Championship news: Bristol City deal, Derby takeover offer, Barnsley ‘under review’

A look at all the latest Championship transfer news as Bristol City look to recover from their defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

Bristol City remain firmly in the bottom half of the Championship following a narrow defeat to promotion hopefuls Bournemouth over the weekend.

The Robins put on a brave showing but ultimately came up short in the 3-2 defeat, failing to build on the 2-2 draw with West Brom before the break.

City are in 19th place as things stand, and while they are safe from relegation, they will be desperate to improve on that position between now and the end of the season.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news from across the Championship.

New trialist

The Robins have taken Aldershot Town frontman Lucias Vine on trial.

The 18-year-old has already featured for the under-18s, playing for 66 minutes against Watford on Tuesday.

City fans will be pleased to see the club making plans for the future amid a disappointing season for their club.

Derby accept offer

Derby County are finally on their way to being bought, with the club’s administrators now accepting an offer from American businessman Chris Kirchner.

The news was confirmed this morning amid reported interest from former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

Talks will continue in a bid to finalise the sale, while Kirchner will have to strike a separate deal with Mel Morris to purchase the club’s stadium, Pride Park.

Barnsley boss future

Barnsley CEO Khaled El-Ahmad says current head coach Poya Asbaghi is ‘under review’ with the Tykes eight points from safety with a game in hand.

“Everyone is under review. No decisions have been made,” he said, as detailed by the Yorkshire Post.

“I have been very transparent and have an open dialogue with the coaching staff from day one. Everyone knows we went through a tough spell where I think everyone wanted us to sack Poya. I was very transparent through that period. We continue to have a good dialogue.”