There's just two days to go until the Championship season finally makes its eagerly-anticipated return, and it will be intriguing to see what impact the extended lockdown break has on the promotion race and relegation battle over the next few weeks.
Wigan Athletic with what should be a tricky contest against Huddersfield Town on Saturday; a game which could go a long way to assuring the Latics' second-tier survival should they bag the victory. For now, here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship.
1. Man Utd receive Bellingham boost
Man Utd look to have received some positive news in their quest to sign Birmingham City wonderkid Jude Bellingham, following reports that Borussia Dortmund have cooled their interest due to the Blues' high asking price. (Bild) Photo: Nathan Stirk
2. Potters midfielder's future looks unclear
Stoke City's £18m midfielder Badou Ndiaye's future still appears to be up in the air, with his current loan club Trabzonspor uncertain whether they will commit to a permanent deal this summer. (Sport Witness) Photo: Nathan Stirk
3. Whites 'obliged' to pay hefty striker fee if promoted
German reports have suggested that Leeds United have a contractual obligation to pay £18.7m to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin from RB Leipzig this summer, if they secure promotion. (Kicker) Photo: George Wood
4. Blues eye QPR stopper
Birmingham City are said to have made an enquiry for QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng, who impressed during a season-long loan spell with Doncaster Rovers. (Football League World) Photo: Lewis Storey