Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley
Jan31

Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley

Oxford United defender Johnny Mullins insists the League Two side will not wallow following their FA Cup fourth-round exit to Blackburn Rovers as the U’s have the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves with a trip to Wembley Stadium in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final. Michael Appleton’s side, who were easily thrown aside by their Championship opponents 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Kassam Stadium, have a...

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Millwall fans need to back Lee Gregory
Nov12

Millwall fans need to back Lee Gregory

History books are there to be re-written. This past Tuesday, two records that stood for 14 and 24 years respectively were scrubbed out and replaced, largely thanks to Millwall’s number 9, Lee Gregory. The Lions advanced to the Southern Section Semi-Finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with an entertaining 5-3 over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, with Gregory bagging four of the quintet of strikes – albeit with one being a...

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Top 5: JPT Players of the Round
Nov12

Top 5: JPT Players of the Round

The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy’s regional quarter-finals took place this week as eight teams from League One and Two took a step closer to Wembley. Wigan, Barnsley, Fleetwood, Morecambe, Yeovil, Millwall, Oxford and Southend United all progressed to the last-eight and know they are just two ties away from the showpiece final. But who were the stars of the week; the players who helped their sides advance through yet another round...

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Top 5: JPT Players of the Round
Nov11

Top 5: JPT Players of the Round

3. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) Argyle’s number 10 produced the goal of the round, even though his side were on the losing side in an eight-goal thriller. The former Ireland U-21 international picked up the ball just inside Millwall’s half, strolled forward a few paces, before releasing an unstoppable strike from over 30 yards that flew into the top corner. Apart from the goal, Carey, 26, had a good game, picking a range of passes...

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Top 5: JPT Players of the Round
Nov11

Top 5: JPT Players of the Round

4. Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic) The former Manchester United loanee had a terrific game at left-back, picking up the man of the match award and plaudits from both home and away fans. Kellett, who was playing on his 21st birthday, showed some neat touches in possession and attacked with intent at the Blackpool back-four. One run inside resulted in an assist, as Kellett laid the ball to Sean Murray who smashed in from long-range....

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Top 5: JPT Players of the Round
Nov11

Top 5: JPT Players of the Round

1. Lee Gregory (Millwall) Gregory ran the game at Home Park, ending up with FOUR goals and an assist as Millwall secured a 5-3 win at Plymouth. The former Halifax front man put his side 1-0 up with a looping header that nestled in the opposite top corner. His second was more controversial. Shaun Williams’ out-swinging corner was headed down and in by Mark Beevers, who was officially credited with the goal, but Gregory insists that he...

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