Championship rumours - New deal for Nottingham Forest player, plus Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Huddersfield Town news

Few would have predicted this result, never mind the magnitude of the scoreline given Matlock’s excellence in defence so far this season.

The City Ground. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
The City Ground. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday loanee Achraf Lazaar has revealed he's homesick and is eager to leave Newcastle United and return to Italy in January. He spent last season on loan with Serie B side Cosenza. (The 72)

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has revealed that star man Bradley Dack has been "pencilled in" to make his return after 12 months out with injury next month, when his side face Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup. (Club website)

Birmingham City ace Alen Halilovic has branded Reading "the best team in the league" ahead of their meeting this evening, and insisted his side will make it clear to their opponents they're "there to win" the clash. (Club website)

Luton boss Nathan Jones has claimed he regrets the decision to loan midfielder Peter Kioso to Bolton, but suggested he may opt not to recall him due to his eye-catching development with the League Two club. (Luton Today)

Ex-Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday loanee James Tavernier has been linked with a host of Premier League sides, following an excellent 2020/21 thus far. Everton, Spurs and West Ham are among his admirers. (Daily Mail)

Watford and West Brom are both believed to be keen on Crawley sensation Max Watters. He's scored 12 goals in 14 games so far this season, and his club could demand around £1m for their talent. (Daily Mail)

Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan has backed youngster Rarmani Edmonds-Green to thrive in the absence of injured captain Christopher Schindler, who will be out for some time with a knee injury. (Examiner)

Nottingham Forest have announced that promising starlet Will Swan has signed a new contract with the club. The youth academy product made his eagerly awaited first-team debut against Swansea City last month. (Nottingham Post)

Reports from Brazil have claimed that Watford looked to sign Fluminense teenager Marcos Paulo, before opting to sign Joao Pedro from the same club instead. The former is now being linked with a move to Inter. (Sport Witness)

Ahead of the January transfer window opening, West Ham are the bookies' favourites to sign Bournemouth forward Josh King. They're tipped to beat Aston Villa and Newcastle to the Norweigan ace. (Sky Bet)