Sport Djamel Abdoun of Nottingham Forest, centre, takes on Paul Gallagher, left, and David Buchanan of Preston North End

Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

Plymouth Argyle players decide against strike action

Plymouth players have decided against going on strike after receiving 40% of their August wages, manager Peter Reid has confirmed.

Plymouth Argyle players considering strike action

Several Plymouth players are considering going on strike having not received their wages yet again.

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Brighton joined fellow newly promoted side Southampton at the top of the Championship table last night after a superb 3-1 win at Cardiff, their third league victory out of three.

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Notts County make Harewood offer

Notts County have made an audacious attempt to sign former West Ham, Aston Villa and Blackpool striker Marlon Harewood.

Peterborough overhaul deficit to seal final date

Craig Mackail-Smith signed off from London Road in style last night as his 34th goal of the season booked Peterborough United a League One play-off final place against Huddersfield Town.

Micky Adams takes charge at Port Vale

Micky Adams has returned as manager of Port Vale, it was announced today.

Paul Hart leaves relegated Swindon

Swindon have confirmed interim manager Paul Hart and assistant Ian McParland are the latest figures to leave the club with immediate effect following Town's relegation to npower League Two.

Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton stands down following relegation

Andrew Fitton has resigned as chairman of Swindon following the club's relegation to npower League Two.

Administrator confident of a quick sale

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Northampton appoint Gary Johnson as manager

Northampton have appointed former Bristol City and Peterborough boss Gary Johnson as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Swindon swift to appoint Paul Hart as manager

Swindon have appointed Paul Hart as their new manager until the end of the season just a day after Danny Wilson's resignation.

Sheffield Wednesday appoint Gary Megson

Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Gary Megson as first-team manager on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Irvine sacked as Wednesday slump

Sheffield Wednesday have sacked their manager Alan Irvine after just over a year in charge at Hillsborough.

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