Date: 2nd September 2008 at 4:15pm
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Birmingham:
Out: Sone Aluko (Aberdeen).

Bristol City:
In: John Akinde (Ebbsfleet £140,000).

Burnley:
In: Steve Thompson (Cardiff City Free)

Charlton:
In: Linvoy Primus (Portsmouth Loan)
Martin Cranie (Portsmouth Loan)

Coventry City:
Out: Julian Gray (Fulham 1 year loan)

Crystal Palace:
In: Alan Lee (Ipswich £600,000)
Out: Dougie Freedman (Southend Free)

Derby County
Out: Tyrone Mears (Marseille Loan)

Ipswich Town:
In: Jon Stead (Sheffield United Loan)

Norwich City:
In: Jonathan Grounds (Middlesbrough Loan)
Antoine Sibierski (Wigan Loan)
Out: Jason Shackell (Wolves undisclosed)

Plymouth Argyle
In: Nicolas Marin (Lorient Loan)
Emile Mpenza (Free)

Preston:
In: Jon Parkin (Stoke undisclosed)
Stephen Elliott (Wolves undisclosed)
Out: Matt Hill (Wolves undisclosed)

So Mick McCarthy’s Wolves, who are top of the league, were the busiest side in the Championship on deadline day. Wolves signed Matt Hill and Jason Shackell to bolster their defence and let striker Stephen Elliott leave to join Preston.

Burnley and Plymouth, both struggling near the bottom of the table, have both moved to strengthen their respective strikeforces. Ex-Manchester City and Belgian international forward Mpenza is an eye-catching signing for Argyle.

Clubs can sign players on loan deals again starting from next week.