Category: Championship

19 April 2024 0

Luke Williams: Swansea City face ‘huge task’ in summer rebuild

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Luke Williams celebrates Swansea's win over Cardiff last month
Luke Williams left Notts County to take charge at Swansea in early January

Luke Williams says there is a “huge task” ahead as Swansea City prepare for another close-season rebuild.

Swansea overhauled their playing squad and staff last summer, thanks in part to Russell Martin’s move to Southampton.

But after a difficult season, Williams is expecting another raft of changes.

“We have all but ticked off the first big hurdle,

19 April 2024 0

Russell Martin: Southampton boss congratulates John Mousinho on Portsmouth success

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Southampton manager Russell Martin holds his thumb up
Southampton are fourth in the Championship with four games left

Southampton manager Russell Martin has described Portsmouth’s promotion to the Championship as a “great achievement” for boss John Mousinho.

Martin said that the pair know each other well and played together at under-18s level.

“I’m pleased a young British manager is getting an opportunity and I’m pleased for him personally,” Martin said.

“For our fans though, it doesn’t mean I’m

19 April 2024 0

Steve Evans: Rotherham United manager targets promotion after ‘amazing’ return

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Rotherham football manager Steve Evans
Steve Evans first won promotion with Rotherham in 2013

New Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has called his return to the relegated Championship club “amazing”.

Evans and assistant Paul Raynor, who has also been restored, left for Leeds United with Rotherham 20th in the Championship in September 2015.

“This club means the world to me,” said Evans. “It’s amazing to be back.”

The 61-year-old has remained friends with Rotherham chairman

19 April 2024 0

Daniel Farke: Leeds United boss tells fans to be ‘believers’ in Championship promotion push

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Leeds United football manager Daniel Farke
Leeds have not been outside of the top four in the Championship since 21 October

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke has likened his desire to create belief in his side to Jurgen Klopp’s challenge before reviving Liverpool.

After a slow start to his first season in charge, Farke has guided Leeds to third in the Championship, two points behind leaders Ipswich Town.

Klopp’s fellow German has fielded some of

19 April 2024 0

Jason Wilcox: Manchester United pay ‘acceptable’ fee to recruit Southampton director of football

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Jason Wilcox Southampton Director of Football
Wilcox joined the Saints last summer after spending 11 years at Manchester City

Southampton say they have “reluctantly agreed” to let director of football Jason Wilcox join Manchester United.

The two clubs came to an agreement on an “acceptable compensation fee” to allow him to complete the move.

The former Blackburn Rovers and England winger, 53, joined the Championship club last summer.

Wilcox joins United as technical director, where the

19 April 2024 0

Will Smallbone: Southampton midfielder credits boss Russell Martin for best-ever goals return

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Southampton midfielder Will Smallbone celebrates scoring against Watford
Will Smallbone has scored the most goals this season than ever before in his senior career

Southampton’s Will Smallbone says the best goal-scoring return of his career this season is down to the work he has done with boss Russell Martin.

The midfielder has netted five times in the Championship this term, a feat he puts down to Martin’s encouragement.

“Scoring goals is something I’ve wanted to add to my

19 April 2024 0

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall & Ricardo Pereira could miss West Brom game

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Split image of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira
Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira stayed with Leicester this season after the club’s relegation from the Premier League

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira are all doubts for Saturday’s crucial Championship match against West Brom.

Foxes leading scorer Vardy took a knock during the week and all three players will be assessed before kick-off.

Defender Pereira is also injured, while midfielder Dewsbury-Hall has struggled with

19 April 2024 0

Isaiah Jones: Middlesbrough full-back signs new three-year deal

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Isaiah Jones in action for Middlesbrough
Isaiah Jones has scored seven goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Middlesbrough this season

Middlesbrough full-back Isaiah Jones has signed a new three-year contract.

The 24-year-old joined Boro from non-league side Tooting & Mitcham in 2019.

He made his league debut for the Teessiders in August 2021 after loan spells with St Johnstone and Queen of the South and has made 108 Championship appearances, scoring 10 goals.


19 April 2024 0

Gavin Bazunu: Southampton goalkeeper out until 2025 with Achilles tendon injury

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Gavin Bazunu limps off during the warm-up ahead of the game with Preston
Gavin Bazunu limped off during the warm-up ahead of the game with Preston on Tuesday

Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu will be out until 2025 after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

The 22-year-old was injured during the warm-up ahead of Saints’ 3-0 win over Preston on Tuesday night.

The Republic of Ireland international has been first choice at St Mary’s since joining from Manchester City for a reported £12m fee in June