Neil Lennon has challenged his Bolton Wanderers side to combine stout defending with guile and adventure in attack ahead of an important week of fixtures.
Viv Anderson has hailed the world’s first black professional football as an ‘incredible’ inspiration, in the week that marked 150 years since his birth.
Neil Lennon is looking for his Bolton side to dominate their local rivals from the first whistle as he takes Wanderers to face Preston North End on Saturday evening.
Brian Barry-Murphy says the key to Rochdale’s success over the past two seasons is that their players are required to learn and progress every day.
The transfer window, complete with its deadline day denouement extravaganza, reached new levels of absurdity this year, with over £870million spent in the Premier League alone.
Calvin Andrew’s header pinched a 1-0 victory for Rochdale at Spotland on Monday afternoon, consigning Port Vale to their sixth straight defeat and elevating the home side to just four points off the playoffs with a game in hand.
The former Oldham Athletic captain took temporary charge at the League One side when ex-manager Lee Johnson left for Barnsley last month.
Two Preston goals in each half, including a first half-strike from ex-Latics loanee Daniel Johnson, settled the game 4-0 as Oldham lost their third straight match.
Lee Johnson left Oldham in ninth place in League One and just two points off the play-off places, and former Latics captain Dean Holden is setting his sights on promotion to the championship.
Scott Laird’s strike put the League One side ahead early in the second half at Deepdale before United fought back through Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, Wayne Rooney adding a third from the spot.
Manchester United great Paul Scholes said what was on everyone’s minds however when he called watching his old club ‘miserable’ in his newspaper column on Friday.