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Swindon boss John Sheridan forced into more defensive changes for Oxford derby

Posted Monday, March 08, 2021 by PA3 hits

Swindon boss John Sheridan will have to reshuffle his defence yet again for the A420 derby clash with Oxford.Jonathan Grounds was forced off by a thigh injury against Accrington and is unavailable to face the U’s so Akin Odimayo is likely to move across from right back into the centre of defence, with Paul Caddis or Rob Hunt coming in at full-back.Left-back Dominic Thompson and midfielder ...Full Story »

I was annoyed at Crawley overplaying and missed winning goal – boss John Yems

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA7 hits

John Yems missed Crawley’s 58th-minute winner from Tom Nichols but was delighted by his side’s 1-0 Sky Bet League Two success at high-flying Tranmere.Nichols back-heeled home his 13th goal of the season to avoid a rollicking for his team-mates from their vocal boss.“I didn’t see it,” said confirmed Yems. “All I saw was us passing it.“I was getting annoye...Full Story »

John Coleman relieved as Accrington pick up much-needed win

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA6 hits

John Coleman was relieved his promotion-chasing Accrington side got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Swindon.Stanley had not won in four games but moved back up to seventh place in Sky Bet League One while the Robins dropped to 20th.Accrington went ahead in the 11th minute through a Dion Charles close-range header, his 15th goal of the season.Swindon equalised after 30 minutes when B...Full Story »

Belated cup final celebrations for Callum Davidson after St Johnstone beat Hibs

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA4 hits

Callum Davidson went off for a belated Betfred Cup final celebration after St Johnstone’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian kept top-six hopes alive.Saints won the cup for the first time with a 1-0 victory over Livingston at Hampden Park last Sunday but boss Davidson immediately turned his attention to preparing for the 1-1 draw against Hamilton in midweek.However, after Liam Cra...Full Story »

Ross County boss John Hughes hails ‘natural goal-scorer’ Billy Mckay

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA4 hits

John Hughes praised Billy Mckay’s response to being left out of the team in recent weeks after the striker’s double helped Ross County to a 3–2 victory over Kilmarnock.Mckay, who had not played in County’s last two Scottish Premiership games, cancelled out Kyle Lafferty’s opener and grabbed his second early in the second half, moments after Leo Hjelde had scored, to...Full Story »

Liam Craig winner against Hibernian keeps St Johnstone’s top-six hopes alive

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA3 hits

Liam Craig’s first-half strike gave St Johnstone a narrow 1-0 home win over Hibernian to keep their Scottish Premiership top-six hopes alive.The 34-year-old midfielder provided the highlight of the game in the 16th minute with a fine curling finish from distance.Jack Ross’ visitors improved markedly after the break and put the home side under severe pressure at times but Saints defen...Full Story »

Daniel Johnson leveller earns Preston point against Bournemouth

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA2 hits

Daniel Johnson’s second-half equaliser saw Preston earn a 1-1 draw at home to a Bournemouth side who should have been out of sight at half-time.Whatever Preston boss Alex Neil said to his men in white at the break certainly worked, with a second-half performance of verve and determination in stark contrast to their uninspired show before the interval.Nobody in a Preston shirt showed this m...Full Story »

St Johnstone cup final hero Shaun Rooney doubtful before Hibs clash

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2021 by PA11 hits

St Johnstone’s Hampden hero Shaun Rooney is a doubt for Callum Davidson’s team ahead of Saturday’s clash with Hibernian.Rooney, who scored Saints’ Betfred Cup winning goal in last Sunday’s final against Livingston, suffered a kick to his knee during Wednesday’s draw at Hamilton.Murray Davidson, Chris Kane and Ali McCann are among a group of five players also h...Full Story »

Lee Johnson short of defenders for Sunderland’s game against Rochdale

Posted Friday, March 05, 2021 by PA11 hits

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has defensive problems once again ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Rochdale.With Conor McLaughlin facing an injection to address a lingering issue from the hernia surgery he underwent in January, Max Power played out of position on the right side of a back three in Tuesday night’s 1-0 home win over Swindon and may have to do so once again.Bailey W...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard hits out at referee John Beaton as Rangers beat Livingston

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA7 hits

Furious Rangers boss Steven Gerrard told John Beaton he was “out of order” after being sent off following a sensational half-time bust-up with the official at Livingston.The Light Blues boss reacted with outrage when Beaton booked Alfredo Morelos for a penalty box dive despite Livi keeper Max Stryjek clearly clipping the Colombian as he hit the deck just before the break at the Tony ...Full Story »

Guy Melamed snatches St Johnstone a point at Hamilton

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA10 hits

Guy Melamed bounced back from his Betfred Cup final snub to net an impressive late equaliser for St Johnstone in a 1-1 draw at Hamilton.Ross Callachan threatened to bring his former McDiarmid Park team-mates crashing back to earth with a wonderful strike. The midfielder curled an exquisite effort into the top corner in the 36th minute to give Accies the lead.Hamilton striker David Moyo hit the f...Full Story »

Boss Lee Johnson sees room for improvement after Sunderland’s latest success

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA7 hits

Lee Johnson wants Sunderland to keep improving after giving the push for promotion to the Championship another boost by beating Swindon.The Black Cats found it hard to break down a dogged Swindon, who have shown improvements of late to give their fight for survival in Sky Bet League One a lift.But Charlie Wyke’s 24th goal of the season with 20 minutes remaining proved the difference to ear...Full Story »

Hamilton striker Marios Ogkmpoe sidelined for St Johnstone clash

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA9 hits

Marios Ogkmpoe has been ruled out of Hamilton’s clash with St Johnstone on Wednesday night.The Greek striker suffered a hamstring strain against Hibernian last time out and boss Brian Rice admits he is unlikely to feature in any of Accies’ four remaining games before the split.Aaron Martin (foot) is also out of contention but could return for Saturday’s trip to Aberdeen. Shaun ...Full Story »

Andy Butler without Tyreece John-Jules for first game in charge of Doncaster

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by PA14 hits

Doncaster’s first match following the departure of boss Darren Moore sees them host Portsmouth on Tuesday evening.Andy Butler has been put in charge until the end of the season at Rovers after Moore left on Monday to become manager of Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday.Doncaster, beaten 2-1 at Ipswich on Saturday, are sixth in the table and looking for a first win in six games.For...Full Story »

Hampden glory for St Johnstone as they beat Livingston in Betfred Cup final

Posted Monday, March 01, 2021 by PA9 hits

Shaun Rooney’s first-half header proved enough to earn St Johnstone their second piece of major silverware.Rooney headed home from a 32nd-minute corner to secure a 1-0 Betfred Cup final victory over Livingston at Hampden.The Perth side held on without any scares to become the first club outside Celtic to win a major Scottish trophy since Hibernian triumphed in the 2016 Scottish Cup final.t...Full Story »

John Kennedy knows there will be interest in Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA9 hits

Celtic’s interim boss John Kennedy will not be surprised to see defender Kristoffer Ajer attract interest in the summer.The Hoops assistant manager was promoted on Wednesday morning following the resignation of Neil Lennon and got off to a winning start at home to Aberdeen thanks to Odsonne Edouard’s deflected strike in the eighth minute.The Dons improved after the break and 22-...Full Story »

John Hughes fumes at penalty decision as Ross County lose at St Mirren

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA4 hits

Ross County manager John Hughes pointed the finger of blame at referee Greg Aitken as his side went down 1-0 at St Mirren.Aitken awarded the home side a penalty nine minutes from time after County defender Leo Hjelde appeared to foul Saints substitute Collin Quaner in the box and Jamie McGrath converted for the only goal of the game.Hughes felt Quaner had dived and argued that the referee had to...Full Story »

John Yems praises Crawley’s fighting spirit after beating Exeter

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA6 hits

Crawley head coach John Yems felt that luck was turning his side’s way after they sent Exeter down to a first defeat in five games at the Broadfield Stadium.A 62nd-minute penalty by Tom Nichols and a late goal from Ashley Nadesan gave the Reds a 2-0 win, their second victory in three Sky Bet League Two matches.Yems’ men had hit a sticky patch since upsetting Leeds 3-0 in the FA third...Full Story »

Interim boss John Kennedy to assess Celtic squad ahead of Aberdeen clash

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2021 by PA20 hits

Celtic’s new interim boss John Kennedy will assess his squad ahead of the visit of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.Winger James Forrest is continuing his rehabilitation following ankle surgery.Defender Christopher Jullien is out long term with a knee injury.Aberdeen will still be without Jonny Hayes (hamstring) while Fraser Hornby faces a spell out with a thigh tear.With Michael Ruth ...Full Story »

John Yems waiting on Tony Craig and Tom Dallison as Crawley host Exeter

Posted Friday, February 26, 2021 by PA8 hits

Tony Craig and Tom Dallison must again be assessed before Crawley’s League Two clash with Exeter.The defensive duo missed the midweek loss to Grimsby after sustaining injury against Colchester at the weekend.Reece Grego-Cox has been absent for the entire season with an anterior cruciate ligament rupture and remains out.Henry Burnett has only featured once since joining in October due to a ...Full Story »

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