Championship news round-up: Hull City make ambitious move, Sunderland bring in new face & QPR transfer update

Championship news round-up: Hull City make ambitious move, Sunderland bring in new face & QPR transfer update.

Bristol City were held 0-0 at home to Coventry City yesterday at Ashton Gate.

The Robins are now 11th in the league table after the opening 12 games, winning four, drawing three and losing five so far.

Nigel Pearson’s side are the joint-top scorers in the league with table toppers Sheffield United but couldn’t find the net against the Sky Blues.

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

Hull City to make ambitious appointment

Hull City are closing in on the appointment of Pedro Martins as their new manager, as reported by Hull Live.

The 52-year-old left Olympiacos after four years in early August and is now poised to pen a three-year contract at the MKM Stadium.

Martins won three league titles during his time in Greece and managed in both the Champions League and Europa League during his time there.

QPR agree to sign free agent

QPR have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Elijah Dixon-Bonner on a free transfer, according to Football Insider.

The youngster has been on trial with the London club over recent times following his departure from Liverpool at the end of last season.

He is now set to join the high-flying Hoops on deal until the end of the campaign and will give them more competition and depth in the middle of the park.

Sunderland bring in new coach

Sunderland have announced the addition of Graeme Murty into their academy coaching set-up on their official club website.

The former York City and Reading defender, 47, managed Rangers’ first-team during the 2017/18 campaign up in the Scottish Premiership.

He has now become ‘Head of Professional Development Phase’ coach for the Black Cats.

Blackpool boss was on Leeds United’s radar

Leeds United reportedly looked at Blackpool boss Michael Appleton over the summer as they weighed up potential coaching staff options.

As per The Athletic, the former Blackburn Rovers and Lincoln City boss emerged on their radar.

However, a switch to Yorkshire didn’t materialise for him in the end and he ended up moving back to Bloomfield Road.