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O’Neill admits defeat in first game as Forest boss was a ‘learning curve’

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA7 hits

Martin O’Neill admitted it was a big learning curve for him as he suffered defeat on his return to Nottingham Forest as manager, with Bristol City spoiling the City Ground party with a 1-0 win.Lee Johnson’s side were more comfortable than the narrow scoreline might have suggested, as they notched up a fifth straight victory and an 11th game uneaten, thanks to a crisp, precise finish ...Full Story »

Neil Aspin feared he would be sacked if Port Vale lost at Crawley

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA3 hits

Neil Aspin admitted that he would have feared being sacked had his Port Vale side not have ended their winless run at Crawley. A first-half goal from Ricky Miller proved enough to give Vale their first league win in eight games to take the pressure off boss Aspin.The 53-year-old former Leeds and Port Vale defender said before the game that his fate was in the hands of his players, and he was qui...Full Story »

Martin O’Neill’s Forest return ends in home defeat

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 by PA3 hits

Martin O’Neill’s Nottingham Forest return got off to a flat start as Bristol City edged a 1-0 win at a sold-out City Ground.Lee Johnson’s Bristol City kept their impressive momentum going thanks to Famara Diedhiou’s precise finish which notched up a fifth consecutive win and extended their unbeaten run to 11 games.It was not the story the home fans had wanted to see unfol...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City - Duo suspended for O'Neill's first game in charge

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 by PA46 hits

Martin O’Neill will take charge of Nottingham Forest for the first time against Bristol City.He could yet be joined by Roy Keane, who was O’Neill’s number two when he was in charge of the Republic of Ireland.The Reds’ new boss will be without suspended duo Dan Fox and Tendayi Darikwa for the game.Fox picked up a one-match suspension after being sent off for two bookable o...Full Story »

Neil Harris left frustrated as Millwall lose out to Blackburn

Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019 by PA4 hits

Neil Harris criticised his Millwall side for switching off after Blackburn grabbed two late goals in a 2-0 victory at The Den.The game look destined for a draw before substitute Adam Armstrong’s cross was deflected by Millwall skipper Shaun Hutchinson, under pressure from Joe Nuttall, into his own net after 86 minutes.Armstrong then wrapped up Blackburn’s first away victory since the...Full Story »

Harris wants derby clash with Hammers in fourth round

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by PA13 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris is dreaming of a tie against West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round after edging past Hull 2-1.Harris’ men came from behind in the final 10 minutes thanks to a pair of Shane Ferguson stunners after Jon Toral’s opener.On 82 minutes, the Northern Ireland international took a short corner, got the ball back and curled a sumptuous finish into the top corner before ...Full Story »

Alex Neil criticises ‘unacceptable’ performance after Preston exit FA Cup

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by PA9 hits

Alex Neil branded Preston’s performance “unacceptable” after they lost 3-1 to Sky Bet League One side Doncaster in the FA Cup third round.Two goals in the final quarter saw Rovers cause an upset against their Championship opponents at Deepdale and book a place in the fourth round for the first time in nine seasons.Donny went in front thanks to John Marquis’ fifth-minute h...Full Story »

Half-time Harris chat helps spark Millwall turnaround at Ipswich

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by PA15 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris got the response he wanted to his half-time team talk as the Lions scored three second-half goals at Ipswich to round off a successful festive period.Harris’ men trailed to Jack Lankester’s strike at the interval before goals from Shane Ferguson, Jake Cooper and Tom Elliott in a 16-minute spell helped the visitors to a 3-2 victory.It earned Millwal...Full Story »

Bury to check on Neil Danns ahead of Crewe clash

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by PA10 hits

Neil Danns is a doubt for Bury as they prepare to host Crewe.The midfielder was withdrawn at half-time during the goalless draw at Notts County on Saturday.Shakers boss Ryan Lowe made six changes for that game at Meadow Lane and five for the previous match at Mansfield, so he might choose to shuffle his pack once more.The likes of Tom Miller, Stephen Dawson, Dominic Telford and Caolan Lavery are...Full Story »

Neil delighted as injury-hit Preston hold Villa

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by PA16 hits

Alex Neil said Preston’s 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa is the proudest he has been of his players since becoming North End boss.Preston had nine players sidelined due to injury for the clash at Deepdale and when Tammy Abraham put Villa ahead on the stroke of half-time with a close-range header, things looked bleak.But the mid-table outfit dug deep and bundled home a 61st-minute equaliser...Full Story »

O’Neil guides Bolton to vital victory over Rotherham

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by PA14 hits

Gary O’Neil’s first goal for Bolton gave Phil Parkinson’s side a vital 2-1 victory in their Championship relegation scrap against Rotherham at the University of Bolton Stadium.The much-travelled 35-year-old struck after 65 minutes to hand Wanderers only their second win in 20 games and a first since beating Derby on September 29.Sammy Ameobi fired the home side in front after 3...Full Story »

Harris feels Millwall paid the penalty at Stoke

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by PA1 hits

Millwall boss Neil Harris rued a late penalty decision that went against his side as they slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Stoke.Saido Berahino’s header just after the hour ensured that Stoke moved to within touching distance of the Championship play-off positions on a gloomy winter afternoon in Staffordshire. In a contest that lacked real quality throughout, Millwall almost led within th...Full Story »

Neil knows Preston need scrappy wins to climb Championship table

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by PA18 hits

Alex Neil knows Preston are going to rely on scrappy performances like their 3-2 win over Millwall to climb the Sky Bet Championship table.Alan Browne and Tom Barkhuizen sent the Lilywhites clear in the first half before they lost their grip on the contest after the interval, holding on thanks to Andrew Hughes’ late strike.But Neil, who has shepherded his side away from relegation trouble ...Full Story »

Neil Harris wants Millwall to up their concentration levels after Hull draw

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA2 hits

Neil Harris challenged his defenders to step up and cut out the errors after a dominant performance only saw Millwall leave the Den with a 2-2 draw against fellow strugglers Hull.A result that did little to help either side’s hopes of pulling away from the relegation zone began with Kamil Grosicki slipping his marker and lashing in an early goal for Hull.But Millwall striker Lee Gregory he...Full Story »

Neil delight as Preston dig deep to win at Forest

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by PA21 hits

Alex Neil believes his Preston squad deserve great credit for the manner in which they have come through their recent injury crisis, after seeing them secure a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest without some of their key men.Louis Moult’s 56th-minute finish, slotted home from close range following a low ball from Lukas Nmecha, was enough to secure victory for the visitors, against a Forest side ...Full Story »

Harris hails battling Lions after Bristol City point

Posted Monday, December 03, 2018 by PA24 hits

Neil Harris praised the “character and resilience” of his Millwall team after they had come from behind to earn a battling 1-1 Championship draw at Bristol City.Already with half a dozen members of their first-team squad on the injured list, the Lions had Aiden O’Brien carried off with a knee problem, while Shaun Williams damaged ankle ligaments in volleying the equaliser and S...Full Story »

Neil refuses to blame Rudd despite mistake against Birmingham

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by PA24 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil insisted that he would not make goalkeeper Declan Rudd a scapegoat after his match-changing mistake in their 3-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat against Birmingham at St Andrew’s.Birmingham were gifted their first goal in the 46th minute by Rudd when he somehow failed to collect a ball from City’s Maikel Kieftenbeld and let it roll through his legs.Birmingham do...Full Story »

Scott Harrison snatches Falkirk a last-gasp winner at Inverness

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by PA16 hits

Scott Harrison scored a last-minute winner for Falkirk as they stunned Inverness with a 3-2 victory at the Caledonian Stadium.Tom Walsh put Caley Thistle ahead in the sixth minute after being played in by Liam Polworth but the Bairns were quickly back on level terms when Zak Rudden headed in Deimantas Petravicius’ cross 10 minutes later.And Falkirk took the lead in the 36th minut...Full Story »

Junior Hoilett gives Cardiff boss Neil Warnock perfect birthday present

Posted Saturday, December 01, 2018 by PA26 hits

Neil Warnock will spend his 70th birthday a happy man after Cardiff climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Wolves.Warnock turns 70 on Saturday and will mark his milestone birthday with a family get-together at a restaurant in the Welsh countryside, and the meal will taste all the sweeter after second-half goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Junior Hoilett completed...Full Story »

Slough without banned duo Ben Harris and Guy Hollis

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by PA5 hits

Slough must do without suspended duo Ben Harris and Guy Hollis for the FA Cup second-round tie against Gillingham.Forward Harris collected a fifth yellow card after coming on as a substitute in the first-round replay against Sutton, which the Rebels won on penalties, and will serve a one-match ban.Defender Hollis was sent off during the closing stages of last weekend’s FA Trophy defeat to ...Full Story »

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