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23 February 2021 0

Ch’ship highlights, round-up: Bristol C win; Norwich 10 clear

By Total Football News

Nigel Pearson had an immediate impact as Bristol City boss as he saw his new side beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at the Riverside.

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​​​​​​The former Leicester and Southampton manager, who will officially take charge on Wednesday, watched from the stand as City ended a seven-game losing run with three goals in 16 first-half minutes.

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23 February 2021 0

How Dickie took the next step with QPR

By Total Football News

Rob Dickie has taken to the Championship like a duck to water.

The centre-back has swiftly become a fan favourite at QPR thanks to his impressive performances as part of a back three since joining from Oxford in the summer. Particularly during a run in 2021 that has seen them win six of their last seven games.

Their most recent clean sheet came against Blackburn at the start of February, …

22 February 2021 0

Pearson named Bristol City manager

By Total Football News

Nigel Pearson has been named the new manager of Bristol City until the end of the season.

The Robins have agreed a deal until the end of May with the 57-year-old, who will observe Tuesday evening's Sky Bet Championship match against Middlesbrough before officially taking charge on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's trip to Swansea City.

Pearson will work with the existing backroom staff of Keith Downing and Paul Simpson.

22 February 2021 0

Rooney bans players from talking to ex-teammates before game

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Derby boss Wayne Rooney has told his players not to speak to former team-mates Richard Keogh and Duane Holmes until after they play Huddersfield on Tuesday night.

The two sides meet at Pride Park, live on Sky Sports Football Red Button from 7pm, with the Terriers 18th in the Sky Bet Championship, just two points and one place above Derby as they look to pull away from the relegation zone.…

22 February 2021 0

EFL Podcast: Cherries pick Woodgate; Worrall’s Derby rivalry

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Jonathan Oakes is joined by presenter David Prutton and pundit Keith Andrews to discuss all the latest from the Championship, League One and League Two.

The race for the Premier League took another turn after defeats for Brentford and Swansea, allowing Watford back into the hunt, while Norwich moved seven points clear.

Ahead of the East Midlands derby on Friday night we also hear from Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall …

22 February 2021 0

Live EFL on Sky Sports: March schedule confirmed

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Sky Sports has announced more Sky Bet EFL matches to be televised in March, as the promotion races continue to take shape in the Championship and League One.

With the action coming thick and fast, Sky Sports has added 12 more live Championship games to the schedule, starting with Norwich vs Brentford (March 3), while there's a double header a few days later as Watford vs Nottingham Forest and Swansea …

21 February 2021 0

Bournemouth appoint Woodgate until end of season

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Bournemouth have appointed Jonathan Woodgate as their head coach until the end of the season.

The 41-year-old had been in temporary charge since the departure of Jason Tindall and, after an extensive search and lengthy review of the club's football operations, the board have decided he is the right man to try to guide the team back to the Premier League.

Since taking charge, Woodgate has taken Bournemouth into the …

20 February 2021 0

Gallagher in hospital with possible punctured lung

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Sam Gallagher is in hospital undergoing treatment on a possible punctured lung following Blackburn Rovers' defeat to Nottingham Forest, head coach Tony Mowbray has said.

Gallagher started the game at the City Ground but was substituted at half time, with Bradley Dack coming on to replace him in an attacking midfield role, as Forest earned a narrow 1-0 home win.

After the game, Mowbray said: "I'm concerned about Sam Gallagher …

20 February 2021 0

Champ highlights, round-up: Norwich seven clear; Bees, Swans lose

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Norwich took advantage of defeats for Brentford and Swansea to move seven points clear at the top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Rotherham at Carrow Road.

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Teemu Pukki's 15th goal of the season secured the Canaries a third consecutive win, leaving Rotherham two points from safety.

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20 February 2021 0

EFL ‘disappointed’ after Government halts Championship loan

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The English Football League (EFL) has expressed disappointment at the temporary halting of a loan payment to Championship clubs by HM Treasury, but is hopeful a solution will be reached.

Teams in the second tier expected a £100m loan through the Bank of England to be paid on Friday to help finish the current season, which continues to be badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, earlier this week already-agreed …