Bristol City news: Robins man leaves on loan, Blackburn Rovers in contract development

The latest news from across the Championship as clubs prepare to return to the action this weekend
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Bristol City were beaten 3-2 away at in-form Norwich City last night.

That result leaves the Robins in 7th place in the table after the opening nine matches.

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Nigel Pearson’s side are only outside the play-offs on goal difference and are back in action this weekend away at Burnley.

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

Bristol City youngster leaves on loan

Bristol City goalkeeper Harvey Wiles-Richards has been loaned out to National League North side Hereford on a deal until 12th October (Official club website).

Wilder slams Middlesbrough’s defending

Chris Wilder admitted Middlesbrough’s defending against Cardiff City earlier this week was terrible after he saw his side lose 3-0. He said: “The defending was terrible. We were playing a team that weren’t on a great run and we wanted to get out of the traps, but we certainly didn’t do that” (Northern Echo).

Sunderland ace praised by boss

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Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray has labelled Patrick Roberts an ‘amazing footballer’ after their 3-0 win away at Reading. He said: “Patrick is an amazing footballer, and I think he just needs encouraging to do what he does. Give him a licence to play and he’ll damage a lot of players in the league this year” (Sunderland Echo).

Reading eyeing striker

Reading manager Paul Ince has confirmed that they are trying to bring free agent striker Andy Carroll back to the club. He has been available since leaving West Brom earlier this summer (Berkshire Live).

Blackpool look at trialist

Midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on trial at Championship side Blackpool as he hunts for a new club. He parted company with League One outfit Lincoln City in late June (Lancashire Live).

Blackburn Rovers contract development

Blackburn Rovers are closing in on a contract agreement with promising defender Ash Phillips as they look to fend off interest in him from elsewhere (Lancashire Telegraph).

Absence of Hull City pair outlined

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Hull City head coach Shota Arveladze has admitted Chelsea loan pair Xavier Simons and Harvey Vale are not quite up to speed yet, hence why the pair haven’t played for the Tigers yet (Hull Live).

Blackburn Rovers star wanted abroad

Spanish quartet Valencia, Villarreal, Celta Vigo and Real Sociedad are all interested in Blackburn Rovers attacker Ben Brereton Diaz and are lining up moves for him in January (Football Insider).

League One boss linked with Huddersfield Town

Plymouth Argyle boss Steven Schumacher is in the frame for the vacant Huddersfield Town job after the Terriers sacked Danny Schofield after their poor start to the season (Football Insider).

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