West Brom news: Baggies ace working on fitness, Birmingham City man closing in on return

The latest news from around the Championship as clubs head into the international break
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West Brom have made a poor start to the new season.

The Baggies have won just once and will be hoping they can turn their fortunes around after the international break.

They drew 1-1 away at Norwich City last time out.

Here is a look at the latest news from across the Championship...

West Brom new boy working on fitness

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West Brom new boy Tom Rogic will use the international break to work on his fitness. He left Scottish champions Celtic at the end of last season (Express and Star).

Birmingham City loan man latest

Birmingham City are hoping that West Ham United loan man Manny Longelo can make his debut after the break (Birmingham Live).

Hull City boss linked with exit

Shota Arveladze is ‘on the brink’ of being sacked by Hull City. The Tigers have lost their last four matches on the spin and have slipped down to 20th place (Football League World).

Update on Sunderland recruit

Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray has said that recent recruit Edouard Michut is a ‘week or two’ away from being fully fit. He joined in the last window from French giants PSG (Sunderland Echo).

Coventry City man mentioned as potential candidate to leave

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Coventry City striker Martyn Waghorn has been identified as a potential ‘candidate’ to leave in January. He sees his contract with the Sky Blues expire next summer (Coventry Live).

Ex-Burnley boss eyed by Premier League club

Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be considered by Premier Leage club Leicester City if they part company with Brendan Rodgers (The Telegraph).

Millwall man enjoying life on loan

Millwall youngster Alex Mitchell is enjoying life on loan in Scotland with St Johnstone and has said: “There a bit more one v one defending and you have to be technically switched on but I really enjoyed it.” He spent last term on loan at Leyton Orient (The Courier).

Middlesbrough boss identifies ‘big player’

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder believes Chuba Akpom can be an influential part of his team when the striker returns. He has said: “We’ve (Darragh) Lenihan who is a huge player for us out at the moment so hopefully he is close to being back playing. Chuba, he’ll be a big player” (Teeside Live).

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