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Coventry youngster Cian Harries impresses during trial match for Liverpool’s U23s

Coventry City youngster Cian Harries played the full 90 minutes in a 6-0 win for Liverpool U23s against Bangor City on Wednesday. The teenager has a reputation for being a left-footed ball-playing centre-back and joined Liverpool on trial on Tuesday. Coventry academy graduate Harries, 19, is a Wales youth international, who penned his first professional contract with the Sky Blues ... Read More »

Bristol City v Fleetwood preview

Bristol City are waiting on international clearance to hand debuts to Jens Hegeler and Milan Djuric against Fleetwood in the FA Cup. German midfielder Hegeler and Bosnian striker Djuric signed two-and-a-half-year deals on Wednesday and could see immediate action at Ashton Gate. City are seeking a lift after losing eight of their last nine games, and Robins boss Lee Johnson ... Read More »

Swindon v Shrewsbury preview

Swindon’s Jordan Stewart is pushing for a start as they welcome Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday. The striker has been out of the side since September due to a serious knee injury but was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw with Southend on Monday. Nathan Thompson is expected to be available, but will face a late ... Read More »

Koeman to stick with experience until youngsters step up

Everton manager Ronald Koeman will continue to stick with his veteran first-team players because the club’s academy graduates are not ready to make the step up into the Premier League. For last weekend’s loss at Southampton, Koeman selected five players over 30 and only striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley were under 27. “We have young players but when ... Read More »

Hamilton not surprised by Rosberg retirement

Lewis Hamilton will miss Nico Rosberg next season but he was also one of the few people unsurprised on Friday by his Mercedes team mate’s decision to retire only days after winning the Formula One championship. “This is the first time he’s won (a title) in 18 years, hence why it was not a surprise that he decided to stop,” ... Read More »

Rosberg stuns F1 with retirement bombshell

Nico Rosberg stunned Formula One on Friday with the shock announcement that he was retiring only days after achieving a lifetime ambition by winning his first world championship with Mercedes. “From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I ... Read More »

England and Scotland XIs rated by Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas

Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas provide their ratings of what they perceive to be England and Scotland’s best XIs ahead of Friday’s showdown. The great rivals will meet at Wembley in the fourth round of World Cup European qualifying fixtures, with Gareth Southgate’s men red-hot favourites to secure victory. Unsurprisingly, former England midfielder Le Tiss gives England’s players predominantly higher ratings ... Read More »

Joe Ledley: Wales have adapted from double loss to Serbia in 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

Joe Ledley has been part of a Wales squad which is yet to lose in the current World Cup qualifying campaign Joe Ledley is confident Wales have “adapted” from the side beaten twice by Serbia in their previous World Cup qualifying campaign. Serbia thrashed Wales 6-1 in September 2012 and completed the double over them a year later with a 3-0 ... Read More »

Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard banned until 2019 for betting against own team

The Football Association has suspended Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard from all football until 2019 for betting against teams he managed. An FA commission has found that from September 2014 to April 2016 Bunyard placed 45 bets against Frome and his former club Paulton Rovers. FA rules prohibit anyone involved in the game from betting on any football match that ... Read More »

Lee Westwood matches Bernhard Langer’s Ryder Cup pairings record

Lee Westwood equalled the European Ryder Cup record for different playing partners during the Saturday fourballs at Hazeltine National. Westwood, making his 10th consecutive appearance this week, tied Bernhard Langer’s record of 12 different Ryder Cup partners when Darren Clarke paired him with Danny Willett in Minnesota. Which European has the veteran had the most success with? We look back ... Read More »