresh competition for Premier League forward, Blackburn Rovers tipped for surprise transfer decision - Championship gossip

Preston North End recovered from two straight defeats with a much-needed win last weekend, as Daniel Johnson's first-half penalty saw his side grab a precious three points at Deepdale.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 7:45 am

Next up, the Lilywhites travel to take on Derby County - a side they beat for the first time in over a decade back in September - on Boxing Day, and will be looking to continue their surge up the table with another victory. In the meantime, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship:

Millwall have become the latest club to report a Covid-19 outbreak, and will see upcoming fixtures against Bournemouth and Watford postponed as those testing positive go into self-isolation. (BBC Sport)

Reports from Poland have suggested Kamil Grosicki will still look to leave West Brom in January, despite the appointment of Sam Allardyce as their new manager. Nottingham Forest look set to target the Poland international again next month. (Sport Witness)

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Barnsley are understood to have had a £500k bid accepted for Forest Green defender Liam Kitching. The 21-year-old, who began his career with Leeds United, can play either as a central defender or a left-back. (Football Insider)

Middlesbrough's hopes of signing Liverpool defender Rhys Williams on loan look to be over, following reports that the Reds have blocked the player leaving next month to cover due to Joe Gomez and van Dijk's long-term injuries. (The Sun)

Preston North End-linked striker Keinan Davis could move elsewhere on loan in January, with QPR becoming the latest club to be linked with the out-of-favour Aston Villa forward. (Football Insider)

Huddersfield Town are rumoured to be plotting a shock swoop for Flamengo striker Lincoln, who looks set to leave the Brazillian side in January. Real Madrid have a first-refusal clause in place on the in-demand ace. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn Rovers are said to have no plans to bring defender Charlie Mulgrew back on loan from Fleetwood Town, despite injuries to Daniel Ayala and Scott Wharton. They lost 1-0 to Stoke City last weekend. (Football League World)

Sheffield Wednesday boss Tony Pulis has claimed the return of Chey Dunkley and Kieran Westwood to the side has made an "enormous difference" to the squad, but insisted that his team still have much work to do to escape the relegation zone. (The 72)