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Plymouth Argyle v Bradford City: Bantams retain grasp of bigger picture, says Romain Vincelot

WHEN Plymouth Argyle left Valley Parade fresh from being knocked out of the FA Cup in early December, nothing but a grim fight against relegation seemed to lie ahead.

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Jonas Lossl, seen acknowledging Huddersfield Town's fans, says they are playing their part in the Terriers' fight for survival (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA).

West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town: We are standing united and strong, says Jonas Lossl

AS the final whistle blew at the John Smith’s Stadium on the first weekend of November to signal a hard-fought one-goal victory over West Bromwich Albion, the sense of relief among the locals was palpable.

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HELLO AGAIN: Leeds United's Samuel Saiz runs at the  Derby County defence on Wednesday night.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Leeds United v Brentford: ‘Unbelievable’ Saiz crucial to aim of ending barren run in 2018

LEEDS UNITED captain Liam Cooper believes Paul Heckingbottom’s influence is already being keenly felt at the Championship club.

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Leeds United's Ezgjam Alioski ended his near three-month wait for a goal in Leeds United's draw at Derby (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski urged not to ‘beat himself up’ over his displays

LEEDS UNITED’S Ezgjan Alioski would benefit from not “judging himself too harshly” as this puts too much pressure on the Macedonian, according to head coach Paul Heckingbottom.

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Play was held up when protesting Hull City fans lobbed hundreds of yellow balls onto the field during the club's televised game with Nottingham Forest back in October (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins keen for Tigers to shut out noise of protest

MANAGER Nigel Adkins has urged his Hull City players to retain their focus on what is expected to be a night of protests against the club’s owners.

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Verdict (video): Leeds United continue search for first win of 2018

NO WONDER Sky TV are so fixated with Leeds United.

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John Lundstram celebrates scoring the second goal against QPR. (Picture:: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)

White Rose Kings: Big-game mentality key to Sheffield United’s Yorkshire derby success

HULL CITY supporters may want to look away now.

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New Bradford City manager Simon Grayson was initially reluctant to drop back down to League One. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Bradford City ambition satisfied Simon Grayson’s appetite

A DESIRE to work and the potential of Bradford City ensured Simon Grayson overcame initial reservations about dropping down to League One, he has revealed.

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Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez.

Derby County v Leeds United: Whites need 10 wins to reach play-offs, claims Hernandez

PABLO HERNANDEZ believes Leeds United must win 10 of their final 14 games to book a place in the play-offs.

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John Lundstram of Sheffield Utd  celebrates scoring the second goal. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United 2 QPR 1: Lundstram keeps Blades in hunt for prized play-offs

“TWISTS and turns” in the race for the play-offs is what Chris Wilder promised on the eve of his Sheffield United side tackling Queens Park Rangers.

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REAL GONE KID: Sheffield United's David Brooks, right. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United v QPR: Return of David Brooks perfectly timed for Blades

CHRIS BASHAM believes the return of a Sheffield United player he likens to Gareth Bale can be just the lift the club needs in the race for the Premier League.

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Sheffield United v QPR: Wilder predicts more twists and turns in race for play-offs

SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder insists it is far too early to suggest the chasing pack in the race for the play-offs are all hunting just one or two berths.

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DESPERATE TIMES: David Meyler has seen it all in his six seasons with Hull City but says it is time for them to stop the Championship rot. Picture: Tony Johnson

Middlesbrough v Hull City: Meyler eyes overdue winning streak for Tigers

AS the longest-serving member of Hull City’s squad, David Meyler has seen it all.

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Recovery of key duo offers timely boost for Sheffield United

SHEFFIELD UNITED have been boosted by the return to training of Richard Stearman and Leon Clarke after illness.

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Chelsea's Danny Drinkwater (left) and Hull City's Jackson Irvine battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup, Fifth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London.(Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Returning Tigers are good news for Jackson Irvine

HULL CITY’S Jackson Irvine believes the return of experienced players such as Michael Dawson, Abel Hernandez and Kamil Grosicki can help steer the club away from trouble.

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Video: Leeds United’s play-off hopes alive after Lasogga and Roofe rescue Heckingbottom’s home bow

LEEDS UNITED head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists his side are still in the hunt for the play-offs following yesterday’s dramatic fightback against Bristol City.

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Kemar Roofe celebrates the equaliser (PIctures: James Hardisty)

Video: Elland Road crowd prove to be ‘12th man’ as Leeds United snatch point

IN RECENT years, there has been a growing trend among football clubs to include ‘Fans’ in the squad list on the back of the matchday programme alongside the number ‘12’.

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Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

Huddersfield Town’s turn to pick up the White Rose gauntlet against Manchester United in FA Cup

TUSSLES in the FA Cup between Manchester United and a variety of Yorkshire opposition have, down the years, had a little bit of everything.

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Old comrades: Owls skipper Glenn Loovens with former manager Carlos Carvalhal. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City: Carvalhal deserves warm Owls reception – Loovens

AHEAD of this lunchtime’s reunion with Carlos Carvalhal in the FA Cup, captain Glenn Loovens insists Sheffield Wednesday owe a huge debt of gratitude to their former head coach for restoring a sense of belief to the club during his tenure.

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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, left, stretches in an attempt to halt Hull City's Evandro Goebel during last night's FA Cup fifth-round tie (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

Chelsea 4 Hull City 0: ‘Magic of Cup’ sees Tigers’ hopes vanish before interval at Stamford Bridge

‘MAGIC of the Cup’ was a phrase that Hull City manager Nigel Adkins trotted out countless times during the build-up to last night’s glamour tie in the capital.

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