Ex-Luton Town captain completes move to new club, former Celtic midfielder closes in on second tier contract - Championship gossip

Luton Town secured a dramatic draw in stoppage time against Stoke City last weekend, which saw them move level on points with fellow strugglers Barnsley at the foot of the table.

In their next match, the Hatters face Preston North End this weekend, and the Kenilworth Road faithful will be looking for another stirring home performance to boost their club's chances of survival. Here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship:

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has insisted that his side have to improve their ball retention against Man City tomorrow evening, otherwise they will be punished by the Premier League champions. (Sheffield Star)

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Former Leeds United 'keeper Paul Robinson has revealed he was desperate for the Whites to sign £20m-rated Dwight Gayle last month, given his striking ability to create goalscoring chances. (Football Insider)

Pundit Michael Brown has claimed that Leeds United's star midfielder Kalvin Phillips will be fully focused on getting the club promoted this season, despite being repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Express)

Former Celtic and PSG midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is understood to be on trial with Birmingham City, with an eye to securing his first contract since leaving Celtic last June. (Birmingham Mail)

Ex-Luton Town captain Alan Sheehan has secured a deal with League One side Lincoln City. His contract will last until the end of the current campaign, at which point his future will be assessed. (Club official website)

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Preston North End defender Patrick Bauer has revealed he left Charlton despite their promotion last season as he was eager to make the next step in his career, and has branded the move "an upgrade" (South London Press)

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has claimed that key midfielder Shaun Williams could make a return to action against Nottingham Forest this weekend, after overcoming a recent back injury. (The 72)

Newcastle United 'keeper Freddie Woodman has responded coyly to questions over whether he wants to join Swansea City permanently, stating that his sole focus is the remaining ten games of the season. (Wales Online)

Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie has backed teammate Karlan Grant to hit the 20-goal mark for the Terriers before the end of the season, insisting that the 22-year-old deserves to reach the milestone. (Huddersfield Examiner)