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Michael Duff hopes match-winner Kyle Vassell can be ‘big player’ for Cheltenham

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA14 hits

Michael Duff hopes Kyle Vassell can become a talisman for Cheltenham after watching him net the winner in a 1-0 victory against Accrington.The former Rotherham striker scored 11 minutes from time to open his Sky Bet League One account for the Robins on only his second start.The 28-year-old has struggled for fitness since arriving in August after a move to the United States fell through, but boss...Full Story »

He was unplayable at times – Paul Warne hails ‘colossal’ Michael Smith after win

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA19 hits

Rotherham manager Paul Warne heaped praise on “colossal” Michael Smith following his side’s 4-1 romp over Portsmouth.Ex-Pompey striker Smith netted twice to move onto 10 goals for the season as Rotherham struck three times in seven second-half minutes to blow their opponents away.Warne said the in-form 29-year-old has been “unplayable” at times in the game.“Ob...Full Story »

Michael Smith at the double as Rotherham power to impressive win over Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA5 hits

Michael Smith moved into double figures for the season as his brace helped Rotherham romp to a 4-1 win over Portsmouth.A blistering second-half spell took the game away from Pompey who had levelled earlier in the half.Portsmouth goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu came to their rescue early on as he denied Rarmani Edmonds-Green from close range after he looked certain to score.He could do little about Rothe...Full Story »

Wayne Hatswell dedicates Newport win over Scunthorpe to Michael Flynn

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA42 hits

Interim Newport boss Wayne Hatswell dedicated the 3-0 win over Scunthorpe at Rodney Parade to former manager Michael Flynn.Having negotiated an amicable departure after four and a half years earlier in the week, Flynn said his farewells to the players on Friday.But he wasn’t at the ground to watch them move to within a point of the play-off places with their best win of the season.Hatswell...Full Story »

Newport begin life after Michael Flynn with comprehensive win over Scunthorpe

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA7 hits

Newport’s players paid the perfect tribute to former manager Michael Flynn as they beat Scunthorpe 3-0 at Rodney Parade.Flynn ended his four-and-a-half-year reign at his hometown club by mutual consent earlier in the week.He had hoped to make the game his 246th and final one in charge but was denied that chance.Former assistant Wayne Hatswell stood in as interim manager and saw his players...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill delighted with Stoke’s development after victory over West Brom

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2021 by PA45 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill is delighted with how his team is developing following Friday night’s narrow 1-0 Championship victory over leaders West Brom.Jacob Brown wasted a glorious chance to put the Potters ahead when he hit the post after nine minutes and Darnell Furlong’s comical own goal was chalked off for a foul five minutes before the break.Mario Vrancic hit the crossbar...Full Story »

Life without Michael Flynn starts with visit of Scunthorpe for Newport

Posted Friday, October 01, 2021 by PA41 hits

Newport will have to get used to life without manager Michael Flynn as they prepare to face Scunthorpe at Rodney Parade on Saturday.Flynn left his role as boss with immediate effect after four-and-a-half years at the helm but the Welsh side face a quick turnaround to get things sorted in time for the Sky Bet League Two match this weekend.Scot Bennett will not be available for the Exiles after fr...Full Story »

Paul Warne not impressed by Michael Smith’s performance despite brace

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA34 hits

Rotherham boss Paul Warne gave Michael Smith the cold shoulder despite the striker scoring twice in a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.Smith took his tally to seven goals in the last eight League One games with a brace against the Dons, coming after Will Grigg’s first league goal for the club put the Millers ahead.Despite his goalscoring antics, Warne was not impressed with Smith’s overall...Full Story »

Will Grigg and Michael Smith inspire Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA39 hits

Strikers Will Grigg and Michael Smith did the damage as they fired Rotherham to a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.Grigg scored his first league goal for the Millers in the 37th minute and Smith bagged in either half for his sixth and seventh in the last eight League One games as the Millers recorded their biggest victory of the season.Paul Warne’s side were camped in the Wimbledon half from the...Full Story »

Michael Appleton praises young Lincoln side for hanging on for win at Burton

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA7 hits

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton was full of praise for the character shown by his side as they hung on at the end to claim a 2-1 win at Burton Albion.Goals early in each half from Lewis Fiorini and Anthony Scully gave City a 2-0 lead but Conor Shaughnessy’s late effort ensured a grandstand finish.Appleton was delighted with how his team stood up to the late pressure with keeper Josh Griffith...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill believes Stoke failed to hit their heights despite beating Hull

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA7 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill felt his side failed to hit their heights in their 2-0 win at home to Hull.Lewie Coyle hit the post as Hull enjoyed a good opening 15 minutes.Mario Vrancic put Stoke ahead after he turned two defenders before firing into the roof of the net on 35 minutes.Nick Powell doubled City’s advantage on 58 minutes after he curled home a 35-yard free-kick.“I am ...Full Story »

Michael Gardyne bags late winner as Inverness stay top of Championship

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA7 hits

Michael Gardyne’s 81st-minute winner saw Inverness overcome Queen of the South 2-1 to remain at the cinch Championship summit.The former Ross County ace grabbed his second goal of the season to continue to endear himself to his new club.Inverness captain Sean Welsh put the Highlands side ahead after 12 minutes with a wonderful free-kick and that was how it remained until a dramatic fi...Full Story »

Michael Obafemi set to return for Swansea

Posted Friday, September 24, 2021 by PA23 hits

Swansea can welcome back Michael Obafemi for the visit of Huddersfield.Striker Obafemi was unavailable for the midweek Carabao Cup defeat at Brighton as he was cup-tied.Obafemi’s return means boss Russell Martin has a fully-fit squad to choose from.Martin made nine changes at the Amex so the likes of Ben Hamer, Kyle Naughton and Matt Grimes will also return.Huddersfield are still without w...Full Story »

He was outstanding – Michael Duff praises ‘professional’ match-winner Alfie May

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA13 hits

Michael Duff praised the professionalism of Alfie May after his second-half goal earned Cheltenham a 1-0 home win over Oxford.May was due to be on the bench, but Callum Wright’s late withdrawal saw him reinstated and he touched in Kyle Joseph’s low ball from the right in the 68th minute to seal the Robins’ second successive victory in Sky Bet League One.“Alfie was left ou...Full Story »

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton unhappy with Ipswich’s winning goal

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA12 hits

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton was left fuming at the decision to allow Ipswich’s winning goal in his side’s 1-0 defeat.Tractor Boys striker Macauley Bonne appeared to shove defender TJ Eyoma as he rose to head home the only goal on the half-hour mark.But to the Imps’ shock the goal was allowed to stand and, after the game, Appleton could not contain his anger at the decision.&l...Full Story »

Michael Cheek maintains scoring record in Bromley’s win over Barnet

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021 by PA1 hits

Michael Cheek continued his record of scoring in every National League game this season as Bromley beat winless Barnet 2-0 at Hayes Lane.The 30-year-old striker took his tally to six goals in five appearances when he won and converted a 19th-minute penalty.Bromley doubled their advantage in the 62nd minute when Chris Bush headed home from a corner.Barnet, who have registered just two points so f...Full Story »

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill supports backroom team after melee in Barnsley draw

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2021 by PA52 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill had “no issue” with his backroom team sticking up for themselves after two of them were sent off late in the ill-tempered 1-1 Championship draw with Barnsley.After Stoke’s Tommy Smith had been shown a straight red card in the 85th minute for a lunge on Claudio Gomes, Stoke coaches Dean Holden and Rory Delap, plus Barnsley assistant Joe Laumann, ...Full Story »

Michael Appleton praises goalkeeper Josh Griffiths after draw with Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by PA55 hits

Lincoln’s on-loan goalkeeper Josh Griffiths drew the praise of manager Michael Appleton after his second-half heroics helped the Imps earn a point in a 1-1 draw in their Sky Bet League One clash with Rotherham.His impressive performance, where he made at least five excellent saves, did not go unnoticed by Appleton who heaped praise on the young stopper, after seeing substitute Lewis Fiorin...Full Story »

Michael Duff applauds his Cheltenham side after victory at Charlton

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA8 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff applauded his side after their 2-1 victory against Charlton at the Valley.First-half goals from Matty Blair and Taylor Perry put Cheltenham 2-0 up before Charlton substitute Jonathan Leko pulled one back after the break.Cheltenham’s win puts them on nine points – 14th in League One – while the defeat for Charlton leaves them stuck on four points,...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill: Stoke were not at their best but showed enough to win

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA45 hits

Boss Michael O’Neill admitted his Stoke side were not at their best against Huddersfield but a 2-1 win saw them move third in the Sky Bet Championship.Matty Pearson’s own goal proved the difference after Jacob Brown’s thumping header had cancelled out Harry Toffolo’s scrambled opener, with all of the goals coming early in the second half.“We are delighted with the r...Full Story »

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