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Walsall sack Keates as relegation fears deepen

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Walsall sacked manager Dean Keates after a 3-1 defeat at home to 10-man Oxford deepened the Saddlers’ relegation fears.Keates, 40 – who won three promotions as a player with his hometown club – leaves the Saddlers 22nd in League One, one point from safety with five games left.A short club statement confirmed: “Walsall Football Club have tonight parted company with manager...Full Story »

Sunderland boss Ross hails players’ faith following comeback win at Rochdale

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Sunderland manager Jack Ross said his side’s 2-1 win at Rochdale was down to the players’ faith in what they do.The Black Cats came from a goal down to score twice in the second half and complete a dramatic turnaround – boosting their hopes of automatic promotion from League One.Ian Henderson had fired Dale ahead against the run of play in the first half but goals from Charlie ...Full Story »

Leeds boss Bielsa absolves Bamford of blame for bruising Blues loss

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa refused to blame Patrick Bamford for a shock 1-0 defeat at Birmingham that has damaged his side’s hopes of automatic promotion from the Championship.Bamford missed three opportunities at St Andrews where Che Adams struck his 22nd goal of the season in the 29th minute to lift the Blues five points clear of the relegation zone.Bamford has now gone four games with...Full Story »

Neal Ardley hails Notts County’s character

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Neal Ardley praised Notts County’s spirit after his side rescued a point in unenviable circumstances during their 2-2 draw with Northampton.Despite being a goal and a man down in the second half, Kane Hemmings’ equaliser could prove invaluable as County seek League Two survival.And although County remain 23rd in the table, in the bottom two on goal difference, Ardley was delighted wi...Full Story »

Nigel Adkins thinks Hull could have scored more in their win against Reading

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Nigel Adkins said his Hull side should have scored even more goals after they beat Reading 3-1 at the KCOM Stadium.Kamil Grosicki scored twice and Marc Pugh also netted in reply to Lewis Baker’s fine first-half strike to leave the Tigers five points off the play-offs with six matches remaining.Reading are just a point off the bottom three and Jose Gomes’ side are well and truly invol...Full Story »

Sol Campbell reflects on a ‘difficult’ week for Macclesfield

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Sol Campbell was disappointed his Macclesfield players could not secure victory at home to Morecambe, despite off-field issues dominating the build-up to the game.The Silkmen squad had been on the verge of strike action over unpaid wages, although Campbell did not feel that had too much of a bearing on the game. “We’ll take the point, Morecambe are a solid team,” Campbell said....Full Story »

Peterborough boss Ferguson praises Maddison and Dembele

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Wingers Marcus Maddison and Siriki Dembele earned manager Darren Ferguson’s praise after the pair helped to secure a 2-0 home win for Peterborough against mid-table Gillingham.Maddison converted a second-half penalty – won by Dembele – before setting up Matt Godden to seal Posh’s first back-to-back wins since October to keep the pressure on sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers.F...Full Story »

We were guilty of overplaying, admits Celtic boss Lennon

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes his team should be more direct at times after they were held to a goalless home draw by Livingston.The Ladbrokes Premiership leaders will have to wait at least two weeks to clinch their eighth consecutive title after being denied by a string of first-half saves from Liam Kelly.The tempo and number of chances dropped after the interval, but substitute Oliver Bu...Full Story »

Hodgson hails Milivojevic as Crystal Palace edge out Newcastle

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Roy Hodgson saluted skipper Luka Milivojevic after watching him fire Crystal Palace to the brink of Premier League safety with his 10th successful penalty of the season at Newcastle.The nerveless Serbian midfielder beat Martin Dubravka from 12 yards with nine minutes remaining, after Wilfried Zaha had been tripped by DeAndre Yedlin, to clinch a 1-0 win which eased the Eagles to 39 points.Asked i...Full Story »

Mickey Mellon says Tranmere’s point at Newport could be crucial

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon believes their hard-fought point at Newport will prove valuable in the promotion run-in.Mark Ellis powered a header onto the crossbar in the 13th minute as Tranmere looked to get back on track following their first defeat in nine games.Substitute Chris Dagnall hit the post in the second half after County goalkeeper Joe Day let a corner slip through his hands five ya...Full Story »

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