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Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh wants new manager by tomorrow

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Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked with the youngster

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway bemoans Championship fixture 'madness'

Palace held to draw in midweek

10-man Cardiff held as Middlesbrough move up

None of the top three won in the Championship last night, with leaders Cardiff drawing 1-1 at Derby after winger Craig Noone was sent off in the 63rd minute when Malky Mackay's side were winning, Crystal Palace being held 0-0 at Hull and Leicester losing 1-0 to Leeds, Luciano Becchio getting the winner from the penalty spot in the third minute at Elland Road.

Leicester in confident mood ahead of Leeds clash says midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Leicester will head to Leeds tonight flying high in the table and with confidence to match, according to midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

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Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway targets swift promotion with Crystal Palace

Ian Holloway takes charge of Crystal Palace for the first time against Ipswich at Selhurst Park tonight hoping to recreate the magic that swept his former club Blackpool into the Barclays Premier League.

Joe Jordan (left) and Harry Redknapp guided Spurs to fourth

Former Tottenham coach Joe Jordan flattered by Scotland link

Former striker Joe Jordan is pleased to be mentioned as a possible Scotland manager as the search for Craig Levein's successor begins.

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman

Dougie Freedman relishing Bolton chance

Bolton begin a new era tomorrow, although new manager Dougie Freedman could have had easier baptisms than a trip to in-form Middlesbrough.

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay

Championship preview: Cardiff could see daylight after Burnley encounter

There were late twists wherever you turned in the Championship on Tuesday night with six injury-time goals changing the course of five different matches, and you have to judge each case on its own merits when it comes to measuring the knock-on effects of such high drama this weekend.

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman

Confusion surrounds Dougie Freedman move from Crystal Palace to Bolton

Confusion continues to surround the vacant managerial position at Bolton after caretaker boss Jimmy Phillips claimed he will be in charge for Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough.

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell ready to fight on as Ipswich manager

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.

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Crystal Palace give Bolton permission to speak to manager Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace have given manager Dougie Freedman permission to speak to Bolton.

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Six police officers were treated in hospital after diving into a river in a bid to rescue five occupants of a car which had crashed into the water.

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