We're just 48 hours away from the latest Lincolnshire derby as Grimsby Town prepare to make the short journey to Sincil Bank on Saturday. The Mariners will be looking for their first win over Lincoln City since returning to the Football League, and aiming to return to winning ways after losing their last couple of League Two outings. Ahead of the game, Town boss Michael Jolley and Imps manager Danny Cowley will be speaking to the media this afternoon as they preview this weekend's clash. There'll be plenty to talk about, including all the latest transfer news and rumours as we cross the halfway point of the January transfer window. We'll have live updates throughout the day, including all the key moments from Jolley and Cowley's press conferences below! Key Events Premier League man in charge 10:42 Liam Wood Shay McCartan He will remain at Sincil Bank until the end of the season. McCartan is on loan at the club from League One side Bradford. News on a further Lincoln … [Read more...] about Grimsby Town LIVE
Steve Bruce’s legacy at Hull City may live forever but any traces of the manager’s four-year reign at the KCOM Stadium are now long gone. Bruce signed 46 players during his time in East Yorkshire, either on loan or permanently and not one remains at the club. Joining in 2012, the manager took City to the Premier League in his first season at the club before eclipsing that effort by leading the Tigers to their first ever FA Cup final and European football. A relegation and subsequent promotion followed before Bruce left the club in July 2016 to be replaced by Mike Phelan. But what became of the players who brought to the club? Hull Live take a look. Eldin Jakupovic Despite officially joining the club on trial during Nick Barmby’s tenure, Jakupovic officially became Bruce’s first signing at the KCOM Stadium. He went on to make 38 league appearances for the Tigers, ironically only nailing down a regular first-team spot once Bruce had left in his fifth season at the … [Read more...] about What happened to the 46 signings Steve Bruce made at Hull City?
The build-up to Hull City's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday will be ramped up today as we speak to Nigel Adkins at the team's Cottingham training ground. Adkins will hold his weekly press conference to preview the game, but we'll be there to also get the very latest transfer news, including what is happening with the Matthew Connolly deal at Cardiff City. As well as speaking to Adkins and one of the City players, we'll also take a look at the hunt for promotion, with Peter Swan giving us his tips on who he thinks will go up to the Premier League at the end of this season. We'll have all that, the latest transfer news from across the Championship and more in our live blog below. 13:23 What's on the agenda? We’ll hopefully have an update to bring you on the Matthew Connolly situation and any other transfers dealings the club may be doing. We’ll also have an injury update and Adkins will be previewing this weekend’s game against Aston Villa. 13:17 Good … [Read more...] about Hull City news and transfer LIVE: Nigel Adkins press conference
Stuart McCall has said none of his players can come off their game or they could find themselves out the team. McCall has kept with a largely settled line up for the last few games, in the main thanks to the upturn in results and not as many injuries. With five new signings coming in during the first few days of January but only one - Tony McMahon - commanding a regular starting place, there is now plenty of competition for places. The other four new signings have had to make do with places on the bench, although Byron Webster did get 10 minutes against Walsall last Saturday. But McCall said the new signings are ready to take someone’s place if they are off their game. “We have got a strong bench now so no-one can afford to come off it individually,” McCall said. “Someone might have had a couple of good games recently but you have look at the strength of our bench with players who are all desperate to play and get involved. “The players have got to keep … [Read more...] about No-one can afford to come off the gas says Stuart McCall
We’re more than halfway through the League Two season and the table is really starting to take shape. Four teams will be playing League One football next season, with three teams earning automatic promotion alongside the playoff winner, while at the other end of the table two others will make the drop down to the National League. The transfer window doesn’t close for another two weeks and a lot can change before then but it’s time to take a look at what bookmakers Sky Bet make of the league so far. According to them, it seems Grimsby Town are destined for a mid-table finish this season, with the Mariners not featuring prominently in either the promotion or relegation markets. But there’s still plenty of interest in the league - can Lincoln City maintain their lead at the top of the table and rise up to the third tier of English football for the first time since the turn of the century? Can Forest Green sneak into a promotion spot and continue their rise up the … [Read more...] about League Two latest odds: Promotion and relegation favourites