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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:05 am

Premier League

ALEX McLEISH is weighing up a move for Slovakia keeper Marian Kello.

Aston Villa’s boss wants a replacement for Brad Guzan if the American opts to leave this summer.

Kello, 29, has finalised an early release from his contract with Hearts.


Championship

SWINDON boss Paolo Di Canio has paved the way for a fairytale return to West Ham after revealing he is yet to sign a new Robins deal.

Hammers fans want Di Canio to replace Sam Allardyce at Upton Park and the Italian said: “I don’t know if Swindon still want me.”


League One

STEVE SIMONSEN wants a new Sheffield United deal.

The former Stoke keeper, 33, is out of contract this summer but is keen to stay Bramall Lane.

He said: “I’ve been enjoying it here, the manager and staff are excellent and I’d like it to continue.”







Andy Carroll, 23, is set to leave Liverpool this summer amid concerns that he has not adapted to 'the Liverpool way'.

Sunday Mirror

Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid even though the 27-year-old is reportedly high on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's wish-list.

Sunday Express

Liverpool are in talks to sign Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas, 28, from Fiorentina.

The Sun on Sunday

Tottenham face competition from several of Europe's top clubs in the race to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on a permanent deal.

The Sun on Sunday

Neil Warnock wants to begin his own regime at Leeds by signing old favourite Paddy Kenny, the 33-year-old QPR goalkeeper.

Sunday Mirror

Fulham manager Martin Jol is desperate to keep Clint Dempsey, 29, at the club with Arsenal lining up a £10m offer.

talkSPORT

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson

Any new contract for West Brom manager Roy Hodgson could contain an England release clause

Mario Balotelli only survives at Manchester City because the manager is Italian, according to City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Sunday Mirror

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he must splash the cash again this summer despite having already spent £210m in two years.

The Sun on Sunday

Roy Hodgson says that any new contract at West Bromwich Albion could contain a special release clause that would allow him to take the England manager's job.

Sunday Telegraph

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Rio Ferdinand, 33, should be in England's Euro 2012 finals squad this summer.
Mail on Sunday

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 28, is set to take an extended break from international football.
Goal.com

Wolves manager Terry Connor is confident he will remain in charge at Molineux until the end of the season.

: Mail on Sunday

Lee Clark will be targeted by Wolves in the summer because the club has decided that Terry Connor should not stay as manager beyond the summer.
Sunday Express

Queens Park Rangers will appoint Mike Rigg to a new position of technical director next month, underlining the club's support for manager Mark Hughes.

Sunday Times (subscription required)


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, could have been a rugby union star or a cricketer if he had not made it as a footballer. The Arsenal midfielder had trials for Hampshire as a wicketkeeper batsman, while a London Irish scout tried to persuade him to opt for a career in rugby.

Sunday Telegraph

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand did ballet lessons three times a week as a child, and only gave it up when his classes clashed with football trials.

The Observer







THE SUN

Roberto Mancini insists he must splash the cash again this summer - despite spending £210million in two years.

Roy Hodgson is ready to sign a new West Brom contract - but with a get-out clause if England want him.

Tottenham have been told they face competition to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal.

Alex McLeish is weighing up a move for Slovakia keeper Marian Kello.

Steve Simonsen wants a new Sheffield United deal.

Liverpool are in talks with Fiorentina to try and sign Peruvian midfelder Juan Manuel Vargas.


Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has yet to sign a new deal paving the way for a potential return to West Ham.


THE PEOPLE

Fabrice Muamba will be given the all-clear to start training in the next month.

Kolo Toure's Manchester City future has been plunged into doubt after he was axed for today's trip to Arsenal.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is almost certain to have played his last game for the club with Arsene Wenger set to swoop for Ajax skipper Jan Vertonghen.

Roy Hodgson last night signalled he is ready to sign a new deal at West Brom - but a special release clause will allow him to take the England job.

Djibril Cisse insists he won't leave QPR if they are relegated.

Juventus are planning an £11million swoop for Manchester City's Nigel de Jong.

Titus Bramble is on his way out of Sunderland as Martin O'Neill plans an end-of-season clear-out.

QPR will move for Danny Murphy if he can't agree a new deal at Fulham.

Ipswich are planning a triple raid on Peterborough for Joe Lewis, George Boyd and Paul Taylor.

Newcastle are set to sign another Frenchman - Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano.

Everton boss David Moyes is eyeing Wigan star Momo Diame and Zurich youngster Adrian Nikci.

Seb Hines is close to signing a new deal at Middlesbrough despite interest from Bolton.

Leeds are ready to raid Portsmouth for Jason Pearce and Hermann Hreidarsson.

Roma have joined the list of clubs eyeing up a summer move for Luis Suarez.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Barcelona want to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal this summer and will use his old team-mate Cesc Fabregas to convince him to switch to the Nou Camp.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Sir Alex Ferguson has turned up the heat on rivals Manchester City by insisting that only a unified team can win the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid and says he is not thinking of a shock exit from the club despite being linked with Chelsea.

Wolves will make a move for former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark in the summer after deciding Terry Connor is not the long-term answer

SUNDAY TIMES

Roberto Mancini has deepened the sense of political unease at Manchester City by reprimanding the club's hierarchy for failing to solve issues that have led to a series of bust-ups between his players going public.

SUNDAY MAIL

Ally McCoist last night gave his seal of approval to US tycoon Bill Miller after an hour-long chat with the American businessman over his plans if he wins control of Rangers.










HODGSON EXPECTS CONTRACT TALKS
West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson expects to start talks over a new contract.

NO GUARANTEES FOR MANCINI
Man City boss Roberto Mancini accepts his job may not be guaranteed long-term.

MILLER: McCOIST IS IN MY PLANS
Bill Miller claims Ally McCoist would be central to his plans if his bid to save Rangers happens.

FOREST FUTURE FOR GUEDIOURA
Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura has signalled his intent to stay at Nottingham Forest.

INCE KEEN TO MAKE WOLVES RETURN
Paul Ince has declared that he is ready to return to Wolves as manager right now.

NO ADEBAYOR NEWS FROM REDKNAPP
Harry Redknapp does not know if Emmanuel Adebayor will stay at Tottenham.

DIRK KUYT WANTS LIVERPOOL STAY
Dirk Kuyt's agent has moved to play down reports linking the Liverpool striker with Roma.

PULIS IMPRESSED BY WOODGATE
Stoke boss Tony Pulis appears poised to offer Jonathan Woodgate a new deal.

FA STICKING TO PLAN
The FA will not approach candidates for the vacant England job before they are ready.

WENGER UNSURE IF CHAMAKH WILL STAY
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is unsure if Marouane Chamakh will stay at the club.

KEAN WARNS FERGIE OFF HANLEY
Blackburn boss Steve Kean has warned Man United off making a move for Grant Hanley.

CABAYE HAPPY AT NEWCASTLE
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye plans to stay at the club for a long time.

FRIEDEL WANTS TO KEEP PLAYING
Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel wants to continue to play for as long as possible.

QPR CONTINUE TO LOOK AT MELLIS
QPR intend to extend former Chelsea midfielder Jacob Mellis' trial at the club.

RAUL STILL TO DECIDE FUTURE
Raul has still to make a decision on his future at Schalke despite receiving a "good" contract offer.

OLIC COULD JOIN WOLFSBURG
Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic will decide at the end of April whether he will join Wolfsburg.

MICHAEL OWEN WON'T DROP DOWN
Michael Owen would look to stay in the Premier League if he left Man United.

HODGSON: CONTRACT TALKS 'HOT' TOPIC
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson expects talks to "hot up" over a new contract.

ALUKO HINTS AT RANGERS TALKS
Rangers forward Sone Aluko has hinted he would be willing to sit down and discuss a new deal.

TIM WIESE TO LEAVE BREMEN
Goalkeeper Tim Wiese will leave Werder Bremen when his contract expires this summer.

KENNY DALGLISH - IT'S NEW TO ME
Kenny Dalglish admits Liverpool's current run of bad results places him in unfamiliar territory.

DIRK KUYT CONSIDERING LIVERPOOL FUTURE
Dirk Kuyt's agent has admitted the striker is considering his future at Liverpool.

RODGERS KEEN TO EXTEND CAULKER DEAL
Brendan Rodgers wants to have on-loan Steven Caulker at Swansea next season.

KELLO QUITS HEARTS
Slovakia goalkeeper Marian Kello has parted company with Hearts.

NICKLAS BENDTNER COY ON FUTURE
Sunderland loanee Nicklas Bendtner will delay a decision on his future until the summer.

MARADONA WANTS AGUERO AT REAL
Diego Maradona has backed the idea of Man City's Sergio Aguero joining Real Madrid.

SALIF DIAO SET FOR STOKE EXIT
Salif Diao is preparing to leave Stoke as he has only been offered a coaching contract.

JOL KEEN TO SORT OUT NEW MURPHY DEAL
Fulham manager Martin Jol hopes captain Danny Murphy will remain at the club.

EVANS WANTS FANS TO BACK DALGLISH
Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans has urged Reds fans to get behind Kenny Dalglish.

MAN CITY DEAL FOR ANDERLECHT STARLET
Anderlecht starlet Mathias Bossaerts says he has agreed a move to Manchester City.

QPR TRIAL FOR JACOB MELLIS
QPR have handed a trial to Jacob Mellis, who recently parted company with Chelsea.

UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR WHITTAKER
Steven Whittaker would love to finish his career at Rangers but doesn't know if he'll be able to.

MARIO GOMEZ COMMITS TO BAYERN
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has extended his contract with the club until 2016.

WARNOCK LINES UP LEEDS SIGNING
Leeds manager Neil Warnock is hoping to announce a new signing at the start of May.

BARCELONA WANT GIOVINCO - AGENT
Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco is a target of Barcelona, according to the player's agent.

HOWE HOPES TO KEEP RODRIGUEZ
Eddie Howe hopes to keep Jay Rodriguez at Burnley next season, but expects interest.

MAGUIRE STAYS AT PORTSMOUTH
Portsmouth have extended Derby striker Chris Maguire's loan until the end of the season.

SOUTHAMPTON SIGN ROOKIE GALLAGHER
Southampton have signed rookie striker Sam Gallagher from Plymouth

POSH ANNOUNCEMENT IRKS WREXHAM
Wrexham have criticised Peterborough for announcing the signing of Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

MANCINI WILL STAND BY BALOTELLI
Man City boss Roberto Mancini will not give up on maverick striker Mario Balotelli.

MOURINHO PLAYS DOWN TRANSFER TALK
Jose Mourinho blasted the Spanish press after Real Madrid were linked with Sergio Aguero.

WOODGATE SEEKS STOKE STAY
Stoke's Jonathan Woodgate hopes to win a new deal but knows it "depends on the club".

TAARABT: MY HEAD WAS IN PARIS
Adel Taarabt struggled at QPR early in the season as he thought he was on his way to PSG.

AGENT BLOCKS RASMUSSEN EXIT
Aalesund have expressed their disappointment at missing out on Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen.

SCOTLAND WAIVES CONTRACT CLAUSE
Jason Scotland is looking to secure a new deal at Ipswich having rejected his right to higher wages.

POSH AGREE DEFENDER DEAL
Peterborough have agreed a deal to sign Wrexham's Nathaniel Knight-Percival in the summer.

WILBRAHAM HAPPY TO FIGHT FOR CHANCE
Aaron Wilbraham has turned down several loan offers to stay and fight for his place at Norwich.

TOM HITCHCOCK AGREES QPR DEAL
Teenager Tom Hitchcock has spoken of his delight after signing a deal at QPR until 2013.

FIFE HYLAND TO LEAVE HIBS
Hibernian have confirmed managing director Fife Hyland will leave the club at the end of the season.

BARNES BACKS DALGLISH TO RIDE STORM
John Barnes says Kenny Dalglish isn't immune from criticism - but expects him to ride through it.

VDV WANTS ADEBAYOR TO STAY
Rafael van der Vaart has urged Tottenham to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis.

MOXEY STANDS BY CONNOR APPOINTMENT
Jez Moxey has defiantly stood by Wolves' decision to appoint Terry Connor as boss.

SAM ALLARDYCE WILL STAY - BRADY
Karren Brady insists Sam Allardyce will stay in charge of West Ham even if they don't go up.

M'VILA DROPS ARSENAL MOVE HINT
Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila would be interested in a move to Arsenal or Real Madrid.

HEYNCKES HOPEFUL OVER ROBBEN DEAL
Jupp Heynckes expects Arjen Robben to sign a new deal at Bayern Munich before the season ends.

BOYD REJECTS NEW POSH DEAL
George Boyd has rejected a new contract with Peterborough and will be transfer listed.

PAUL MURRAY: I CAN SAVE RANGERS
'Blue Knight' Paul Murray insists he remains the man to save Rangers from liquidation.

FALCAO COOLS PREMIER LINKS
Radamel Falcao has played down talk linking him with moves to Man City and Chelsea.

O'NEILL YET TO THINK ABOUT BENDTNER
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is yet to think about signing Nicklas Bendtner permanently.

LAWRENSON BACKS UNDER-FIRE DALGLISH
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson doesn't think Kenny Dalglish is facing the sack.




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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby Claretdave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:10 am

Great stuff CH - but check your PMs fella! :wink:
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:13 am

Claretdave wrote:Great stuff CH - but check your PMs fella! :



as you can see **** all going on today! i have mate nothing there :think:
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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby Galwayman on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:24 am

Thanks CH... :thup:
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Postby Charle Hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:27 am

Cheers CH :thup:
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Postby Jedi Al Khalaas on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:35 am

great stuff CH.....not sure i would want PDC at West Ham until he actually achieves something in management
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Postby Hammer Smith on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:47 am

Thanks CH
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Postby RyanWHUFC on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:48 am

Cheers CH :thup:
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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:59 am

club call




Bouba Diop may figure for Hammers


Papa Bouba Diop could return to the West Ham starting line-up for the visit of Birmingham.

The Senegalese midfielder has been out for three months with a thigh tear, but returned as a late substitute in Friday's 4-0 win at Barnsley.
Right-back Joey O'Brien remains an injury doubt after missing out at Oakwell so fit-again Guy Demel should keep his place.
The Hammers suffered no new injuries so the bulk of the team should be unchanged, although Carlton Cole could be recalled to the starting line-up after he was rested against the Tykes.
Sam Allardyce's side have not won at home in six attempts and are now four points behind both leaders Southampton and second-placed Reading.
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Postby vietnammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:01 am

A relaxing Easter Sunday to you CH.

The PDC a story is a classic slow-day 'Phil Space' peice.
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Postby Kitt the car on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:31 am

Cheers, as always.
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:32 am

vietnammer wrote:A relaxing Easter Sunday to you CH.

The PDC a story is a classic slow-day 'Phil Space' peice.




what i thought as well mate
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:35 am

Carroll set for cut-price summer departure from Liverpool

Spurs' Gomes issues 'Come and get me' plea to former club

Bacary Sagna rules out joining Arsenal old boys at Man City

City's Mancini tells Spurs to join the queue to buy Adebayor

EXCLUSIVE: Warnock wants QPR trio to follow him to Leeds


Cristiano Ronaldo is set to snub Man City and Chelsea and commit his future to Real Madrid (Sunday Express)

Liverpool are making a move on Fiorentina midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas (The Sun)

Real Madrid are the favourites to land unwanted Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa (The Sun)

Liverpool flop Milan Jovanovic has warned new Anderlecht team mate Matias Suarez to snub a move to Anfield (The Sun)

Manchester City are preparing a £7 million summer move for teenage Lille left-back Lucas Digne (Goal.com)

Fulham are preparing to fight off Arsenal to keep old of Clint Dempsey (talkSPORT)

Wolves will make a move for former Huddersfield manager Lee Clark in the summer (Sunday Express)
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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:19 pm

West Ham
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17:20


Papa Bouba Diop could return to West Ham's starting line-up after his first appearance in three months, following a thigh tear, off the bench at Barnsley.

Right-back Joey O'Brien remains an injury doubt (thigh) so fit-again Guy Demel should stay in the side.

Birmingham midfielder Keith Fahey (groin) returned against Crystal Palace and will be keen to keep his place.

Jonathan Spector (thigh) and Pablo Ibanez (hamstring) are unfit. Stephen Carr (knee) is a long-term absentee.
MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• Birmingham have won 40, West Ham 32 and 21 of 93 competitive meetings over 93 years have been drawn.

• West Ham have won one of the last six league games against Birmingham, who are chasing their third win from those six.

• The first goal in this game will also be the 250th generated in league matches between these sides.

West Ham United

• West Ham returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 away win over Barnsley on Friday. They have been beaten in only one of their last 13 Championship games, and remain four points below the top two.

• Sam Allardyce's side have drawn five of a winless last six at Upton Park, and are chasing their first home league victory since the 2-1 triumph over Millwall on 4 February.

• Their 67 goals have been shared between 21 different scorers (excluding own goals).

Birmingham City

• Birmingham have registered 3-1 wins in their last three outings, and go into their 56th match of the season hoping to complete four successive league wins for the third time this season.

• They are six points inferior to the third placed Hammers immediately above them, and are the third highest scorers in the division with 69 goals, two fewer than Blackpool, and five fewer than Southampton.

• The Blues have picked up only one point in away matches against the top 10 clubs.
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Postby Hammer Matty on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks CH, have a good day mate :thup:
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Postby hxamma on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:34 pm

The Red Tops naturally picked up on the clever little grenade lobbed by Di Canio by saying:
"Hammers fans want Di Canio to replace Sam Allardyce at Upton Park and the Italian said: “I don’t know if Swindon still want me.”

Here we go then: the first direct barbs from the mercurial Italian to whip up a terrace reaction to engineer a return to West Ham. And there will be a small, loud element crying out for it to happen, no doubt paired with Julian Dicks on the “dream ticket”.

If ever West Ham needed stability it is now as we approach the run-in with automatic promotion still, albeit tenuously within our grasp. For all you Di Canioistas out there. How many ex-favourite players have returned to be successful managers at their former clubs? Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool? Kevin Keegan at Newcastle? Bryan Robson anywhere?

IF we do get there, who would you rather see in charge: a rookie manager once capable of truly fabulous displays as a player, yet with the finger permanently poised on the self-destruct button? Or a football hard nut who has overseen West Ham to just two league defeats this year, an unbeaten run which went 10 or 11 games and a club record 12 away wins this season, still rising?

In-form Birmingham won’t lay down like Barnsley on Friday. It will be our toughest call of the season and The Boleyn must rock with support for 90 minutes to help get us over the line. For the rest of the season, starting tomorrow, leave PDC up there in dreamland and get behind the manager and team that’s playing in the real world! :raver:
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Postby kayahammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:05 pm

Paulo at Upton Park? not yet, but someday...

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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:23 pm

bryan robson i would sooner pop robson
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Postby dapablo on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Mother used to say "I wants don't gets", I sincerely hope she was right.
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Re: sunday's news 8th april includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:59 pm

east anglian times

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Spot on Freddie Sears is so quick off the mark



FREDDIE Sears was quick off the mark to take Colchester United’s 81st-minute penalty, to secure a 1-1 home draw against Hartlepool United on Good Friday.



Sears would normally have been well down the pecking order of spot-kick contenders, but he took full advantage of the absence of normal pretenders Steven Gillespie, Anthony Wordsworth and Ian Henderson.

All three had been substituted, so Sears didn’t need a second invitation.

“In a way I was lucky that all those lads were off the pitch,” admitted Sears.

“There were doubts about who was going to take the penalty, but I just wanted to take it. As a striker you want to score goals and be responsible for it.

“I had a chat with Rosy (Michael Rose and he said – ‘do you want it?’ – and I said ‘yes,’ especially as no one else went for the ball.

“Everyone was looking around, so I grabbed the ball and thankfully stuck it in.

“I’ve not taken many penalties. I’ve missed one (for Crystal Palace, against Scunthorpe), and scored one today, but I used to take them all the time for the Reserves and youth team at West Ham.

“I’m confident to step up and hit the target, and it felt good to score again,” added Sears.

It was only the fourth goal of Sears’ professional career, following three strikes (two in the league) for his parent club West Ham.

And his opportunities have been limited, since his loan switch to the U’s in mid-February. Good Friday was only his fourth start.

“I’ve been biding my time a bit, trying to break into the team, and I think I’ve done a good job today,” explained Sears.

“I’ve come in, looked lively, and played off Steven (Gillespie) in the first half and then Kayode (Odejayi) in the second half. I thought it went well.

“But we are disappointed with the result, because towards the end I thought we edged it,” added Sears.

The U’s travel to Bury for a 3pm kick-off tomorrow. The Shakers have only won one of their last 15 games and are in danger of dropping into the relegation zone during the closing weeks of the season.
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