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Birmingham keeper Neil Etheridge, 31, posts update from hospital bed and says he's 'slowly on the mend' from coronavirus

Posted Friday, July 16, 2021 by hits

NEIL ETHERIDGE has revealed he is 'slowly on the mend' having been hospital-bound by Covid-19. The Birmingham City star, 31, was admitted earlier this week after contracting the deadly virus. Neil Etheridge posted an update to social mediaCredit: Instagram @neil38etheridge Etheridge had been back in pre-season training with the Blues before contracting the illness. The Filipino star has post...Full Story »

Neil Critchley: Wembley finale is deserved by Blackpool players

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2021 by PA46 hits

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley believes a season finale at Wembley is no more than his players deserve following a relentless campaign.The Tangerines booked their place in the League One play-off final with an enthralling 3-3 draw against Oxford at Bloomfield Road, as a 6-3 aggregate victory was secured.Having lost the home leg 3-0, Matty Taylor’s seventh-minute finish gave the U’s...Full Story »

Neil Critchley wary of Oxford comeback after Blackpool take control of tie

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by PA39 hits

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley admitted the 3-0 play-off semi-final first leg win at Oxford was more than he could have hoped for – but he is adamant the contest is not over.Ellis Simms struck twice after Ollie Turton’s opener in an emphatic victory that puts the Seasiders in a fantastic position to reach the League One final at Wembley.Critchley said: “If you’d have said ...Full Story »

Neil Critchley hails Blackpool players for maintaining momentum into play-offs

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA24 hits

Neil Critchley was delighted that Blackpool maintained their play-off momentum with a 1-0 win over Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers.Substitute Ellis Simms struck 10 minutes from time to make it four successive victories, the best form of any side still shooting for promotion to the Championship.Oxford now await in the play-offs and Critchley felt the narrow win over already-relegated Rovers wa...Full Story »

Neil Critchley hails ‘outstanding’ Blackpool players as they claim play-off spot

Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2021 by PA35 hits

Boss Neil Critchley paid tribute to his “outstanding” Blackpool players after a 2-0 win over Doncaster secured their place in the League One play-offs.Everton loanee Ellis Simms bagged a goal in each half as the Tangerines made it three wins from three to move to third, with a home semi-final second leg in their sights.But just extending their season by at least two more games is an ...Full Story »

Neil Cox hails players after Scunthorpe secure League Two status

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA29 hits

Manager Neil Cox paid tribute to his players as he celebrated League Two survival after Scunthorpe gained the point they needed to be certain of avoiding relegation with a goalless draw at Bradford.The result ended a five-match losing run for both clubs and meant that second-bottom Southend’s win at Barrow was in vain as they and bottom club Grimsby were relegated with one match remaining....Full Story »

Michael O’Neill asks Stoke for improvement in the final third after QPR defeat

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA22 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill admits his side needs to improve in the final third next season following a 2-0 Championship defeat at home to QPR.Charlie Austin fired QPR ahead with a clinical finish from just outside the box after Harry Souttar was caught in possession after 17 minutes and Osman Kakay slotted the ball past Adam Davies to make the game safe 20 minutes from time.Sam Vokes faile...Full Story »

Mixed emotions for Neil Warnock after Middlesbrough’s win at Rotherham

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA22 hits

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock joked that his players must try twice as hard to beat Sheffield Wednesday this weekend after deepening the relegation concerns of his former club Rotherham.The Millers took an early lead through Angus MacDonald but were reduced to 10 men after 19 minutes when Matt Crooks was sent off and Boro went on to secure a 2-1 win courtesy of George Saville and Chuba Akpo...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley could shuffle pack as players return to contention

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021 by PA34 hits

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley could have options at his disposal for Saturday’s League One showdown with promotion rivals Sunderland.Winger Demetri Mitchell was an unused substitute for Tuesday night’s 0-0 home draw with Accrington after sitting out the weekend draw at Lincoln with a knee problem, and he will hope for a return to action.In addition, defenders Marvin Ekpiteta and Jame...Full Story »

Neil Critchley praises two-goal Jerry Yates after thumping win over Gillingham

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by PA13 hits

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley hailed Jerry Yates’ goalscoring instinct after the striker’s brace inspired a 4-1 win for the promotion-chasers against Gillingham.Yates scored twice in the first 20 minutes either side of Jordan Graham’s equaliser to take his tally for the season to 20 in all competitions.Sullay Kaikai and Elliot Embleton also found the target for Critchley’...Full Story »

Neil Warnock backs Watford to complete swift return to Premier League

Posted Monday, April 05, 2021 by PA19 hits

Neil Warnock tipped Watford to join Norwich in the Premier League next season after watching his Middlesbrough side claim a point at the Riverside Stadium.The Hornets, who led courtesy of Ismaila Sarr’s controversial 32nd-minute opener, remain second and well clear of Brentford and Swansea below them despite failing to chalk up a seventh win in a row.Boro levelled with 12 minutes remaining...Full Story »

Neil McCann ‘a very, very proud man’ after Inverness beat Ross County

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA21 hits

Inverness interim manager Neil McCann could not have been more proud of his players after they sealed Scottish Cup progress against Ross County.It was the first Highland derby in two years, but the Caley Jags had knocked County out of the same competition that season as well after a penalty shoot-out.No such drama was needed in Dingwall this time around though, as goals from Nikolay Todorov, Dan...Full Story »

Neil Cox left frustrated as Scunthorpe are held to a draw at home by Crawley

Posted Friday, April 02, 2021 by PA17 hits

Scunthorpe boss Neil Cox was left disappointed with his side’s display after the Iron failed to register a single shot on target in a goalless draw with Crawley.It was a fourth draw in five outings for Cox’s men, whilst John Yems’ Crawley – who did at least force home goalkeeper Mark Howard into one save – ended a run of three consecutive defeats.Tom Nichols had the...Full Story »

Alan Browne suspended as Preston start life after Alex Neil against Norwich

Posted Thursday, April 01, 2021 by PA38 hits

Preston start life after Alex Neil with the visit of Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich on Good Friday.The long-serving boss left North End after a 1-0 loss at home to Luton on March 20, their eighth league defeat in 12 matches.Neil’s assistant Frankie McAvoy has stepped up on an interim basis until the end of the season and will be supported by midfielder Paul Gallagher, who could still...Full Story »

Blackpool making a habit of conceding late goals – Neil Critchley

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA16 hits

Old habits came back to bite Blackpool boss Neil Critchley as Joe Edwards’ stoppage-time goal rescued a point for Plymouth in a 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road.Sullay Kaikai’s strike and Jerry Yates’ penalty had looked like earning the hosts victory after Ryan Hardie had given Argyle a half-time lead.But Edwards picked out the bottom corner to snatch a late draw – just as AFC...Full Story »

Neil Cox full of praise as Scunthorpe ‘stand up to be counted’

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by PA19 hits

Boss Neil Cox hailed Scunthorpe’s determination and work ethic as they ended a five-game winless run with a 2-0 success over Bradford.A goal in each half from Abo Eisa and Devarn Green earned the Iron the victory but it was their ability to sit tight and frustrate the Bantams that most impressed their manager.“With the injuries we’ve got, people had to stand up and be counted t...Full Story »

Alex Neil admits ‘it’s as difficult as it’s ever been for me’ after latest loss

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA23 hits

Alex Neil labelled Preston’s struggles as one of the most difficult moments of his management career following a 1-0 home loss to Luton.Daniel Iversen’s late own goal condemned North End to a fourth Championship loss in five games as a lack of creativity and confidence came back to haunt them.A potential relegation battle now looms large with Neil fully aware that solutions are not c...Full Story »

Forward failings strike a nerve with Neil Warnock as Boro beaten at Millwall

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA13 hits

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock was furious with his players and claimed he had “never been so disappointed in the strikers” following their 1-0 defeat by Millwall at The Den.Boro went behind in the first half to a Grant Hall own goal and although they did not concede again for the remainder of the match, they never looked like getting back into it themselves.Warnock hooked his fr...Full Story »

Neil Critchley proud of Blackpool as they maintain winning away run

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA19 hits

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley was proud of his team after they made it four straight away wins with a 2-0 victory at Oxford.First-half goals from Kenny Dougall and Dan Ballard secured the points, with both goals coming from corners.Critchley said: “I thought we had all the facets of our game together. Our defensive organisation was added to with some really good moments of football –...Full Story »

Neil Warnock would not be drawn into row over red card after Middlesbrough win

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by PA20 hits

Neil Warnock did not want to be drawn into a row over referee Oliver Langford’s decision to issue a red card to Preston’s Alan Browne on a night when Middlesbrough claimed a 2-0 Championship win to stay in touch with the top six.Boro were in front after 22 minutes when North End defender Jordan Storey sliced Yannick Bolasie’s cross into his own net.But Browne was dismissed afte...Full Story »

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