EFL WEEKEND ROUND-UP: Burnley are placed under a transfer embargo

Burnley are placed under a transfer embargo by EFL after submitting accounts late, while Wigan delay paying their players’ wages and Gareth Ainsworth gets his first win as QPR manager

  • Leaders Burnley blamed the issue on changing their auditors in November 
  • Chuba Akpom took his goal tally to 22 as Middlesbrough beat Swansea 3-1
  • QPR beat Watford 1-0 thanks to midfielder Tim Iroegbunam’s early goal   

Burnley have been placed under a transfer embargo by the EFL after submitting their accounts late. The runaway Championship leaders blamed the issue on changing their auditors in November.

The news came 24 hours after Vincent Kompany’s side went 13 points clear at the top with a 3-0 win over Wigan.

Wigan have delayed paying their players’ wages and boss Shaun Maloney said: ‘It was an emotional couple of days, very difficult.’

Middlesbrough are just four points off the Championship promotion spots after fighting back to beat Swansea 3-1.

Chuba Akpom took his goal tally to 22 for the season as his penalty added to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Cameron Archer after Swansea led through Joel Piroe. Boro boss Michael Carrick said: ‘We showed control and were dangerous throughout.

Burnley have been placed under a transfer embargo by the EFL after submitting accounts late

Chuba Akpom took his goal tally this season to 22 as Middlesbrough beat Swansea 3-1

Gareth Ainsworth got his first win as QPR boss in a feisty clash with Watford

‘I can’t hide from the league table but it doesn’t affect how we approach each game.’

They are now within touching distance of second place after Sheffield fell to defeat against Luton, who have 34 away points. Carlton Morris turned in his 15th goal of the season after fine work from Elijah Adebayo.

Gareth Ainsworth got his first win as QPR boss in a feisty clash with Watford via Tim Iroegbunam’s goal.

‘It’s a real big moment for me,’ said Ainsworth.

His opposite number Chris Wilder, who lost his first match as Watford manager after taking over last Tuesday, said: ‘We weren’t creative enough or brave enough.’

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