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Man Utd news: Dean Henderson "deserves" chance amid De Gea exit rumours

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by squawka.com51 hits

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson believes he is ready to take over as the Red Devils' first choice. Henderson, 22, had a successful loan spell at Sheffield United last season, playing a major role in their successful charge for automatic promotion. Now, the young England keeper insists he is ready to make the step up. Is Henderson ready for the big time? Five things to know…...Full Story »

Smith sees ‘massive’ Villa potential as he guides club back to Premier League

Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by PA57 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith got the royal seal of approval as he guided the club to a place in the Premier League – where he feels they belong.Villa are back among the elite after three seasons away as goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn helped secure a 2-1 win over Derby in the £170million Championship play-off final.The Wembley showdown was watched by Villa fan Prince William...Full Story »

Smith hails Steer’s career turnaround as Aston Villa reach play-off final

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by PA40 hits

Boss Dean Smith hailed Jed Steer’s career turnaround after Aston Villa reached the Sky Bet Championship play-off final following a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory at 10-man West Brom.Goalkeeper Steer saved Albion’s first two spot-kicks from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi as Villa won 4-3 on penalties after losing 1-0 on the night and drawing 2-2 on aggregate.Tammy Abraham scored t...Full Story »

Smith hails Grealish ‘quality’ but demands more from Villa

Posted Saturday, May 11, 2019 by PA27 hits

Boss Dean Smith praised Jack Grealish but demanded more from Aston Villa following their 2-1 play-off semi-final comeback win over West Brom.Conor Hourihane’s rocket and Tammy Abraham’s penalty turned the game around in the final 15 minutes to give Villa a narrow lead in their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg.Dwight Gayle opened the scoring but was sent off with two...Full Story »

Smith has near fully-fit squad ahead of play-off first leg against West Brom

Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 by PA42 hits

Aston Villa report no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s Championship semi-final play-off first leg against West Brom.Midfielder John McGinn should return having been rested for the final match of the regular season against champions Norwich.On-loan Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, who had been carrying a shoulder problem, looks set to also be involved again along with midfielder Jack...Full Story »

Smith nets late winner as QPR beat Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA30 hits

Matt Smith netted a last-gasp winner as QPR beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough in a match which saw three second-half penalties awarded.Smith struck a fine finish three minutes into stoppage time as QPR completed a league double over the Owls in a match which had no promotion or relegation issues riding on it .Josh Scowen had put the visitors ahead in the first half before Wednesd...Full Story »

Smith could return to Crawley fold for final game of season

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by PA36 hits

Jimmy Smith could make his return to the Crawley bench for their final Sky Bet League Two game of the season against Tranmere on Saturday.The midfielder has been out since September following knee surgery but could be included in Gabriele Cioffi’s match-day squad.Crawley will be without Josh Payne (ankle) and Tarryn Allarakhia (hamstring), however.Matty Willock could be pushing for a start...Full Story »

Birmingham to face Wigan without Harlee Dean

Posted Friday, April 26, 2019 by PA30 hits

Harlee Dean will miss Birmingham’s final two games of the season as he needs an operation.The defender has been playing with a hernia problem but will now have surgery to cure the issue and ensure he is ready for next season.Maikel Kieftenbeld will be sidelined for months after suffering a serious knee injury earlier in April.Connor Mahoney’s hamstring strain could clear up in t...Full Story »

Aston Villa boss Smith hails history-makers after record-breaking win

Posted Monday, April 22, 2019 by PA39 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith hailed his history-making players following their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win against Millwall at Villa Park.The victory, courtesy of Jonathan Kodjia’s strike after 30 minutes, was a club record 10th successive win – beating the previous record that had been set 109 years ago.Villa, who have now virtually assured themselves of a place in the play-offs,...Full Story »

Smith urges Villa to continue historic winning run

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 by PA27 hits

Dean Smith challenged his players to keep on winning after second-half goals from Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham gave Aston Villa a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory that relegated Bolton to League One.Villa’s latest success was their ninth in a row to equal a club record last achieved 109 years ago.“No living person will have seen the last run so I am proud of the players,” sa...Full Story »

Bristol City boss Johnson ‘keeping everything crossed’ following Smith injury

Posted Friday, April 19, 2019 by PA30 hits

Lee Johnson fears influential midfielder Korey Smith could miss the remainder of Bristol City’s Championship play-off challenge after being taken off on a stretcher in the first half of Friday’s 1-1 draw with Reading.An entertaining match that did credit to both teams was marred by a 25th-minute injury to Smith following a midfield challenge with Ovie Ejaria.Reading took a 48th-minut...Full Story »

Bristol City vs Reading - Smith set to return as Bristol City take on Reading

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by PA47 hits

Bristol City are set to be boosted by the return of midfielder Korey Smith for the visit of Reading.Smith suffered an injury in the second half of the win over Middlesbrough at the start of the month but has been training well and travelled with the squad to Aston Villa last week.Winger Callum O’Dowda has not featured since March 12 as he recovers from a knee injury but is closing in on a ...Full Story »

Smith tips Villa to extend season after latest win

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA33 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is backing his team to maintain their current progress and win a place in the Championship play-offs after their 2-1 home win over Bristol City.Tammy Abraham broke the stalemate with a 55th-minute penalty – his 24th goal of the season – and Conor Hourihane added a second in the 66th minute before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back for the visitors e...Full Story »

Dean denies Cardiff as Bluebirds’ top flight survival dealt another blow

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA28 hits

Referee Mike Dean controversially reversed his decision to award Cardiff a penalty as the Bluebirds’ troubles deepened with a 2-0 loss against Burnley at Turf Moor.Chris Wood deservedly gave the hosts a 31st-minute lead but Cardiff looked to have been presented with a great chance to equalise moments after the restart when Ben Mee was penalised for handball.It was assistant Darren Cann who...Full Story »

Smith lauds Villa’s fight as his 10-man side make it seven straight wins

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PA39 hits

Dean Smith hailed Aston Villa’s character after they came from behind with 10 men to beat Rotherham 2-1 at the New York stadium.Villa made it seven wins in a row despite Tyrone Mings picking up a second booking in conceding one of three penalties awarded by referee Andrew Madley.Rotherham deservedly led through Will Vaulks’ spot-kick at half-time but the visitors defied their numeric...Full Story »

Bristol City vs West Bromwich(WBA) - Bristol City to check on Korey Smith

Posted Monday, April 08, 2019 by PA42 hits

Bristol City will be hoping to have Korey Smith available for their home game against West Brom.The midfielder, who has returned from a serious knee injury, was taken off in the closing stages of the win at Middlesbrough as a precaution after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half, and missed the draw with Wigan on Saturday.Callum O’Dowda (knee) is nearing a return to fi...Full Story »

Smith – We found a way to win

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA31 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith saluted his side’s character after two stoppage-time goals earned a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.Gary Hooper gave the Owls a seventh-minute lead which was cancelled out by a smart John McGinn finish in the 22nd minute. Wednesday’s Steven Fletcher then saw a penalty saved by Jed Steer in the 57th minute before Villa made him pay by scori...Full Story »

Smith earns the plaudits as Rotherham keep survival hopes alive

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA32 hits

Rotherham manager Paul Warne hailed striker Michael Smith for helping his team record a vital 2-1 Championship win over Nottingham Forest.Smith, back in the Millers side after illness sidelined him for the 6-1 hammering at Derby, scored the opener before setting up Michael Ihiekwe for the winner on the hour after Lewis Grabban had hauled Forest level in the 28th minute.Rotherham’s fir...Full Story »

Bristol City’s Smith expected to play against Wigan

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019 by PA36 hits

Play-off hopefuls Bristol City expect to have midfielder Korey Smith fit for the Championship match against Wigan.Smith, who has returned from a serious knee injury, was taken off during the closing stages of the midweek win at Middlesbrough as a precaution, having come on as a substitute at the start of the second half.Andreas Weimann, though, is not expected to feature after being forced off w...Full Story »

Bournemouth’s Adam Smith to be assessed ahead of Burnley visit

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019 by PA43 hits

Bournemouth could again be without defender Adam Smith for the Premier League match against Burnley.Smith continues to be assessed on a thigh strain, but winger Junior Stanislas and midfielder Dan Gosling should both be available having returned for the defeat at Leicester.Defender Steve Cook (groin) remains out, along with long-term absentees Andrew Surman (calf) Simon Francis and Lewis Cook (b...Full Story »

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