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Mark Robins plays down talk of controversy after Coventry reach Wembley

Posted Saturday, May 19, 2018 by PA32 hits

Coventry boss Mark Robins attempted to play down the controversy surrounding his side’s 4-1 win over Notts County in their Sky Bet League Two play-off semi-final second leg.The Sky Blues will face Exeter at Wembley on May 28 after sealing a 5-2 aggregate win over County.Maxime Biamou scored twice, including from an overhead kick, with Marc McNulty and Tom Bayliss securing the win.Jorge Gra...Full Story »

Kevin Nolan furious as Notts County are pegged back by controversial penalty

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA49 hits

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan was furious with referee Gavin Ward for costing his side victory in the 1-1 League Two play-off semi-final first-leg draw with Coventry City.Marc McNulty controversially drew the Sky Blues level from the spot with three minutes to play after the referee ruled Matt Tootle had tripped Tom Bayliss.But television replays showed the Magpies defender won the ball cleanly....Full Story »

Coventry claim controversial draw against Notts County

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA28 hits

Marc McNulty’s controversial late penalty helped Coventry to rescue a 1-1 draw against Notts County in the first leg of their Sky Bet League Two play-off tie.McNulty levelled from the spot with three minutes left after Matt Tootle was ruled to have tripped Tom Bayliss at the Ricoh Arena.The Magpies had been set to take a slender 1-0 lead back to Meadow Lane after Jonathan Forte gave them a...Full Story »

Rovers return to Football League as Tranmere beat Boreham Wood at Wembley

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA28 hits

James Norwood’s late header clinched 10-man Tranmere’s return to the Football League after a 2-1 win against Boreham Wood at Wembley.Tranmere, beaten finalists 12 months ago, played almost all of their Vanarama National League play-off final with 10 men after Liam Ridehalgh was sent off inside the first minute.Andy Cook headed Tranmere ahead five minutes later and although Boreham Wo...Full Story »

Wilder silent over future following win over Bristol City

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA33 hits

Chris Wilder declined to answer questions about his future after seeing his Sheffield United side clinch a top 10 Sky Bet Championship finish.The manager, who has been linked with Sunderland, preferred to lavish praise on an outstanding first half display, capped by brilliantly taken goals from Leon Clarke, Billy Sharp and Kieron Freeman, which built a 3-0 lead.Nearly 2,000 Blades fans chanted t...Full Story »

Darrell Clarke believes 10-man Bristol Rovers deserved more at Southend

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA29 hits

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke felt his side could have taken more than a point from Southend despite playing the entire second half with 10 men.Rovers midfielder OIlie Clarke was sent off three minutes before the break in a drab 0-0 draw at Roots Hall.And Clarke felt the red card changed the way Rovers had to play. “We want to play the game in the right way but when you’re down...Full Story »

Ten-man Bristol Rovers hold Southend to goalless draw

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA24 hits

Bristol Rovers held Southend to a goalless draw despite playing with 10 men for the whole of the second half at Roots Hall.The Pirates had midfielder Ollie Clarke sent off after 42 minutes when he was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Shrimpers midfielder Sam Mantom.The hosts came closest to scoring in a tight first-half when Simon Cox volleyed Dru Yearwood’s pass onto the crossbar ...Full Story »

Nathan Baker among Bristol City players set to sit out Sheffield United clash

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA37 hits

Bristol City will be without Nathan Baker and several other players for their home game against Sheffield United.Baker was forced off with concussion in last week’s home draw against Nottingham Forest and will play no part on the final day.Boss Lee Johnson confirmed “five or six” other unnamed first-team players were carrying knocks and would be assessed, adding some of City&rs...Full Story »

Southend vs Bristol Rovers - Chris Powell set to field youthful Southend against Bristol Rovers

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA49 hits

Southend boss Chris Powell could again give youth a chance as the Shrimpers look to finish the season on a four-match winning streak.The likes of Elvis Bwomono, Harry Kyprianou and Lewis Gard have all been given game time in recent weeks and could feature against Bristol Rovers with several senior players battling injuries.Michael Timlin (dead leg) and Anthony Wordsworth (groin) have b...Full Story »

Rovers wait on Danny Andrew

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA47 hits

Doncaster will make a late call on whether Danny Andrew will play against title-chasing Wigan.The full-back has not featured since August due to a knee injury and boss Darren Ferguson will decide whether to involve him on Friday with Rovers safely in mid-table.Long-serving midfielder James Coppinger, who has missed the last two games, is a doubt.Tommy Rowe will definitely miss out due to a hamst...Full Story »

Karanka impressed with displays of Forest fringe players in Bristol City draw

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA51 hits

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka says a few of his players might have played their way into longer-term futures at the club with their performances in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Bristol City. The Spaniard made six changes to his line-up and gave an opportunity to players such as Andreas Bouchalakis, Daryl Murphy and Adlene Guedioura, who have found their chances limited since he took ...Full Story »

Bristol City’s play-off hopes ended after draw at Nottingham Forest

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA11 hits

Bristol City saw their play-off hopes ended by a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest – but it could have been even worse for Lee Johnson’s men.Aitor Karanka’s side threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Robins but could not turn 25 efforts on goal into a single goal as Frank Fielding stood tall, with the keeper even saving a Lee Tomlin penalty.Forest should have signed off the ...Full Story »

Marseille 2 - 0 Red Bull Salzburg: Thauvin scores controversial opener as Marseille beat Salzburg in first leg

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA79 hits

Florian Thauvin put Marseille within touching distance of a place in the UEFA Europa League final with a controversial opener as his side beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome.Thauvin headed home in the 15th minute from a pinpoint Dimitri Payet free-kick, although subsequent replays suggested the ball had also touched his hand on its way into the net.Substitute Clinton Njie put the L...Full Story »

Departing Lee Brown to skipper Bristol Rovers

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by PA36 hits

Lee Brown will wear the armband on his final Bristol Rovers appearance at home to Gillingham.The left-back has made 317 appearances since joining Rovers in 2011 and is ending his seven-year stay at the Memorial Ground to be nearer his London home.Liam Sercombe, Rovers’ newly-crowned player of the year, ended a two-game absence against Wigan in midweek after injury and is expected to start ...Full Story »

Cook happy to take point after Wigan outplayed by Bristol Rovers

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PA27 hits

Paul Cook admitted his promoted Wigan side had been outplayed after grabbing a battling point in a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.The Latics boss sent his congratulations to Blackburn for clinching automatic promotion with victory at Doncaster and praised his own players for getting a result from a below par display.“All the plaudits go to Bristol Rovers for the way t...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers midfielder Liam Sercombe could miss Wigan game

Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 by PA44 hits

Bristol Rovers could be without midfielder Liam Sercombe again at home to Wigan.Sercombe has missed the last two games through injury since being forced off against Charlton on April 7.Tom Broadbent and Lee Brown could both return if Pirates boss Darrell Clarke chooses to change his defensive formation.Long-term injuries to Stuart Sinclair, Joe Partington and Dan Leadbitter continue to restrict ...Full Story »

Joe Bryan earns Bristol City a point in Ashton Gate thriller

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA23 hits

Hull twice fought back from two goals down to inflict a potentially fatal blow on Bristol City’s Championship play-off hopes in an amazing 5-5 draw at Ashton Gate.Fraizer Campbell slid home an 87th-minute goal from a cross by substitute Kamil Grosicki to put the visitors ahead 5-4 after they had trailed 3-1 and 4-2.But during six minutes of stoppage time, Joe Bryan cut in from the left to ...Full Story »

Rotherham vs Bristol Rovers - No new issues for Rotherham ahead of Bristol Rovers clash

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by PA58 hits

Rotherham boss Paul Warne does not have any fresh concerns as his side prepare to face Bristol Rovers.The Millers moved a step closer to securing a top-six place with a 1-0 win at Gillingham on Tuesday night.Joe Mattock is still nursing a hamstring injury and will not be rushed back, while Darren Potter (Achilles) and Jamie Proctor (knee) will not feature.Warne could be tempted to make changes a...Full Story »

Jamie Paterson could return when Bristol City take on Hull

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 by PA36 hits

Bristol City forward Jamie Paterson is expected to return to contention for the home game against Hull.Paterson missed last week’s defeat at Middlesbrough through illness, but is hoping to return to the squad.The Robins are likely to be without skipper Bailey Wright again though as he struggles to recover from a thigh injury, which has kept him out of the last three matches.Boss Lee Johnso...Full Story »

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray satisfied with point at Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA29 hits

Tony Mowbray remained upbeat despite seeing a stoppage-time goal from Chris Lines dent Blackburn’s automatic-promotion hopes. The midfielder volleyed home from inside the box deep into four added minutes to cancel out Charlie Mulgrew’s 65th-minute penalty.The result left Rovers second in the League One table, five points above Shrewsbury, who have a game in hand.Manager Mowbray was f...Full Story »

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