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Lincoln boss Michael Appleton has decisions to make for Sunderland clash

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by PA94 hits

England Under-21 goalkeeper Josef Bursik could make his Lincoln debut in Wednesday night’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg clash with Sunderland.The Stoke keeper has joined Michael Appleton’s side on an emergency loan deal after Alex Palmer suffered a head injury in training.Defender Adam Jackson returned from a hip flexor injury as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with ...Full Story »

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton looking forward to Sunderland play-off test

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA37 hits

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton says he is relishing facing Sunderland in the Sky Bet League One play-offs.The Imps rounded off the regular season with a goalless draw against AFC Wimbledon, while the Black Cats were held 1-1 at home by Northampton.It meant the sides stayed fourth and fifth in the table, with Lincoln at home in the first leg on Wednesday, May 19 (6pm), with the second leg at the S...Full Story »

Michael Duff hails ‘brilliant achievement’ as Cheltenham seal League Two title

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA30 hits

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff praised his history makers after seeing his players wrap up the League Two title in style.The Robins had already clinched promotion but a 4-1 win over Harrogate ensured they finished top of the pile.“I said it last week in terms of realising what they’ve achieved and I think it’s starting to sink in now, what they’ve actually done,&rdq...Full Story »

Michael Flynn delighted as Newport secure play-off place

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA30 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn heaped praise onto his players after they cemented their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-offs with a 1-1 draw at Southend.Newport will take on Forest Green in a two-legged semi-final and Flynn is delighted to have extended County’s season.“The players deserve all the accolades and they’ve been outstanding this season,” said Flynn.“...Full Story »

Michael Duff warns Cheltenham there won’t be a third chance to lift the title

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA11 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff turned his attention to the final week of the season after his side missed their first chance to wrap up the League Two title.A 1-0 defeat at play-off chasing Newport left the Robins needing to beat Harrogate next Saturday to make sure of a first Football League title in the club’s 134-year history.County skipper Joss Labadie’s fourth-minute goal was e...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill asks Stoke for improvement in the final third after QPR defeat

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA23 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill admits his side needs to improve in the final third next season following a 2-0 Championship defeat at home to QPR.Charlie Austin fired QPR ahead with a clinical finish from just outside the box after Harry Souttar was caught in possession after 17 minutes and Osman Kakay slotted the ball past Adam Davies to make the game safe 20 minutes from time.Sam Vokes faile...Full Story »

Michael Keane returns from injury as Everton prepare to take on Aston Villa

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by PA70 hits

Everton have Michael Keane back available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Goodison Park.The defender sat out the 1-0 win at Arsenal last Friday due to a minor leg injury.Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee) are the only players in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad that he cannot call upon.Aston Villa’s Trezeguet will miss the start of next sea...Full Story »

Michael Mancienne hoping to return for Burton

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by PA42 hits

Burton will check on the fitness of Michael Mancienne and Ryan Broom ahead of their final home game of the season against Gillingham.Defender Mancienne and midfielder Broom have missed the last two matches with knocks, although the latter was included on the bench in midweek as an unused substitute.Jonny Smith has a couple of substitute outings under his belt after his return from a hamstring pr...Full Story »

Michael Flynn likely to name an unchanged team when Newport host Cheltenham

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021 by PA38 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn is likely to name an unchanged team for promoted Cheltenham’s visit to Rodney Parade.Flynn hailed his players after a 4-0 midweek victory over Scunthorpe edged sixth-placed County closer to the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.Teenage forward Lewis Collins is set to get another start after scoring his first senior goal against Scunthorpe.Striker Ryan Taylor remain...Full Story »

Michael Duff proud of his Cheltenham players after they secure promotion

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by PA46 hits

Michael Duff said he was immensely proud to lead Cheltenham to League One having helped them win three promotions as a player.A 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle thanks to Chris Hussey’s fine free-kick leveller was enough to guarantee the Robins a top-three place in League Two for the first time in their history.“It’s better as manager,” Duff said.“As a player you are a ...Full Story »

Michael Appleton calls on Lincoln players to remain composed during play-off bid

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by PA26 hits

Michael Appleton has called for his side to keep showing their composure as they edge towards securing a League One play-off spot.Jorge Grant’s goal was the difference between the sides, and the 1-0 win means the Imps need just a point from their last two games to earn a top-six spot.The Lincoln boss said: “I’m proud of the lads tonight and I’ve just told them that. It&rs...Full Story »

Michael Flynn relishing Cheltenham clash after ‘outstanding’ Newport display

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Michael Flynn hailed an “absolutely outstanding” first-half performance from his team after Newport hammered Scunthorpe 4-0 at Rodney Parade.A comfortable victory for the Welsh side means their Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes remain in their own hands with two games of the regular season left to play.Scunthorpe defender George Taft put through his own net to get Newport off and run...Full Story »

Michael Bostwick to be assessed for Burton ahead of Fleetwood clash

Posted Monday, April 26, 2021 by PA96 hits

Burton defender Michael Bostwick will miss the visit of Fleetwood after being ruled out for the remainder of the season.The centre-back was forced off in the 1-1 draw with Wigan at the weekend after landing awkwardly and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said he will not feature again.Fellow defender Michael Mancienne could return after missing out on Saturday with a minor knock, but midfielder Ry...Full Story »

Michael Duff has eyes on the title as Cheltenham all-but secure promotion

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA20 hits

Michael Duff says there will be no partying for his Cheltenham players until they have secured the League Two title.Their 1-0 win at home to Colchester on Saturday all-but assured promotion to League One next season.Conor Thomas’ late strike moved the Robins top of the table and six points clear of fourth-placed Morecambe, who have just two games left and a goal difference 13 worse than Du...Full Story »

Michael Appleton says Lincoln should have won by more against Burton

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA19 hits

Michael Appleton felt Lincoln should have won more convincingly after Timothy Eyoma’s first professional goal sealed a third straight win for the Imps as they beat Burton 1-0.The goal came from a quickly taken set-piece and the Imps boss was delighted to see the Spurs loanee on the scoresheet.“It was a little bit more hard fought than it needed to be” Appleton said.“I tho...Full Story »

Michael Duff wants Cheltenham to show more confidence on the ball

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA17 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff has urged his players to trust in each other more after they kept their title push alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stevenage.George Lloyd’s superb first-half finish proved enough to seal all three points for the visitors at the Lamex Stadium despite being forced to defend for much of the second half.Lloyd calmly beat Jamie Cumming for his second League Tw...Full Story »

King’s Lynn boost survival hopes as Michael Gash strike earns draw at Aldershot

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA25 hits

King’s Lynn improved their Vanarama National League survival chances with a 1-1 draw at Aldershot.Ricky Miller fired Aldershot ahead in the 31st minute, creating space on the edge of the penalty area before angling a drive into the top-left corner.King’s Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse made a double change on the hour mark, however, and reaped dividends two minutes later.Substitute Alex Ki...Full Story »

Michael O’Halloran helps Saints set up Old Firm clash in Scottish Cup last eight

Posted Sunday, April 18, 2021 by PA34 hits

St Johnstone set up a trip to Glasgow to face the winner of Sunday’s Old Firm shoot-out as they eased past Clyde 2-0 at McDiarmid.There looked to be a mismatch on the cards as Guy Melamed and Michael O’Halloran put Callum Davidson’s team two up after just 21 minutes.But the Perth men could afford to take their foot off the gas and still cruise into the last eight of the Scottis...Full Story »

Michael Appleton hails ‘one of best results of season’ against Bristol Rovers

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA17 hits

Michael Appleton hailed one of Lincoln’s “best results of the season” after they edged out relegation-threatened Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.The Imps took the lead through Anthony Scully’s pinpoint finish on 16 minutes before the Gas had Ed Upson sent off after a fracas involving Lincoln’s Brennan Johnson and Tayo Edun as the game approached half-time.Rov...Full Story »

Cheltenham ‘not good enough’ in defeat at Crawley, admits Michael Duff

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA23 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff criticised his side’s performance after a late goal by substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew gave Crawley a 1-0 victory at the Broadfield Stadium.Duff admitted that top-of-the-table Robins were “not good enough” as they went down to their first defeat in four games to remain a point ahead of second-placed Cambridge.Maguire-Drew settled the issue nine minut...Full Story »

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