Three Championship teams who had the best deadline day

Woverhampton Wanderers Manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Portman Road on January 27,...

It was another busy transfer deadline day across the Championship.

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

There were plenty of big deals in the Championship as teams across the division strengthened their squads in an attempt to boost their respective promotion or survival hopes. 

As well as making big signings, some clubs also lost their best players, so who were the winners on deadline day in the Championship? 

Nottingham Forest

It was a very busy day at the City ground on the final day of the transfer window. A total of six players arrived while six also departed. 

Adlene Guedioura of Middlesbrough (L) and Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough at Selhurst...

Forest added plenty of players with Premier League experience to their squad. Jack Colback joined from Newcastle while Adlene Guedioura, Ashkan Dejagah and Joe Lolley completed a quartet of midfielder who have all played in the Premier League.

Lee Tomlin and goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon also joined Aitor Karanka's side. Forest now have depth in the squad, particularly in midfield. They have also added players who can score goals from the middle in Lolley, Guedioura and Dejagah. 


Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic quietly went about his business in January but on deadline day he made two very astute signings. Cyrus Christie has been one of the Championships best right-back's over the last few seasons although he struggled to settle in at Middlesbrough. He was also joined at Craven Cottage by Aleksandar Mitrovic, who looked like he was on his way to Anderlecht. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United and his Newcastle United team mates celebrate winning the title after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St...

The Serbian striker will add more firepower to the Cottagers front-line and is more than capable of hitting double figures at Championship level. His goals could be key in helping Fulham secure a play-off spot. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves are the runaway leaders in the Championship but that has not stopped them improving their squad.  Benik Afobe sensationally returned on loan from Bournemouth, two years after he left. The former Arsenal forward scored 23 goals in just 48 games in his previous spell and he will add some much needed competition for Leo Bonatini.

Benik Afobe of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015 in...

Nuno Espirito Santo also brought Coventry City's young starlet Ben Stevenson to Molineux. The midfielder has been tipped to have a bright future and has been compared to former Coventry midfielder James Maddison. Stevenson will spend the rest of the season on loan at Colchester United. 

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