English Championship News

Keane's Keen On A Return To Wolves

Wolves want to bring Robbie Keane back to Molineux to help them secure promotion to the Premier League. The 37-year-old is keen on a surprise and emotional return to the club this month, Press Association Sport understands. He made his professional debut for Wolves in 1997 before moving to Coventry for £6million two years later. Keane has been playing for ...

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Steven Caulker Leaves Qpr By Mutual Consent

Defender Steven Caulker has left QPR by mutual consent. The 25-year-old arrived at Loftus Road in 2014 but spent time on loan at Southampton and Liverpool in recent seasons. The one-time England cap has not featured in QPR’s first team since September. A statement on QPR’s official Twitter account said: “Steven Caulker has left #QPR by mutual consent with immediate ...

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Barnsley taken over by consortium led by Chinese investor

Barnsley have been taken over by a consortium led by Chinese investor Chien Lee and American businesspeople Paul Conway and Grace Hung, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. The takeover has been ratified by the English Football League and the consortium have assumed control from long-time owner Patrick Cryne, who in September revealed he is suffering from terminal cancer. ...

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Carvalhal determined to get to root of Wednesday's woes

Carlos Carvalhal intends to look “very deeply” into Sheffield Wednesday’s current plight as they prepare to host Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves. The Owls have so far not been able to replicate last season’s efforts, when they finished fourth before losing to Hudderfield in the play-offs. Defeat at Norwich last weekend extended their winless run to five matches, leaving them ...

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Lee Tomlin completes Cardiff comeback at Reading

Lee Tomlin scored in stoppage time as Cardiff came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Reading. A Callum Paterson own goal and a Mo Barrow effort gave the hosts a 2-0 lead but, after manager Neil Warnock was sent to the stands, the Bluebirds scored twice in the last seven minutes to earn a point. Joe ...

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Nigel Adkins appointed Hull head coach

Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their permanent new head coach on an 18-month deal, the club have confirmed. Former Scunthorpe, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United boss Adkins, 52, becomes the Tigers’ fifth manager in less than 17 months and replaces Leonid Slutsky, who departed by mutual consent on Sunday. A statement on the club’s official website said: “The Tigers ...

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Leonid Slutsky leaves Hull after six months as head coach

Hull have parted company with head coach Leonid Slutsky six months after appointing him as the English Football League’s first Russian boss. Slutsky, 46, who replaced Marco Silva at the KCOM Stadium in June, has won only four of his 19 Sky Bet Championship games in charge. Saturday’s draw at Sheffield Wednesday left the Tigers, relegated from the Premier League ...

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Wolves extend lead atop Championship after thrashing Leeds

Wolves moved four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after a 4-1 drubbing of 10-man Leeds. Barry Douglas put Wolves on course for their seventh win in their last eight games in the 15th minute before Ivan Cavaleiro doubled the advantage after 26 minutes. Ezgjan Alioski gave Leeds a lifeline three minutes after half-time but their ...

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I don't like seeing other managers struggle, says Coleman

Chris Coleman has insisted he was never going to hover like a vulture in the hope of landing a Premier League job. The 47-year-old former Wales boss accepted the task of restoring Sky Bet Championship Sunderland’s fortunes at the weekend after failing to agree a contract extension with the Football Association of Wales. Having enhanced his reputation by guiding Wales ...

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