Transfer Talk Punctuated By Games Of Football!

Although their 4-1 victory against Blackburn Rovers was kickstarted by a harsh-looking penalty kick awarded for a foul on Henri Lansbury - and despatched by the player himself - the Reds were good value for three points that keeps them in touch with the automatic promotion places while consolidating their play-off spot.

Praising his side after the game, manager Billy Davies again highlighted the importance of the transfer window for making the improvements to his squad that he feels will ensure a top six finish and a shot at the Premier League.

"The market is very interesting in January, we will keep working away."

Weekend rumours regarding players leaving the City Ground included Matt Derbyshire (linked with Doncaster Rovers) and Karl Darlow (reportedly interesting Liverpool) but, as usual in January, the guessing game is likely to go on until the day of the month by which time the Reds will hopefully have secured home victories against Preston North End in the FA Cup and Watford in the league.