Leon Wobschall

Team of the Week: Owls and Boro provide backbone of latest Yorkshire starting line-up

A GRAND weekend for Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough sees them each have three representatives apiece in this week’s line-up.


Leon Wobschall: ‘If only’ ... what could and maybe should have been for Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and a host of other Yorkshire clubs in 2017-18

LISTEN hard enough and you might just have heard a few cries of ‘if only’ at the weekend.

Get in: Tom Pearce is congratulatedc after scoring.Picture: Simon Hulme

Verdict (highlights) – Leeds United 2 Barnsley 1: Tom Pearce lights up Elland Road derby

THOUGHTS OF this fixture must have stalked Paul Heckingbottom for a good while, so he will be grateful for a sense of closure that the result will have provided.

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Leeds chief Paul Heckingbottom: Claimed victory against former club.

Must-win time for Barnsley after derby defeat to Paul Heckingbottom and Leeds

HEAD COACH Jose Morais is urging Barnsley to draw a line under their 2-1 derby loss at Leeds United quickly as the relegation-haunted Reds prepare for a huge Championship game at Nottingham Forest tomorrow night.

Play-offs in sight: Richard Wood, right, is aiming high.

Rotherham United v Bristol Rovers: No easing off for the Millers, says Richard Wood

THE recent high temperatures will have felt reassuringly warm on the back of Rotherham United captain Richard Wood.

Rotherham United

Leeds United v Barnsley: No room for sentiment as Davies eyes safety for Reds

ADAM DAVIES may profess to having a lot to thank Paul Heckingbottom for, but goodwill will be thin on the ground come kick-off time at Elland Road this afternoon.

Doncaster Rovers assistant manager Gavin Strachan, left, along with the manager Darren Ferguson ('Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Doncaster Rovers v Oxford United: Rovers expecting to be faced with energetic opposition

Doncaster Rovers will be looking to increase the gap between themselves and the relegation zone when they face Oxford United at home this afternoon.

Patrick Bamford: Forced to miss out.

Derby County v Middlesbrough: Pulis remains wary of struggling Rams

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Pulis insists he is reading little into Derby County’s form slide.

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YP Power Rankings: In-form Doncaster Rovers at the peak of their White Rose powers

THERE are new leaders in town at the summit of our latest Yorkshire Post Power Rankings list – which comes after what has been a good week for several South Yorkshire clubs.

Barnsley's head coach Jose Morais (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Jose Morais believes Barnsley are capable of securing status ahead of last match

HEAD COACHJose Morais believes that Barnsley need to win a minimum of two of their remaining four games to retain their Championship status.

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Matty Lund scored the second goal as Bradford City beat Portsmouth on Tuesday night (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Matty Lund expects Bradford City will be in for a battle at Rochdale

MATTY LUND says Bradford City must prepare to don the combat fatigues in tomorrow’s Roses battle at his former club Rochdale.

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Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Sourness of Barnsley exit now thing of past for Leeds United’s Heckingbottom

LEEDS UNITED head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists that he wants his former club Barnsley to succeed in their Championship survival quest despite revealing that comments that followed his Oakwell departure left a sour taste in his mouth.

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WATCH: Barnsley defender in race to be fit to face Leeds United in derby duel

JOSE MORAIS says that central defender Adam Jackson is desperate to win his fitness battle in order to feature in Saturday’s huge Championship derby at Leeds United.

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Charlie Wyke in action against Portsmouth on Tuesday.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Simon Grayson targets late flurry of goals for frustrated Bradford City

BRADFORD CITY manager Simon Grayson is hoping that top-scorer Charlie Wyke’s midweek strike can prove the catalyst to a late-season goal rush.

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Huddersfield Town celebrate beating Watford.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Huddersfield Town hailed as ideal ‘role model’ for others to follow

A LEADING football finance expert has hailed the recruitment model of Huddersfield Town as being the template to follow for all aspiring Championship clubs – as the Terriers eye a further £150m windfall for securing a second season of Premier League football.

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Bradford City boss Simon Grayson at Valley Parade on Tuesday night.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Simon Grayson delighted to see Bradford City’s morale boosted with impressive display

BRADFORD CITY manager Simon Grayson has praised his players for avoiding the perils of an ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ type performance against Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

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Matthew Lund celebrates scoring for Bradford City against Portsmouth last night (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Bradford City 3 Portsmouth 1: Bantams rewarded for their industry and spirit

GIVEN the fact they boast six promotions from the third tier between them it is somewhat strange to see both Simon Grayson and Kenny Jackett competing on the comparative fringes at the business end of the season.

Manchester City fans celebrate at the Etihad Stadium after their team is confirmed as having won the Premier League title following Manchester United's home loss to West Brom on Sunday. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA.

Leon Wobschall: How the runaway train that is Manchester City has brought pleasure to football fans all over

GIVEN the ‘everyman’ appeal of this magnificent Manchester City side, it was somewhat apt that their silverware celebrations were led by an impromptu party in a modest house on the outskirts of town followed by a knees-up at a local pub.

Rotherham United's manager Paul Warne feels his side are 'pretty close' to their play-off goal (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Gillingham v Rotherham United: Paul Warne does not want to tempt fate but play-offs are in sight

PLAY-OFF conundrums will hopefully dominate Paul Warne’s attention in the coming weeks, but it is a case of first things first for the Rotherham United manager.

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Doncaster Rovers defender Joe Wright could miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.

Doncaster Rovers v Bury: Being a top-10 hit would be music to boss Darren Ferguson’s ears

IT is fair to say that Doncaster Rovers have travelled some way since autumn when there were rumblings of discontent from some supporters regarding Darren Ferguson’s position as manager.

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