Derby have signed Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
Dwight Gayle has been handed a two-match retrospective ban after accepting a charge for diving in West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, the Football Association has announced.
Alex Neil believes his Preston side were hungrier than Norwich after masterminding a 3-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over his former team at Deepdale.
Dean Smith lamented the “pathetic” decisions that have cost Aston Villa this season, the latest of which was a challenge on top-scorer Tammy Abraham in a 1-0 defeat to Brentford at Griffin Park.
Reading manager Jose Gomes praised the bravery of Nelson Oliveira after the Portuguese striker marked his return from serious facial injuries by scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory at home to Blackburn.
Chris Wilder was pleased with the reaction of his Sheffield United players as they beat Middlesbrough 1-0 a few days after their capitulation at Aston Villa thanks to substitute Richard Stearman’s first goal of the campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa was left frustrated by Leeds’ finishing after they clung on against Swansea despite dominating the Sky Bet Championship clash.
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert promised not to give up on his team saving themselves from relegation from the Championship following a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Derby.
Wigan manager Paul Cook was happy enough with a point from a Sky Bet Championship stalemate with Stoke at the DW Stadium.
Nelson Oliveira scored a late winner as Reading boosted their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn.
Norwich’s Championship title challenge suffered a hammer blow as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat away at Preston.
Derby remain in touch with the Sky Bet Championship play-off places after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at bottom club Ipswich.
Neal Maupay was the hero once again for Brentford as his curling stoppage-time winner ensured Dean Smith’s return to Griffin Park was an unhappy one.
Stoke’s Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as his side played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Leeds returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table as they took advantage of Norwich’s defeat at Preston with a 2-1 victory over Swansea.
Richard Stearman was Sheffield United’s unlikely hero as his first goal of the season secured a 1-0 win at home to Middlesbrough as the Blades closed in on the Sky Bet Championship top two.
Steve Bruce was far from happy as his Sheffield Wednesday side drew a blank against Millwall in a 0-0 stalemate at The Den, blaming a kit clash for the result.
An angry Steve McClaren blamed poor refereeing decisions for QPR’s fifth successive Championship defeat.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne revealed his side required a stern talking to at half-time in order to fight back and salvage a 2-2 draw at Hull.
Boss Martin O’Neill refused to criticise referee Lee Mason after Dwight Gayle denied Nottingham Forest victory at West Brom.