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Nigel Clough set to be without George Maris again when Mansfield host Harrogate

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by PA15 hits

George Maris is again set to be absent as Mansfield look to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches against Harrogate on Tuesday.Midfielder Maris missed Friday’s 1-1 draw against Colchester due to bruised ribs and he is likely to be sidelined once more.Defender Joe Riley will definitely miss the game as he remains a long-term injury absentee, having damaged anterior cruciate ligaments d...Full Story »

Nigel Clough delighted with Mansfield’s display despite late Colchester leveller

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2020 by PA9 hits

Mansfield boss Nigel Clough was delighted with his new charges in his first home game despite a late Luke Norris equaliser stealing a 1-1 draw for Colchester.Revitalised Stags looked set for a fourth win in a row through Nick Maynard’s sensational 67th-minute strike until a late error by goalkeeper Marek Stech saw him lobbed by substitute Norris in the 85th minute.“I thought we looke...Full Story »

New Mansfield boss Nigel Clough without George Maris against Colchester

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 by PA11 hits

Mansfield are set to be without forward George Maris for their Friday night visit of Colchester in Sky Bet League Two.New Stags boss Nigel Clough won his first league match at Forest Green last weekend and will be in charge at the One Call Stadium for the first time since replacing Graham Coughlan earlier this month.But Maris will be missing after sustaining a rib injury in Gloucestershire and w...Full Story »

Nigel Clough happy to see Mansfield break season duck

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by PA12 hits

New Mansfield boss Nigel Clough toasted his first league game in charge as the Stags bagged their opening win of the season.Town rocked Mark Cooper’s promotion-chasing side as strikes from George Lapslie and Harry Charsley put Clough’s side in the driving seat before Odin Bailey’s late finish set up a nervy ending.An ecstatic Clough said: “It feels won...Full Story »

Nigel Clough launches Mansfield reign with victory

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 by PA8 hits

Nigel Clough marked his first league game in charge of Mansfield with a 2-1 victory at promotion-chasing Forest Green.Mark Cooper’s side were caught cold after five minutes when Stephen McLaughlin skipped beyond  Udoka Godwin-Malife and his ball across the box saw George Lapsley’s strike parried by Luke McGhee, but the Mansfield midfielder reacted quickest to rifle the free ball...Full Story »

Nigel Pearson sacked by Watford with two Premier League matches remaining

Posted Monday, July 20, 2020 by hits

Watford have sacked boss Nigel Pearson (Image: GETTY) Watford have sacked manager Nigel Pearson. Ex-Leicester boss Pearson was appointed Watford manager in December following the dismissal of Quique Sanchez Flores. The Hertfordshire side were rock bottom of the Premier League but he led the side out of the drop zone. Watford have won two of their last three matches but defeat at the Olympic ...Full Story »

No new worries for Watford boss Nigel Pearson

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020 by PA30 hits

Watford have no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s Premier League visit of Newcastle.Tuesday’s win over Norwich means the Hornets sit three points clear of the relegation zone with four games remaining.Head coach Nigel Pearson will be pleased to have all of those who faced the Canaries fit and available once again as Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu (both knee) and Isaac Success (...Full Story »

Nigel Pearson pleased after Danny Welbeck’s wonder goal helps Watford move clear

Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2020 by PA32 hits

Watford manager Nigel Pearson was pleased for Danny Welbeck after his wonder goal boosted his side’s survival chances in a 2-1 win over Norwich.Welbeck capitalised on a deflected cross to hit an incredible overhead kick as Nigel Pearson’s side came from a goal behind to secure their first win since the Premier League restart.The Canaries have now lost all six of their matches followi...Full Story »

Nigel Pearson happy with how Watford adapted to lack of crowd at Vicarage Road

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2020 by PA45 hits

Watford head coach Nigel Pearson was pleased with how his players dealt with the lack of supporters at Vicarage Road as his relegation-threatened side sealed a last-gasp point against Leicester.Ben Chilwell thought he had won the game for the visitors as he struck in the last minute, only for Craig Dawson to secure a 1-1 draw with an acrobatic finish deep into stoppage time.The share of the spoi...Full Story »

Pearson predictably downbeat after his Hornets are stung by an Everton comeback

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA32 hits

Watford manager Nigel Pearson has backed his players to bounce back after losing in the last minute for the second Premier League game in a row as 10-man Everton left Vicarage Road with all three points.Theo Walcott’s first goal of the season sealed a remarkable 3-2 win for the Toffees, who had fallen two behind courtesy of Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra strikes.But Everton would go in at...Full Story »

Nigel Clough grateful for a point against Accrington

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA23 hits

Burton boss Nigel Clough was grateful to see John Brayford’s first-half header earn his side a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw with Accrington to make it 10 points from 12.Albion had not played for 10 days since beating MK Dons and Clough felt that the enforced lay-off had an adverse effect on his side.“It was a hard slog” he said as both sides eventually cancelled each oth...Full Story »

Hard work is not over – Watford boss Pearson

Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA40 hits

Nigel Pearson has warned that the hard work is not over at Watford, despite hauling the club out of the Premier League drop zone.The Hornets host Tottenham at Vicarage Road in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture as one of the top-flight’s in-form teams.Indeed, only Liverpool and Manchester City have scored more points than the 13 Watford have accrued from 18 available during Pearson’s...Full Story »

An important win, but not a season-defining one, says Watford boss Pearson

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by PA35 hits

Nigel Pearson insists Watford’s crushing 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Bournemouth is far from being a season-changing result.The Hornets continued their recent resurgence in emphatic fashion to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this campaign.Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra made it 13 points from a possible 18 since the arrival...Full Story »

Watford ease to victory at Bournemouth as revival under Pearson continues

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by PA46 hits

Watford’s resurgence under Nigel Pearson continued as they swept to a 3-0 win at Bournemouth to heap more misery on their fellow strugglers.Goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and substitute Roberto Pereyra earned the visitors a deserved 3-0 success at the Vitality Stadium.The in-form Hornets have now taken 13 points from six matches following the arrival of Pearson to significantly...Full Story »

Nigel Clough happy to see Burton win a game late on

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2020 by PA26 hits

Burton boss Nigel Clough was satisfied to see his side make it four wins from five league games with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Fleetwood.Ryan Edwards headed home the winner in the 89th-minute after the Brewers had looked set to be frustrated by Joey Barton’s well-drilled outfit.“We deserved it” said Clough, “No doubt about that. Its one of the first times this season...Full Story »

Nigel Atangana banned for Exeter

Posted Thursday, January 09, 2020 by PA20 hits

Exeter will be without midfielder Nigel Atangana for their Sky Bet League Two clash with Cambridge.The 30-year-old scored his first league goal for the club during their 1-0 win at fellow promotion hopefuls Forest Green but was sent off one minute into the second half.Atangana will begin a three-match ban and is set to be replaced by Jake Taylor in midfield.Midfielder Jack Sparkes will miss the ...Full Story »

No apologies from Nigel Pearson for nine changes to Watford line-up

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA31 hits

Nigel Pearson will not apologise for making nine changes as Watford threw away a three-goal lead in a dramatic FA Cup draw against Tranmere.Substitute Paul Mullin completed the struggling League One side’s comeback when he scored a VAR-assisted penalty with three minutes remaining at Vicarage Road.Pearson, whose side are second from bottom in the Premier League, handed debuts to four playe...Full Story »

Jonny Maxted denies former club as Nigel Atangana downs Forest Green

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 by PA39 hits

Former Forest Green goalkeeper Jonny Maxted’s masterclass helped second-place Exeter start the new decade with a 1-0 Sky Bet League Two victory to  underpin their automatic promotion hopes.Maxted kept Rovers at bay, saving Liam Shephard’s second-half penalty as the 10 men of Exeter shut the door after Nigel Atangana, who had given the Grecians a first-half lead, was sent off in ...Full Story »

Pearson hails Foster heroics as Hornets dig in for draw

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA33 hits

Watford boss Nigel Pearson hailed an “unbelievable” save by Ben Foster after the goalkeeper starred in their 1-1 draw at Sheffield United.Foster produced one of the saves of the season as the Hornets’ recent revival continued with an away point on Boxing Day.The former England goalkeeper kept his team in the match with a superb stop from point-blank range to deny John Fleck ju...Full Story »

Burton boss Nigel Clough delighted to return to winning ways at home

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA31 hits

Burton boss Nigel Clough was happy to see his side get back to winning ways as his side came back from conceding inside two minutes to beat Rochdale 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. Callum Camps had taken advantage of some benevolent defending to smash home for Rochdale in the second minute but Albion were not to be denied a first home League win since October 22 courtesy of Ryan Edwards, Lucas Akins...Full Story »

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