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Leon Wobschall

Doncaster’s James Coppinger on facing Gunners 12 years on

IT is just shy of 12 years since James Coppinger strode out for Doncaster Rovers in their last League Cup tie with Arsenal and he admits that time has rushed by since.

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Doncaster Rovers Andy Butler celebrates promotion with the fans after the Sky Bet League Two match at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, last season. (Picture: PA)

Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers: Butler’s pledge to absent son as Rovers seek upset

ONE young Doncaster Rovers supporter will be absent from the throng of 5,000 visiting fans at the Emirates Stadium this evening, but his father is intent on making up for it with a special birthday gift.

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Verdict: Leeds United hold their nerve to sink Burnley in Turf Moor shoot-out

TURF MOOR may not have been quite as inhospitable as Saturday’s venue of the New Den for Leeds United over the years, but it has not been exactly accommodating in recent times either.

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FOOTBALLING 'BEAST': Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane . Picture: Dave Howarth/PA

Prospect of duel with Harry Kane excites Barnsley’s Liam Lindsay

BARNSLEY defender Liam Lindsay says he is relishing locking horns with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley this evening - and would love to come up against a footballing ‘beast’ in Harry Kane.

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George Friend is likely to be handed a start for Middlesbrough against Aston Villa tonight.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough: Cup quickly reunites Boro with Villa

ASTON VILLA and Middlesbrough knew plenty about each other on the last occasion that they were together in the second tier – and it is the same again now.

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Video: Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley - Reds want Spurs to be ‘as strong as possible’

AHEAD of Barnsley’s glamour League Cup date in the capital this evening, manager Paul Heckingbottom’s mind wandered back to memories of another one almost exactly thirty years ago.

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Video: Latest Wembley trip for Barnsley just ‘another away game’ for boss Heckingbottom

BARNSLEY head coach Paul Heckingbottom admits that he would have preferred it if tomorrow’s Carabao Cup date against Tottenham Hotspur was at White Hart Lane instead of Wembley.

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Barnsley's Andy Yiadom. Picture: Marie Caley

Barnsley boosted by injury news on Andy Yiadom

PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM has revealed that Andy Yiadom is likely to be back in the first-team reckoning by the middle of next month.

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Match-winner: Romain Vincelot celebrates scoring the Bantams goal.
Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Big-match verdict: Bradford City show fighting spirit to deny Rotherham United

SPORTING a distinctive shiner just above his left eye, no-one could accuse Nathaniel Knight-Percival of not looking the part.

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Romain Vincelot celebrates his match-winning header

Valley Parade reaction: Stuart McCall salutes solid Bradford City display, Warne upset by Millers marking

Stuart McCall hailed Bradford City's resolute defending after his side recorded just their second clean sheet of the League One campaign in a hard-fought 1-0 derby win over Rotherham United.

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Alex Gilliead and Jon Taylor challenge for the ball.

Rotherham United ratings: Millers front line find Bradford City defence tough nut to crack

Rotherham United succumbed to a single goal defeat in the Yorkshire derby at Bradford City in League One.

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Romain Vincelot heads home the winner

Bradford City ratings: Defensive unit shine for Bantams in win over Rotherham United

Romain Vincelot scored the only goal of the game as Bradford City took the honours against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United in League One.
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Romain Vincelot celebrates scoring.

Bradford City 1 Rotherham United 0: Vincelot nets derby winner

A THIRD goal in a week from Bradford City captain Romain Vincelot ended the Bantams’ wretched run against the Millers as they claimed their first win against their Yorkshire rivals in eight matches.

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Bob Booker in his Sheffield United days.

Weekend Interview: Ooh-Aah Bob Booker – Sheffield United fans’ favourite

IF THERE was a glossary of terms relating to Sheffield United, then Bob Booker’s entry would probably be found under the letter O.

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Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley v Aston Villa: Boss Heckingbottom remaining solely focused on the team matters

A TUMULTUOUS week in the history of Barnsley will conclude this evening – with matters away from the pitch having drawn as much interest as affairs on it.

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Jack O'Connell, right, celebrates with Billy Sharp and John Fleck after Sheffield United defetead Derby County. (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)

Sheffield United v Norwich City: A match made in heaven for Blades’ O’Connell

FETED in song for his uncomplicated defensive style he may be, but Jack O’Connell’s approach to his craft does possess its studious side.

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Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk

Middlesbrough v QPR: Sense of injustice gives Monk a greater desire to be successful

THE channelling of frustration to overcome a perceived sense of injustice is nothing new to Garry Monk.

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Bradford City's Matthew Kilgallon. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Bradford City v Rotherham United: Student becomes the master as City reap experience of Kilgallon

WHEN it came to defensive role models to look up to when he was a young player starting out, Matt Kilgallon certainly did not have far to look.

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Kieffer Moore of Rotherham is rated as 50-50 for the trip to Bradford (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)

Bradford City v Rotherham United: Time for Millers to start defeating promotion rivals – Barker

ROTHERHAM UNITED assistant-manager Richie Barker believes that another barometer of the Millers’ progress is likely to be gauged at Valley Parade today.

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Bradford City boss Stuart McCall.   Picture: Tony Johnson.

Bradford City’s supporting cast urged to keep pushing by boss McCall

STUART McCALL has reassured Bradford City’s supporting cast that their patience will be rewarded in the weeks and months ahead.

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