# Sky Bet Championship

This year
# Wrap
Michael Obafemi saves point for Burnley, Callum Robinson on target for Cardiff
Elsewhere on a busy night of Championship action, Norwich turned in a dominant display to beat Hull 3-1.
Last year
# Harsh
Ogbene heads for a scan as Rotherham boss compares the League of Ireland to 'non-league level'
Millers manager Matty Taylor wants fans to be patient with Irish striker Georgie Kelly.
# Irish Eye
Obafemi 'needs to show he's in the right place to contribute', says Swansea boss
The Ireland striker was left out of the last matchday squad after his proposed move to Burnley failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.
# Potters
Michael O'Neill sacked by Stoke City after poor start to the season
The former Shamrock Rovers and Northern Ireland manager has been relieved of his duties by the Championship club.
Late Jordan Rhodes goal sends Huddersfield through to Championship playoff final
Rhodes, a first-half substitute for Danny Ward, stole in at the far post in the 82nd minute to edge the Terriers closer to a Premier League return.
# i feel good
Irish full-back James Brown earns two-year contract at Blackburn
The former Drogheda United defender initially joined the Championship club on a six-month deal.
# Under the knife
McGoldrick ruled out for the season with promotion-chasing Sheffield United
The former Ireland striker is not expected to play again this term due to a thigh injury that requires surgery.
All time
# blades
Sheffield United sack manager Jokanovic after just six months and appoint replacement
The Blades, currently 16h in the Championship, have handed Paul Heckingbottom a four-and-a-half-year deal to succeed the Serbian.
# Feeling Blue
Maxime Colin’s goal cuts down Slavisa Jokanovic’s Blades in Championship opener
Birmingham were 1-0 winners in the Sky Bet Championship opener at Bramall Lane.
# Impact
Idah on target as Norwich extend lead at top of Championship table
The Republic of Ireland striker came off the bench in the win over Wycombe.
# short-term deal
Free agent Jack Wilshere hoping to reignite his career after joining Championship promotion-chasers
The 29-year-old midfielder had been without a club since leaving West Ham in October.
# Rams
Rooney to take sole charge of Derby County from this weekend
The former England striker has been part of an interim coaching team with Shay Given, Liam Rosenior and Justin Walker since Philip Cocu’s sacking, but will now be responsible for team selection and tactics.
# football education
QPR looking to send Ireland U21 defender Masterson out on loan
The former Liverpool academy player needs regular first-team football, according to manager Mark Warburton.
# outcast
New Sheffield Wednesday boss Pulis brings Irish 'keeper Westwood in from the cold after a year without football
The 36-year-old returned to first-team training yesterday and has been labelled ‘one the best goalkeepers in the Championship’ by his manager.
# Sidelined
Rotherham's Irish winger Sadlier out for at least three months due to ankle injury
The former Cork City star joins Chiedozie Ogbene on the Championship club’s treatment table.
# New Jobs
Ex-Ireland internationals Reid and Colgan join Hughton on Nottingham Forest coaching team
The pair have been added to the Championship club’s backroom staff.
# Doping
Championship footballer handed two-year ban and sacked for use of prohibited substance
The ruling was announced today after Barnsley’s Bambo Diaby tested positive for higenamine.
# Unfulfilled potential
Ex-Liverpool winger Ibe joins Derby on a free following release from Bournemouth
Having cost the Cherries a club-record £15 million in 2016, the 24-year-old was released over the summer.
# Coronavirus
71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19
The vastly-experienced manager will be spending a period in isolation.
# Reunited
Quinton Fortune leaves Man United to become Reading coach alongside John O'Shea
The South African had been working with the Premier League club’s U23s.
# Talented
Ireland U21 defender O'Shea wins Young Player of the Year at promoted West Brom
The Dubliner enjoyed a breakout season with the Baggies as they secured a return to the Premier League.
# Setback
Leeds' title celebrations marred by serious knee injury to defender Berardi
The Switzerland international will be sidelined for up to nine months as Marcelo Bielsa’s side prepare for life in the Premier League.
# Neighbours
Rugby league's Wigan Warriors table bid to buy crisis-hit football club Wigan Athletic
The Latics were put into administration last week.
# Teessiders
Robbie Keane leaves role at Middlesbrough as manager Woodgate is sacked
Neil Warnock takes over as manager of the Championship club.
# Parting ways
Birmingham City boss decides to step down at end of the season
Spaniard Pep Clotet has opted to leave his role at the Championship club, who sit 16th in the table.
# project restart
Scrap Premier League promotion if Championship season isn't completed, says Norwich chief
Stuart Webber insists that the Canaries won’t accept relegation if they are replaced by a second-tier club who haven’t seen out the current campaign.
# pulling together
Leeds players and management volunteer to defer wages so non-football staff can be paid
They have ‘demonstrated an incredible sense of unity and togetherness’, according to the Championship club’s director of football.
# self-isolation
Nottingham Forest owner contracts coronavirus and throws Wolves' Europa League tie into doubt
Greek businessman Evangelos Marinakis is also majority shareholder of Olympiacos, who are due to face the Premier League club on Thursday.
# Wrap
Collins and Knight among the goals while West Brom suffer shock defeat
The Baggies were beaten at home by struggling Wigan Athletic.
# Leeds
Leeds goalkeeper Casilla gets eight-match ban and £60,000 fine for racial abuse
The former Real Madrid shot-stopper will miss all but three games of the remaining Championship season.
# Wrap
Robinson on target as West Brom hold on to lead at top of Championship table
Meanwhile Alan Browne scored the winner as Preston came from a goal down to beat Hull City at Deepdale.
# rotten luck
Ireland defender Cunningham has loan spell at Blackburn cut short
The Galway full-back has returned to Cardiff City to continue rehabilitation on an ACL injury.
# Gaining experience
Ireland U21 captain Molumby thriving alongside Dubliner Williams in the Championship
The Waterford native is currently on a season-long loan at Millwall from Brighton.
# Mutual Consent
'Some of the best days in my long football career' - Neil Warnock leaves Cardiff City
The 70-year-old has parted ways with the Championship club this evening.
# Sidelined
Ireland defender Keogh facing up to 15 months out after car accident
The 33-year-old damaged knee ligaments in an incident also involving two Derby County team-mates last week.
# Championship
Garry Monk replaces Steve Bruce as Sheffield Wednesday manager
The 40-year-old, who is a former Owls defender, returns to management after being sacked by Birmingham City in June.
# Homeward Bound
Rooney determined to bring goals to Derby as he targets striking impact with Rams
The Championship side today confirmed that the former England captain would join the club in January.
# Farmed out
Ireland's Arter off to Fulham on loan
The Bournemouth midfielder is linking up with his brother-in-law Scott Parker this season.
# Back once again
Preston forward Burke returns to Shamrock Rovers for second spell
The 25-year-old Ireland international has joined his former club on a 12-month loan deal.
# small ball
Seani Maguire shows his Preston team-mates a thing or two about hurling
The Championship club are currently on a pre-season training camp in Fota Island.