Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night
Feb12

Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night

Both Hull City and Burnley have the opportunity to top the Championship standings this weekend as current league leaders Middlesbrough don’t play until Monday night when they visit Leeds United (19:45). Aitor Karanka’s men, who despite having not won a league outing since January 12, are one point clear of their nearest rivals Hull in second after £9m New Year signing Jordan Rhodes salvaged an all-important precious point...

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Romaine Sawyers: Walsall can win League One title
Feb10

Romaine Sawyers: Walsall can win League One title

Walsall playmaker Romaine Sawyers is confident that the Saddlers are capable of finishing top of League One this season. The West Midlands outfit are currently sitting second with 56 points from 29 games, and they’re just four points behind leaders Burton Albion. Despite a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Millwall last time out, Sawyers told Shoot that he still thinks his side are able to secure promotion to the Championship by finishing...

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Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom
Feb08

Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom

Middlesbrough missed the chance to go top of the Championship on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Blackburn. The hosts are now level on 56 points with Hull City, but had to come from behind to rescue a point. New signing Jordi Gomez, on loan from Sunderland, put Rovers ahead on his debut with a terrific 20-yard strike with just 20 minutes left to play which looked to have sealed an unlikely victory for the visitors. Until David Nugent...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash
Feb05

Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash

Championship leaders Hull City visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon looking for their fifth consecutive league win against third-placed Burnley. Back-to-back victories over QPR, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Fulham have propelled the Tigers to the top of the table, with Steve Bruce’s side establishing a slender one-point gap over runners-up Middlesbrough due to their short blip. Hull could hand a debut to midfielder Nick...

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Stoke City given boost in £3m pursuit of ex-Manchester United and Burnley defender
Feb01

Stoke City given boost in £3m pursuit of ex-Manchester United and Burnley defender

Stoke City are still hopeful of thrashing out a deadline day deal for Championship defender Michael Keane, according to the Metro. The Premier League side, who currently sit ninth in the standings, had a bid knocked back for the Burnley defender last month. The 23-year-old, who is a former England Under-21 international, has scored three goals in 28 league games for the Clarets this season. However Keane, who came through the youth...

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Burnley close in on £3m deal for Brentford defender
Feb01

Burnley close in on £3m deal for Brentford defender

Burnley are reportedly closing in on the £3 million signing of Brentford defender James Tarkowski, according to Sky Sources. The 23-year-old refused to play against the Clarets in their Championship fixture earlier this month after the Lancashire side had a bid for his services rejected, but the centre-back has since confirmed the decision was made because of his mother’s illness. The Manchester-born player is now keen to move...

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