Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert backs Richard Dunne to play again
Monday 11 March 2013
Aston Villa's manager, Paul Lambert, insists defender Richard Dunne's long-term groin problem is not career-threatening. Dunne has not played since picking up the injury last June on Euro 2012 duty for the Republic of Ireland. He has had three operations.
Lambert said: "It's been really complicated. Richard has been over to the United States a couple of times to try and get it sorted. Is it career-threatening? No, nothing like that. You can't say that."
Murphy loses captain's role
The Blackburn Rovers manager, Michael Appleton, has replaced Danny Murphy as permanent captain with defender Scott Dann.
Former England international Murphy, 35, who was left out of the squad for Sunday's FA Cup sixth-round tie against Millwall, has been linked with a return to his former club Fulham as a coach.
Latest in Sport
New day (slowly) rising – As Brasileirão gets underway, Brazilian football stumbles, rather than leaps into the future
The average Serie A crowd last year was 13,000 - comparable to Australia’s A-League.
by James Young
24 May 2013 04:31 PM
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: 50 things you should know about the Champions League final
The Calvin report: Stirring Champions League final shows how far English game must advance
Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2 match report: Arjen Robben proves Mr Reliant for for Bayern
Boxing: Revenge for Carl Froch with unanimous decision over Mikkel Kessler
England's versatile quartet to replace old rearguard
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.