Championship: Club-by-club transfer guide


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As the new Championship season gets underway, we take a look at all the ins and outs...



Manager: Keith Hill (June 2011)

Last season: 21st. Odds: 66-1

Major ins: Collins (Port Vale, £50,000), Mellis (Chelsea), Mido (FC Zamalek), Alnwick (Spurs), Harewood (Nottm F).

Major outs: Butterfield (Norwich, T), McEveley (Swindon), Gray (Leeds).


Birmingham City

Manager: Lee Clark (June 2012)

Last season: 4th. Odds:16-1

Ins: Ambrose (C Palace, £250,000), Lovenkrands (Newcastle), Morrison (West Ham, L)

Outs: Mutch (Cardiff, £1.1m), Foster (WBA, £4.4m),


Blackburn Rovers

Manager: Steve Kean (December 2010)

Last season: 19th (Prem). Odds: 10-1. 

Ins: Best (Newcastle, £3m), Nunes (Portimense, U), Etuhu (Fulham, £1.6m), Murphy (Fulham), Gomes (Braga), Kazim-Richards (Galatasaray, L)

Outs: Yakubu (Guangzhou, £1m), Hoilett (QPR), Salgado (R), Grella (R)



Manager: Ian Holloway (July 2009)

Last season: 5th. Odds: 18-1

Ins: Gomes (Hercules), Robertson (Dundee U), Noguera (Ath Madrid)

Outs: Southern (Huddersfield, £500,000), LuaLua (Karabukspor), Ormerod (Wrexham),


Bolton Wanderers

Manager: Owen Coyle (January 2010)

Last season: 18th (Prem). Odds: 13-2

Ins: Mills (Leicester, £1.5m), Lonergan (Leeds, £300,000), Andrews (WBA), Afobe (Arsenal, L), Cox (Nottingham F, £2.2m)

Outs: Jaaskelainen (West Ham), Blake (Doncaster), Steinsson, Gardner, Davis, Robinson, Klasnic, Reo-Coker (all R), Muamba (retired)


Brighton Hove & Albion

Manager: Gustavo Poyet (November 2009)

Last season: 10th. Odds: 5-1

Ins: Crofts (Norwich, £1.4m), Kuszczak (Man U), Bridge (Man C, L)

Outs: Elphick (Bournemouth, £100,000), Navarro (Swindon)


Bristol City

Manager: Derek McInnes (October 2011)

Last season: 20th. Odds: 22-1

Ins: Cunningham (Man C, U), Morris (St Johnstone), Heaton (Cardiff)

Outs: Campbell-Ryce (Notts C), James (R)



Manager: Eddie Howe (January 2011)

Last season: 13th. Promotion: 10-1

Ins: Shackell (Derby, £1.4m), Vokes (Wolves, £550,000), Stock (Doncaster, £75,000),

Outs: Rodriguez (Southampton, £6m), McKee (Bolton),


Cardiff City

Manager: Malky Mackay (June 2011)

Last season: 6th. Odds: 7-2

Ins: Kiss (S Bratislava, £500k), Mutch (Birmingham, £1.1m), Bo-Kyung (Osawa Reds, £2.6m), Helguson (QPR), Bellamy (Liverpool)

Outs: Gerrard (Huddersfield, £350,000), Miller (Vancouver, £500,000), Heaton (Bristol City),


Charlton Athletic

Manager: Chris Powell (January 2011)

Last season: 1st (League 1). Odds: 8-1

Ins: Wilson (Stevenage, £500,000), Cook (Sunderland), Kerkar (Rangers)

Outs: Doherty (Wycombe), Euell (R)


Crystal Palace

Manager: Dougie Freedman (January 2011)

Last season: 17th. Odds: 25-1

Ins: Ward (Portsmouth, £400,000), Wilbraham (Norwich), Ramage (QPR)

Outs: Scannell (Huddersfield, £900,000), Ambrose (Birmingham, £250,000), Clyne (Southampton, £2.8m), Gardner (Sheff Wed)


Derby County

Manager: Nigel Clough (January 2009)

Last season: 12th. Odds: 12-1

Ins: Coutts (Preston, £100,000), Keogh (Coventry, 1.2m), Jacobs (Northampton, £500,000), Hoganson (Newcastle)

Outs: Maguire (Sheff Wed, £200,000), Shackell (Burnley, £1.4m), Addison (Bournemouth, U)


Huddersfield Town

Manager: Simon Grayson (February 2012)

Last season: 4th (League 1). Odds: 12-1

Ins: Gerrard (Cardiff, £350,000), Scannell (C Palace, £900,000), Norwood (Man U, £400,000), Clayton (Leeds, £800,000),

Outs: Miller (Swindon), Naysmith (Aberdeen),


Hull City

Manager: Steve Bruce (July 2012)

Last season: 8th. Odds: 8-1

Ins: Proschwitz (Paderborn, £2.6m), Faye (West Ham), Aluko (Rangers), Amos (Manchester United, L)

Outs: Kilbane (Coventry City), Adebola (Rochdale),


Ipswich Town

Manager: Paul Jewell (January 2011)

Last season: 15th. Odds: 9-1

Ins: Hewitt (Macclesfield, £250,000), Loach (Watford, £150,000), Luongo (Tottenham, L)

Outs: Leadbitter (Middlesbrough), Bowyer (R), Bullard (R)


Leeds United

Manager: Neil Warnock (February 2012)

Last season: 14th. Odds: 7-2

Ins: Peltier (Leicester, £850k), Pearce (Portsmouth, £500,000), Kenny (QPR, £400,000), Drury (Norwich), Diouf (Doncaster)

Outs: Clayton (Huddersfield, U), Lonergan (Bolton, £300,000), Snodgrass (Norwich, £2.8m), O’Brien (Vancouver),


Leicester City

Manager: Nigel Pearson (November 2011)

Last season: 9th. Promtotion odds: 23-10

Ins: Vardy (Fleetwood, £1m), De Leat (Man U, £1.1m), James (Man U, £1.1m), Kncokaert (Guingamp, £2.5m), Whitbread (Norwich)

Outs: Peltier (Leeds, £850k), Bamba (Trabzonspor, £800,000), Mills (Bolton, £1.5m), Vassell (R)



Manager: Tony Mowbray (October 2010)

Last season: 7th. Odds: 13-2

Ins: Friend (Doncaster, £500,000), Carayol (Bristol R, £500,000), Leadbitter (Ipswich), Woodgate (Stoke), Ledesma (Walsall),

Outs: Robson (Vancouver),



Manager: Kenny Jackett (November 2007)

Last season: 16th. Odds: 20-1

Ins: Malone (Bournemouth, £800,000), Shittu (QPR)

Outs: Bouazza (Omonia), Stewart (R)


Nottingham Forest

Manager: Sean O’Driscoll (July 2012)

Last season: 19th. Odds: 4-1

Ins: Guedioura (Wolves, £1.1m), Harding (Southampton, £500,000), Collins (Stoke, £500,000), Ayala (Norwich, loan), Cox (Bolton, £2.2m)

Outs: Gunter (Reading, £2.6m), Chambers (Ipswich), Harewood (Barnsley),


Peterborough United

Manager: Darren Ferguson (January 2011)

Last season: 18th. Odds: 40-1

Ins: Brisley (Macclesfield, £300,000), Barnett (Crawley, £1.8m), Olejnik (Torquay, £300,000), Mendez-Laing (Wolves, £200,000), Bostwick (Stevenage, £400,000),

Outs: Ball (Fleetwood, £250,000), Lewis (Cardiff)


Sheffield Wednesday

Manager: Dave Jones (March 2012)

Last season: 2nd (League 1). Odds: 7-1

Ins: Maguire (Derby, U), Antonio (Reading, £700,000), Kirkland (Wigan), Gardner (C Palace), McCabe (Rangers)

Outs: Lowe (MK Dons, £150,000), Morrison (Colchester),



Manager: Gianfranco Zola (July 2012)

Last season: 11th. Odds: 8-1

Ins: Almunia (Arsenal), Hall (QPR), Abdi, Leo Belleck, Geijo, Vydra (all Udinese, L), Pudil (Grenada, L), Anya (Grenada, L).

Outs: Mariappa (Reading, £3.4m), Loach (Ipswich, £150,000).


Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Stale Solbakken (July 2012)

Last season: 20th (Prem). Odds: 13-5

Ins: Sigurdarson (Lillestrom, £2.5m), Nouble (West Ham).

Outs: Mendez-Laing (Peterborough, £200,000), Guedioura (Nottingham F, £1.5m), Vokes (Burnley, £500,000), Kightly (Stoke, £3m),


Free transfer unless stated. T: Fee decided by tribunal, U: Undisclsoed fee L: Loan, R: Released.

Odds to gain promotion, from a basket of bookmakers