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Neil Critchley bemoans poor start from Blackpool in draw with Burton

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by PA15 hits

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley admitted a wretched opening half-hour cost his side in their 1-1 home draw with Burton.The Brewers looked set for seven wins on the spin when Hayden Carter headed them in front midway through the first half.But Luke Garbutt pegged the visitors, now eight points above the relegation zone, back with a well-hit shot in the 64th minute.“The first 20-30 mins of ...Full Story »

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock wants no let-up in push for play-offs

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA13 hits

Neil Warnock urged Middlesbrough to do all they can to remain in the Championship play-off picture after a much-needed 3-0 win over Stoke at the Riverside.Boro remain eight points adrift of the top six with 10 games to go, the first of which is a home clash with Preston on Tuesday night, and Warnock wants his side to build on Saturday’s victory.Warnock was impressed by the way his side bru...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley rues two dropped points against Fleetwood

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA15 hits

Neil Critchley felt an opportunity slipped through Blackpool’s fingers following their 0-0 derby stalemate with Fleetwood at Bloomfield Road.CJ Hamilton hit the post with a 66th-minute shot from six yards with only goalkeeper Alex Cairns to beat as the hosts failed to break through.But Fleetwood are no pushovers and frustrated the Tangerines to record a third clean sheet in succession.Head...Full Story »

Neil McCann still waiting for first win as interim Inverness boss

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2021 by PA22 hits

Neil McCann’s wait for his first win as interim manager of Inverness continued as his side drew 0-0 with Raith.Caley Thistle have now gone six games without a win, five of those under McCann, and were left to rue a number of missed chances in a contest that was more entertaining than the scoreline might suggest.The visitors were the first to threaten after 11 minutes, only for Gozie Ugwu t...Full Story »

Neil Critchley hails effort of Blackpool players following win at MK Dons

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by PA20 hits

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley believes his players left nothing out on the field after they ground out a 1-0 victory at MK Dons that kept up the pressure on the teams above them in League One.Jerry Yates scored the only goal at stadiummk to move the Seasiders to within four points at sixth-placed Portsmouth, who have played three games more.The game was not of the highest quality, and the Don...Full Story »

Neil Warnock jokes that family ties are helping Steve Cooper and Swansea

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA25 hits

Neil Warnock laughed off his comment that Swansea are benefiting from controversial refereeing decisions because manager Steve Cooper’s father Keith was a former top-flight official.Warnock’s Middlesbrough were beaten 2-1 at Swansea as Andre Ayew converted a penalty in the seventh minute of stoppage time – the second time in four days that the Welsh side have scored a late spot...Full Story »

Alex Neil planning to pick from group of returning Preston players

Posted Friday, March 05, 2021 by PA28 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil is hopeful a couple of players who have been on the sidelines recently will return for the Sky Bet Championship visit of Bournemouth.Liam Lindsay, Paul Gallagher, Ryan Ledson, Sean Maguire, Alan Browne and Billy Bodin are all working their way back to full fitness.Neil had hoped at least two of that number might be in contention to return to the squad for Tuesday’s d...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill furious after Stoke lose to Swansea penalty in stoppage time

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA25 hits

Furious Stoke manager Michael O’Neill felt his side had been robbed of a point after a controversial injury-time penalty handed Swansea a 2-1 win at the Bet365 Stadium.Kyle Naughton went down in the box and referee David Webb adjudged that he had been tripped by Jack Clarke in the 94th minute, and Andre Ayew slotted the winner with virtually the last kick of the game.It boosted the Swan&rs...Full Story »

Middlesbrough strength in depth delights Neil Warnock

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA21 hits

Neil Warnock hailed his substitutes after George Saville came off the bench to hit a late winner at Coventry that kept Middlesbrough in the thick of the Championship play-off hunt.Warnock made four second-half changes in a bid to force a winner and it paid off as Saville poked home from close range in the 87th minute – just two minutes after coming on – to secure a 2-1 win at St Andr...Full Story »

Alex Neil ‘frustrated’ after Preston concede late winner at Millwall

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA23 hits

Alex Neil cut a frustrated figure after Preston were beaten 2-1 by Millwall at The Den despite taking an early lead.Ched Evans’ stunning volley was wiped out by an equally good goal from Scott Malone and the visitors were denied a point late on when Mason Bennett raced in behind to nod home the winner.Neil was left to bemoan his players for not following the game plan as North End missed o...Full Story »

Neil Cox admits ‘we got absolutely battered’ as Scunthorpe win at Cambridge

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA18 hits

Neil Cox was “overjoyed with the result” after Scunthorpe claimed a 1-0 win at high-flying Cambridge.Alfie Beestin snatched the winner for the Iron 12 minutes from time with their only shot on target.Cambridge, who lost top spot to Cheltenham as a result of the defeat, were left to rue missed opportunities, with Shilow Tracey denied from point-blank range by goalkeeper Mark Howard, w...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill hoping to have Steven Fletcher available as Stoke host Swansea

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA39 hits

Stoke have no new injury concerns ahead of the visit of Swansea in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday.Steven Fletcher trained on Tuesday and manager Michael O’Neill will be hoping he can be in contention to face the Swans.Rabbi Matondo continues to work with the fitness team to build up his match sharpness, but will not be ready in time for Wednesday, with his first full training sessio...Full Story »

Frank Lampard 'open' to Celtic job and Steven Gerrard Rangers duel after Neil Lennon quits

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by hits

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is open to the possibility of becoming Celtic's next manager. Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is open to the idea of becoming Celtic's next manager and going head-to-head with former Liverpool rival and England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who is in charge of Rangers. The Gers are imminently set to end the Hoops' monopoly of the Scottish Premiership title to ...Full Story »

Neil Cox unhappy as Scunthorpe pay the penalty in defeat to Bolton

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by PA15 hits

Scunthorpe manager Neil Cox disputed a first-half penalty decision that set up resurgent Bolton’s 2-0 win over Scunthorpe for their fourth successive Sky Bet League Two victoryCaptain Eoin Doyle netted his 12th goal of the season from the spot after referee Anthony Backhouse punished Jacob Bedeau for a challenge on Nathan Delfouneso.Substitute Antoni Sarcevic added a second after 74th minu...Full Story »

Neil Warnock to assess Ashley Fletcher before Middlesbrough host Bristol City

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by PA47 hits

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock will make a late decision on striker Ashley Fletcher ahead of Tuesday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Bristol City.Fletcher has started the last two games and scored in both after making a series of appearances as a substitute following his recovery from a long-term hamstring injury, and he will be assessed before the team is named, with Warnock dete...Full Story »

Frustrated boss Neil Lennon says Ross County loss encapsulates Celtic’s season

Posted Monday, February 22, 2021 by PA36 hits

Neil Lennon felt a 1-0 defeat at Ross County encapsulated Celtic’s season.Lennon claimed they had played better than they had at Dingwall in September when they won 5-0.But he was left frustrated at their failure to take their chances with Ryan Christie the biggest culprit, missing a series of opportunities which included him blazing over the top of the stand from seven yards.Jordan White ...Full Story »

Neil Critchley lauds Blackpool’s ‘well-earned’ victory at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA19 hits

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley was bursting with pride after his side triumphed 1-0 at Portsmouth to put a dent in the hosts’ automatic promotion hopes.Jerry Yates scored his 11th goal of the season eight minutes from time to lead the Seasiders to victory at Fratton Park.Boss Critchley: “I was really proud of the performance. You know coming to Portsmouth, you are going to be up ag...Full Story »

Neil Cox delighted as Scunthorpe pick up where they left off

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA15 hits

Scunthorpe boss Neil Cox hailed his side’s 3-1 victory over Harrogate as one of their best of the season as they returned from a three-week sabbatical to secure a fourth successive win.Goals from Devarn Green, Ryan Loft and Lewis Spence earned the Iron all three points in what was their first full game since January.“I’m really pleased to win after having three weeks off, even ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill challenges Stoke to maintain momentum after second straight win

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA17 hits

Michael O’Neill challenged Stoke to build on the momentum of back-to-back wins after Nick Powell inspired a 3-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over Luton.Powell, brought to the club by Luton’s former Potters boss Nathan Jones, struck after 20 and 63 minutes, with Steven Fletcher netting a third 12 minutes from time.Stoke face fellow play-off hopefuls Barnsley on Wednesday, with manager...Full Story »

Middlesbrough will be appealing Paddy McNair red card – Neil Warnock

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by PA11 hits

Middlesbrough will be appealing Paddy McNair’s “scandalous” red card in their 2-1 Championship win over Huddersfield, with boss Neil Warnock adamant the Northern Ireland international did not make contact with Juninho Bacuna.McNair received a straight red card with nine minutes left but, while his studs were raised as he challenged Bacuna close to the edge of the area, he appea...Full Story »

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