Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy welcomed teenager Troy Parrott to “men’s football” after seeing the striker hold his own on his senior international debut.
Mick McCarthy will send a much-changed Republic of Ireland side into friendly battle with unfamiliar foe New Zealand on Thursday night with one eye on Monday’s Euro 2020 showdown with Denmark.
Winston Reid has joked that his wife wants to “kill him” as he prepares to return from an 18-month injury nightmare.
With almost a third of the season completed, the Premier League is starting to take shape.
Sean Dyche revealed how a pep talk helped teenage star Dwight McNeil to another man-of-the-match display against West Ham.
Manuel Pellegrini refused to single out goalkeeper Roberto as West Ham’s miserable run continued with a 3-0 defeat at Burnley.
West Ham’s misery continued as Burnley ended their own poor run with a thumping win at Turf Moor.
Manuel Pellegrini insisted goalkeeper Roberto has his and the other players’ trust ahead of West Ham’s trip to Burnley despite recent criticism.
Sean Dyche insists Burnley’s poor performance at Sheffield United has not led to any knee-jerk reactions on the training ground.
Burnley striker Chris Wood is fit and ready to return for Saturday’s Premier League visit of West Ham.
Manuel Pellegrini insists his West Ham side “must fight” if they are to climb the table as they prepare for a trip to face Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.