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  • Defender Pape Souare was touched by Crystal Palace fans' reaction to his return to first-team football following a year out with a career-threatening injury. The left-back played the second half of Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup third-round defeat of Huddersfield, concluding his remarkable recovery from a serious car crash in September 2016. Souare feared he may never play again when he suffered a broken jaw and thigh bone in a crash so severe he needed to be cut from his car.His father also died in December, and in his absence Palace signed two left-backs in Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp.Asked if he felt emotional stepping onto the Selhurst Park pitch as the club's fans chanted his name, Souare said: "Yeah, definitely. That touched me a lot and I give everything for them."It made me happy. It is a good feeling to be on the pitch. I just want to say thanks to the fans and everyone at the club."I am just trying to give everything for them. This is my first big..

    Crystal Palace’s Pape Souare ‘touched’ by warm welcome after first-team return

    Defender Pape Souare was touched by Crystal Palace fans' reaction to his return to first-team football following a year out with a career-threatening injury. The left-back played the second half of Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup third-round defeat of Huddersfield, concluding his remarkable recovery from a serious car crash in September 2016. Souare feared he may never play again when he suffered a broken jaw and thigh bone in a crash so severe he needed to be cut from his car.His father also died in December, and in his absence Palace signed two left-backs in Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp.Asked if he felt emotional stepping onto the Selhurst Park pitch as the club's fans chanted his name, Souare said: "Yeah, definitely. That touched me a lot and I give everything for them."It made me happy. It is a good feeling to be on the pitch. I just want to say thanks to the fans and everyone at the club."I am just trying to give everything for them. This is my first big..
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  • Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United's faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.Having just turned five when he caught United's eye at the development centre in Preston, the attacking midfielder progressed through the ranks and in May made his first-team debut aged 20.That appearance off the bench at Arsenal was followed by a starting role in the home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League finale, before McTominay was selected by Jose Mourinho for their pre-season tour.After impressing in the United States, in particular off the bench against Real Madrid, and scoring his first senior United goal against Valerenga, he is now in line to be involved in a competitive match for the first time this season as Burton visit in the Carabao Cup third round."It's crazy when you think back all them years to when you're five years old going to the development centre, and then going all..

    Scott McTominay eager to make his mark at Manchester United

    Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United's faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.Having just turned five when he caught United's eye at the development centre in Preston, the attacking midfielder progressed through the ranks and in May made his first-team debut aged 20.That appearance off the bench at Arsenal was followed by a starting role in the home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League finale, before McTominay was selected by Jose Mourinho for their pre-season tour.After impressing in the United States, in particular off the bench against Real Madrid, and scoring his first senior United goal against Valerenga, he is now in line to be involved in a competitive match for the first time this season as Burton visit in the Carabao Cup third round."It's crazy when you think back all them years to when you're five years old going to the development centre, and then going all..
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  • Bournemouth manager E ddie Howe has challenged winger Jordon Ibe to show the consistency needed to develop his great potential. Ibe came off the bench to help turnaround the Premier League clash against Brighton on Friday night, setting up first Andrew Surman then Jermain Defoe to secure a 2-1 victory as the Cherries ended their four-match losing streak. With Howe ready to rotate his side when the Segulls head back to the Vitality Stadium for Tuesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie, the former Liverpool man could be set for a recall to the starting XI. Howe is confident there is more to come from the 21-year-old, who left Anfield in a £15million deal during the summer of 2016. "Jordon has shown glimpses, but this time we have seen more end product in terms of assists," Howe said. "He has got great potential, but the challenge is for him to find some consistency and making sure he is at his best every day. "I think people forget how young he is because he has been around ..

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes consistency is key for Jordon Ibe

    Bournemouth manager E ddie Howe has challenged winger Jordon Ibe to show the consistency needed to develop his great potential. Ibe came off the bench to help turnaround the Premier League clash against Brighton on Friday night, setting up first Andrew Surman then Jermain Defoe to secure a 2-1 victory as the Cherries ended their four-match losing streak. With Howe ready to rotate his side when the Segulls head back to the Vitality Stadium for Tuesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie, the former Liverpool man could be set for a recall to the starting XI. Howe is confident there is more to come from the 21-year-old, who left Anfield in a £15million deal during the summer of 2016. "Jordon has shown glimpses, but this time we have seen more end product in terms of assists," Howe said. "He has got great potential, but the challenge is for him to find some consistency and making sure he is at his best every day. "I think people forget how young he is because he has been around ..
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  • Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino insists "everything is normal" with Virgil van Dijk as the Dutch defender returns to first-team contention. The Holland international has been reintegrated into the senior squad having been training on his own after handing in a transfer request at the start of August. The 26-year-old had made it clear he wanted the club to take up the interest from Liverpool, who issued a public apology in June following suggestions of an improper approach for the centre-back. While it may yet be too early for Van Dijk, who has been recovering from an ankle injury sustained at the end of January, to be considered for an instant return to match-day action , Saints boss Pellegrino insists it is now very much a case of business as usual. "Now he is training with the team again. It depends on the player now." Pellegrino said at a press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Watford. "We know he is coming from a long period of time..

    Manuel Pellegrino welcomes Virgil van Dijk back into Southampton squad

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino insists "everything is normal" with Virgil van Dijk as the Dutch defender returns to first-team contention. The Holland international has been reintegrated into the senior squad having been training on his own after handing in a transfer request at the start of August. The 26-year-old had made it clear he wanted the club to take up the interest from Liverpool, who issued a public apology in June following suggestions of an improper approach for the centre-back. While it may yet be too early for Van Dijk, who has been recovering from an ankle injury sustained at the end of January, to be considered for an instant return to match-day action , Saints boss Pellegrino insists it is now very much a case of business as usual. "Now he is training with the team again. It depends on the player now." Pellegrino said at a press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Watford. "We know he is coming from a long period of time..
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  • Neil Lennon has signed a new three-year contract as Hibernian head coach.The former Celtic and Bolton manager had previously signed a two-year deal before leading Hibs to the Ladbrokes Championship title in his debut campaign.Lennon's new deal takes him to the summer of 2020.In a club statement, he said: "I've made no secret of my enjoyment of my time at Easter Road and my desire to stay on at Hibernian."All of the parts are in place to build a strong future. We have a strong group of players, we are seeing talented youngsters like Fraser Murray and Ryan Porteous force their way into first-team contention, and we have good, supportive people running the club."The infrastructure is first class, it's a great club, and now I want to do all I can to make it a successful one."Hibs' chief executive Leeann Dempster added: "We are delighted that Neil wants to commit to the club. He is an ambitious guy, he wants to win silverware, and he brings that mentality with him...

    Neil Lennon signs new three-year deal at Hibernian

    Neil Lennon has signed a new three-year contract as Hibernian head coach.The former Celtic and Bolton manager had previously signed a two-year deal before leading Hibs to the Ladbrokes Championship title in his debut campaign.Lennon's new deal takes him to the summer of 2020.In a club statement, he said: "I've made no secret of my enjoyment of my time at Easter Road and my desire to stay on at Hibernian."All of the parts are in place to build a strong future. We have a strong group of players, we are seeing talented youngsters like Fraser Murray and Ryan Porteous force their way into first-team contention, and we have good, supportive people running the club."The infrastructure is first class, it's a great club, and now I want to do all I can to make it a successful one."Hibs' chief executive Leeann Dempster added: "We are delighted that Neil wants to commit to the club. He is an ambitious guy, he wants to win silverware, and he brings that mentality with him...
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  • Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has joined Deportivo La Coruna on a season-long loan.The 6ft 8in Romanian has found first-team action hard to come by with the Premier League club following his move from Sunderland last year. Both Watford and Deportivo confirmed on their official websites that Pantilimon, who won the League Cup while with Manchester City in 2014, has decided to head for LaLiga in a bid for regular football. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Costel Pantilimon leaves Watford for Deportivo La Coruna

    Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has joined Deportivo La Coruna on a season-long loan.The 6ft 8in Romanian has found first-team action hard to come by with the Premier League club following his move from Sunderland last year. Both Watford and Deportivo confirmed on their official websites that Pantilimon, who won the League Cup while with Manchester City in 2014, has decided to head for LaLiga in a bid for regular football. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • New Swindon signings set for debuts against BarnetSwindon boss David Flitcroft has bolstered his squad by making a double loan signing.Derby pair Timi Elsnik and Kellan Gordon will both arrive at the County Ground on season-long loans.Midfielder Elsnik, 19, is a Slovenian youth international with one first-team appearance at Derby this term, while fellow teenager Gordon, a wide attacking player, has been a mainstay of the Derby Under-23 side.Flitcroft, meanwhile, will look for an immediate response against Barnet following last weekend's surprise 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Crawley.The visitors' manager Rossi Eames is expected to make changes to the team that on Tuesday lost 4-3 at home to Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy.He named a weakened team, but one player likely to be retained is new signing Andre Blackman, who was making his debut.Eames regardless remains without numerous long-term absentees.Knee injuries mean John Akinde, Curtis Weston and Elliott Johnson are ..

    Swindon V Barnet at The County Ground : Match Preview

    New Swindon signings set for debuts against BarnetSwindon boss David Flitcroft has bolstered his squad by making a double loan signing.Derby pair Timi Elsnik and Kellan Gordon will both arrive at the County Ground on season-long loans.Midfielder Elsnik, 19, is a Slovenian youth international with one first-team appearance at Derby this term, while fellow teenager Gordon, a wide attacking player, has been a mainstay of the Derby Under-23 side.Flitcroft, meanwhile, will look for an immediate response against Barnet following last weekend's surprise 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Crawley.The visitors' manager Rossi Eames is expected to make changes to the team that on Tuesday lost 4-3 at home to Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy.He named a weakened team, but one player likely to be retained is new signing Andre Blackman, who was making his debut.Eames regardless remains without numerous long-term absentees.Knee injuries mean John Akinde, Curtis Weston and Elliott Johnson are ..
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  • Manchester City have received a bid of more than £20million for defender Eliaquim Mangala from Crystal Palace, Press Association Sport understands.The London club may have turned their attention to the 26-year-old centre-back after failing to make progress in their pursuit of Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho.Palace are now awaiting a response from City, who could be highly active on transfer deadline day.Selling Mangala, who spent last season on loan at Valencia, could prompt the club to accelerate efforts to land Jonny Evans from West Brom.City have failed with two previous bids for former Manchester United defender Evans, the most recent worth a reported £18million.Evans, who is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland, has also attracted interest from Leicester and Arsenal.City have spent more than £200million on players during the summer transfer window but are still keen to bring in a central defender.Mangala, who has failed to impress since joining the club in a..

    Crystal Palace submit £20million-plus bid for Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala

    Manchester City have received a bid of more than £20million for defender Eliaquim Mangala from Crystal Palace, Press Association Sport understands.The London club may have turned their attention to the 26-year-old centre-back after failing to make progress in their pursuit of Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho.Palace are now awaiting a response from City, who could be highly active on transfer deadline day.Selling Mangala, who spent last season on loan at Valencia, could prompt the club to accelerate efforts to land Jonny Evans from West Brom.City have failed with two previous bids for former Manchester United defender Evans, the most recent worth a reported £18million.Evans, who is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland, has also attracted interest from Leicester and Arsenal.City have spent more than £200million on players during the summer transfer window but are still keen to bring in a central defender.Mangala, who has failed to impress since joining the club in a..
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  • West Brom have agreed a deal to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain.Krychowiak will join the Baggies subject to international clearance and become the club's seventh signing of the summer.He follows Kieran Gibbs, whose permanent transfer was announced earlier on Wednesday, to the Hawthorns as well as Oliver Burke, Gareth Barry, Ahmed Hegazi, Jay Rodriguez and Yuning Zhang. Zhang has since moved to Werder Bremen on loan.The signing of Krychowiak represents something of a coup for West Brom, with the Poland international having won the Europa League twice with Sevilla and helped PSG lift the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France last season."I had a lot of offers from Spain and Italy but this is a very ambitious club," Krychowiak told the club's official website. "There's a good atmosphere here."West Brom chairman John Williams said: "This is a fantastic loan agreement for Albion and we are very pleased to have completed the transfer...

    West Brom bring in Grzegorz Krychowiak on season-long loan from PSG

    West Brom have agreed a deal to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain.Krychowiak will join the Baggies subject to international clearance and become the club's seventh signing of the summer.He follows Kieran Gibbs, whose permanent transfer was announced earlier on Wednesday, to the Hawthorns as well as Oliver Burke, Gareth Barry, Ahmed Hegazi, Jay Rodriguez and Yuning Zhang. Zhang has since moved to Werder Bremen on loan.The signing of Krychowiak represents something of a coup for West Brom, with the Poland international having won the Europa League twice with Sevilla and helped PSG lift the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France last season."I had a lot of offers from Spain and Italy but this is a very ambitious club," Krychowiak told the club's official website. "There's a good atmosphere here."West Brom chairman John Williams said: "This is a fantastic loan agreement for Albion and we are very pleased to have completed the transfer...
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  • Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare made a return to action with a 45-minute run-out in a Development League clash against Nottingham Forest at Selhurst Park. The Senegal left-back had made just four appearances for the Eagles before he was involved in a road traffic accident on the M4 in September 2016 which left him needing to be airlifted to hospital with a fractured thigh and jaw. Souare, 27, faced a lengthy spell of rehabilitation and h e paid tribute to the medics that helped nurse him back to fitness, telling cpfc.co.uk: " It was very nice to be back playing at Selhurst Park and I really enjoyed it. I have been working hard with the medical team and it's great that I am able to be back today. "I played at wing-back today, but I feel comfortable in that position because I have played there before but now it is about working hard to keep getting my fitness to the level it needs to be so I am ready to challenge for the first-team squad when I can."This is my first main in..

    Pape Souare makes welcome return for Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare made a return to action with a 45-minute run-out in a Development League clash against Nottingham Forest at Selhurst Park. The Senegal left-back had made just four appearances for the Eagles before he was involved in a road traffic accident on the M4 in September 2016 which left him needing to be airlifted to hospital with a fractured thigh and jaw. Souare, 27, faced a lengthy spell of rehabilitation and h e paid tribute to the medics that helped nurse him back to fitness, telling cpfc.co.uk: " It was very nice to be back playing at Selhurst Park and I really enjoyed it. I have been working hard with the medical team and it's great that I am able to be back today. "I played at wing-back today, but I feel comfortable in that position because I have played there before but now it is about working hard to keep getting my fitness to the level it needs to be so I am ready to challenge for the first-team squad when I can."This is my first main in..
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