League One

Port Vale round-up: Eagles overcomes personal tragedy; Kiko confident of survival; Former striker not set to feature; Crowd disorder statement.

Chris Eagles has revealed that he is happy to back playing football again after overcoming a personal tragedy and is confident that Port Vale have the quality within the current squad to climb out of the relegation zone. The 31-year-old began his career at Manchester United and has previously played in the Premier League with Burnley and Bolton Wanderers. However, after …

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Port Vale round-up: Brown says “it’s not rocket science”; Captain speaks out; loan round-up

Port Vale caretaker manager Michael Brown has admitted that the club’s current struggles in League One are “not rocket science”. The 40-year-old has been in temporary charge of The Valiants since the departure of Bruno Ribiero in December and has been handed the challenge of steering the club away from the relegation zone. Brown admitted that the summer recruitment policy …

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The magic (or lack of) of the EFL Trophy trophy…

Well, it’s been a while. But here we go again. Here’s to some consistency. Back in June, the FA announced a revamp of the English League Trophy (formerly the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy), or the ‘Tinpot Trophy’ to many football league team supporters. Academy teams were to feature for the first time, expanding the competition from 48 to 64 clubs – …

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Port Vale: Fourth signing confirmed; goalkeeper could leave; midfielder’s future uncertain

Port Vale have signed young defender Scott Tanser from Rochdale on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who plays predominantly as a left-back, is the fourth new addition at Vale Park during the January transfer window as caretaker manager Michael Brown continues to re-shuffled his playing squad. BBC Sport reveals that Tanser has previously been …

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Is this Southend midfielder the man to send Sheffield United up?

The Daily Mail believe that both Championship side Rotherham and League 1 title hopefuls Sheffield United are monitoring Southend United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth, with both keen to add him to their squads as they desperately seek to ensure that they are playing second division football next season. The former Ipswich man has impressed with his goalscoring displays for the Shrimpers as …

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Can Tim Sherwood help save Swindon Town from relegation?

Swindon Town have not been shy of making appointments that make a bit of a stir on the national press. The club was Martin Ling’s first after battling depression and it gave Paolo Di Canio his first manic strides into football management. Casting the net wider, in the late eighties and early nineties the club gave some big names the …

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How can Northampton Town resolve their recent defensive issues?

For a team that was a week away from complete extinction just twelve months ago, Northampton Town are, by no means, struggling to adjust to League One life by sitting in mid-table. Perhaps, after a run of four matches without victory – prior to yesterday’s win over Shrewsbury – the Cobblers have done themselves an injustice after their 32 match …

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