Derby County defender Jason Shackell is to miss the rest of the Championship season following surgery on a back injury.
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Barnsley defender Angus MacDonald signs contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2018-19 season.
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Championship club Huddersfield Town sign on-loan striker Elias Kachunga from German Bundesliga side Ingolstadt for £1.1m.
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Newcastle United are fortunate to have togetherness and unity within the squad, says defender Grant Hanley.
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The prolific form of Chris Wood, the New Zealand centre-forward, could finally see Leeds United return to the Premier League after years of frustration
There is still a temptation to think every day Leeds United spend outside the top flight is another day of underachievement. The club’s past as one of English football’s great powers still tricks you into the idea that their current status as Championship promotion contenders is the least you can expect.
In reality Leeds are overachieving this season. Last summer Garry Monk took over a side with a few decent players but a recent history of mediocrity: this is a team who have finished between 13th and 15th in each of the past five dispiriting seasons and, quite apart from being the latest manager to think he could work with Massimo Cellino, it looked like a heroic gamble on Monk’s part.
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Wolves boss Paul Lambert tells BBC WM that he “never once felt under stress” during their run of six consecutive defeats.
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Mick McCarthy’s managerial milestone is one of five things you may have missed in the English Football League.
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Defeat leaves Burton fearing the drop but Rotherham are all but down with Wigan set to join them, while Sheffield United are closing on a return to the second tier as Stevenage shake up the League Two promotion race
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Gary Rowett says failing to beat Nottingham Forest in his first game in charge of Derby County hurt their top-six hopes.
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Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg will miss the rest of the season after suffering a neck fracture.
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This particularly venomous local argument could easily have been re-named ‘El Chaotico’ such has been the mayhem and upheavals at opposite ends of Brian Clough Way. The jury remains out on the question of which is the most erratically run club in the East Midlands and there was nothing to separate them on it thanks to Daniel Pinillos’ dramatic injury-time equaliser.
Gary Rowett, Derby County’s third manager of the season under the head-scratching governance of Mel Morris, thought he had found a positive outcome to an inauspicious start to his new role. His Derby side have been accused of having too many big names and even bigger egos, but it looked like their second-half revival had given them the added gloss of pushing their bitter rivals into the Championship relegation zone.
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The quick-witted German’s rigorous fitness regime and astute signings have a once great club overwhelming richer rivals in the race for the Premier League
It is a quirk of history that the season in which one of English football’s greatest managers, Brian Clough, won his first major trophy also heralded the start of the long and graceless fall of a club that had been home to two of the game’s other most inspiring leaders, Herbert Chapman and Bill Shankly. While Clough was celebrating turning Derby County into English champions in 1971-72, Huddersfield Town, the first club to win that title three years on the trot, finished bottom of the old First Division. They have been exiled from the top flight ever since.
But something else happened that season, an event the significance of which could not have been foreseen. In a small town south-east of Mainz, a child was born to an American father and a German mother. He grew up to become a footballer and then a manager, and now David Wagner could be about to guide Huddersfield back to where they once belonged. Let us not trumpet Wagner as a new Chapman or Shankly, especially after Friday’s thrashing at Bristol City, but we can certainly say that this manager has produced a thrilling team and aroused new hope in the West Yorkshire town.
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Tammy Abraham scored his 22nd goal of the season as Championship strugglers Bristol City thumped promotion-chasing Huddersfield 4-0 at Ashton Gate.
They led 2-0 at the break thanks to a Lee Tomlin effort and Abraham’s strike in the 14th minute of added time at the end of the first half, played due to a serious-looking head injury suffered by Huddersfield’s Jonathan Hogg.
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Brentford come from 3-1 behind to stage a remarkable second-half comeback and beat struggling Burton Albion.
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Rotherham move a step closer to relegation from the Championship as QPR inflict a thrashing on the league’s bottom side.
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Simon Grayson says Preston would be “foolish” not to try and sign Everton winger Aiden McGeady on a permanent deal.
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