Poll: What was the best signing made by a Championship club during the January transfer window?

Aston Villa's Henri Lansbury

Signings made by the likes of Leeds United, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday are vying to be deemed the best acquisition in January.

Following the end of the January transfer window, HITC Sport has compiled a list of arguably the best signings made by Championship clubs this weekend. But before you get the chance to vote for the best signing last month, here is a look at all of the contenders...

What does Alfonso Pedraza and Mo Barrow's arrivals at Leeds mean for Whites' current wingers?

Aston Villa

Three Aston Villa signings make it into the shortlist. Scott Hogan has been one of the Championship's most impressive goalscorers this term, having scored 14 for Brentford before his move. Meanwhile, the pair of Conor Hourihane and Henri Lansbury will surely see the Villans have one of the most destructive midfields in the entire division. 

Aston Villa's Henri LansburyAston Villa's Henri Lansbury

Birmingham City

The loan acquisition of Jerome Sinclair could prove to be a crucial addition to the Blues squad as Gianfranco Zola continues to try and find his first win since arriving at St Andrew's. 


Sergi Canos' return to Griffin Park is arguably an excellent piece of business for Brentford. He has the potential to boost their slim play-off hopes if he recaptures the form he showed from his previous spell with the Bees.

Bristol City

Matty Taylor has been one of the Football League's most prolific forwards over the last 18 months so it is definitely a big result for Bristol City to land him. The fact that he has come from their bitter rivals makes the deal all the more intriguing. 

Derby County

David Nugent has a reputation for being one of the second tier's most reliable goalscorers and Derby will be hoping that he can live up to his reputation at Pride Park. They may be sixth but there are a number of sides behind them within touching distance.

Swansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Arsenal's Laurent KoscielnyModou Barrow in action with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny

Leeds United

The first piece of business Leeds pulled off this month was signing Pablo Hernandez who had previously been on loan at Elland Road and had shone before signing permanently. There is also a sense of excitement about the arrivals of wingers Alfonso Pedraza and Modou Barrow, both of whom have joined on loan. 

Nottingham Forest

It was a frantic end to deadline day for Nottingham Forest with Zach Clough arriving permanently from Bolton Wanderers and Ross McCormack coming in on loan from Aston Villa. The first was one of the lower league's most exciting talents, the second will be looking to prove that he is still one of the Championship's most lethal goalscorers while he is playing at the City Ground with Forest.

Queens Park Rangers

If he realises his potential at Queens Park Rangers, Ravel Morrison could be something very special. Unfortunately, fewer people are willing to believe that the midfielder will reach that level with every failed move he makes. Will life be different at Loftus Road?


West Ham's decision to loan out Reece Oxford should have arguably got the entire Championship sitting up and paying attention, but it was Reading that ultimately won the race. He will be hoping to send a message to Slaven Bilic during his time with the Royals

Middlesbrough's Jordan Rhodes celebrates their second goalJordan Rhodes

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday are just outside the top six but have seemingly given themselves the best chance of sneaking into the play-off places with the signings of Jordan Rhodes and Sam Winnall

Wigan Athletic

Omar Bogle had been sensational for Grimsby so if anyone should be able to take Wigan away from the Championship's bottom three, it may well be him. 

Ben Brereton comments on Twitter after making full Nottingham Forest debut against Rotherham


Helder Costa has been Wolves' best player this season, so getting him signed permanently was undoubtedly a massive piece of business for the Molineux club.

So there are the contenders, but who gets your vote? 


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