Championship news: Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City set sights on additions, Hull City tie up deal
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Bristol City have been one of the busiest teams on the transfer front in the Championship so far this summer. The Robins have brought in Ross McCrorie, Haydon Roberts and Rob Dickie.
Nigel Pearson’s side are looking to be in the mix for promotion next season. Here is a look at some of the latest transfer news and rumours regarding some of their league rivals...
Sheffield Wednesday want reunion
Sheffield Wednesday have begun discussions about re-signing Reece James from Blackpool following their promotion from League One, as reported by The Star. The defender spent last term with the Owls on loan from the Tangerines and helped Darren Moore’s side gain promotion to the second tier. He played in their dramatic play-off final win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley last month at Wembley.
Stoke City eyeing winger swoop
Stoke City are apparently keen on Aston Villa winger Jadon Philogene after his impressive spell at Cardiff City in the last campaign. Stoke-On-Trent Live claim he has emerged on the Potters’ radar as Alex Neil’s plots potential targets. Philogene, who is 21-years-old, has played five times for Villa’s first-team so far in his career and had a temporary stint at the bet365 Stadium before his move to the Bluebirds last year.
Hull City secure contract deal
Former Bristol City full-back Liam Rosenior, who manages Hull City these days, has handed a new deal to right-back Lewie Coyle. The ex-Leeds United and Fleetwood Town man put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract.
He moved to his hometown club in 2020 and has since made exactly 100 appearances. Rosenior has said: “I’m absolutely delighted. Lewie has been magnificent in my time at the club and is a huge member of the dressing room – a great role model and leader.
“He played through the pain barrier last season, which sums him up as a character. He epitomises the city, works so hard and is improving on a technical level because of how well he applies himself every day in training. He’s an outstanding defender who enjoys one-v-one defending, plays with energy, gets forward and can deliver a final ball and cross. He’s still got so much potential.
“We want competition and in Lewie and Cyrus Christie, we have two top players who will be fighting it out for that right-back position.”