Sport Jamie Jones Buchanan has agreed a new three-year contract with the Leeds Rhinos

The 32-year-old England international has been a mainstay of his hometown club since his debut in 1999

Ireland player Jonathan Walters looks dejected at the end of Ireland's 2-2 draw with Austria

Giovanni Trapattoni insists Republic of Ireland are still in hunt for 2014 World Cup qualification

Austria scored a late equaliser last night to dent their chances

Nigel Adkins

Royal appointment: Nigel Adkins urges Reading to 'dare to dream'

Former Southampton manager signs contract until 2016

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Gary Megson / Bryan Robson - West Brom - December 2004
Megson left with West Brom bottom of the table, 3 points away from safety. Robson became the first manager to ever save a club bottom at Christmas from relegation on the last game of the season, when West Brom beat Portsmouth 2-0 at home to stay up.

Does sacking a manager late in the season work?

Reading today announced Nigel Adkins as Brian McDermott's successor

Rio Ferdinand pictured in Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Chelsea

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Brian McDermott

Reading caretaker Eamonn Dolan expected to take charge of match against Manchester United

Dolan, formerly the head of the academy, was placed in temporary charge

Reading 1 Aston Villa 2 match report: Christian Benteke helps Aston Villa breathe life into their survival plan

Paul Lambert's side move out of bottom three with crucial win over fellow strugglers Reading

Reading midfielder Hope Akpan looking forward to facing former club Everton

Akpan, 21, joined the Toffees as an eight-year-old

Reading watch as Wigan's Kone slots his goal home
Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

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Scot blame the physical challenge of the Premier League for Japan international's slow start

Danny Welbeck rises to score the opening goal

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck should not be concerned by lack of goals, says Michael Carrick

Striker scored Manchester United's goal against Real Madrid

Paul Scholes pictured training alongside Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes ruled out for a further fortnight

The veteran missed the midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid

Brian McDermott looks on as his Reading side look set for relegation

Match Report: Stoke savour a rare win to halt Reading revival

Stoke City 2 Reading 1

Kylie Leuluai heads for Hunslet

The veteran prop Kylie Leuluai, a member of Leeds Rhinos' Grand Final-winning team, is set to play for Championship club Hunslet on Sunday. Leuluai and fellow front-rower Richard Moore are the latest Leeds players to be dual-registered with the Hawks.

Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield (left) is tackled by Hull’s Daniel Holdsworth

Poor start for Hull after Gareth Ellis' warm-up injury

Leeds 36 Hull 6

Noel Hunt of Reading celebrates

Match Report: Reading give McDermott another collector's item

Reading 4 Sheffield United 0

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