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Play-off exit ‘motivation’ for Brighton

Brighton have suffered three exits at the Championship play-off semi-final stage in the last four years Defender Liam Rosenior says Brighton must use their Championship play-off semi-final defeat by Sheffield Wednesday as motivation next season. The Seagulls missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goal difference and were then beaten 3-1 on

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe blasts ‘bizarre’ timing of West Ham’s double bid for Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson

Eddie Howe has confirmed West Ham’s double bid for Bournemouth duo Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson, saying the Premier League club’s timing was ‘disappointing‘ and ‘bizarre’. It is understood the bid was around £20million for the attacking duo – and Howe says it did come from Slaven Bilic’s side. West Ham’s season finished at Stoke on Sunday, but

Carvalhal proud of Owls’ play-off spot

Carvalhal’s side had drawn three Championship games in a row before beating Cardiff Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is proud that his team have secured a play-off spot, despite being “outsiders” for promotion. The Owls comfortably beat Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday to guarantee a top-six finish in the Championship. “I said from the beginning that

Boss Karanka hails ‘amazing’ Boro

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough have won 26 games in the Championship this season, more than any other side in the league Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka says his side fully deserve to be top of the Championship table with three games left to play. Boro are unbeaten in their last seven matches and are two points

Kante open to Foxes exit

Chelsea have been alerted to the news Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante is open to a move away from the Foxes this summer. The midfielder, who netted his first international goal for France during Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over Russia, has been one of the stand-out players for the Foxes this season, forming an excellent partnership