Accrington striker Billy Kee undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety and bulimia

10 Sep

Billy Kee is undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety and bulimia, Accrington Stanley have announced.

The striker has not played during the current campaign and did not report back for pre-season training over the summer due to ‘personal reasons’.

Billy Kee has scored 74 goals in 198 games for Accrington
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The 28-year-old has spoken openly in the past about his struggles and on Tuesday Accrington released a statement explaining his absence.

“Billy Kee would like to thank everyone for their ongoing messages of support as he battles depression, anxiety and bulimia,” said the League One club on their official website.

“The striker has spoken out over the years about his ongoing issues but over the summer he has deteriorated and has been unable to return to play football for the Reds this season.

“He is currently under specialist treatment and the club is doing what it can to support Billy, who has been an integral part of the side both on and off the pitch for a number of years.”

Kee, who started his career at Leicester, rejoined Accrington for a second spell in the summer of 2015 having spent time on loan with Stanley during the 2009/10 season.

Kee’s wife tweeted her thanks for all the messages of support her and her husband have received.

She said: “On behalf of my husband I would personally like to thank everyone for their well wishes and lovely messages to Billy I will pass all these on.

“I will keep you all as updated as I can. Thank you again for your understanding at this difficult time.”

Former England women’s manager Mark Sampson appointed caretaker boss of Stevenage

9 Sep

Stevenage have sacked Dino Maamria as manager and placed former England women’s coach Mark Sampson in caretaker charge.

The League Two side are without a win this season, drawing three and losing four of their opening seven games.

England Women's boss Mark Sampson insists his ‘conscience is clear’ following Eni Aluko’s accusations of bullying and racism
Sampson has been placed in charge for an indefinite period
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Maarmia had served as a player, coach and assistant manager at Stevenage before being appointed boss in March 2018.

A statement from the club read: “Following a strong run of results at the end of the 2018/19 season, where Stevenage finished the season in 10th place with six wins from the final seven games, missing the play-offs by one point, the club have not recorded a win so far this season and currently sit 23rd place in League Two.

“Mark Sampson will assume control of the team in a caretaker role, assisted by newly appointed U18 manager Alex Revell, until further notice.”

Maamria failed to lead Stevenage to victory this season
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Sampson joined Maamria’s coaching staff in the summer, in his first job since leaving the England role.

The 36-year-old was sacked by the Football Association in September 2017 following the emergence of “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” in his previous role as manager at Bristol Academy.

He was dismissed one day after England beat Russia 6-0 following a previous safeguarding investigation into his time at Bristol, where he had a six-month relationship with a player aged over 18.

Sampson had also been the focus of bullying and racism claims, first made by Eni Aluko and then Drew Spence.

The FA said the allegations were investigated and Sampson was cleared of any wrongdoing.

But Sampson, who reached a financial settlement with the FA over his dismissal in January of this year, conceded he should have handled the claims differently, saying it would always be a “big regret” and apologising unreservedly to the two players.

Salford City vs Aston Villa U21 LIVE: Exclusive talkSPORT commentary and line-ups for EFL Trophy clash

3 Sep

EFL new boys Salford City host Aston Villa’s Under-21s side tonight in the first match of the Leasing.com Trophy group stages.

Portsmouth won the cup last term, beating Sunderland on penalties in the final and now the lower league tournament is set to begin again.

Salford City face Aston Villa U21 in the EFL Trophy
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Salford and the Villa U21s are in Group C of the northern section with Tranmere but Bury have had to drop out following their EFL expulsion.

That means Tranmere will wait to begin their cup campaign and they’ll likely be watching events at Moor Lane this evening.

Salford have drawn four of their first five League Two games this term while Villa, 18th in the Premier League, will be keen to see their youngsters in action.

talkSPORT 2 will have full and exclusive coverage of the cup tie and here’s how you can tune in.

Salford City vs Aston Villa U21: How to listen

The EFL Trophy tie will get under way at 7:45pm on Tuesday, September 3.

Full commentary will be live on talkSPORT 2 with our coverage starting at 6pm.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

Hugh Woozencroft will host our Kick Off show on talkSPORT to keep across the night’s other ties.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

Salford City vs Aston Villa U21: Line-ups

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When is the Carabao Cup third round draw? Ball numbers, start time and live stream

28 Aug

The Premier League’s top clubs are set to join this season’s Carabao Cup in the third round.

Manchester City beat Chelsea at Wembley back in February to win the cup last term and are now set to join the competition.

Man City won the Carabao Cup last season
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The likes of Norwich, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Fulham exited the cup in the second round.

Now Crawley, Colchester and Oxford will be dreaming of landing a glamour tie in the next round.

Carabao Cup draw: Date and start time

The draw for round one of this season’s tournament was held at a Morrisons supermarket early this summer but tonight’s draw will be more traditional.

It will take place on Wednesday, August 28 and will be held pitch-side at Sincil Bank after Lincoln City’s clash with Everton.

It should begin at around 9.45pm but will be later should the match go to penalties.

Carabao Cup draw: TV channel and live stream

The second round clash between the Imps and the Toffees is live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event tonight.

The draw will follow immediately afterwards on these channels at the conclusion of the match.
Sky customers can follow it via their app and website or fans can get a NOW TV pass to watch the draw live.

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The Carabao Cup third round draw will take place tonight
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Carabao Cup third round draw numbers

Seven ties to be played Wednesday, August 28 – Grimsby Town vs Macclesfield Town to be rescheduled after waterlogged pitch
1 Arsenal
2 Chelsea
3 Liverpool
4 Manchester City
5 Manchester United
6 Tottenham Hotspur
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers
8 Reading
9 Crawley Town
10 West Ham United
11 Oxford United
12 Watford
13 Swansea City / Cambridge United
14 Luton Town
15 Brighton & Hove Albion
16 Colchester United
17 Southampton
18 AFC Bournemouth / Forest Green Rovers
19 Milton Keynes Dons
20 Queens Park Rangers / Portsmouth
21 Aston Villa
22 Lincoln City / Everton
23 Stoke City
24 Sheffield United
25 Rotherham United / Sheffield Wednesday
26 Newcastle United / Leicester City
27 Burton Albion
28 Burnley / Sunderland
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Grimsby Town / Macclesfield Town
31 Preston North End
32 Rochdale

Tony Cascarino praises ‘miracle’ worker Sol Campbell following exit from Macclesfield Town

17 Aug

Tony Cascarino has praised Sol Campbell following his Macclesfield Town exit.

The Arsenal legend left the League Two club by mutual consent after eight months in charge on Thursday.

Campbell will not struggle to get a new managerial job, believes Cascarino
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Campbell, who won two Premier League titles with the Gunners, saved Macclesfield from relegation last season after taking over with the strugglers bottom of the fourth tier.

Despite his on-field success, Macclesfield players have been fighting against unpaid wages over the summer.

Ex-Chelsea ace Cascarino told talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast: “Sol could probably do a book on what’s happened in the last year as being manager and going to Macclesfield Town.

“Going down to that level, I’ve always said if you go to that level, be prepared to know as much as you can and employ people around you that know that level brilliantly – that gives you a chance.

“Sol, he was never onto a winner going to Macclesfield Town, especially with their circumstances off the field.

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“To keep them up was pretty much a minor miracle. I’ve lauded Phil Parkinson at Bolton when he got promoted when he was under a [transfer] embargo.

“He went down and he’s still their manager. He’s in a similar situation [to Campbell], imagine coming in here and none of us have been paid and we’re having to do a show.”

A run of just two defeats from Macclesfield’s final 10 games saw the club avoid relegation under Campbell’s guidance.

And his departure could once again threaten the Silkmen’s Football League status.

Cascarino added: “Sol had only lost two of his last 10 games. So when I heard the news midweek, and it was apparently by both parties mutual consent, I was stunned with the circumstances that Sol had thrown himself into.

“He’s a wealthy boy, he would have made a lot of money, he’s given himself a chance to be a manager.

“I can’t imagine going into training every day, keeping the team, trying to bring in new people in the summer, not getting paid and having players at that level, because I’ve been there, players that can’t afford to pay their mortgages, having to deal with no wages.

“Okay, the PFA [Professional Footballers’ Association] will step in, [but] I was thinking how tough Sol’s job would have been off the field.”

Sol Campbell leaves Macclesfield after eight months in charge of League Two club

15 Aug

Sol Campbell has parted company with Macclesfield by mutual consent following eight months in charge of the League Two club.

The 44-year-old’s departure comes just two games into the new season, with the Silkmen sitting eighth on three points having beaten Leyton Orient 3-0 on Saturday.

Campbell won eight of his 30 matches in charge of Macclesfield
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He becomes the first manager in any of England’s top four divisions to leave his post this season.

“Macclesfield Town provided me with a great beginning in the managerial side of the game, as well as a fantastic learning curve which I am truly grateful for,” said the former England defender.

“I would like to thank all the players and staff for their support during my time at the Moss Rose and also all the loyal fans, whose belief at the end of last season ultimately played a tangible role in our success.”

More to follow…

Salford City v Leeds LIVE: Full talkSPORT commentary and team news for Carabao Cup clash

13 Aug

EFL new-boys Salford City host Championship giants Leeds United tonight in the Carabao Cup first round.

Salford enjoyed a stunning start to their first ever season in the English Football League, beating Stevenage 2-0 at home in the opening day of the 2019/20 League Two campaign.

They were brought back down to earth on Saturday, being well beaten at Crawley and are now set to take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

Salford City take on Leeds in the first round of the Carabao Cup tonight
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The Whites are the favourites to secure automatic promotion this term as they strive to reclaim their Premier League status.

They won 3-1 at Bristol City in their opening league game before conceding a late equaliser against Nottingham Forest over the weekend.

The two sides are at opposite ends of the scale in terms of rank, financial power, history and prestige and it should all add up to a fascinating cup tie this evening.

Salford City v Leeds: How to listen

The Carabao Cup clash will get under way at 7:45pm on Tuesday, August 13.

Full commentary from Moor Lane will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Hugh Woozencroft will bring you all the build-up before our live commentary with Ian Danter and Danny Mills.

Ray Stubbs will host our Around the Grounds show on talkSPORT 2 for updates of the night’s other cup ties.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

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talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up this week...

  • Salford City vs Leeds United (Tuesday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT
  • Liverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
  • Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2

Salford City v Leeds: What has been said?

Salford ace Mani Dieseruvwe can’t wait for the ‘tasty’ cup clash and believes his side can cause a major cup upset.

The 24-year-old striker, born in Leeds, said: “It’s going to be a very tasty match.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it, I was born in Leeds and have spent most of my life there.

“I’ve got a couple of mates that support Leeds, so it’ll be nice to play against them and have a catch-up with them afterwards, but we’ve got nothing to lose, we’ll be looking to cause a shock.”

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds will take on Salford City live on talkSPORT
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Salford City v Leeds: Line-ups

Salford City: Neal, Maynard, Pond, Piergianni, Jones, Threlkeld, Towell, Whitehead, Touray, Dieseruvwe, Beesley

Subs: Wiseman, Rooney, Lloyd-McGoldrick, Letheren, Jones, Smith, Gaffney

Leeds: Casilla, Berardi, White, Davis, Alioski, Phillips, Hélder Costa, Shackleton, Klich, Clarke, Nketiah

Subs: Bamford, Dallas, Harrison, Miazek, Gotts, McCalmont, Bogusz

Carabao Cup LIVE: Latest updates including Wimbledon vs MK Dons, West Brom vs Millwall and Charlton vs Forest Green

13 Aug

There’s a bumper night of Carabao Cup action this evening as a host of EFL clubs clash in the first round.

Manchester City won the domestic trophy last season, beating Chelsea on penalties at Wembley.

Carabao Cup quarter-final draw in full: Manchester United face Bristol City, Chelsea host Bournemouth
The Carabao Cup first round will take place tonight
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Now the competition is back again and there’s a packed scheduled of 33 games to be battled out tonight.

Portsmouth have already beaten Birmingham to reach the second round while the tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Bury has had to postponed due to the Shakers’ on-going financial crisis.

talkSPORT 2 will be on hand tonight as we go around the grounds keeping you up to date with all the action.

Ray Stubbs will host our Carabao Cup special and take in all the goals as they go in on a busy night while Adrian Clarke will be at West Brom v Millwall.

Over on talkSPORT, Hugh Woozencroft will lead our coverage of Salford City v Leeds with Ian Danter and Danny Mills on commentary duty at Moor Lane.

To tune in to the big night of cup action, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

Carabao Cup first round fixtures

Kick-off at 7:45pm unless stated

Portsmouth 3-0 Birmingham City – played on August 6

Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland

Barnsley vs Carlisle United

Blackburn Rovers vs Oldham Athletic

Blackpool vs Macclesfield Town

Bradford City vs Preston North End

Grimsby Town vs Doncaster Rovers

Huddersfield Town vs Lincoln City

Mansfield Town vs Morecambe

Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra

Nottingham Forest vs Fleetwood Town

Port Vale vs Burton Albion

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers

Salford City vs Leeds United – live on talkSPORT

Scunthorpe United vs Derby County

Shrewsbury Town vs Rotherham United

Tranmere Rovers vs Hull City

Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City

AFC Wimbledon vs Milton Keynes Dons

Brentford vs Cambridge United

Bristol Rovers vs Cheltenham Town

Charlton Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers

Colchester United vs Swindon Town

Coventry City vs Exeter City

Gillingham vs Newport County

Luton Town vs Ipswich Town

Oxford United vs Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle vs Leyton Orient

Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol City

Stevenage vs Southend United

Swansea City vs Northampton Town

Walsall vs Crawley Town

Wycombe Wanderers vs Reading

West Bromwich Albion vs Millwall 8pm

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bury – postponed

Carabao Cup LIVE: Latest updates including Wimbledon vs MK Dons, West Brom vs Millwall and Charlton vs Forest Green

13 Aug

There’s a bumper night of Carabao Cup action this evening as a host of EFL clubs clash in the first round.

Manchester City won the domestic trophy last season, beating Chelsea on penalties at Wembley.

Carabao Cup quarter-final draw in full: Manchester United face Bristol City, Chelsea host Bournemouth
The Carabao Cup first round will take place tonight
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Now the competition is back again and there’s a packed scheduled of 33 games to be battled out tonight.

Portsmouth have already beaten Birmingham to reach the second round while the tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Bury has had to postponed due to the Shakers’ on-going financial crisis.

talkSPORT 2 will be on hand tonight as we go around the grounds keeping you up to date with all the action.

Ray Stubbs will host our Carabao Cup special and take in all the goals as they go in on a busy night while Adrian Clarke will be at West Brom v Millwall.

Over on talkSPORT, Hugh Woozencroft will lead our coverage of Salford City v Leeds with Ian Danter and Danny Mills on commentary duty at Moor Lane.

To tune in to the big night of cup action, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

Carabao Cup first round fixtures

Kick-off at 7:45pm unless stated

Portsmouth 3-0 Birmingham City – played on August 6

Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland

Barnsley vs Carlisle United

Blackburn Rovers vs Oldham Athletic

Blackpool vs Macclesfield Town

Bradford City vs Preston North End

Grimsby Town vs Doncaster Rovers

Huddersfield Town vs Lincoln City

Mansfield Town vs Morecambe

Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra

Nottingham Forest vs Fleetwood Town

Port Vale vs Burton Albion

Rochdale vs Bolton Wanderers

Salford City vs Leeds United – live on talkSPORT

Scunthorpe United vs Derby County

Shrewsbury Town vs Rotherham United

Tranmere Rovers vs Hull City

Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City

AFC Wimbledon vs Milton Keynes Dons

Brentford vs Cambridge United

Bristol Rovers vs Cheltenham Town

Charlton Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers

Colchester United vs Swindon Town

Coventry City vs Exeter City

Gillingham vs Newport County

Luton Town vs Ipswich Town

Oxford United vs Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle vs Leyton Orient

Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol City

Stevenage vs Southend United

Swansea City vs Northampton Town

Walsall vs Crawley Town

Wycombe Wanderers vs Reading

West Bromwich Albion vs Millwall 8pm

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bury – postponed

EFL football returns TODAY – Nottingham Forest vs West Brom LIVE on talkSPORT plus reaction to 3pm clashes

3 Aug

The new football season is finally here!

talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will be bringing you more live commentaries than ever before with more than 100 games on the airwaves over the coming weeks and months.

Luton and Boro got things under way on Friday night and now there is a bumper day of EFL action with the Championship, League One and League Two to look forward to.

Thomas Frank’s Brentford take on Birmingham in their opening tie of the 2019/20 Championship season
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The English Football League enjoyed another memorable campaign last term and there’s sure to be all sorts of thrills and spills in the 2019/20 season, too.

talkSPORT has three live games for you today, plus our around the grounds Matchday Live show to take in every goal as it goes in across the country.

So as the season gets going, here’s what talkSPORT has got in store for you this Saturday.

National League play-off winners Salford are preparing for their debut season in the Football League
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Salford vs Stevenage – 11am on talkSPORT 2

 

Salford City’s first ever English Football League clash will kick off our Matchday coverage as Graham Alexander’s side to take on Stevenage in the opening game of the 2019/20 League Two season.

The Ammies, who are co-owned by Manchester United’s famous Class of ’92, booked their place in the EFL by beating Fylde 3-0 in the National League play-off final.

Now they will begin their adventure in the fourth tier by welcoming Stevenage, who finished 10th last term, to Moor Lane.

talkSPORT 2 will be in west Manchester for the League Two opener where a few United legends may well be in attendance too.

Salford City: Neal, Wiseman, Pond, Piergianni, Touray, Shelton, Maynard, Towell, Smith, Rooney, Dieseruvwe.

Subs: Threlkeld, Armstrong, Letheren, Burgess, Whitehead, Beesley.

Stevenage: Farman, Wildin, Cuthbert, Fielding, Stokes, Iontton, Parrett, Soares, Vancooten, Sonupe, Guthrie.

Subs: Carter, Cowley, Husin, Newton, Bastien, Smith, Taylor.

Referee: Kevin Johnson

Lee Bowyer’s Charlton are back in the Championship and face Blackburn in their opening tie
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Matchday Live – 1pm on talkSPORT

 

talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will take you around the grounds for all the goals as they go in during the 3pm kick-offs in the EFL.

Key Championship games include Blackburn vs Charlton and Swansea vs Hull while Fulham, Cardiff and Millwall will also be in action.

In League One, Lincoln host Accrington Stanley, Burton take on Ipswich and Sunderland face Oxford among the afternoon games.

And League Two will see Leyton Orient vs Cheltenham, Scunthorpe vs Swindon and Crewe vs Plymouth in the opening round of fixtures.

We’ll have all the latest action on talkSPORT from across the country as the EFL season gets going.

Brentford vs Birmingham – 2pm on talkSPORT 2

Our first featured 3pm kick-off of the new season will see Brentford welcome Birmingham to Griffin Park.

Thomas Frank’s Bees finished 11th in the Championship last season while the Blues ended up a lowly 17th.

Birmingham will have caretaker Pep Clotet as their manager for the new campaign and will be eager to get off to a good start.

Russ Williams will host our coverage from west London on talkSPORT 2 ahead of live commentary for all the action in this intriguing tie.

Brentford: Raya, Jeanvier, Jansson, Pinnock, Dalsgaard, Jensen, Da Silva, Henry, Canos, Marcondes, Watkins.

Subs: Forss, Clarke, Daniels, Zamburek, Luca Racic, Hammar, Oksanen.

Birmingham: Camp, Colin, Roberts, Dean, Seddon, Maghoma, Davis, Gary Gardner, Pedersen, Crowley, Jutkiewicz.

Subs: Harding, Vassell, Stockdale, Clarke-Salter, Mrbati, Sunjic, Craig Gardner.
Referee: Gavin Ward

'We played really bad but they played really good' - West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says his side did not show up at Tottenham
Slaven Bilic’s West Brom are set to face Nottingham Forest
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Nottingham Forest vs West Brom – 5pm on talkSPORT 2

Our first game day of the season will conclude with a clash between two of this season’s promotion hopefuls.

Forest face the Baggies at the City Ground in the evening kick-off and full live commentary of the Championship match will be live on talkSPORT 2.

Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi took charge of Forest in June and starts his reign against Slaven Bilic who is also set to make his Championship debut after moving to the Hawthorns over the summer.

Both clubs will want to at least make the play-offs this season and will be looking to lay down a marker early on in what should be a Saturday night thriller.

Nottingham Forest: Muric, Cash, Dawson, Worrall, Robinson, Watson, Adomah, Semedo, Tiago Silva, Lolley, Grabban.

Subs: Yuri Ribeiro, Tobias Figueiredo, Smith, Mir, Ameobi, Johnson, Richardson.

West Brom: Johnstone, Ferguson, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs, Livermore, Sawyers, Phillips, Krovinovic, Edwards, Zohore.

Subs: Furlong, Townsend, Harper, Burke, Leko, Bond, O’Shea.

Referee: Darren England

Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekend

  • Salford City vs Stevenage (Saturday, 12:30pm)
  • Brentford vs Birmingham (Saturday, 3pm)
  • Nottingham Forest vs West Brom (Saturday, 5:30pm)
  • Manchester City vs Liverpool (Sunday, 3pm)
  • Bristol City vs Leeds United (Sunday, 4:30pm)

Championship

All fixtures kick-off at 3pm unless stated differently

Friday, August 2

Luton Town 3-3 Middlesbrough

Saturday, August 3

Barnsley vs Fulham

Blackburn Rovers vs Charlton Athletic

Brentford vs Birmingham City

Millwall vs Preston North End

Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion (5:30pm)

Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday

Stoke City vs Queens Park Rangers

Swansea City vs Hull City

Wigan Athletic vs Cardiff City

Sunday, August 4

Bristol City vs Leeds United (4:30pm)

Monday, August 5

Huddersfield Town vs Derby County (7:45pm)

League One

Saturday, August 3

A.F.C. Wimbledon vs Rotherham United

Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers

Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town

Coventry City vs Southend United

Doncaster Rovers vs Gillingham

Lincoln City vs Accrington Stanley

Peterborough United vs Fleetwood Town

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth

Sunderland vs Oxford United

Tranmere Rovers vs Rochdale

Wycombe Wanderers vs Bolton Wanderers

Bury vs MK Dons (match postponed)

League Two

Saturday, August 3

Salford City vs Stevenage (12:30pm)

Bradford City vs Cambridge United

Carlisle United vs Crawley Town

Colchester United vs Port Vale

Crewe Alexandra vs Plymouth Argyle

Exeter City vs Macclesfield Town

Forest Green Rovers vs Oldham Athletic

Leyton Orient vs Cheltenham Town

Morecambe vs Grimsby Town

Newport County vs Mansfield Town

Northampton Town vs Walsall

Scunthorpe United vs Swindon Town