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Barnsley 0 Derby 3: Reds hover above drop zone after fifth defeat on trot

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom is starting to lose patience with some of his players after the team were thumped 3-0 at home by Derby.

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Drew Cheshire

Titans crash despite fine first half performance

Rotherham Titans’ chances of reaching the knockout stages in the British and Irish Cup look to be over after Saturday’s 45-10 defeat at home to Ealing Trailfinders in the third round of matches.

Jonson Clarke-Harris

Rotherham United: What Warne makes of the latest Millers performance by Clarke-Harris

Manager Paul Warne is refusing to give up on Jonson Clarke-Harris despite the Rotherham United striker’s disappointing return to first-team favour.

Jason Hill is congratulated on scoring one of Knights' tries.  Picture Scott Merrylees

Doncaster Knights 70 Cardiff Blues Select 12: Ten-try Knights step up bid for B&I Cup ko stages

Doncaster Knights treated supporters to a ten-try feast as they posted their biggest win of the season - 70-12 - against B & I Cup Pool 2 visitors Cardiff Blues Premiership Select.

Two-goal David Ball

Rotherham United: Bravery, baubles and David Ball ... Blackpool 1 Millers 2

They were booed off at the break. They were cheered by 1,000 ecstatic away fans throwing an early Christmas party at the end.

Star man David Ball

Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ 2-1 win at Blackpool

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Bloomfield Road.

Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley: Current run is my worst but we’re not focusing on that insists boss Heckingbottom

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom admits Barnsley’s recent run of results is probably the worst of his managerial career.

Paul Warne

Rotherham United: Players to leave in Millers’ January dealings

Up to four players could be a shown the door in a New Year cull as boss Paul Warne makes room for Rotherham United new arrivals.

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

Unlike Eugen Trica, who was so incensed by events during a recent CSM Politehnica Iasi fixture he marched out of the stadium, Chris Wilder stayed until the bitter end of last weekend’s Championship defeat to Millwall.


Video: Championship Player of the Month Leon Clarke believes back-to-back promotions is an achievable target for Sheffield United

Leon Clarke is convinced Sheffield United are capable of mounting a serious push for Premier League football, providing they do not let their standards slip.

Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley: Reds hit by fatigue factor

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom is hoping his tired squad can bounce back from a miserable run of four successive defeats tomorrow.

Richard Stearman says manager Chris Wilder is right to defy convention

Sheffield United: Richard Stearman says Chris Wilder’s willingness to defy convention has strengthened his bond with Bramall Lane’s squad

Supporters called it commendable, commentators cathartic and David Brooks, one of those on the receiving end, thoroughly deserved.

George Baldock could return to action tonight: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: How Chris Wilder got himself bunkered as his team prepared for tonight’s meeting with Bristol City

Chris Wilder doesn’t do spin, doesn’t do double-speak or, as his latest pre-match briefing demonstrated, sporting analogies.

Chris Wilder tells it like it is: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United Fan’s Column: Even Sheffield Wednesday fans envy our straight-talking manager

Straight after Chris Wilder’s post-match interview on Radio Sheffield last Saturday a Wednesday fan got through on “Praise or Grumble”.

Total Recall, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, won the first edition of the �250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

All the stars aligned as Newbury serves up best meeting of Jumps season so far

It’s not often all the stars are aligned and you get all your ducks in a row at a race meeting. But that was definitely the case last weekend at Newbury, who dished up the best, and most enjoyable, fare of the Jumps season so far.

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Paul Warne

Rotherham United: ’If you don’t win, your support dwindles’ ... Warne on his Millers job prospects

Paul Warne today accepted that his job could be on the line if Rotherham United fail to halt their League One slump.

Sheffield United return to action against Bristol City tomorrow night

Sheffield United: ‘Do not underestimate what these boys are doing’ Chris Wilder urges as his team prepares for Bristol City showdown

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has leapt to the defence of his players, describing their achievements this season as “outstanding”.

Chris Wilder has told his players to put what happened at Millwall behind them ahead of tomorrow's clash with Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Let’s put all of this behind us’

When he began addressing the media at Sheffield United’s training ground yesterday, Chris Wilder’s mood spoke volumes.

Chris Wilder says there are similarities between Sheffield United and tomorrow's opponents Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Mutual respect between The Blades and Bristol City ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Bramall Lane

Chris Wilder has drawn comparisons between Sheffield United and Bristol City ahead of their meeting at Bramall Lane tomorrow night.

Paul Coutts is back at the Steelphalt Academy: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Paul Coutts returns to the training ground

Paul Coutts has returned to Sheffield United as he begins his recovery from a season-ending injury.

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