Sunderland's rivals in Championship set for manager appointment as Preston boss aiming for points

Sunderland’s rivals in the Championship are nearing a managerial appointment – according to the latest reports.

Football Insider state that Huddersfield Town have agreed a deal to make Mark Fotheringham their new manager.

The former Celtic and Norwich City player is currently at Hertha Berlin as their assistant manager but reports suggest he is on his way to the Championship.

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Previous boss Danny Schofield was sacked by the Terriers after just 69 days in charge of the Championship following a series of poor results.

Hertha Berlin's Scottish assistant coach Mark Fotheringham.

Huddersfield, who sit second bottom of the Championship having lost six of their opening eight games, announced the end of Schofield’s brief reign following a 2-1 home defeat to Wigan.

Ryan Lowe talks Preston fortunes ahead of Sunderland clash

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Sunderland are next in action against Preston at the Stadium of Light and North End manager Ryan Lowe has delivered his verdict on the international break.

Lowe said: “It's coming at a good time if I'd have had all the squad together but I've got five of them flying here, there and everywhere.

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"We'll discuss it and debrief the Sheffield United game and get on the training pitch to visually show them some stuff of where we need to be a little bit better in the final third.

"I've said to the group that they need to come back from the international break with a smile on their face and go again. We're going to have another 11 games before the next international break which is the World Cup.

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"We need to make sure we start picking up wins and picking up points.”