BRISTOL ROVERS part company with Paul Tisdale

Bristol Rovers club crestBristol Rovers have parted company with manager Paul Tisdale ahead of Saturday's home game against fellow League One strugglers Swindon Town (1500ko).

Rovers head of recruitment Tommy Widdrington will take temporary charge of the first team while the Bristol club source a successor to Tisdale. Assistant manager Jack Mesure and first team coach Kevin Maher will assist Widdrington.


LEAGUE TWO Barrow AFC vs Exeter City put on ice

ecfc logoLast night's Barrow AFC versus Exeter City League Two clash was postponed less than an hour before kick off due to a frozen pitch.

Barrow AFC confirmed the postponement "following a further inspection by (match) officials".

Teams and officials set up an earlier 1830 kick off (from 1900) in an attempt to beat plummetting sub-zero temperatures. 


Exeter City's League Two trip to Harrogate Town has been swiftly rescheduled for next Tuesday (1830ko) after today's scheduled meeting was postponed yesterday.

City's last six games have all been at home - at St James Park - with their last competitive away game a 5-3 defeat at promotion rivals Cheltenham six Saturdays ago, on December 5.


LEAGUE ONE Lowe and Schumacher commit to Argyle

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe and assistant Steven Schumacher have committed long term to the ambitious League One club.

The Greens’ promotion-winning manager has signed a new deal at Home Park, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024.


FA CUP Cheltenham draw Man City at home

FA CupCheltenham Town manager Michael Duff celebrated his 43rd birthday yesterday and was rewarded with his side being drawn at home to Premier League giants Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round.

Duff – who made over 300 appearances for the Robins as a player – is a popular boss at Whaddon Road, where he has been manager since 2018.


LEAGUE ONE Ryan Lowe's "building blocks"

Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe was reluctantly pleased with another “point in the right direction” as Argyle drew 1-1 at home to 10th placed Crewe Alexandra in League One.

The greens are now four unbeaten in cup and league ahead of Tuesday's trip to Lee Johnson's 8th placed Sunderland.


FA CUP Tonight's fourth round draw numbers

FA CupThere will be a double draw in the FA Cup today with both fourth and fifth round proper draws being made tonight just after 1900.

You can watch the draw live on BBC 2 from 1900. Fifth round draw ball numbers will be generated once the fourth round has been drawn.


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