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Football News Roundup – December 30, 2012

  • Crossley sympathy for Townsend
    Chesterfield teenager Conor Townsend was cleared of any blame following his sending-off for an elbow in a 1-1 home draw with Morecambe.
  • Rowett: We were 'first-class'
    Gary Rowett hailed a "magnificent performance" from Burton as they ended Southend's 14-game unbeaten run despite ending the game with 10 men.
  • Robins hails Sky Blues' depth
    Coventry manager Mark Robins hailed his fringe players who helped the Sky Blues to a sixth successive away win in the 3-2 victory at MK Dons.
  • Smith bemoans wasteful Saddlers
    Dean Smith felt his Walsall side should've had the game wrapped up at half-time following a 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient.
  • Solbakken: Players are scared
    Wolves woes continued after the 2-0 home defeat by Mick McCarthy's Ipswich increased the pressure on Stale Solbakken.
  • Lambert rules out spending
    Paul Lambert insists making new signings during the January transfer window is not a priority, despite admitting his Aston Villa side are now in an "absolute fight" to stay in the Premier League.
  • Clough: We deserved a point
    Derby manager Nigel Clough believed his side deserved their point after battling to a 1-1 draw at Charlton.
  • McLeish pleased with display
    New Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish praised his team's spirit after they earned a late 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
  • Clarke upbeat despite defeat
    West Brom boss Steve Clarke refused to be downcast after the 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
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