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Football League fans are a hardy bunch, but there are certain transfer rumours that will send shivers down even the hairiest of backs.

It is an oft-made mistake: managers look upwards to the Premier League for a well of supposedly greater talent, and find that their hand-picked players cannot cope with the different demands of the Championship. Young loan players have a tendency to look like prepubescent children playing against their precociously-bearded peers at school; older players have too often passed from the twilight of their career into their nighttime; and there is the rarest cohort of players: those who have inexplicably ended up in the top division after improbable back-to-back promotions despite an almost total lack of talent. Here are five fear-inducing players that may be haunting your team this season:

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Fred is an undergraduate at Sheffield University whose mind is filled with medicine, reggae music, Nancy Mitford and Middlesbrough FC.