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Reds boss Morais defends changes in Forest loss

Barnsley boss Jose Morais admitted his mind-boggling team changes against Nottingham Forest were forced because his players were “tired”.

Sheffield Eagles' Oscar Thomas celebrates a try against Leigh.

Rugby League: Things can only get better for Sheffield Eagles

It might have been tough on the field, but off the field Sheffield Eagles say they are pleased with the initial move to their new home at the Olympic Legacy Park in the east end of the city.

Doncaster Rovers' Matty Blair (right) and Blackburn Rovers' Derrick Williams during the Sky Bet League One match at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. Pic: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Final score: Doncaster Rovers 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

Doncaster Rovers produced a determined defensive display but were unable to rain on Blackburn Rovers’ promotion parade at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Chris Wilder is planning changes for the visit of Preston North End this weekend: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Are The Blades set for some shock therapy?

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, could unveil a new look starting eleven when Preston North End visit Bramall Lane this weekend.

Paul Coutts is making good progress: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager Chris Wilder provides an update on injured midfielder Paul Coutts

Paul Coutts is continuing to make good progress in his battle to overcome a serious leg injury.

Mark Duffy was spoken to after the defeat by Birmingham City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Focus on your job, not the theatrics’ players are told

Sheffield United’s senior players are being encouraged to comment on the performance of their team mates ahead of Saturday’s game with Preston North End, manager Chris Wilder has admitted.

Jose Morais's side are deep in trouble after losing at the City Ground. Picture Tony Johnson.

Barnsley: Survival hopes are dealt a huge blow after 3-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest

Barnsley are running out of time to keep their Championship status intact.

Paul Warne

Rotherham United: Why New York Stadium could hold the key in play-offs

The magic of AESSEAL New York Stadium could give Rotherham United the play-off edge as they bid to reach Wembley for the second time in four years, believes manager Paul Warne.

Jose Morais

Barnsley: It’s now or never for Reds insists Morais

Boss Jose Morais has stressed it’s “now or never” for Barnsley to keep themselves in the Championship.

Paul Warne

Rotherham United: Why Millers boss Warne doesn’t want to see his play-off players for a few days

Rotherham United’s players have been granted time off to recharge their batteries after sealing their place in the League One play-offs.

Match report

Blades match report: Birmingham 2 Sheffield United 1

Sheffield United's hopes of qualifying for the Championship play-offs were dealt a major blow as they were beaten by Birmingham City at St Andrews this afternoon.

Michael Smith scores. Pictures: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Why Warne changed the habit of a lifetime and put his hand in his pocket for play-off Millers: Rotherham United 2 Bristol Rovers 0

This was an event that, 12 months ago, no-one could have seen coming.

Star man Michael Smith

Rotherham United: Player ratings as the Millers seal their play-off place by beating Bristol Rovers 2-0

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances on a memorable day at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Barnsley match report

Leeds 2-1 Barnsley - relegation-threatened Tykes lose derby

Barnsley’s stay in the Championship took another massive dent after this potential nail in the coffin defeat.
Adam Davies

Barnsley: Davies warns Heckingbottom what to expect as old boss slams Reds

Adam Davies expects former boss Paul Heckingbottom to receive a frosty reception from travelling Barnsley fans today.

Leon Clarke was on target against Millwall last weekend: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘We should be a top six club’ says in-form striker ahead of crunch Championship clash with Birmingham City

Leon Clarke admits Sheffield United will only have themselves to blame if they fail to qualify for the Championship play-offs.

Joe Newell

Rotherham United: Contract extension for Newell and more talks in summer

Rotherham United have extended Joe Newell’s contract by a year and will look to tie him to a longer deal when their push for League One promotion is over.

Under pressure. Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk.

Sheffield United: Why Birmingham City’s plight should remind everyone at Bramall Lane about the importance of developing a coherent strategy

Sheffield United know exactly what can happen when people tasked with leading a football club are singing from a hundred different hymn sheets instead of simply one.

Lee Evans says Sheffield United do not know the meaning of the word 'defeat': Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘These boys will continue top six fight right until the bitter end’

Lee Evans says Sheffield United will continue their fight for a play-off place until the “very last kick of the season” after claiming his team mates do not know the meaning of the word ‘defeat.’

Chris Wilder says Ricky Holmes, Ryan Leonard and Lee Evans will all prove excellent additions to his squad: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: How Chris Wilder’s three most recent signings reveal where he thinks his team must improve

Only Lee Evans has become a fixture in Sheffield United’s starting eleven but Chris Wilder is convinced all three of his permanent signings during the January transfer window will prove excellent additions.

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