Date: 1st January 2009 at 4:59pm
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New Year’s Day signals the opening of the transfer window and with the credit crunch biting, will Championship clubs be active in the market or will their top stars be picked off by Premier League teams switching thair attention to home-grown talent?

Queens Park Rangers: Boss Paulo Sousa has told his club’s owners the players he wants to mount a play-off push in the New Year.

Reading: Striker Kevin Doyle continues to be linked with a move to the top-flight despite signing a new contract earlier in the season.

Sheffield United: Newcastle, Hull and Blackburn are all being linked with England Under-21 defender Kyle Naughton.

Sheffield Wednesday: Recent boardroom changes at Hillsborough have increased the hope of a takeover or new investment, allowing Brian Laws to enter the transfer market.

Southampton: Stern John is staying on loan at Bristol City while Saints are keeping hold of Reading defender Alex Pearce.

Swansea City: Dimi Konstantopoulos’s loan from the Sky Blues has been extended.

Watford: Gavin Hoyte has been signed on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Orient defender Tamika Mkandawire is being linked with the Championship pacesetters.