Sport Darren Fletcher has been limited to seven starts in nearly two years

Scottish midfielder back in training following lengthy illness while Rooney may play on Saturday

Kinnear's appointment as Newcastle's director of football sent shock waves through the club

Joe Kinnear insists he is 'head and shoulders' above every other director of football in Premier League

Former manager also claims he was at Wimbledon for 10 years

Joe Kinnear has yet to be confirmed in his new role

Joe Kinnear accuses Newcastle supporters of 'talking out their backsides' during bizarre rant to explain appointment as director of football

The former Magpies manager repeatedly got the name of the club's players wrong and made numerous factual errors

Wayne Routledge, left

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge set to be handed senior England chance

28-year-old could be only un-capped played named in squad

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He shone for his country in a nicely balanced midfield with Liam Brady and Gerry Daly

Kenny Jackett knows the pain of FA Cup defeat at Wembley

FA Cup semi-finals: Millwall are looking like a smart outfit under Kenny Jackett

On slender resources the highly rated manager has generated a ‘family’ spirit at the Championship club

Margaret Thatcher takes advantage of a photo opportunity with Kevin Keegan (left), Emlyn Hughes and the rest of the England team of 1980

Ian Herbert: A minute's silence? Margaret Thatcher was not one of us when it came to sport

Her compulsory membership plan for supporters was detested and failed

Men held after Kidderminster football fan stabbed

A football fan was stabbed and another taken to hospital after their coach was attacked on the way home from a match.

Bumpy road to Rio: Reaction to Ferdinand typified the England disease

The Last Word: England team and international football suffering a slow death

International games are increasingly beset by negativity, resentment and ambivalence

The Blackburn Rovers manager, Michael Appleton, celebrates their
shock victory with goalscorer Colin Kazim-Richards

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John Still

John Still drops into non-league to become Luton manager

Coach leaves position at League Two side Dagenham

Oldham Athletic's English striker Matt Smith

Matt Smith: The brains behind Oldham's FA Cup cup shocks

Matt Smith, the League One striker whose goals stopped Liverpool and Everton, tells Tim Rich about life as a football rarity: a player with a degree

Paul Buckle

Paul Buckle leaves role as manager of Luton

Luton were knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall at the weekend

Millwall’s James Henry rounds Luton Town goalkeeper Mark Tyler to put his side into the lead at Kenilworth Road

Reality bites as Luton's thoughts turn to the fight for points at Macclesfield

Luton Town 0 Millwall 3: Getting out of the Conference remains the dream after big Cup awakening

Match Report: Luton Town's marathon run ends at last against Millwall

Luton Town 0 Millwall 3: Millwall make their League status tell in front of goal while gallant Hatters are left with happy memories and a sense of relief there was no repeat of crowd trouble

Kenny Jackett, the Millwall man, is the longest serving manager in the
Championship

Kenny Jackett happy with Millwall's 'professional job'

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett was pleased by the professional manner in which his progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals at the expense of non-league Luton today.

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