Another weekend down and the Royals remain top of the league (yes, Bristol City begins with a ‘B’ but we’re literally there), who would have thought it when Veljko Paunovic took the reigns and brought in two permanent signings before the start of the season!

Well with Lewis Gibson the latest arrival at Reading after joining on loan from Everton, we take a look at news from around the rest of the Championship, including transfers, early injuries and other news in this weekly round-up.

The transfer window is set to close on the 5th October however Premier League and EFL clubs will be able to conduct domestic transfers only up until the 16th October with the deadline at 5pm. This gives clubs a week to finalise any international deals while domestic transfers just over two weeks.

With the season now underway, clubs have had a chance to see what their squads have to offer, and deals have continued to go through as clubs search for reinforcements or in the case of Nottingham Forest an overhaul.

Forest have had a torrid start to the season with ex-Reading loanee, Lewis Grabban out of sorts (nothing new to Royals fans….).

This week the Reds announced another three new players to their ranks. Scott McKenna joined on a permanent deal from Aberdeen and Nicholas Ioannou signed from APOEL. They also welcomed Harry Arter to the club after he signed on a permanent deal from Bournemouth.

Another side to have struggled at the start of the campaign is Derby County. They have welcomed two new players this week with Jordan Ibe arriving after leaving Bournemouth at the end of last season and Bobby Duncan making the move back to England after spending time in Italy with Fiorentina.

The former Liverpool youngster is a hot prospect and Derby fans will be hoping he brings this excitement to the pitch.

Wycombe Wanderers have had a tough start to Championship life having lost all three games conceding ten goals and failing to score.

They brought in Dennis Adeniran ahead of the weekend’s tie with Swansea City but the Everton loanee failed to make an instant impact on debut.

The Chairboys also bolstered their youth ranks with four new faces. Andron Georgiou, Malachi Linton, Anis Mehmeti and former Royal, Andre Burley who was released at the end of last season have signed deals with the Championship newcomers.

Roberto Pereyra has been wantaway from Watford since the Hornets suffered relegation to the Championship and he completed a move to Udinese on Monday. Both clubs are owned by the same family and Pereyra returns to the club he originally joined Watford from for an undisclosed fee.

Another player has wanted away of England’s second tier is Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye. He joined the Potters for £14 million but has now made a third loan spell away from the club joining Turkish side Fatih Kragumruk. 

Elsewhere, Huddersfield Town waved goodbye to Florent Hadergjonaj who departed Yorkshire for Kasimpasa while Birmingham City defender.

Bradley Webb and Hakeeb Adelakun joined Newport County and Hull City respectively on loan from Bristol City while Birmingham defender Steve Seddon re-joined Wimbledon on loan.

Norwich City loaned young defender Akin Famewo to Charlton Athletic on a season long loan and Nottingham Forest’s Jayden Richardson joined Forest Green Rovers on a similar deal. Barrie McKay made a loan switch to Fleetwood from Swansea City while both Josh Eccles and Declan Drysdale move from Coventry to Gillingham for the season.

On the injury front, as well as Reading waiting on the news of John Swift, Felipe Araruna and Lucas Joao, a number of sides have faced early disappointment. Norwich City’s Kieran Dowell faces 12-14 weeks on the side lines with an ankle injury while Blackburn’s Lewis Travis also faces three months out.

Championship newbies, Coventry City have lost Jodi Jones for the season as he suffered an ACL injury while there was good news for the Sky Blues as Fankaty Dabo committed his future to the club signing a new deal.

In other news, Swansea coach Alan Tate has been charged after a half-tie alteraction in his side’s tie with Birmingham City last weekend. The former Swansea defender awaits his punishment which is likely to be a fine and the possibility of a touchline ban.

Reading women had a second successive weekend away from action as the 2019/20 FA Cup entered the quarter final stage. The Royals did have six players on international duty last Tuesday with Amalie Eikeland’s Norway defeating a Wales side 1-0 that included Royals; Jess Fishlock, Angharad James, Natasha Harding and Rachel Rowe while Lily Woodham was an unused substitute. Reading are back in action next Sunday when they face a trip to West Ham United in the Women’s Super League.