The Championship is now in full flow, twenty one games in and the table is really taking shape. There are clear battles in and around the drop zone, the play-off spots and the top two, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, are having their own little ding-dong way ahead of the chasing pack.
But things tend to change around this time of year, with the January transfer window looming, clubs will be looking to either add real quality to their ranks or will be trying to keep hold of the players most important to them.
One team who would’ve expected to be better placed, even though they currently sit in third position, is Fulham, who already have a host of Premier League quality players at their disposal, but as they sit eleven points behind the top two, they will certainly be seeking a lift in January.
Football Insider are today reporting that the London outfit have cast their eye on out-of-favour Leeds United winger Jack Clarke, with the 19-year-old barely featuring for the Whites this season as he continues his season-long-loan from Tottenham Hotspur after selling the youngster to them in the summer for a fee of £10 million.
Clarke burst onto the scene for Leeds United last season where his dangerous, tricky and direct style caused problems for many teams, ultimately contributing to multiple dramatic episodes for his team as the season played out.
But this season Clarke has only started two games, both in the League Cup, and has only been brought on as a substitute once in the league, so Spurs could well look at recalling him and re-loaning him to another club in order to continue his development… or maybe even so that new boss Jose Mourinho can cast his eye over the winger.