Williams denies Forest exit rumours

Paul Williams played for Nottingham Forest’s biggest rivals Derby County from 1989 until 1995 Paul Williams says he will not resign as Nottingham Forest head coach and has denied that chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has been picking the team. Williams replaced Dougie Freedman as boss last month, but Forest have since slipped to 17th in

Loss would ‘destroy everything’ – Kalas

Middlesbrough defender Tomas Kalas is on a season-long loan from Chelsea Middlesbrough defender Tomas Kalas says a defeat against Preston on Saturday would “destroy everything” after their recent good run. Boro have won the most games in the Championship and have not lost a league game at the Riverside since January. “When we play at

David Haigh ‘beaten’ in Dubai jail

Media caption“I was hit in the face”: David Haigh speaks to Newsnight’s Mark Lobel The former managing director of Leeds United, David Haigh, says he was mistreated and beaten while in prison for fraud in Dubai. Speaking to BBC Newsnight in his first interview since his release last month, Mr Haigh said there had been

Draw ‘huge blow’ for Ipswich – McCarthy

Ipswich reached the Championship play-offs last season before losing to East Anglia rivals Norwich Ipswich Town’s 0-0 draw with Charlton dealt a “huge blow” to their play-off hopes, according to boss Mick McCarthy. The result left McCarthy’s side seven points from the play-off places, and meant they have taken just two points out of nine

Season must not ‘fizzle out’ – Rowett

Gary Rowett has been linked to the permanent manager’s job at Derby County this season Manager Gary Rowett does not want to let Birmingham City’s season peter out after conceding their play-off challenge is now effectively over. The Blues’ 2-1 defeat by promotion-chasing Brighton at St Andrew’s left them 11 points off the top six