Tag: midfielder

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

16 April 2024 0

Cole Palmer: Can Chelsea midfielder win the Premier League Golden Boot?

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Cole Palmer celebrates his goal
Cole Palmer is the fourth player to score four goals for Chelsea in a Premier League match, after Frank Lampard (twice), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Gianluca Vialli

“You’d have got good odds on him winning the golden boot.”

Palmer was simply sensational, netting a hat-trick inside 29 minutes and adding his 20th Premier League goal of the season in the second half to move him level with Erling Haaland in

15 April 2024 0

Dele Alli: Everton midfielder sees ‘light at end of the tunnel’

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Dele Alli
Dele’s last appearance was on 26 February 2023

Dele Alli says he “can see the light at the end of the tunnel” after more than a year on the sidelines.

The Everton midfielder, 28, last played in February 2023 during a loan spell at Besiktas and has since been out with hip and groin injuries.

“I have had to learn what patience is, but it has made me even hungrier

12 April 2024 0

Manchester City: Pep Guardiola says he is willing to rest midfielder Rodri

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If Rodri needs a rest, he will get it – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is willing to rest Rodri after the midfielder said he needed a break.

Rodri, 27, has played 41 games this season and indicated after Tuesday’s Champions League draw at Real Madrid that City were planning on resting him.

Guardiola’s side play third-bottom Luton in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

11 April 2024 0

Aaron Ramsey: Cardiff City hopeful on latest injury to Wales midfielder

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Cardiff and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has missed most of the season with a string of injuries

Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has not ruled out midfielder Aaron Ramsey returning before the end of the season.

The Wales international made his first start for the Bluebirds since 16 September in their 1-0 win away at Birmingham on Wednesday, but suffered a hamstring injury just before half-time.

Ramsey scored three goals in the opening six

6 April 2024 0

Flynn Downes: Southampton midfielder ‘wound up’ after being booed at Ipswich Town

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Southampton midfielder on loan from West Ham Flynn Downes
Southampton have eight league games left in the season before their play-off campaign will likely begin

Southampton’s Flynn Downes was left “wound up” after being booed by Ipswich Town supporters.

The midfielder made 99 appearances for the Tractor Boys and was booed upon his return to Portman Road in Southampton’s 3-2 defeat on Monday.

“The fans have absolutely no idea,” Downes told BBC Radio Solent.

“The manager didn’t want me

1 April 2024 0

Kalvin Phillips: West Ham boss David Moyes says midfielder needs ‘support’ after fan incident

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Kalvin Phillips looks on
Kalvin Phillips is yet to score or have an assist this season

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips needs “support and people to help him”, says West Ham manager David Moyes.

The 28-year-old was allegedly caught making an offensive gesture to fans while getting on the team bus after Saturday’s loss at Newcastle United.

“We need our fans to give all our players the support they require,” Moyes said.

Phillips is on

28 March 2024 0

Darko Gyabi: On-loan Plymouth Argyle midfielder likely to miss rest of season

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Darko Gyabi in action for Plymouth
Darko Gyabi started in nine of his 10 Championship appearances for Plymouth

On-loan Plymouth Argyle midfielder Darko Gyabi is set to miss the rest of the season with a groin injury and will return to parent club Leeds United.

The 20-year-old made 10 appearances for the Championship strugglers after joining on loan in January.

Gyabi will miss at least six weeks with the injury, suffered in training, and will receive

28 March 2024 0

Declan Rice: How England midfielder has improved title-chasing Arsenal

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Declan Rice
Declan Rice is having the best goalscoring and assisting season of his career in the Premier League

When Arsenal spent £100m to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice last summer there was a suggestion in some camps that the Gunners had overpaid.

But those voices have quietened as the England international, with some brilliant performances in a more attacking position, has helped fire Arsenal to the top of the table

11 March 2024 0

Jacob Sorensen: Norwich City midfielder eager for strong end to season

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Jacob Sorensen playing for Norwich
Jacob Sorensen has made 68 league appearances for Norwich since joining them in the summer of 2020

Jacob Sorensen is eyeing more starts for Norwich as the push for a play-off spot intensifies, after scoring his first goal for more than a year.

The 26-year-old Danish midfielder missed the first half of the season because of a pelvic injury.

But he scored a header in Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Rotherham