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Crewe could hand debut Michael Nottingham against Cheltenham

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 by PA107 hits

Crewe could hand an immediate debut to new loan signing Michael Nottingham as they host Cheltenham in Sky Bet League Two.The St Kitts & Nevis defender, who has joined the Railwaymen from Blackpool until the end of the season, can play at right-back or centre-back.Manager David Artell will check on experienced defender Nicky Hunt, who is a doubt with a hip injury.Eddie Nolan (back), Olly Lanc...Full Story »

Michael Duff celebrates his birthday with ‘very good’ Cheltenham display

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2020 by PA37 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff was given the perfect birthday present as his side breezed past Walsall with a comfortable 3-1 home win.The Robins boss was celebrating his 42nd birthday and goals from Max Sheaf, Conor Thomas and Alfie May put them firmly on course for a return to the top three. A late consolation from Elijah Adebayo could not dampen the party atmosphere inside the Jonny-Rocks St...Full Story »

Michael Duff calls on Cheltenham to be more streetwise

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 by PA37 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff told his team to be more streetwise despite seeing them earn a 1-1 draw at Newport thanks to former Exile Ben Tozer.Captain Tozer slotted home Chris Hussey’s low cross with just four minutes of normal time to play as he cancelled out an opening strike from Newport’s Tristan Abrahams.Duff felt a point was the least his team deserved while he also bemoan...Full Story »

We were on the wrong side of the decisions – Cheltenham boss Michael Duff

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by PA47 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff criticised two decisions that went against his side after their 1-1 draw with Northampton on Sunday.The Robins were awarded a third-minute penalty when Jordan Turnbull tripped George Lloyd as the striker raced through on goal.Conor Thomas converted but Duff was unhappy that Turnbull did not see red, particularly after the same man equalised shortly before half-tim...Full Story »

Slow start leaves Newport boss Michael Flynn fuming

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by PA36 hits

Newport manger Michael Flynn was left frustrated after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Leyton Orient at Rodney Parade.An early goal by Ruel Sotiriou put the visitors ahead before Padraig Amond equalised with nine minutes to go.The draw leaves County without a win in nine League Two games.“I am absolutely fuming that we gave them the start we gave them,” said Flynn.There was so ma...Full Story »

Last-gasp Michael Smith header snatches victory for Rotherham at Shrewsbury

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA61 hits

Michael Smith came off the bench to head the winner deep into stoppage time as Rotherham completed a 2-1 victory at Shrewsbury.Joe Mattock earlier headed the visitors in front before Aaron Pierre equalised for Shrewsbury.Rotherham were first to threaten when a Carlton Morris shot was deflected over the crossbar. Striker Morris then went even closer when his close-range effort came back off a pos...Full Story »

Cheltenham can enjoy Christmas party after Cambridge draw – Michael Duff

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by PA50 hits

Michael Duff said Cheltenham’s players could go and enjoy their Christmas party after hitting back for a 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw at home to Cambridge.The Robins were battling relegation 12 months ago, with their festive celebrations almost cancelled entirely.But Will Boyle’s header to cancel out Paul Lewis’ opener for improving Cambridge lifted them into the automatic promo...Full Story »

Michael Appleton relieved after Lincoln edge out 10-man Tranmere

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by PA45 hits

Michael Appleton admitted persistence rather than quality was behind Lincoln’s win over 10-man Tranmere Rovers.The Imps completed back-to-back league wins for the first time since August – and for the first time ever under Appleton – as they eventually saw off Tranmere, who had Corey Blackett-Taylor dismissed for two bookable offences five minutes before half-time.John Akinde s...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill knows he needs to clear the decks at Stoke in January

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA45 hits

Michael O’Neill wants to offload some of his underachieving players in January as Stoke lost 2-1 at Hull.The Potters remain in the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone after Jarrod Bowen’s second-half brace consigned the visitors to a third defeat on the bounce.Stoke fans reacted to this latest reverse with loud chants of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” at full-t...Full Story »

Michael Smith back from illness ahead of Hearts’ clash with Livingston

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA62 hits

Michael Smith returns from illness for Hearts as they host Livingston in the Ladbrokes Premiership.But fellow defenders Aaron Hickey and Aidy White are doubts after picking up knocks against Rangers, with the latter less likely to feature.Peter Haring (groin), John Souttar (ankle), Ben Garuccio (knee) and Conor Washington (hamstring) are fighting to get back to fitness.Livingston hope to nurse s...Full Story »

Amazon to keep Alan Shearer and Michael Owen apart after signing pair up for punditry

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by hits

Amazon Prime has Alan Shearer and Michael Owen on board as pundits as it launches its Premier League coverage this week - but the two will be kept apart after their public row. A host of top commentators and pundits has been recruited by Amazon Prime as it prepares to show all 10 of this week's midweek Premier League games in what will be an online first for English football. As well as Sheare...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill: Stoke players need to find their belief

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by PA42 hits

Frustrated Stoke boss Michael O’Neill says his side must learn to deal with the pressure of a relegation battle following their 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn.The struggling Potters looked like they would claim a battling point after first-half goalscorer Bradley Dack bundled the ball into his own net following a corner with nine minutes left.But Sam Gallagher rounded off a superb counter...Full Story »

Michael Flynn concerned by Newport form after Oldham defeat

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA49 hits

Michael Flynn admits Newport are low on confidence ahead of their FA Cup tie at non-league Maldon and Tiptree after losing three league games in a row for the first time since December 2018.County head to the Wallace Binder Ground on Friday for a second-round tie.And a 1-0 home defeat to struggling Oldham was not the sort of dress-rehearsal Flynn was looking for ahead of next week’s potent...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill left to rue missed opportunities in his Windsor Park send off

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA55 hits

Michael O’Neill admitted to a sense of anti-climax as Northern Ireland’s faint hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 ended in what stands to be his final home game in charge.Captain Steven Davis missed a penalty in their goalless draw with Holland at Windsor Park, a result which means O’Neill’s side’s hopes of reaching next summer’s tournament rest on...Full Story »

That’s the worst performance from any team I’ve ever managed – Michael Appleton

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA41 hits

An embarrassed Michael Appleton tore into his Lincoln players after they produced “the worst performance from any team” he had ever managed in a 1-0 loss at Gillingham.The Imps were second best at Priestfield, where Mikael Mandron’s first-half strike was enough to earn the Gills all three points.Appleton, who replaced Danny Cowley less than two months ago after his move to Hudd...Full Story »

Captain Michael Dawson returns as Forest take on rivals Derby

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA56 hits

Nottingham Forest will have club captain Michael Dawson available for their Sky Bet Championship clash with local rivals Derby.Centre-back Dawson has missed the last five matches with a calf injury he sustained during his side’s match at Stoke in September.Samba Sow and Alfa Semedo are both nearing a return, according to manager Sabri Lamouchi, although the game against the Rams is expecte...Full Story »

Michael Duff impressed with Cheltenham’s footballing display

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PA81 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff felt some of his side’s football in the second half of their 3-0 home win over Macclesfield was as good as he’s seen since he took the job.Macclesfield edged much of the first half, but found themselves a goal down when Luke Varney struck in the 45th minute.Cheltenham went on to dominate the second period, adding further goals through Conor Thomas and ...Full Story »

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff unlikely to make changes for Walsall clash

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by PA90 hits

Cheltenham are likely to be unchanged for Tuesday’s Sky Bet League Two match at home to Macclesfield.Luke Varney was back for the trip to Walsall and struck a second-half winner in an excellent 2-1 victory.The Robins forward will lead the line again, with summer signing Reuben Reid (knee) still not 100 per cent fit.On-loan Hull City midfielder Max Sheaf will be absent due to a hamstring pr...Full Story »

Sick Michael Morrison a doubt for Reading boss Mark Bowen’s first game in charge

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 by PA148 hits

New Reading boss Mark Bowen hopes defender Michael Morrison overcomes a stomach bug in time for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with high-flying Preston.Bowen, who was appointed on Monday, revealed there has been sickness in the Royals camp this week, with centre-back Morrison having to leave training early on Tuesday.Midfielder John Swift will return to contention after sitting...Full Story »

Arsenal keen to snap up 16-year-old Scunthorpe midfielder Joey Dawson – nephew of former Spurs defender Michael

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by hits

Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Scunthorpe youngster Joey Dawson ARSENAL are keen to snap up Scunthorpe’s teenage midfielder Joey Dawson in a surprise deal. The talented 16-year-old became the youngest first-team player in Scunthorpe’s history in August. He is the son of former Iron left-back Andy and a nephew of ex-Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. Dawson has made just o...Full Story »

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