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Steve Lovell slams Gillingham effort in defeat to Blackpool

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Gillingham boss Steve Lovell felt let down after watching his side capitulate to a 3-0 defeat at home to Blackpool.Kyle Vassell had already hit the bar when he gave the Tangerines the lead midway through the first half, before Nathan Delfouneso made it two and Kelvin Mellor completed the scoring late on.Blackpool also missed a penalty – Jay Spearing hit the post from the spot – as th...Full Story »

Paul Hurst hails Abo Eisa display as Shrewsbury are held by Bury

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Boss Paul Hurst was impressed with the contribution of Abo Eisa after Shrewsbury’s January signing marked his first Football League start by scoring an excellent goal in the 1-1 draw with Bury.Eisa, who has made the step up from Wealdstone in National League South, ran from the halfway line before firing home a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area to give Shrewsbury a 13th-minut...Full Story »

Zaha is no diver and is being treated unfairly – Hodgson

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Roy Hodgson insisted Crystal Palace should have been awarded a penalty in their 0-0 draw at Watford and defended Wilfried Zaha as “anything other than a cheat and a diver”.Palace’s relegation fears persist after they were largely outplayed at Vicarage Road, where Zaha was booked for diving for the second season in succession.The forward went down in the first half following a c...Full Story »

Ian Holloway praises the compassion of Brentford

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

QPR boss Ian Holloway hailed arch-rivals Brentford as a “touch of class” after his side slipped to 2-1 defeat in a pulsating west London derby.Goals in either half from Sergi Canos and Florian Jozefzoon were enough to clinch the three points after Idrissa Sylla had given Rangers hope with an equaliser just before the break.The win moved the Bees to within a point of the play-offs but...Full Story »

Kevin Nolan is backing his players to bring success to Notts County

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan believes his side have the opportunity to exceed expectation this season after thrashing Yeovil 4-1.Efforts from Dan Jones, Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra plus a Tom James own goal guaranteed the Magpies a play-off place. Earlier this term, Nolan’s team were right in the thick of the title race but with his side still in with a mathematical shout of nicki...Full Story »

Chris Powell hails Theo Robinson after his treble helps Southend thump MK Dons

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Southend manager Chris Powell heaped praise on hat-trick hero Theo Robinson following the 4-0 win over MK Dons.Robinson became Southend’s first player in six years to score three goals in a game.Powell is starting to wish he had selected the 29-year-old sooner into his reign at Roots Hall. He said: “Theo’s a finisher and he’s always in the right place but sometimes I look...Full Story »

Defeat makes Forest game a must-win – Jose Morais

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Jose Morais admits Barnsley must beat Nottingham Forest on Tuesday after Paul Heckingbottom’s Leeds dealt a blow to their survival hopes.The Reds went into the Yorkshire derby buoyed by nicking a late point against relegation rivals Bolton but they were unable to pick up a crucial victory at Elland Road.Goals from young left-back Tom Pearce – his first in professional football &ndash...Full Story »

Mark Cooper will relax only when Forest Green are safe from relegation

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Forest Green boss Mark Cooper insists he will only relax when his side are mathematically save.His side virtually rubber-stamped their League Two status as stoppage-time goals from substitute Dayle Grubb and Christian Doidge guided Rovers to a 4-1 victory to send Chesterfield to a probable second successive relegation.Cooper’s side require a point from their final three games to secure the...Full Story »

Sunderland boss Coleman apologises for “brutally painful” relegation

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Chris Coleman apologised to Sunderland fans after their “brutally painful” relegation to League One following a 2-1 home defeat by fellow strugglers Burton.The Black Cats’ long battle to survive in the second tier came to an end when Burton overturned the home side’s lead – secured by Paddy McNair in the 34th minute – in the closing stages of the game.For...Full Story »

Wigan boss Paul Cook eyeing title after promotion to Championship

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA

Wigan owner Dave Whelan joined the promotion party as Paul Cook’s men clinched an immediate return to the Championship thanks to a 4-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.Shrewsbury’s draw with Bury saw Wigan clinch promotion with three games to spare and Cook was delighted with the win as goals from Max Power, Gavin Massey, Dan Burn and Chey Dunkley saw them seal a return to the English sec...Full Story »

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