Yorkshire latest: Leeds signing admits the Championship is hard to play in, Gray has no fear of the sack

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Doukara on Championship life

Leeds United attacker Souleymane Doukara admits that it is 'hard' to play in the Championship, after his summer move from Catania. 

Doukara has started his Leeds career well, hitting the back of the net regularly, but he has revealed that the transition to English football has not been without its problems. 

“It’s hard and quick in this league," Doukara told the Yorkshire Post. "There are some big players in the Championship and they play very well. It’s a big level for me.”

Gray has no fear

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray insists that he has no fear of the sack.

The Owls have been in terrible form recently, failing to win any of their last 10 matches, but Gray is remaining resolute in the face of increasing pressure. 

“I don’t fear losing my job," he said to the Sheffield Star. "I’m not frightened but stats will show if we’re not winning games, somebody has got a decision upstairs to make."

Powell on Holt

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has challenged Grant Holt to carry on showing people that he is capable of playing in the Championship. 

The striker has been sent out on loan by Wigan Athletic and made a big initial impression at the John Smith's Stadium. 

Powell now wants his star striker to keep these standards up and ensure that nobody questions his ability. 

"Grant is still here, and we want him to carry on and enhance what we are trying to do," Powell said to the Examiner. "We want him to continue to show everyone he is worthy of playing at this level.”

Campbell-Ryce wants win

Sheffield United star Jamal Campbell-Ryce has no split loyalties ahead of the Blades game against Notts County. 

The Blades' winger played for County last season, but he is not looking forward to a reunion with his former club. 

"Am I looking forward to seeing my mates at Notts County again? No, not really because I hope they have a terrible night," he insisted to the Worksop Guardian.

“I’ll be pals with them afterwards but during games there’s no such thing as a friend in football unless you’re on the same team and I’m a Sheffield United player now.”

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