Championship gossip: Derby County want Swansea City coach as next boss and Jack Colback reveals pride at captaining Nottingham Forest

Derby County are keen to hire Steve Cooper as Phillip Cocu’s replacement. But Swansea City are demanding a seven-fee compensation fee for their highly-rated coach. (The Sun)

Coventry City manager Mark Robins, after the Sky Blues put an end to a two-game losing run in Friday’s goalless draw against Birmingham City said: “We’ve got to take a point, it’s a building block because of what’s happened in the last few games, if you’re not conceding at one end it means you’re not wide open and we’ve not been keeping many clean sheets. (Various)

Kamil Jozwiak is fit for Derby County's Championship clash against Middlesbrough The Polish winger missed the Rams' defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday due to an ankle injury. (Various)

Pain and fatigue are just issues Huddersfield Town are going to have to get used to during an arduous Championship season, according to coach Carlos Corberan.

He said: “When you have the option of rotation you can reduce the level of fatigue but we need to adapt to the demands of the Championship and if it demands that we play with fatigue, we need to do it. (Yorkshire Post)

Jack Colback says he is proud to captain Nottingham Forest, even if he is only keeping the armband warm. "It's a proud moment to be fair. I do enjoy doing it," Colback said.

"I try to be vocal and encourage the lads. We've got a good group so it's an easy task. It's a big encouragement when the manager gives you the armband." (Various)

Jonny Howson has pledged his future to Middlesbrough by signing an extended contract with the club, with Boss Neil Warnock hailing him as the 'best midfielder in the league'. (Various)

Wayne Rooney has cast doubt over Jack Marriott's future at Sheffield Wednesday after admitting he's unsure whether the Derby County striker will return to the Owls after recovering from injury.

He said: "I am not sure what decision has been made in terms whether he goes back to Sheffield Wednesday or comes back and stays with Derby.”

Preston's Darnell Fisher was twice caught on camera grabbing Callum Paterson's genitals during Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday - and the defender could face a big ban after an FA probe. (Daily Mail)

Former Sunderland, Bolton, Newcastle, Everton, Crystal Palace and England boss Sam Allardyce has been installed as a short 2/1 favourite alongside Eddie Howe to be Derby County’s next permanent manager. (Sky Bet)