Eddie Howe has received recognition for his table topping Bournemouth side by picking up the Championship Manager of the Month award for December.
Howe’s side won five of their six December fixtures, the League Cup defeat to Liverpool being the only defeat for Bournemouth this month. Meanwhile, Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy picked up the Player of the Month award after scoring six goals in their five December fixtures.
On the transfer front, Cardiff have announced the signing of Rotherham forward Alex Revell for an undisclosed fee and he links up with former boss Russell Slade. Revell, 31, has scored four times in 26 appearances for the Millers this season.
Cardiff also announced that they will revert back to playing in Blue during home games following a large amount of pressure from supporters, which took effect immediately, beginning with yesterday’s victory over Fulham.
Rotherham also had an incoming deal completed, with winger Adam Hammill joining on loan from Huddersfield Town.
Towards the lower end of the table, Millwall announced the signing of 6 ft 8″ striker Stefan Maierhofer in a deal until the end of the season. The Austrian striker played for Millwall at the end of the last season, scoring two goals in 11 appearances during his spell at The Den.
At the foot of the table, Blackpool have added four players to their squad as they continue to aim for Championship survival. Striker Saer Sene joins on a six month contract following his release from MLS side New York Red Bulls. Defender David Ferguson and Midfielder Connor Oliver join on 18 month contracts after successful trials at the club from Sunderland. Winger Alex Henshall also joins on a one month loan deal from Ipswich.
Defender Darren O’Dea, who joined Blackpool in December, has signed a new deal which sees him stay at the club.
Fulham striker Marcello Trotta has joined Serie B side Avellino after making just one appearance for the West London club. Trotta’s time in England has seen him spend most of it out on loan, his most successful spell coming at Brentford last season scoring 12 goals in 30 appearances, helping the Bees to League One promotion.
Finally, Leeds United’s attempts to re-sign Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio are gather pace following owner Massimo Cellino’s return from Miami.
The Argentine scored 75 times in 190 appearances during his four and a half year spell in West Yorkshire and Becchio’s agent stated on Wednesday that “Leeds is Luciano’s home.
“If they want him they know where we are. It’s always going to be a special club for him. He loves the club”.