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Kenny Jackett faces selection dilemmas as Portsmouth plan for Tigers test

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2021 by PA42 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has some selection dilemmas ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash with Sky Bet League One leaders Hull.A 4-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday kept up the pressure on the Tigers prior to this weekend’s fixture.Winger Ronan Curtis made his first appearance of the season from the bench following a bout of coronavirus and assisted fellow substitute Ben Close ...Full Story »

Jackson Longridge available as Livingston host Celtic

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by PA38 hits

Livingston re-signed left-back Jackson Longridge from Bradford ahead of the visit of Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.Recent signing Gavin Reilly comes into the squad while Jason Holt will have a fitness test after missing Saturday’s draw at Parkhead.Long-term absentees Alan Lithgow (hip) and Keaghan Jacobs (foot) remain out.Celtic have a fresh Covid-19 casualty ahead of the trip to W...Full Story »

Jack Ross admits Alex Gogic rarely shows shooting ability in training

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by PA43 hits

Jack Ross has revealed that Alex Gogic’s finishing is ordinarily so wayward in training that his teammates boot him out of shooting drills.So, the Hibernian boss readily admits that he was stunned to see the combative midfielder open his account in spectacular style in Saturday’s 2-0 Premiership win over Kilmarnock.The Cyprus international unleashed an unstoppable drive after meeting...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett salutes Portsmouth’s spirit and character following Fleetwood win

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by PA25 hits

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett saluted plenty of spirit and character shown by his side as they edged a 1-0 League One win at Fleetwood.John Marquis’ predatory early header handed Pompey a fourth win in five league games as they remain hot on the heels of Lincoln and Hull in the automatic promotion places.“It was a great win for us,” said a delighted Jackett. “The lads sho...Full Story »

Jackson Irvine in line for Hibernian debut

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2021 by PA43 hits

Jackson Irvine could make his Hibernian debut as they host Kilmarnock at Leith.The former Ross County midfielder has not played a first-team game since leaving Hull last summer but was training with Oldham before signing for Jack Ross’ team and goes into the squad to face Killie.Hibs, who also hoping to complete a deal for former Motherwell winger Chris Cadden, will be without Ofir Marcian...Full Story »

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Danny Rowe could return for Oldham

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by PA43 hits

Oldham pair Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Danny Rowe could return to contention for the home game against Mansfield.Defender Borthwick-Jackson and Rowe both missed Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Bournemouth through injury.The Latics will be without suspended forward Bobby Grant again as he serves the final game of his three-match ban following his straight red card in the recent home def...Full Story »

Livingston expect Jack Fitzwater to be on the bench for clash with Aberdeen

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by PA39 hits

Livingston expect Jack Fitzwater to be on the bench for their Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen following a recent lay-off.Defender Fitzwater and an unnamed player will have a fitness test.Keaghan Jacobs (foot) and Alan Lithgow (hip) are long-term absentees.Ryan Hedges is suspended for Aberdeen after being sent off in the 2-1 defeat by Rangers on Sunday.Loan midfielder Ross McCrorie retur...Full Story »

Injured duo Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack miss out for Rangers

Posted Friday, January 01, 2021 by PA42 hits

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is confident he has the midfield reserves to handle Celtic in Saturday’s Old Firm derby despite missing both Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack.The Ibrox boss confirmed Arfield (ankle) is set to miss at least the next three matches, while Jack (knee) is still not ready to return, meaning Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo are set to start against the Hoops, with B...Full Story »

Alex Revell hails Jack Aitchison for equaliser after Christmas in isolation

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA29 hits

Stevenage boss Alex Revell praised forward Jack Aitchison for sacrificing his Christmas to help earn a creditable point at promotion-chasing Cheltenham.Revell’s side were returning to action after being forced to postpone two matches due to cases of Covid-19 in their squad.And Aitchison, who is on loan from Barnsley, spent Christmas Day isolating in a hotel to ensure he could take part in ...Full Story »

Oxford boss Karl Robinson full of praise for goalkeeper Jack Stevens

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA32 hits

Oxford boss Karl Robinson paid tribute to his goalkeeper Jack Stevens after he made four outstanding saves in the 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.Goals from Jordan Obita and Matty Taylor in the opening 22 minutes – both quality strikes – earned the U’s back-to-back wins.But the Dons hit back hard and it was only thanks to Stevens, who kept out efforts from Ethan Chislett, Callum Rei...Full Story »

Ryan Jack out but George Edmundson and Jordan Jones available for Rangers

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA95 hits

Ryan Jack will again be missing for Rangers as they welcome Hibernian to Ibrox on Boxing Day.The Scotland midfielder was scheduled to make his return from a persistent knee injury against the Leith outfit but is still not ready for action.George Edmundson and Jordan Jones are free to play having served a seven-game ban for breaching Covid rules but long-term casualty Nikola Katic (knee) is still...Full Story »

Jack Ross relaxed as injury and red card disrupt Hibernian’s plans

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA44 hits

Jack Ross is adamant Hibs can still land a knockout blow to Rangers on Boxing Day – even if they are without key duo Christian Doidge and Ofir Marciano.Doidge will definitely miss the trip to Ibrox after being dismissed in the 1-0 victory over St Mirren, with the towering Welshman booked twice in three minutes following clashes with Jon Obika and Ethan Erhahon.Marciano, a Premiership ever-...Full Story »

Jack Ross will pick from unchanged squad when Hibernian face St Mirren

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA77 hits

Hibernian have an unchanged squad for Wednesday’s Easter Road clash with St Mirren.Jack Ross will again be without Stevie Mallan (knee), Sean Mackie (thigh), Jamie Murphy (hamstring) and Scott Allan (illness).Hibs drew 1-1 with Dundee United on Saturday and Ross will pick from the same group he had available to him for that game.St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has no fresh injury worries eit...Full Story »

Jack Grealish would 'only join' Liverpool, Tottenham or Man City - not Man Utd

Posted Monday, December 21, 2020 by hits

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has been told that Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the "only" teams that could sign him by Dean Windass, with Manchester United not prepared to "pay £100m". Grealish has impressed for Villa after helping them get promoted back to the Premier League and escaping relegation last season. He has helped them kick on in the current campaign,...Full Story »

Jack Ross angry at Hibernian players after Dundee United draw

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA37 hits

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross was furious with his players for allowing Dundee United to claim an unlikely point in a 1-1 draw at Easter Road.Luke Bolton netted a stoppage-time equaliser after Kyle Magennis had given the home side a 12th-minute lead.In a one-sided game, United had goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist to thank for pulling off a series of fine saves either side of the break.Hibernian str...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett wants Portsmouth to continue raising bar after going top

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2020 by PA52 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett wants his side to take inspiration from being top of the table after they replaced Hull as league leaders with a 2-0 victory at the KCOM Stadium.Despite having not had one shot on target, Pompey were easy winners due to own goals from Jacob Greaves and Josh Magennis.Jackett said: “It was a really good performance and we defended very well.“I didn&rsqu...Full Story »

Dean Smith happy with Jack Grealish’s focus after off-field issues

Posted Friday, December 18, 2020 by PA38 hits

Dean Smith praised Jack Grealish’s focus after Aston Villa drew a blank against Burnley.They were held to a 0-0 draw despite having 27 shots as Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause hit the woodwork.Matt Lowton cleared Ahmed Elmohamady’s deflected effort off the line while El Ghazi wasted several fine openings after the break.Villa captain Grealish was banned from driving for nine months ...Full Story »

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish banned from driving and fined £82,499 after lockdown crash

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by hits

Jack Grealish has discovered his punishment having previously admitted two counts of careless driving. Aston Villa star Grealish has been banned from driving for nine months and fined £82,499 though has avoided a prison sentence following two incidents earlier this year. He must also pay an additional £220 in costs and a £181 victim surcharge. The first came in his Range Rover d...Full Story »

Jack Ross praises Hibernian’s character after comeback cup win over Alloa

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA34 hits

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross praised his side’s character after they came from behind to beat Alloa 2-1 in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals.Peter Grant’s Scottish Championship part-timers played some good football in the first half and led at the break through Paul Hanlon’s own goal.But Hibs dominated after Kyle Magennis and Stevie Mallan came on and the latter provided two del...Full Story »

Jack Muldoon scores Harrogate winner at high-flying Exeter

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA25 hits

Harrogate caused a shock as they came away from free-scoring Exeter with a 2-1 win in League Two.Exeter had scored 11 goals in their last two home games, but they toiled against a well-drilled Town side that were good value for their win.In a game of few chances, Harrogate went in front after 31 minutes when Brendan Kiernan silenced St James Park when he somehow found himself through on goal and...Full Story »

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