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Anthony Glennon to miss out for Grimsby

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 by PA17 hits

Anthony Glennon will miss Grimsby’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Carlisle despite being given the all-clear over a foot injury.The on-loan Burnley defender underwent a scan on the foot he damaged during last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Scunthorpe which confirmed he had not suffered a fracture as initially feared, but he has been given compassionate leave this weekend.Billy Clarke and Harr...Full Story »

Enjoyable start for Neil Critchley as Blackpool earn draw with Fleetwood

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA14 hits

New Blackpool boss Neil Critchley was full of praise for his side after they secured a well-earned goalless draw at in-form Fleetwood in his first game in charge.The Fylde coast derby failed to truly light up on a bitterly cold and windy afternoon but Critchley was pleased with his players’ application throughout.He said: “I enjoyed that. In the first half we were excellent.“We...Full Story »

Fleetwood held by Neil Critchley’s Blackpool

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA5 hits

Neil Critchley’s reign as Blackpool manager began with a goalless draw away to Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood, whose unbeaten run extended to 11 games.Blackpool dominated the first period and Matty Virtue twice went close in the early stages, seeing an effort well saved by Alex Cairns and then driving a shot just off target.In the 10th minute Gary Madine teed up Connor Ronan and he smash...Full Story »

Neil Lennon always believed Celtic would recover against Livingston

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2020 by PA20 hits

Neil Lennon claims he had “total belief” that Celtic would come back after Tom Rogic’s stoppage-time strike earned the Hoops a point from a 2-2 draw at Livingston.Hoops midfielder Callum McGregor’s 16th-minute opener was cancelled out by Livi captain Jon Guthrie after a Fraser Forster fumble.Midfielder Scott Robinson, who had scored in the Lions’ 2-0 win over the Ho...Full Story »

Dundee cannot find a way past inspired Neil Parry

Posted Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by PA22 hits

Dundee squandered a host of chances as they drew 0-0 at home to Alloa in the Scottish Championship.The Dee had 20 attempts at goal but failed to find a way past Alloa keeper Neil Parry.He made a fine save from Jordan Foster in the first half with Andrew Nelson clipping the bar on the rebound.The latter then fired over when well placed before half-time.Parry was again in fine form after the break...Full Story »

Neil Lennon talks up Celtic’s relentless mentality in cup competitions

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020 by PA21 hits

Neil Lennon hailed Celtic’s “amazing” domestic cup record after their 1-0 win over St Johnstone set up a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.The treble treble winners, who have captured the last 10 trophies in Scotland, had to thank attacker Ryan Christie for his whipped-in free-kick in the 81st minute at McDiarmid Park which went past Saints keeper Zander Cla...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill unhappy by award of late penalty against Luton

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA19 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill described the decision to award a late penalty against his side in their 1-1 draw at fellow relegation rivals Luton as “soft”.With 89 minutes gone and the Potters leading through Sam Vokes’ ninth-minute strike, Callum McManaman went down in the area under the challenge of James Chester.Referee Andy Woolmer pointed to the spot and James Collins c...Full Story »

Neil Lennon refuses to criticise Jozo Simunovic over error

Posted Friday, February 28, 2020 by PA27 hits

Neil Lennon refused to criticise Jozo Simunovic or any of his Celtic players after they crashed out of the Europa League with a 4-2 aggregate defeat to FC Copenhagen.The last-32 tie was finely balanced at 1-1 following the first leg at the Parken Stadium last week, but the Danish side took the lead in the 51st minute through substitute Michael Santos, who took advantage of a slack back pass by H...Full Story »

Celtic vs FC Kobenhavn - Lennon insists Celtic will not be affected by complacency

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PA67 hits

Celtic fans have to guard against any thoughts of complacency against FC Copenhagen at Parkhead, according to boss Neil Lennon. The Hoops drew 1-1 in the first-leg of the last-32 Europa League tie at the Parken Stadium last week to give them the advantage for the return game in Glasgow on Thursday night. However, the tie could have swung more firmly towards the Scottish champions if they had...Full Story »

Celtic a million miles away from ninth-successive Premiership title – Lennon

Posted Monday, February 24, 2020 by PA24 hits

Neil Lennon claims Celtic are “a million miles” away from a ninth-successive Ladbrokes Premiership title despite a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock taking them 12 points clear of Rangers at the top.Killie striker Eamonn Brophy scored in the seventh minute with a penalty he won when he was fouled by returning Hoops defender Jozo Simunovic.However, goals from stopper Kristoffer Ajer, Odsonne Ed...Full Story »

Preston boss Neil calls for improvements despite win over Hull

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by PA24 hits

Preston manager Alex Neil admitted his side must improve and quick despite two goals in four minutes from Paul Gallagher and Alan Browne keeping his side in the play-off spots.Neil was left frustrated that his side failed to control the game against struggling Hull and relied on a second half comeback to earn all three points and stay in the promotion hunt.“I don’t think we’re ...Full Story »

O’Neill well aware of Stoke’s “precarious position”

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by PA23 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill refused to get carried away despite his side’s battling 2-0 win over play-off chasing Cardiff.Callum Paterson’s unfortunate 25th-minute own goal and Joe Allen’s first goal since December was just the trick as O’Neill’s charges deservedly triumphed at the bet365 Stadium.Victory for Stoke was also their first in the league at home over...Full Story »

Celtic boss Lennon hails ‘massive win in treacherously difficult conditions’

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA24 hits

Celtic boss Neil Lennon praised the character and resilience of his side as they came out on top against Aberdeen despite being drawn into a battle with both the Dons and the remnants of Storm Dennis.At a windswept Pittodrie, the visitors took the lead through Callum McGregor after 10 minutes, but were pegged back before half-time thanks to Ash Taylor’s composed finish.It looked like a sha...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill ‘under no illusions’ as to task he faces at Stoke

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA21 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill admitted his relegation-threatened side are under massive pressure after they were beaten 4-2 at QPR.The Potters squandered a 2-0 lead and their misery was compounded by wins for fellow strugglers Barnsley and Luton.O’Neill, who was appointed in November, said: “We were bottom when I came in, so we’re under no illusions. We didn’t expect t...Full Story »

Neil Harris bemoans decision to wipe out late Sean Morrison header

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by PA18 hits

Cardiff boss Neil Harris was unhappy with referee John Brooks for not letting Sean Morrison’s potential match-winning stoppage-time goal stand in the 2-2 home draw with Wigan.Morrison’s last-gasp header from a few yards out beat Scottish international goalkeeper David Marshall, yet Brooks ruled out the goal for a foul on the Wigan shot-stopper.“I wasn’t happy with the fin...Full Story »

Liam O’Neil hands Cambridge boost ahead of Bradford clash

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 by PA21 hits

Interim Cambridge manager Mark Bonner is hopeful that midfielder Liam O’Neil will be fit for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Bradford.The defensive midfielder left the pitch injured during the U’s 2-0 defeat of Scunthorpe on Tuesday but is expected to feature at the weekend.The return to fitness of Harry Darling creates competition with fellow centre-back George Taft, ...Full Story »

Alex Neil hails battling Preston’s character

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 by PA20 hits

Alex Neil said his Preston side deserved great credit after grinding out a 2-0 win at Stoke despite “one of our poorest performances in quite a while”.Alan Browne and Tom Barkhuizen were on target as promotion-chasing Preston ensured Neil’s first visit to the Bet365 Stadium since spurning Stoke’s advances earlier in the season proved to be a positive one.The result saw No...Full Story »

Lennon not taking anything for granted after Celtic extend lead over Rangers

Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 by PA20 hits

Neil Lennon played down the significance of Celtic’s 5-0 win over Hearts which took the Hoops 10 points clear of Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring for the home side on the half-hour mark with a drive, with second-half goals from Christopher Jullien, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic completing the trouncing.Jambos substitute M...Full Story »

O’Neil fires Cambridge to win at Newport

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA13 hits

Cambridge inflicted a third home defeat of the season on Newport with a 1-0 win at Rodney Parade.The hosts dominated territory and possession, but Liam O’Neil struck in the second half to put a dent in Newport’s play-off bid.Newport were in control for the majority of the first half and came close on two occasions, with Jamille Matt forcing a save from Callum Burton and Ryan Inniss h...Full Story »

Preston boss Neil satisfied after win over Wigan

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA25 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil thought his side were good value for the 2-1 victory at struggling Wigan that took them back into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.The visitors were in front inside seven minutes at the DW Stadium through Tom Barkhuizen, after a good cross from Daniel Johnson.And Johnson himself doubled the lead four minutes after the restart with a low shot from 12 yards.Wiga...Full Story »

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