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Dundee boss Neil McCann ‘angry’ after defeat to Partick Thistle

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA21 hits

Dundee boss Neil McCann accused his players of short-changing the fans after finishing the season with a 1-0 home defeat to struggling Partick Thistle.Substitute Kris Doolan came off the bench in the second half to knock in the winner and set up a Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final clash against Livingston.Dundee went into the Thistle game in ninth place and free from the worry of the drop but...Full Story »

Neil Lennon to consider Hibernian future after costly derby defeat at Hearts

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by PA18 hits

Neil Lennon declared he would consider his future after a 2-1 defeat by Hearts cost Hibernian the chance of finishing second in the Ladbrokes Premiership.The Hibs head coach branded his players “unprofessional” after some struggled with their footing on the slick Tynecastle surface and then lost out to Steven Naismith’s headed winner from a Harry Cochrane free-kick.Hibs are con...Full Story »

Neil Warnock declares Cardiff promotion his best achievement

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA25 hits

Neil Warnock reflected on the “best job” of his career as he celebrated Cardiff’s return to the Premier League.Cardiff’s goalless home draw with Reading – who survived in the Sky Bet Championship as a result – was enough to confirm promotion as third-placed Fulham crashed 3-1 at Birmingham.It was Warnock’s eighth promotion as a manager – a new reco...Full Story »

Harris determined to maintain Millwall momentum

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA26 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris is already looking to improve his squad for next season after ending their Sky Bet Championship season with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.The Lions missed out on the play-offs, finishing three points behind sixth-placed Derby as Preston pipped them to seventh place.Shaun Williams’ penalty was all that separated Millwall and Villa, who face Middlesbrough in the play-o...Full Story »

Cardiff return to Premier League as Neil Warnock earns eighth promotion

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA18 hits

Cardiff celebrated a return to the Premier League as a 0-0 draw against Reading proved enough to give manager Neil Warnock a record eighth career promotion.A draw left Cardiff sweating on Fulham’s result at Birmingham, but news of the Cottagers’ 3-1 defeat began to filter through before the final whistle to kick start the party in the Welsh capital.The scoreline also guaranteed Readi...Full Story »

Neil McCann cautious over survival despite win over Hamilton

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by PA26 hits

Neil McCann remained cautious despite his Dundee side all but securing their Ladbrokes Premiership status with a 1-0 win over fellow relegation battlers Hamilton at Dens Park.The home side had the best of the first half and deserved the lead given to them by left-back Kevin Holt’s 18th minute drive.Accies improved after the break but spurned the chance to level in the 86th minute when skip...Full Story »

Neil McCann feared the worst when Genseric Kusunga crumpled to the ground

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA19 hits

Dundee manager Neil McCann admitted he feared for Genseric Kusunga as the “absolutely sparkled” defender struggled to breathe at Motherwell.But McCann allayed fears over the defender’s health after his side’s 2-1 defeat at Fir Park with the Angolan thought to be suffering from a chest knock.Kusunga received about 10 minutes of medical attention after crumpling to the grou...Full Story »

Alex Neil pleased as Preston keep play-off hopes alive

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA14 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil was more pleased with the result than the performance after his side kept their Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Sheffield United.Alan Browne scored the only goal at Bramall Lane as North End moved to within two points of the top six with one game to play.Neil said: “It’s certainly one of those games where we’ll take the result ...Full Story »

Neil Warnock confident Cardiff can complete Premier League return

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA41 hits

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock believes his side have the character to complete their return to the Premier League.The Bluebirds need two wins from their final three games to guarantee promotion after Aron Gunnarsson’s strike lifted them back above Fulham and into the Sky Bet Championship’s top two.Forest’s set-piece woes continued as they conceded for a 14th time at a corner thi...Full Story »

Preston boss Alex Neil remaining upbeat despite Norwich draw

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA6 hits

Alex Neil was left searching for the positives from Preston’s 0-0 draw with Norwich as they bid to keep their play-off dream alive. Preston cut the gap to the top six to two points but it could have been an even better afternoon at Deepdale had Paul Gallagher’s excellent free-kick gone in and not rattled off the bar.Neil said: “We are all a bit frustrated because we certainly d...Full Story »

Banished Neil McCann struggled to enjoy Dundee’s victory over rivals

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by PA6 hits

Dundee manager Neil McCann admitted he endured 90 difficult minutes in the stands during a Tayside derby simmering with tension – but Sofien Moussa’s late winner made him forget all his frustration.McCann served a one-match touchline ban against St Johnstone at Dens Park following a post-match tussle with Perth goalkeeper Zander Clark in the immediate aftermath of a 4-0 home defeat s...Full Story »

Harris left frustrated as Millwall are made to pay for missed opportunities

Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018 by PA25 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris admits his side were made to rue several missed chances as a clinical Fulham triumphed 3-0 at The Den.The hosts wasted numerous first-half opportunities and had a goal disallowed before Ryan Sessegnon opened the scoring for Fulham one minute into the second half.Goals from Kevin McDonald and Aleksandar Mitrovic wrapped up the points for the visitors in the clash between...Full Story »

Alex Neil confident of Preston’s play-off hopes

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA24 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil believes his side are capable of securing a Championship play-off spot following their 2-1 win at QPR.North End came from behind at Loftus Road, where Callum Robinson equalised after Matt Smith had put Rangers ahead.Robinson claimed a second goal after appearing to touch Alan Browne’s header in at the far post, but replays suggested the ball had already crossed th...Full Story »

Neil Aspin relieved as Port Vale earn win over Lincoln

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA25 hits

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin hailed his side’s 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Lincoln as a massive result.In a tightly-contested game at Vale Park, Antony Kay scored the only goal midway through the second half, rising highest to nod home a free-kick.The result sees the Valiants move nine points clear of the League Two relegation zone and Aspin is counting down to the end of the season.He ...Full Story »

Harris pleased with ‘excellent point’ as Millwall battle back to extend unbeaten run

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA33 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris felt his side had picked up an “excellent point” in their quest for a top-six finish after battling back for a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United.Leon Clarke put United ahead with just 16 minutes remaining at Bramall Lane but Millwall were level inside two minutes thanks to Steve Morison.The result means the Lions, who started the day in fifth, remain three points...Full Story »

No pressure on play-off contenders Millwall, says boss Neil Harris

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PA41 hits

Neil Harris insisted shock Championship play-off contenders Millwall are under no pressure to finish the job after a 2-0 win against relegation-haunted Bolton at the Macron Stadium.Goals from Tom Elliott and Ben Marshall, coupled with Middlesbrough’s defeat at Sheffield United, lifted the Lions into the top six.“It’s a special time for us,” said Harris after a first win a...Full Story »

Alex Neil praises Preston spirit after comeback win over Leeds

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PA13 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil hailed his side’s fighting qualities after they battled back from a goal down to beat a below-par Leeds and maintain their slim promotion hopes.Preston left themselves with a mountain to climb as Leeds took the lead on 13 minutes when Kemar Roofe converted a Kalvin Phillips’ cross.North End got back on level terms four minutes after the break as Paul Gallagh...Full Story »

Neil admits defeat at Reading has dented Preston’s hopes of reaching play-offs

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA34 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil admitted his side’s Championship play-off hopes had been dented by the 1-0 defeat at lowly Reading.Reading went in front in only the 12th minute, when Mo Barrow nodded in his 10th goal of the season at the far post.Although Preston went on to dominate much of the match, they were unable to break down the stubborn home defence.Louis Moult struck a post in the first...Full Story »

Lack of pressure helping Millwall’s play-off push – Harris

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA30 hits

Neil Harris believes the lack of expectation on Millwall is aiding his side’s push for the play-offs.The Lions’ unlikely charge received another boost with a 2-0 win over Bristol City which extended their unbeaten run to 15 games and moved them within a point of the top six.Goals from Jed Wallace and Steve Morison dented Bristol City’s chances of making the top six as they fell...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for Neil Lennon after Hibs draw at Ross County

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA27 hits

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon was left with mixed emotions after seeing his side snatch a last-gasp equaliser to draw a game he felt they dominated.Billy McKay’s 28th-minute goal had looked set to earn Ross County the spoils at Dingwall, only for substitute Oli Shaw to earn a point for Hibs with a 90th-minute leveller.Lennon was delighted with the way his side battled to the end to get someth...Full Story »

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