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Sammy clinging on to fitness for Coventry

10 Oct 2011

Coventry City could lose captain Sammy Clingan ahead of this weekend's round of Championship games. Clingan was taken off at half time with a back spasm while representing Northern Ireland against Estonia. He has since pulled out of the...
 

Wilson inks new deal at Ashton Gate

8 Oct 2011

James Wilson has penned a new contract at Bristol City that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2014. Wilson, who has represented Wales at Under-21 level, has played 10 matches for City this season - already double the amount...
 

Football League Round-Up - October 7

7 Oct 2011

After England's failure to qualify for the European Championships in 2008, Steve McClaren said he was willing to move abroad or to drop down to the Championship in an attempt to rebuild his reputation. He has since had a crack at both,...
 

Saunders swoops to bolster Doncaster defence

6 Oct 2011

New Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders has signed two new defenders to strengthen his squad for the hectic Christmas period. Rovers have this week signed defender Herita Ilunga on a three-month loan deal from West Ham. The 29-year-old...
 

The Bubble Blower - part 4

5 Oct 2011

West Ham are facing a scary challenge in October. This month the Hammers match up against arguably their four biggest title rivals in the Championship, in what could be a defining part of...
 

Hotshot Wood's Brum loan extended

5 Oct 2011

West Brom striker Chris Wood has had his loan at Birmingham City extended by a further three months until January 5. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a successful two months at St Andrews, smashing seven goals in eight Championship games,...
 

McClaren resigns and Doughty will step down as Forest chairman

2 Oct 2011

Steve McClaren has resigned as Nottingham Forest manager - after just 112 days in charge and less than two months since the start of the new season. McClaren handed in his resignation after Sunday's 3-1 home defeat...
 

Pugh on cue as Leeds pip Pompey

2 Oct 2011

Danny Pugh marked his second home debut for Leeds with a goal as Simon Grayson’s men finally put their defensive frailties to one side to beat Portsmouth 1-0. Greg Halford went close to scoring...
 

Championship round-up

1 Oct 2011

It was goals-a-plenty in the Championship on Saturday, with 31 scored in the 11 matches played. Biggest win came at Bloomfield Road, where last season's Premiership surprise package Blackpool hit five past Bristol City. The game was...
 

Royals new boy ready to cook up a treat for team-mates

1 Oct 2011

Reading new boy Joseph Mills hopes to cook up a treat for his team-mates after deciding to move into a house near the Royals training ground. Mills (21) joined Reading from Southampton in August but...
 

Nolan has questions to answer after a slow start

30 Sep 2011

When West Ham announced the signing of midfielder Kevin Nolan in the summer, many believed the former Newcastle and Bolton midfielder would be the Hammers' ticket back to the promised land of the...
 

West Ham sign Almunia

30 Sep 2011

West Ham have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on a one-month emergency loan. The Hammers have signed the Spanish shot stopper after learning that Robert Green will be out for six weeks with a knee cartilage injury. ...
 

Football League Round-Up

30 Sep 2011

Whisper it quietly but are we finally seeing unruly footballers behaviour brought to book by the people they really listen to – their managers. It’s only early days but in the last fortnight there have been three examples of...
 

Holloway given one match ban

29 Sep 2011

Ian Holloway has been handed a one game touchline ban and fined £2,000 for 'using insulting or abusive language and behaviour'. The Blackpool boss was charged with improper conduct for comments...
 

Royals academy player in England squad

29 Sep 2011

Reading Academy striker Dominic Samuel (17) is in the England under 19 squad for games against France, Poland and the Ukraine. Team-mate Jordan Obita has been forced to drop out of the squad because of injury. Winger Jimmy Kebe is the only...
 

Arrests made after Brighton and Palace fans clash

29 Sep 2011

More than 20 arrests were made as Brighton and Crystal Palace fans clashed during and after Palace's 3-1 win in Tuesday's Championship game. The arrests were mainly for public order offences or...
 

Chimbonda signs for Rovers

29 Sep 2011

Pascal Chimbonda has signed for Doncaster Rovers until January - and the Championship club have appointed Brian Carey as assistant to new manager Dean Saunders. But Rovers appear to have missed out on El-Hadji Diouf. The...
 

The bubble blower - part 3

28 Sep 2011

West Ham fans expect better Looking back at the disappointing defeat to Ipswich Town and taking into account our dithering early season form, I must be blunt and say we have failed to meet expectations thus far.
 

Royals pay the penalty

26 Sep 2011

Reading manager Brian McDermott has a problem. His side just can’t seem to score from the penalty spot. The Royals have failed with three of the four spot kicks they have been awarded this season. Irish international Noel Hunt has missed two,...
 

Posh striker ruled out with ankle injury

26 Sep 2011

Peterborough United striker Lee Tomlin is expected to be out of action for an extended period with an ankle injury. The 22-year-old came off approximately 30 minutes after he came on as a...