Scottish side ‘consider move’ for Birmingham City attacker, Sunderland ‘could turn’ to Blackpool striker

John Eustace’s side are in action today against Hull City while West Brom wrapped up 2022 with a 2-0 win over Preston North End yesterday.
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The final round of Championship fixtures taking place in 2022 concludes today as Swansea City face Watford, Norwich City host Reading, Burnley travel to Stoke City and Birmingham City face Hull City.

EFL fans won’t have to wait long for the action to return though with the second tier of English football back on New Year’s Day. As for West Brom and City, the Baggies face Reading on Monday (January 2) while the Blues are due to host Middlesbrough on the same day.

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Not only is the football back on January 1 but it will also be the official opening of the transfer window. Here are the EFL Championship transfer news stories making the headlines on Friday morning:

Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor has confirmed that he wants to sign up to six new players in January to help their survival bid (Football League World)

Swansea City chief executive Julian Winter has admitted that he is anticipating the Swans being active in the January transfer window with plans having been worked on for several months (Planet Swans)

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has reiterated his stance that Viktor Gyokeres is not leaving the club in the January transfer window despite reported interest from Premier League sides Wolves, Fulham and Everton (Coventry Live)

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Sunderland could turn to Blackpool striker Jerry Yates if Ross Stewart, who has been linked with Rangers in recent months, leaves the club in the January transfer window (The 72)

Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior has explained his decision to loan out youngster Jim Simms saying he “it’s going to help him develop into a player with potential that we like” (Hull Live)

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Fotheringham has confirmed that forer Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday attacker Florian Kamberi will be joining the club when the window opens next week (Football League World)

Michael Appleton hopes to have ‘two or three’ new players in the building at Blackpool during the first week of the January transfer window (Lancashire Live)

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Millwall will look to add a couple of players in the January transfer window but manager Gary Rowett is mindful of not upsetting the balance of his squad (London News Online)

Scottish Premiership side Motherwell are looking into the possibility of securing a loan move for Birmingham City winger Jonathan Leko in January (Football League World)

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