Paul Jewell ready to fight on as Ipswich manager
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell admits his future is still very much in the balance as he prepares to lead his struggling side into tonight's npower Championship clash with former employers Derby at Portman Road.
Jewell said he would consider his future after Saturday's defeat at Hull made it 10 games without a win but vowed to fight on after receiving support from club chairman Marcus Evans.
Jewell said: "It is clear results on the pitch have not been good enough. I can only continue to do my best for this football club to turn things around. That has to happen very quickly, though."
Dougie Freedman could be taking charge of Crystal Palace for the last time for the trip to face Barnsley at Oakwell, after being given permission to open talks about succeeding Owen Coyle at Bolton.
Meanwhile Bolton's caretaker boss Jimmy Quinn has no new injury concerns for the Trotters' trip to Wolves, who welcome Karl Henry back from suspension.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is keen to strengthen his side despite taking the Foxes to the top of the Championship table with a draw at Birmingham on Saturday.
Ahead of tonight's home clash with Brighton, Pearson said: "I'm pleased with the players we have but I'm not ruling out doing any business in both directions."
Craig Bellamy is set to return from his knee injury for the first time since October as Cardiff look to make it six consecutive home wins from the start of the season as they take on Gianfranco Zola's Watford.
Dexter Blackstock returns from his three-game ban as Nottingham Forest travel to Blackpool, although Adlene Guedioura begins his own suspension for Sean O'Driscoll's men.
Jonathan Woodgate faces a late fitness test ahead of Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Clash with Hull, while Charlton could be without striker Riccardo Fuller as they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds.
Huddersfield travel to struggling Peterborough, Millwall face Birmingham at the Den, and managerless Burnley travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City.
When teaching the meaning of Christmas backfires
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant