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

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA32 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 PA37 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 PA27 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 PA34 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 PA43 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 PA33 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 PA27 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 PA45 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 PA44 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 PA33 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 PA62 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 »

Michael Smith back in training ahead of Hearts’ clash with Kilmarnock

Posted Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by PA48 hits

Michael Smith has resumed training for Hearts ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership visit of Kilmarnock.But fellow full-back Aaron Hickey has less chance of a return as he continues to undergo treatment for a groin problem.Deadline-day signing Marcel Langer could get his first taste of action while Peter Haring remains sidelined with pelvic trouble.Kirk Broadfoot could make his first start for Kilm...Full Story »

Michael Smith double inspires leaders Rotherham to victory over Burton

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA30 hits

Rotherham kept hold of top spot after edging a ding-dong match with Burton  3-2.Michael Smith bagged a brace for Rotherham before substitute Freddie Ladapo struck the crucial winner.​The visitors took their first opportunity in the seventh minute, with Jamie Murphy cutting inside from the left and curling beyond Daniel Iversen.​The game was level two minutes later, with Smith be...Full Story »

Reading boss Bowen says crowd disorder ‘isolated incidents’ after Cardiff clash

Posted Saturday, February 01, 2020 by PA101 hits

Reading manager Mark Bowen admitted it was impossible to stop anti-social behaviour after his side’s second meeting with Cardiff in six days was again tarnished by problems off the pitch.The 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw at the Cardiff City Stadium saw a Reading fan ejected in the first half by stewards for making an offensive gesture, while a supporter raced onto the pitch from a home sec...Full Story »

TAKE A BOW West Ham look to hijack Crystal Palace’s £15m transfer for Jarrod Bowen as hunt for Hull star hots up

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by hits

West Ham are making a dramatic late move for Hull City’s goalscoring wide man Jarrod Bowen. David Moyes is poised to swoop after opening talks with the Tigers, who are concerned that their star will not sign a contract and could leave for nothing at the end of next season. Bowen, 23, has hit 17 goals for Hull this term Credit: Getty Images - Getty Hull wanted £20million for Bowen b...Full Story »

Michael Smith and Aaron Hickey expected for be absent for Hearts

Posted Saturday, January 25, 2020 by PA128 hits

Defender Toby Sibbick could make his Hearts debut in the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Rangers on Sunday after arriving from Barnsley on loan.Hearts full-backs Michael Smith and Aaron Hickey have been given little chance of recovering from injury in time but Sean Clare returns from suspension for the league’s bottom club.Peter Haring remains sidelined with pelvic trouble and both Jamie ...Full Story »

No new injury concerns for Reading manager Mark Bowen ahead of Cardiff clash

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PA72 hits

Reading manager Mark Bowen has no fresh injury concerns as his side prepare to host Cardiff in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.Bowen could choose to rotate his side with the Cardiff game the Royals’ third in seven days, following a defeat at Millwall and draw at Nottingham Forest.Defender Andy Yiadom is expected to remain sidelined with a knee problem, and has not featured since before...Full Story »

Graham Alexander hails Michael O’Connor’s impact as Salford see off Forest Green

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA44 hits

Salford boss Graham Alexander lauded the impact of new signing Michael O’Connor as nine-man City knocked Forest Green out of the Sky Bet League Two play-off places with a 2-1 victory.Signed during the week from Lincoln, O’Connor was on target with the winner as he nodded his 54th-minute header beyond goalkeeper Adam Smith.“We needed Michael’s nous and he was excellent,&rd...Full Story »

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 »

Bowen revels in ‘professional’ showing

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by PA36 hits

Mark Bowen might well be in for a selection headache after his hybrid Reading side booked an FA Cup fourth-round ticket with a 2-0 win at Blackpool.Lucas Boye got the Royals on the board three minutes before the break with Jordan Obita wrapping things up in the 82nd minute, setting up a fourth-round tie at home to either Carlisle or Cardiff. But Bowen refused to single out his goalscorers for pr...Full Story »

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