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Football News Roundup – April 23, 2014

  • Pearson surprised by campaign
    Nigel Pearson watched Leicester wrap up the Sky Bet Championship title with two games to spare and admitted he did not foresee such a dominant campaign materialising back in August.
  • Leicester crowned champions
    Leicester clinched the Sky Bet Championship title at the Reebok Stadium with Lloyd Dyer coming off the bench to net a fabulous winner in a 1-0 victory over Bolton.
  • Dyche: Continuity rewarded
    Burnley and Leicester will both be playing in the Barclays Premier League next year and Clarets manager Sean Dyche insists the promoted duo have been rewarded for their faith in continuity.
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Football News Roundup – April 22, 2014

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Football News Roundup – April 21, 2014

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Football News Roundup – April 20, 2014

  • Brazil hopeful over play-offs
    Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil has told his players to go to Leeds on Monday and prove they can still barge their way back into the Sky Bet Championship play-off reckoning after Saturday's 1-0 victory over Birmingham.
  • Rowett: We can relax a bit
    Gary Rowett was delighted with Burton's 3-0 thumping of Hartlepool that kept them in the hunt for automatic promotion.
  • Brewers put three past Pools
    Hartlepool sank deeper into relegation trouble after going down 3-0 at Burton, their sixth successive defeat.
  • Birmingham hold Tyreso
    Birmingham City Ladies held Tyreso FF to a goalless draw in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg match.
  • Forest creep past Birmingham
    Nottingham Forest avoided notching up a 13th Sky Bet Championship game without a win - and kept their faint hopes of making the play-offs alive with a 1-0 win over Birmingham.
  • Pearson eyeing perfect finish
    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has challenged his players to win the last three games of the season after a 1-0 victory over QPR at the King Power Stadium put them on the brink of clinching the Sky Bet Championship title.
  • Leicester close in on title
    Leicester edged closer to the Sky Bet Championship title with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over QPR at the King Power Stadium.
  • Learning curve for Lascelles
    Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles says he is learning how to handle the expectation of being a £5million-rated defender.
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Football News Roundup – April 19, 2014

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Football News Roundup – April 18, 2014

  • Villa v Southampton preview
    Aston Villa will aim to buck a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats when they host Southampton at Villa Park.
  • Russell: We can get promotion
    Johnny Russell feels Derby County have what it takes to catch Burnley, starting with their next game against Doncaster.
  • Parker says Birmingham ready
    Birmingham City Ladies manager David Parker admits his side have a "mountain to climb" if they are to overcome Tyreso FF when the sides meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final this weekend.
  • Up for the fight
    Shaun Derry says his experience of fighting relegation as a player can help him lead Notts County to safety.
  • Lambert looks to Villa future
    Paul Lambert insists he wants to stay on at Aston Villa and is targeting summer signings to fire the club up the Premier League.
  • Cohen looking to prove worth
    Chris Cohen believes he, and every other member of the Nottingham Forest squad, must prove themselves to incoming boss Stuart Pearce.
  • Sako hints at Wolves stay
    Bakary Sako has hinted that he will still be a Wolverhampton Wanderers player next season, with it his intention to honour his contract.
  • James: Tough to snub United
    Matty James found it 'difficult' to turn down a new deal at Manchester United, but has seen that decision justified at Leicester City.
  • Lambert silent on coaching duo
    Paul Lambert has refused to discuss the situation surrounding backroom duo Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa following the pair's suspension pending an internal investigation.
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Football News Roundup – April 17, 2014

  • Westwood: Villa are focused
    Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood says the players' focus is on their next game against Southampton, despite the problems at the club.
  • Lerner comes out fighting
    Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaching staff, stressing the importance of "loyalty and commitment" to the club's cause.
  • Vaughan making injury progress
    Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan has stepped up his comeback from injury by playing 45 minutes for the Under-21s.
  • Jackett: Wolves have moved on
    Kenny Jackett is not expecting to welcome many of those currently out on loan back into his ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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Football News Roundup – April 16, 2014

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Football News Roundup – April 15, 2014

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Football News Roundup – April 14, 2014

  • Ridgewell: Row rallied WBA
    Liam Ridgewell believes a recent dressing room row has helped to rally West Brom's players in the battle for Premier League survival.
  • Berahino reprimanded by Albion
    West Brom have taken action against Saido Berahino after the striker was videoed inhaling nitrous oxide in his car after Albion's 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United last month.
  • Reid:We have to take positives
    Steven Reid admits his teammates were disappointed not to hold on for victory against Tottenham on Saturday but feels the draw against Tim Sherwood's men could be an important point gained by his side.
  • Pearson: Let's finish the job
    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has urged his side to be professional and finish what they started by winning the Sky Bet Championship, beginning with victory at Reading on Monday night.
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