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Boro boss Aitor Karanka says Jordan Rhodes could leave in January

Several Championship clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa, have been put on alert after Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka admitted that he would be prepared to sell Jordan Rhodes in the January transfer window.


Something for the Weekend: What to expect from Yorkshire’s clubs ...

A SECOND marquee fixture in successive Championship matches at Elland Road sees Leeds United lock horns with Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa on Saturday tea-time - while you have to wait for Monday for Yorkshire’s second televised game of what amounts to a long weekend with Hull City visiting Middlesbrough in a Premier League match-up of seminal importance.


Football Today: Gossip, news and more - Crystal Palace eye Leeds United defender | Middlesbrough stopper heading back to MLS

A month before the January transfer window opens, the football rumour mills are starting to crank up again.

Rhys Murphy, left, in action at Preston North End

York City snap up Forest Green pair Rhys Murphy and Aarran Racine

Gary Mills has added Forest Green pair Aarran Racine and Rhys Murphy to his struggling York City squad.

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HAPPIER TIMES: Hull City manager Steve Bruce, centre, with owners Ehab Allam, left and Dr Assem Allam with the Championship runners-up trophy back in 2013. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Exclusive: ‘We just didn’t see eye to eye’ - Steve Bruce on why he left Hull City

AHEAD of his first return to Yorkshire since quitting as Hull City manager, Steve Bruce revealed the breakdown in his relationship with vice chairman Ehab Allam meant he should have left the KCOM Stadium earlier.

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Pablo Hernandez.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Leeds United will trigger contract clause to keep Pablo Hernandez at Elland Road

GARRY MONK expects Pablo Hernandez to become a permanent Leeds United signing next month when the transfer window opens.

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Rotherham United's caretaker manager Paul Warne. (Picture: Scott Merrylees).

I’m just keeping the Millers seat warm, maintains Paul Warne

PREPARATIONS dutifully done and with a few butterflies in his stomach no doubt, Paul Warne likens taking sole charge of Rotherham United for the first time tomorrow to delivering a best man’s speech.

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Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom.
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“We need to be better at both ends” insists Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom

manager Paul Heckingbottom admits his Barnsley players have to adapt quickly to life in a “ruthless” Championship to try to halt their current slide.

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Carlos Carvalhal. Picture: Steve Ellis

“Why move if you are happy?” - Carlos Carvalhal on why he stayed at Sheffield Wednesday

HEAD COACH Carlos Carvalhal has revealed why he turned down rival clubs to commit his future to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Hull City's Abel Hernandez (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Jarrod Bowen could step up for Hull if Abel Hernandez is unfit

MANAGER Mike Phelan has revealed that a decision will be made this weekend on whether Hull City striker Abel Hernandez will feature at Middlesbrough on Monday, but has pledged not to gamble with his fitness.

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Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

David Wagner will not jettison system in wake of Huddersfield’s dip

HEAD COACH David Wagner is preaching patience to Huddersfield Town fans worried about their slump in form, pointing to the struggles experienced last season by all four teams who qualified for the Championship play-offs as proof that the Yorkshire club can turn things around.

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Gareth Southgate talks to the media yesterday for the first time since being appointed by the Football Association as Englands new permanent manager (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

Days of fish, chips and beer are gone, says England boss Gareth Southgate

NEW England manager Gareth Southgate has warned his players they cannot afford to take liberties with their free time on international duty.


Video: Joe Wildsmith returns to bolster Sheffield Wednesday

Joe Wildsmith has handed Sheffield Wednesday a fitness boost after returning to full training.

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Rotherham United's caretaker manager Paul Warne (Picture: Scott Merrylees).

‘I know what football is like’ - why Paul Warne has no desire to be Rotherham United’s permanent manager

ROTHERHAM UNITED caretaker manager Paul Warne has confirmed that he has no designs on being the Millers’ next permanent appointment for fear that it could jeopardize his long-term role at the club he loves.

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New England manager Gareth Southgate during a press conference at Wembley Stadium, London (Photo: PA)

Wayne Rooney remains as England captain under Gareth Southgate

New England manager Gareth Southgate intends to keep Wayne Rooney as national captain but stressed the role did not come with a guaranteed starting place.

Gareth Southgate is the new England manager

YP Comment; Good luck Gareth

GARETH Southgate will need all the luck in the world after being confirmed as the next England football manager.

Hull City manager Mike Phelan speaks with fourth official Stuart Attwell during Tuesday night's quarter-final win against Newcastle Untied at the KCOM Stadium. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Familiar face: Mike Phelan excited at prospect of Old Trafford return in EFL Cup

MIKE PHELAN admits he is excited at the prospect of a ‘special’ return to former club Manchester United in Hull City’s first-ever appearance in the semi-finals of the League Cup next month.

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Kemar Roofe, who struck a post for Leeds, battles through the Liverpool defence at Anfield. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

How Anfield trip fuelled Leeds United’s hunger for the big-time

EVEN before a ball had been kicked in anger ahead of Leeds United’s first visit to Anfield in more than 13 years, the general consensus among players, club officials and supporters was that this is where the Yorkshire club wants to be.

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11 police forces are now embroiled in the growing child sex abuse scandal, with more than 20 ex-players alleging they were victims.

Three times worse even than Savile: Yorkshire police join soccer abuse probe

OFFICERS from a Yorkshire police force have become involved in the investigation into allegations of historical child sex abuse in football as Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for a radical overhaul in tackling the growing problem.

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Hull City's Tom Huddlestone (left) and Newcastle United's Yoan Gouffran (right) battle for the ball (Picture: PA)

Cup triumph can be catalyst for Hull City to surge to safety

THE BEGINNING of the festive month of December traditionally sees early-winter blues give way to excitement and expectancy, as Hull City can certainly vouch for this morning.

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