Huddersfield Town plot transfer raid for 17-goal sensation, Nottingham Forest eye striker swoop

Huddersfield Town endured a brutal ninety minutes of football against table-toppers Norwich City last night, which saw the Canaries race into a 5-0 lead before half-time, in a game that eventually finished 7-0 at Carrow Road.

Championship transfer news. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Worryingly for the Terriers, the result saw their goal difference take a battering, and that could prove costly if they're dragged further into the relegation battle over the course of their final seven matches of the season.

Speaking after the game, a crestfallen Carlos Corberan took the blame for his side's display, and admitted: "We feel so sorry for our people - all the staff, all the players do - because we are embarrassed by the performance and the result.

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“We cannot just forget this match and move on to the next one straight away. We need to feel the pain of this defeat, just like our supporters. They were too much better than us and we just didn’t have the answers.

West Ham United have confirmed that star loanee Craig Dawson will join the club on a permanent deal from Watford this summer. He's played an integral role in the Hammers shock rise to fourth in the Premier League table. (Club website)

“I must take responsibility as head coach - the plan I had for this match didn’t work, the ideas I gave to the players didn’t work. Literally everything went wrong.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Huddersfield Town and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the action to this weekend's action begins:

Cardiff City are looking to keep defender Ciaron Brown on a long-term deal, as he approaches the end of his short-term contract. He was recalled to the Bluebirds by Mick McCarthy, after impressing on loan with Livingstone. (Football League World)
After making a solid start in his role of interim head coach at Preston North End, Frankie McAvoy is now the bookies' second favourite to get the job permanently. However, Wycombe's Gareth Ainsworth is still the front-runner. (SkyBet)
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has revealed that striker Lee Gregory could miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. The Rams loanee has scored three goals since arriving from Stoke City back in February. (Derby Telegraph)
Luton Town defender Tom Lockyer's hopes of making Wales' Euro 2020 squad have been dealt a huge blow, after having to undergo ankle surgery for an injury suffered in February. He's got 13 senior Wales caps to date. (BBC Sport)
Manchester United look set to release veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer. The 38-year-old, previously of Stoke City, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, has made two appearances for the Red Devils in three seasons so far. (MEN)
Coventry City chief executive Dave Boddy has hit out at the EFL for imposing transfer embargoes on a number of Championship sides, including the Sky Blues. The decision was made after the affected clubs failed to file their company accounts on time. (Club website)
Everton are the latest side to be linked with a move for Blackburn Rovers' star striker Adam Armstrong. They join West Ham and Newcastle in the race to land the £25m-rated sensation, who has scored 20 goals in 36 games this season. (Football Insider)
Huddersfield Town, Cardiff and Derby are all believed to be keeping tabs on Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles. The Northern Ireland international has been on fire this season, scoring 17 League One goals so far. (The Sun)
Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Nottingham Forest have all been credited with an interest in Rochdale striker Stephen Humphrys. The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season, despite his side being rock bottom of League One. (The 72)