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West Bromwich Albion could make a move for Sunderland manager, Portsmouth striker tipped to become Premier League star – League 1 and 2

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West Bromwich Albion could make a move for Sunderland manager Jack Ross, according to reports.

The Baggies are still seeking a replacement for Darren Moore, who was sacked last month with the club lying 4th in the Championship.

And The Sun understands, quoted by HITC Sport, that Ross could be considered for the Albion role and the Scotland job, if the vacancy comes up.

Despite the report, only BetVictor seem to be taking bets on Ross becoming the next West Brom boss, offering long odds of 33/1.

Portsmouth striker Oli Hawkins has tipped teammate Jamal Lowe to become a Premier League star.

Lowe laid on two assists before rounding off the scoring – taking his tally to 16 this term – as Pompey moved within two points of 2nd in their 4-1 win over Rochdale.

“He can go on as high as he possibly can,” said Hawkins. “This is a step for him in the right direction and this season he is showing what he can do.

“I think he could get to the Premier League, if he puts the work in. Anything can happen in football and you never know.”

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton remains under investigation after allegedly assaulting Barnsley’s Daniel Stendel on Saturday.

The incident occurred in the tunnel at full-time, reportedly leaving Stendel requiring emergency dental treatment after losing both his front teeth.

A South Yorkshire Police statement read: “Officers received reports of an assault at Barnsley FC on Saturday, 13 April. This incident has been crimed and will be thoroughly investigated.”

Meanwhile, Town have confirmed they have appealed Harry Souttar’s 65th-minute red card.

In League Two, ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has opened up on his swift exit as manager of Oldham Athletic.

Scholes left his boyhood club after just 31 days last month, where he addressed his departure on BT Sports.

The 44-year-old admitted he knew “there was a lot of work to do”, however said he expected that.

Scholes spoke about apparent interference for those above that drove him to resign. He said: “Once I get told ‘don’t play him’, that’s when it’s time to go.”

Northampton Town boss Keith Curle will leave ‘speculation to other people’ after Shaun McWilliams, Ash Taylor and Jack Bridge were left out on Saturday.

“They weren’t injured,” Curle told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo after the 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Mansfield Town.

“But the headlines have got to be about the emerging talent (Scott Pollock) and the 18 that performed and represented the club on Saturday.

“There’ll be a lot of talk if players don’t make the starting line-up from now until the last game of the season but that’s speculation for other people.”

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Why is it important Crawley Town get Bewbush site for their training ground?

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Crawley Town fans have set up a petition to help the club get a new training ground.

A campaign was created on the website 38degrees.org.uk by Fraser Sheridan to allow Crawley Town to use the land at Bewbush, RH11 8WB, as their training ground facilities.

You can sign the petition here
The land has interest from two other parties and fans, backed by investor Paul John Hayward, want Crawley Borough Council to know how much the club needs this.

The club’s operations director Kelly Derham released a statement on Tuesday giving an update on the situation. In the statement she said: “

“We are aware that an online petition has started supporting our plans for a new training ground and has already attracted 500 signatures, including our Head Coach Gabriele Cioffi. We’re grateful to every Crawley Town supporter for getting behind our proposals and I can assure everyone that we are working hard with Crawley Borough Council to bring our plans to fruition.

“It’s pivotal for the club to have a permanent training ground. The initial discussions have proven that it will not only be a valuable asset for the club and the community but one that allows Crawley to have more financial freedom. This is important for our club. Crawley needs everyone with the club at heart to unite and work in unison to achieve a brighter future.”

You can read the full statement here
This is what it says on the 38degrees website:

Crawley Town FC training ground

Please allow Crawley Town FC to use the land at Bewbush, RH11 8WB, as their training ground facilities.

Why is this important?

Crawley Town FC is loved by many in the Crawley area. The club has been struggling with training facilities for years and has been forced to use unsafe plastic pitches and local school grounds. The current training ground situation is not good enough for the club to progress to the next level.

With access to the land at Bewbush, RH11 8WB, Crawley Town FCs success will progress greatly resulting in more opportunities for the residents of Crawley, an increase in the community and more visitors to the Crawley area which will have a positive effect on the local economy. Football often has a huge positive impact on towns and cities and this training ground land is about the longevity and foundation of Crawley Town FC. For these reasons, it will be a massive success for the Crawley community if Crawley Town FC are allowed to use Bewbush as their training ground site.

In response to Kelly’s statement, a Crawley Borough Council spokesperson said: “The council has been in discussions with Crawley Town FC regarding their proposal. We understand how much this means to the supporters of the club – as a council we too have supported the club over the years. There are however other parties with interest in the land and as a public authority we have to continue to progress these discussions in the appropriate way .”

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Crawley Town fixtures for League Two 2019/20 revealed

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Crawley Town will kick off their 2019/20 League Two campaign with a trip to Carlisle United on Saturday August 4.

The Reds will undertake their longest trip of the season as they travel 347 miles to Brunton Park on the opening day of the season.

Crawley’s first home game of the season will see them taken on the Class of 92’s Salford City a week later.

The Ammies sealed promotion from the National League after a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde in the play-off final at Wembley back in May.

Gabriele Cioffi’s side have been given a Boxing Day home game against Northampton Town. This is part of a Christmas schedule that sees them travelling to Oldham Athletic on December 21, hosting the Cobblers on the 26th, followed by two consecutive away games at Grimsby Town and Colchester United on Sunday December 29 and New Year’s Day.

The Reds round off their season with a trip to Mansfield Town on Saturday April 25.

Crawley’ shortest trip of the 2019/20 campaign will see them travel 57 miles to take on National League champions Leyton Orient on Saturday August 24.

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Sunderland make move for Rotherham winger, Portsmouth boss denies Brighton deal for defender – League 1 and League 2 latest news

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Sunderland have made a move for Rotherham United winger Jon Taylor, though are likely to face competition from Luton and Barnsley. (TEAMTalk)

Doncaster Rovers have slashed a £1m price-tag on Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers, Charlton and Millwall target John Marquis. (The Sun)

Matt Clarke (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Matt Clarke (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Released Rotherham United forward David Ball is attracting interest from Sunderland, Blackpool, Lincoln City, Tranmere and Ipswich. (Blackpool Gazette)

Portsmouth are among a host of clubs – including Barnsley, Wigan, Hull, HIbs and Hearts – taking interest in MK Dons man Chuks Aneke. (Sky Sports)

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett has denied Brighton have agreed a £3m deal with the Fratton Park club for the services of Matt Clarke. (Portsmouth News)

The Blues have pulled out of a deal to sign Plymouth Argyle striker Freddie Ladapo because of his wage demands – allowing Sunderland back in the race. (Portsmouth News)

And, George Edmundson, dubbed as Clarke’s potential replacement, has turned down a move to Portsmouth as he holds out for a move to Rangers. (Football Insider)

Rotherham have seen a £200,000 plus add-ons offer for Southend midfielder Dru Yearwood turned down – sparking the attention of Bristol City and Middlesbrough (The Sun)

Peterborough United have had a bid accepted for Colchester United duo Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent. (The Sun)

Bolton Wanderers joint-administrator Paul Appleton says the club are very close to finalising a takeover and are working towards a completion date next week. (Bolton News)

Fleetwood Town are set to sign Scunthorpe United winger Josh Morris on a free transfer after he underwent his medical on Tuesday. (HITC Sport)

Norwich are close to signing Rochdale youngster Daniel Adshead for £300,000 – holding off interest from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Bayern and Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Shrewsbury Town are set to complete a swoop for experienced Millwall striker Steve Morison, despite the 35-year-old only penning a new deal at The Den this year. (Shropshire Star)

Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Swansea are keeping tabs on Forest Green Rovers defender Nathan McGinley, formerly of Middlesbrough. (TEAMTalk)

Cambridge United have taken former Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolohan on trial ahead of pre-season. (Various)

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