Middlesbrough face fresh competition for lethal striker, Watford linked with Belgian title-winner - Championship gossip

Middlesbrough's frustratingly inconsistent run of form continued last weekend, as Neil Warnock's side followed up a midweek win with a 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City, managing just one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.

Boro will look to bounce back from the loss on Wednesday evening, when they travel to Deepdale to take on Preston North End and push on towards the play-off places. In the meantime, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.