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Michael Ihiekwe and Joe Mattock unavailable for Rotherham’s clash with Southend

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 by PA11 hits

Rotherham will be without defenders Michael Ihiekwe and Joe Mattock again for the visit of Southend.Ihiekwe sustained a knee injury, which may require surgery, during training last week and Mattock (hamstring) also missed the defeat at Rochdale.Curtis Tilt made his debut against Rochdale and could continue in central defence, while fellow defender Billy Jones returned following a hamstring injur...Full Story »

Newport boss Michael Flynn frustrated by away form

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PA9 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn admitted his frustration after a 2-0 defeat against Carlisle.Carlisle ended a run of one win in nine games at home thanks to an early goal by Omari Patrick and a Josh Kayode penalty just before half time.Newport were further hampered by the sending off of defender Ryan Inniss late in the first half, his second red card of the campaign.Manager Flynn said: “Our ...Full Story »

Mark Bowen talks up Matt Miazga after Reading beat Birmingham

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA12 hits

Reading manager Mark Bowen praised the character of on-loan Chelsea defender Matt Miazga after the 3-1 win at Birmingham.Miazga, 24, was at fault as Scott Hogan headed Birmingham ahead, but the USA international made amends when he equalised seven minutes after the break, volleying in Andy Rinomhota’s cross from 10 yards.Yakou Meite then glanced home from John Swift’s deep free-kick ...Full Story »

Michael Duff disappointed as Cheltenham held by Port Vale

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA12 hits

Michael Duff described Cheltenham’s performance in the 0-0 home draw with Port Vale as their worst of the season.But the Robins boss was pleased to pick up a point as a five-match winning streak was ended by a Vale side who hit the bar and had two penalty appeals turned down.“I think that’s as bad as we’ve been all season,” Duff said.“The difference is that we...Full Story »

Newport boss Michael Flynn hits back at ‘clowns’ after Morecambe win

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA9 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn hit back at his critics after his side beat Morecambe 1-0 at Rodney Parade.Despite taking the Exiles to within a whisker of promotion last season, Flynn faced much criticism from his own fans after last weekend’s 5-0 defeat at Oldham.But a 69th-minute goal from Dale Gorman got his side back to winning ways.Flynn said: “The injuries have been so extreme t...Full Story »

Michael Duff impressed by second-half improvement as Cheltenham’s run goes on

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA14 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff hailed a “solid, organised and disciplined” performance after watching his side pull off a 2-0 victory at promotion rivals Colchester.Alfie May and Chris Hussey struck to send the Robins within a point of the automatic promotion places, while Colchester slipped out of the top seven.Duff’s side have won five games in a row but he thinks there is s...Full Story »

Moyes keen to take pressure off Bowen despite shining on full Hammers debut

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA20 hits

David Moyes is determined to keep the pressure off Jarrod Bowen despite the £20million winger’s sparkling full debut.Bowen, the deadline-day signing from Hull, scored the opening goal and put in a fine performance as the Hammers swept aside Southampton 3-1.The 23-year-old was named man of the match after the victory that lifted West Ham out of the relegation zone.But despite his imme...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill unhappy by award of late penalty against Luton

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA16 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill described the decision to award a late penalty against his side in their 1-1 draw at fellow relegation rivals Luton as “soft”.With 89 minutes gone and the Potters leading through Sam Vokes’ ninth-minute strike, Callum McManaman went down in the area under the challenge of James Chester.Referee Andy Woolmer pointed to the spot and James Collins c...Full Story »

Michael Flynn admits his job at Newport is under threat after Oldham drubbing

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA13 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn said that he faces a battle to save his job after a 5-0 hammering at Oldham.Danny Rowe scored twice as the hosts hammered a ragged Exiles side, who have nine goals conceded inside a week.Rowe grabbed his first when firing through a crowded goalmouth and Zak Dearnley doubled the lead with a neat volley at the end of a sweeping counter-attack.The visitors had no answe...Full Story »

Michael Duff delighted to come through ‘close and nervy’ clash with Northampton

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA16 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff admitted he was relieved to emerge the right wide of a cagey encounter with League Two promotion rivals Northampton.Duff watched his team recover from falling behind in the third minute to make it four wins in a row and six successive home victories thanks to Luke Varney’s 85th-minute winner.Ryan Broom had struck before the break to cancel out Ryan Watson&rsquo...Full Story »

No new worries for Michael Duff ahead of Cheltenham’s clash with Northampton

Posted Monday, February 24, 2020 by PA17 hits

Fifth-placed Cheltenham look to boost their promotion hopes when they host seventh-placed Northampton in League Two on Tuesday night.Manager Michael Duff does not have any new injury worries ahead of the clash.Luke Varney and Reuben Reid are both likely to be named in the squad.Both forwards have spent time on the sidelines recently with injuries and will play limited minutes as they regain fitn...Full Story »

Michael Duff lauds in-form Cheltenham striker Alfie May

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA13 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff praised in-form striker Alfie May after his fifth goal in eight starts helped keep the Robins’ promotion challenge on course with a 2-1 triumph over Leyton Orient.A January signing from Doncaster, May cancelled out Conor Wilkinson’s opener in the first half at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.Substitute Reuben Reid then headed in the winner with two minutes left t...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill ‘under no illusions’ as to task he faces at Stoke

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA15 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill admitted his relegation-threatened side are under massive pressure after they were beaten 4-2 at QPR.The Potters squandered a 2-0 lead and their misery was compounded by wins for fellow strugglers Barnsley and Luton.O’Neill, who was appointed in November, said: “We were bottom when I came in, so we’re under no illusions. We didn’t expect t...Full Story »

Bowen delighted as Reading stroll to victory against 10-man Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA14 hits

Reading manager Mark Bowen praised his side’s performance after they ended a run of seven league games without a victory by winning 3-0 at Sheffield Wednesday following goals from Yakou Meite, George Puscas and a Sam Baldock penalty.The result means that Wednesday, who had to play for most of the second half with ten men after having Osaze Urhoghide sent off, have now won just once in thei...Full Story »

Michael Appleton left to rue wasted opportunities

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA21 hits

Michael Appleton was left ruing missed first-half chances after Lincoln’s 1-1 draw with MK Dons.Rhys Healey’s third-minute free-kick gave the visitors the lead but a stunning strike from recent loan signing Liam Bridcutt hauled City level midway through the first half.The home side then missed two huge chances with Tyreece John-Jules hitting the bar from close range and Jake Hesketh ...Full Story »

Michael Duff delighted as Cheltenham battle to Carlisle victory

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA13 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff hailed his side’s battling character in a 1-0 win against Carlisle.A first-half goal from Reuben Reid handed Cheltenham a victory which ended Carlisle’s run of five games without defeat.The win puts Town’s promotion drive back on track after failing to win any of their previous six away games.“That was more like us today,” said Duff. ...Full Story »

St Johnstone waiting on Michael O’Halloran ahead of Motherwell clash

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PA28 hits

St Johnstone forward Michael O’Halloran remains a doubt for the visit of Motherwell with a calf injury.Defender Liam Gordon could return after staying on the bench at Ayr on Saturday following his concussion injury.Midfielder Murray Davidson (fractured arm) remains on the sidelines.Motherwell have no fresh injury problems for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash.Former Saints striker Tony Watt ...Full Story »

Bowen acknowledges midweek exploits took their toll on Royals

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA21 hits

Manager Mark Bowen blamed Reading’s midweek FA Cup exploits for a tired display in the scrappy 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw at home to mid-table rivals Hull.The Tigers almost went ahead early on when home goalkeeper Rafael tipped a powerful Marcus Maddison effort on to a post but Reading improved on a poor first-half display and snatched the lead in the 56th minute through Jordan Obita&rs...Full Story »

Michael Rose could return when Coventry host Bolton

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by PA19 hits

Michael Rose could return for Coventry when they face Bolton on Saturday.The defender sat out Tuesday’s FA Cup penalty shoot-out exit to Birmingham with a hamstring injury.Josh Pask is available to deputise again if left-back Rose fails to make it.Wolves loanee Ryan Giles returns to contention after not being eligible to face Birmingham in the cup replay.Jacob Mellis could make his Bolton ...Full Story »

Mark Bowen proud of Reading’s fightback after winning shoot-out at Cardiff

Posted Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by PA28 hits

Reading manager Mark Bowen admitted he did not care if his side won or lost their FA Cup penalty shoot-out against Cardiff after reaching the last 16 of the competition.The Royals booked a fifth-round home tie with Sheffield United next month after fighting back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to draw 3-3 after extra-time.Reading then won a seventh straight FA Cup replay by claiming the shoot-out 4-1 as G...Full Story »

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