Luton Town headlines: Injury blow for Hatters as Premier League duo eye Watford star

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Luton Town defender James Bree has been rated as 'doubtful' ahead of this weekend’s clash with Watford.

A knee injury is likely to keep Bree out of the Hatters’ first trip to Vicarage Road since 2006, as Nathan Jones provided a full injury update.

In other news, here’s a round-up of the stories making the headlines today from around the Championship.

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Preston reject Johnson bid

Preston North End have reportedly turned down a £2million bid from Rangers for Daniel Johnson.

According to Football Insider, the midfielder is keen on the idea of a move to Scotland having not featured in Alex Neil’s squad for four of their five matches this season.

However, the Lilywhites have knocked back The Gers’ latest offer. Johnson has been labelled as their ‘top target’.

Struber lined up for shock move

New York Red Bulls are lining up a shock move to appoint Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber as their new manager.

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The MLS outfit are without a head coach following the sacking of Chris Armas earlier this month.

Struber succeeded Daniel Stendel last November and led the Tykes to Championship survival in dramatic fashion on the final day of the 2019/20 season.

Clarke to Birmingham rubbished

The agent of Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke has rubbished reports claiming his client is close to joining Birmingham City.

Ian Harte, the former Premier League and Republic of Ireland full-back, represents the 19-year-old, who moved to Spurs from Leeds United for £10million last year.

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Replying to a story published by Birmingham Live, which understood Clarke was close to signing on a season-long loan, Harte tweeted: “Not true!!!”.

QPR eye former Spurs man

Queens Park Rangers sporting director Les Ferdinand is keen to sign Besiktas forward Georges Kevin N’koudou, as per Turkish outlet Fotospor.

The Rs are reportedly ready to pay £3.2m plus bonuses for the former Tottenham man, just a year on from his move to Turkey.

The 25-year-old still has three years remaining on his Black Eagles’ contract but could be offloaded.

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Sarr race hotting up

Crystal Palace and West Brom have joined the race for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr, reports in Senegal say.

However, they both have ground to make up if they want to launch a serious bid as Liverpool and Aston Villa have already started negotiations.

The Hornets value the 22-year-old, who didn’t feature in the club’s opening four matches. at £50m.