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Anthony Pilkington and Michael Jacobs unlikely to face Fulham

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by PA94 hits

Wigan have no fresh injury problems ahead of their campaign-concluding clash with Fulham at the DW Stadium.Anthony Pilkington and Michael Jacobs, both sidelined of late, are considered unlikely to be involved and Chey Dunkley is continuing his rehabilitation after a double leg break.Danny Fox remains suspended as he serves the final game of a three-match ban.Paul Cook’s Latics are 13th in ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill won’t be satisfied until Stoke secure survival

Posted Thursday, July 16, 2020 by PA38 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill refused to get carried away by the point which almost guarantees the Potters’ place in the Sky Bet Championship next season.A 1-1 draw at Bristol City – in which Danny Batth’s second-half header cancelled out Filip Benkovic’s stunning strike – eased Stoke five points clear of the bottom three with two games remaining.“It goe...Full Story »

Mark Bowen could opt to use depth of Reading squad against Middlesbrough

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by PA44 hits

Reading boss Mark Bowen could use the depth of his squad against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening with the club’s place in the Sky Bet Championship now secure.Saturday’s hard-fought 1-0 win at Charlton ended any fears of the Royals being dragged into the developing battle for survival below them.Bowen made just one change for the game at the Valley as Michael Olise came in for Jordan...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill does not believe Stoke are safe from relegation yet

Posted Sunday, July 12, 2020 by PA33 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill insists his side are not safe yet despite their 2-0 win over Birmingham.Danny Batth bundled home from close range to give the Potters a 12th-minute lead.Sam Clucas doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time as Stoke opened up a four-point gap on the relegation zone.But O’Neill was quick to warn that his players cannot relax just yet.“I don&rsquo...Full Story »

Marcelo Bielsa has done an amazing job at Leeds – Stoke boss Michael O’Neill

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020 by PA48 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill paid tribute to Leeds and their manager Marcelo Bielsa after his side were out-classed in a 5-0 defeat at Elland Road.Leeds swept back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship in style as Mateusz Klich’s first-half penalty and further goals from Helder Costa, Liam Cooper, Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford completed the rout.“I’d be very surprise...Full Story »

Reading boss Mark Bowen: I was right to stick with Yakou Meite out wide

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA38 hits

Boss Mark Bowen revealed how he won a battle of wills with Yakou Meite ahead of the forward’s stunning four-goal haul in Reading’s 5-0 win at Luton.The Ivory Coast international had his hat-trick in just 17 first-half minutes, before adding another after the break.Bowen said: “He actually came to see me yesterday (Friday) and was trying to put a case forward as he wanted to pla...Full Story »

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill full of praise for ‘great finisher’ Tyrese Campbell

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA57 hits

Boss Michael O’Neill praised striker Tyrese Campbell after he bagged a brace in Stoke’s thumping 4-0 win over Barnsley.Campbell doubled the lead given to the Potters by Sam Vokes’ early header, taking advantage after Mads Andersen’s attempted back pass fell short.He then made it 3-0 from a Sam Clucas corner after 38 minutes, before Tom Ince completed the scoring with thre...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill has plenty to ponder as Stoke face Barnsley

Posted Thursday, July 02, 2020 by PA34 hits

Stoke will welcome back playmaker Nick Powell for Saturday’s relegation clash against Barnsley but Michael O’Neill may be planning more extensive changes.O’Neill was deeply unimpressed with his side’s showing in a midweek 3-0 loss at Wigan, for which he had made six changes to try to spark his team who have made a sluggish return from the shutdown.Powell was among those m...Full Story »

We showed no respect for the club – Michael O’Neill hits out at Stoke players

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by PA76 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill was left to bemoan “probably the worst performance” of his reign after seeing his side thumped 3-0 by Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship.While opposite number Paul Cook praised his team’s display as their best of the season “by far” as they moved eight points clear of the drop zone with only six matches remaining, O’Neill del...Full Story »

Keane as mustard: Michael makes the difference as Everton sink sorry Norwich

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020 by PA40 hits

Norwich’s slim survival hopes were dealt a blow as Everton kept their hopes of European football alive thanks to a Michael Keane header.Daniel Farke’s side went into the game six points adrift of 19th place at the bottom of the table, and needing to force a win to narrow the gap.The four changes made by Farke frustrated Everton in the first half as the visitors were kept at bay, but ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill urges Stoke to adapt to lack of atmosphere

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2020 by PA29 hits

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has told his players that they must not use the lack of atmospheres at near-empty stadiums as an excuse in their battle against Championship relegation.O’Neill had tested positive for coronavirus and self-isolated but returned to the dugout for Stoke’s late 1-1 draw at Reading.Reading went ahead in the seventh minute through Lucas Joao and struck t...Full Story »

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

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 by PA36 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 PA27 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 PA41 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 PA24 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 PA25 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 PA30 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 PA38 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 PA35 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 PA28 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 »

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