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John Brayford sidelined for Burton’s clash with Barnsley

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA17 hits

Burton defender John Brayford will miss his side’s home game against Barnsley due to a calf injury.Brayford was forced out of Saturday’s goalless home draw against Nottingham Forest, while Ben Turner and Tom Flanagan remain sidelined with similar problems.Another defender, Damien McCrory, is short of match fitness following a knee injury, so boss Brian Clough may have to change his f...Full Story »

Toothless Celtic held by stubborn St Johnstone

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by PA10 hits

A much-changed Celtic side failed to hit their European heights as St Johnstone held them to a goalless Ladbrokes Premiership draw at Parkhead.Boss Brendan Rodgers made seven changes to the team which started the 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night and they produced a disjointed performance in the first half.The champions initially stepped up the pace after the break, but there wa...Full Story »

Second-half show impresses Accrington boss John Coleman

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA5 hits

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman was pleased with his side’s second-half rally after they came from behind to draw 1-1 at gutsy Barnet.The Bees might be rock bottom of League Two and remain in deep trouble, but they matched high-flying Stanley for much of the game at the Hive.Billy Kee had to rescue a point for Stanley with a 68th-minute penalty equaliser – his 20th goal of the s...Full Story »

Accrington boss John Coleman wants to claim promotion in style

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA7 hits

Accrington boss John Coleman admits it will be a disappointment if Stanley do not secure automatic promotion following their 1-0 win over struggling Crewe.Kayden Jackson scored the winner in the 42nd minute as Stanley remained in Sky Bet League Two second spot following their fourth successive victory.However, it was not a convincing win as Crewe bossed the second half and both Charlie Kirk and ...Full Story »

Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho will struggle for Barcelona place, says Terry Gibson

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Skysports.com80 hits

Philippe Coutinho's role at Barcelona is similar to Lionel Messi's Terry Gibson thinks Ousmane Dembele's first season with Barcelona is already guaranteed to be a "write-off", while he and fellow addition Philippe Coutinho will struggle to convince Ernesto Valverde to start them in the club's big games. Dembele's debut campaign at the Nou Camp has been rocked by injury, and he has already spen...Full Story »

Johnson’s all smiles after Cheltenham’s drubbing of Port Vale

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA9 hits

Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson was pleased with the manner of his team’s 5-1 win over Port Vale, with a hat-trick from leading scorer Mohamed Eisa helping secure an emphatic home success.Johnson said after the 5-1 League Two victory: “You are in the game to put smiles on people’s faces – but the important thing was that there were smiles on the players’ faces.“W...Full Story »

Craig Levein praises Hearts for standing up to St Johnstone’s ‘bullying’ tactics

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA9 hits

Craig Levein praised his Hearts side for standing up to St Johnstone’s roughhouse tactics as they muscled their way into the last eight of the William Hill Scottish Cup.The Jambos found themselves ahead inside seven minutes thanks to Kyle Lafferty’s opener.On-loan Manchester United defender Demetri Mitchell then netted a scorching second after the break before Lafferty rounded off a ...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for John McGreal after Colchester draw at Carlisle

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA7 hits

Colchester head coach John McGreal had mixed feelings after seeing his side produce a solid away performance in a 1-1 draw with Carlisle. McGreal felt Colchester did most things right other than finish off the numerous chances they created. “I’m pleased with the performance, disappointed with the result,” he said.“Carlisle must be delighted with a point, but my reaction i...Full Story »

Kyle Lafferty at the double for Hearts as they beat St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA6 hits

Kyle Lafferty’s double helped to ease Hearts into the last eight of the William Hill Scottish Cup as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 Tynecastle win over St Johnstone.A tight hamstring meant Craig Levein’s team were without Steven Naismith as they took on Tommy Wright’s side for the second time in a week.But the Scotland forward was barely missed as the Jambos took control early...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Leicester City - John Stones to make City comeback against Leicester

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA50 hits

John Stones is available again as Premier League leaders Manchester City host Leicester on Saturday.The England centre-back has missed City’s last two games due to illness and then a minor knee problem.Midfielder Phil Foden (ankle) is also fit but playmaker David Silva (hip), winger Leroy Sane (ankle), striker Gabriel Jesus and left-backs Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph (all knee) are stil...Full Story »

Bradley Johnson in line to make Derby return against old club Norwich

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA9 hits

Derby midfielder Bradley Johnson will be keen to make his return from injury against his former club Norwich.The 30-year-old, who swapped the Canaries for the Rams in 2015, has resumed training after missing the last five games with a back problem.On-loan striker Sam Winnall suffered a knee injury during last weekend’s home win against Brentford and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sid...Full Story »

John White unavailable for Southend

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA26 hits

Southend will be without injured defender John White for the visit of Sky Bet League One leaders Wigan.Centre-back White was taken off during the second half of last weekend’s win over Peterborough, with scans showing ankle ligament damage which is expected to need around six weeks of recovery.Captain Anton Ferdinand should return to the starting XI, but Sam Mantom, on loan from Scunthorpe...Full Story »

No new worries for Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson

Posted Thursday, February 08, 2018 by PA26 hits

Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson has no new selection concerns for the visit of Port Vale but remains without five first-team players.Defender Taylor Moore and forward Danny Wright complete three-match bans following their red cards at Mansfield on January 20.Left-back Jordan Cranston has returned to training following a hamstring injury but is still unavailable for selection.Defender Jordon Fors...Full Story »

Tommy Wright admits St Johnstone in a scrap at bottom of Premiership

Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by PA11 hits

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright admitted his side were in a battle at the bottom after their 2-0 defeat at Motherwell.Saints started brightly but fell away after a goalless first half and never offered any goal threat.They slipped six points behind Motherwell, who moved into sixth, and remain just six above the bottom.Wright said: “We’re in a scrap. I hope they are ready for it. I ...Full Story »

John Coleman happy to see Accrington playing with confidence

Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by PA14 hits

Accrington boss John Coleman says his side are playing with confidence after they moved up to third in the Sky Bet League Two table with a 2-1 win over 10-man Swindon.Billy Kee celebrated his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot after 25 minutes while Kayden Jackson fired home in the 62nd minute to make it six wins in seven games for Stanley.New signing Marc Richards got one back for Sw...Full Story »

Curtis Main continues fine form as Motherwell beat St Johnstone

Posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by PA8 hits

Curtis Main continued the prolific start to his Motherwell career as Stephen Robinson’s side moved into the Ladbrokes Premiership top six with a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone.Main took his tally to four goals in six matches with an excellent strike from 18 yards. He also played a part in Allan Campbell’s 64th-minute opener as the 19-year-old slid in for his first goal of the season.T...Full Story »

John Coleman to address Accrington defending after latest comeback victory

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA7 hits

John Coleman was delighted with Accrington’s latest comeback – but knows they can not carry on giving teams a two-goal start.For the second successive home match, Stanley fell 2-0 behind and then came back to win 3-2 thanks to a a Sean McConville double and a Billy Kee strike.Stevenage, just like Port Vale a fortnight earlier, were shell-shocked by the McConville-Kee double act but C...Full Story »

McLaughlin keeps St Johnstone at bay as Hearts hold on for three points

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA3 hits

Hearts were indebted to goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin as his dazzling display and David Milinkovic’s fifth goal of the campaign ensured the stubborn Jambos claimed a smash-and-grab Ladbrokes Premiership victory over 10-man St Johnstone.The Serbia winger produced a fine finish early in the second half to claim a 1-0 win for the hosts, however the Perth Saints will rue Chris Kane rattling the cr...Full Story »

Derby midfielder Bradley Johnson could return for Brentford match

Posted Friday, February 02, 2018 by PA17 hits

Bradley Johnson could return to contention for Derby when they host Brentford at Pride Park Stadium.The midfielder has missed the last four games with a back injury and he will be assessed.New signing Kasey Palmer will hope to be involved, although the midfielder has not played for a while at Chelsea and may need to do some fitness work before he is considered.Andreas Weimann’s wife went i...Full Story »

Wright ready to ring changes after St Johnstone’s home defeat to Partick Thistle

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 by PA11 hits

Tommy Wright claims he has been “too loyal” to his players after St Johnstone went down 3-1 at home to Partick Thistle.Saints are without a win at McDiarmid Park since September and were second best throughout against a struggling Thistle side.They were two goals down through Steven Lawless and Conor Sammon before Liam Craig pulled one back from the spot, but Ryan Edwards’ late...Full Story »

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