BRISTOL ROVERS confirm Joey Barton appointment

BRFC 120As anticipated League One Bristol Rovers today confirmed Joey Barton as their new first team manager.

Barton, 38, takes over 19th placed Rovers ahead of tomorrow's home game against second from bottom Wigan Athletic (1900ko).


WOMENS FOOTBALL England call-up for City ace Salmon

Free scoring Bristol City Women's ace Ebony Salmon is set to team up with the England senior women's squad for the first time tomorrow.

Salmon joins Hege Riise's first 21-player England Women's squad when they meet at St George's Park ahead of next Tuesday's televised home friendly against Northern Ireland (1230) at the team’s national training base.


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. 

BRISTOL CITY Holden departs after sixth loss on spin

Bristol City LogoBristol City head coach Dean Holden has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect following six successive defeats.

City confirmed Holden's depature following a 2-0 home league defeat by fifth placed Reading coming swiftly after Saturday's 6-0 setback at third placed Watford.


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.


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 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.


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