Bristol City’s Championship rivals ‘eye’ swoop for Marseille starlet as Coventry City handed stadium boost

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Last night’s defeat was Bristol City’s seventh in eleven Championship matches

Bristol City are preparing to face Middlesbrough in their penultimate Championship match before the World Cup and will be looking to return to winning ways after picking up only one point from their last three matches.

Meanwhile, the hosts are only two points behind the Robins ahead of the clash after claiming their first win under new boss Michael Carrick on Tuesday night. A win for City could take them as high as 12th in the table.

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Nigel Pearson’s side will host Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening before taking on Watford in their final game before the break. They will then resume action in December with a trip to Rotherham United.

Ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures, here are today’s headlines from the Championship...

Coventry City handed stadium boost

Coventry City have been told they can continue to play at the CBS Arena despite the owners applying for administration. A statement from Arena Coventry Limited (ACL) confirmed a preferred bidder has been identified.

Wasps, who also play at the stadium, went into administration and were suspended from the Gallagher Premiership. A statement on their website said: “Arena Coventry Limited (ACL), Arena Coventry (2006) Limited and IEC Experience Limited have confirmed that they have applied to the Court for the Companies to be placed in administration.

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“We anticipate that the administration orders will be made in the forthcoming weeks.

“The Companies and the proposed administrators from FRP Advisory have run an accelerated sales process to sell the business and assets of the Companies and have identified a preferred bidder. The Arena will continue to trade as normal. We would like to thank all the working parties involved in helping the Companies get to this stage and we are delighted that the doors will remain open to this flagship venue.”

Terriers loan exit cut short

Motherwell have confirmed that Huddersfield Town winger Rolando Aarons has returned to the Championship club, despite only leaving on loan in August. Aarons made two appearances in the Scottish Premiership before picking up an injury against Hearts last month.

The club confirmed that they had agreed with the Terriers that should the 26-year-old sustain a long-term injury that they could send him back to Yorkshire prematurely. Aarons is unlikely to return to full fitness until the end of the year.

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The former Newcastle United youngster joined Town in January 2021 but has only made a total of eleven appearances, failing to pick up a single goal or assist during that time.

Burnley ‘eye’ swoop for Marseille starlet

Burnley are targeting a move for Marseille winger Konrad de la Fuente ahead of the January transfer window, according to Estadio Deportivo. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Olympiacos where he has made five appearances, including two in the Europa League.

De la Fuente started his career with Barcelona before joining Marseille last year and has made 21 appearances for the French club since - however is yet to score a senior goal. The US international is set to become available in a cut-price deal in the new year, though it may be a questionable move given the form of Nathan Tella and Anass Zaroury.

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