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Dougie Freedman has managerial experience in the Championship with Crystal Palace and Bolton

Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa

Andreas Weimann discussing new Aston Villa contract

Paul Lambert hopes striker will commit long-term future to the club

Oldham celebrate their FA Cup victory over Liverpool
Noel Hunt of Reading celebrates

Match Report: Reading give McDermott another collector's item

Reading 4 Sheffield United 0

King Bee: Brentford manager Uwe Rösler has spearheaded the club’s success on the pitch

Michael Calvin: Bees' taste of honey sweetens sour taste of modern football

The Last Word: Brentford and a professional gambler are out to show that maybe there is life in the old game yet

Nile Ranger has only just returned to first-team action

Newcastle striker Nile ranger arrested on suspicion of rape

The Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was today arrested on suspicion of rape.

Sean O'Driscoll

Bristol City appoint Sean O'Driscoll as manager

Former Nottingham Forest manager replaces Derek McInnes

David Flitcroft has taken charge permanently at Barnsley

David Flitcroft takes over at Barnsley as Derek McInnes packs his bags at Bristol

Wherever a team is in the second tier, it is never far away from the drama and tension of relegation or promotion issues – or their implications, just ask Barnsley, Bristol City and Hull.

Andre Villas-Boas`

Harry Redknapp has 'no problem' with Tottenham successor Andre Villas-Boas

QPR play Tottenham at Loftus Road tomorrow

Steve Cotterill

Steve Cotterill joins backroom staff at QPR

Former Nottingham Forest manager agrees short term deal

Gus Poyet saw his stock rise further with last weekend’s FA Cup win against Newcastle United

Blackburn Rovers priced out of move for £2m Gus Poyet

Brighton & Hove Albion would be seeking huge compensation

Bitter sweet: Terry Butcher says his Inverness players refused to open Mars bars because they had the England crest on them

Barnsley given permission to speak with Terry Butcher

Barnsley sacked Keith Hill at the end of last month

Matt Jarvis poses on the cover of ‘Attitude’ magazine

After Matt Jarvis rallies against homophobia, here are five other footballers who've got involved politically

Rarely do professional footballers make public statements that zigzag anywhere near political engagement - so the appearance of West Ham's Matt Jarvis on the cover of Britain's best-selling gay magazine, Attitude, and his attempt to address homophobia, one of the beautiful game's last remaining stigmas (in 21 years of the Premier League not one footballer has come out), is to be welcomed. Here we select five other pros who have used their profile to political effect.

Mark Robins gets a hug from a fan in his United playing days

Can Mark Robins go from Fergie's saviour to Tottenham tormentor?

Robins plotting another rescue act at Coventry City – and victory at Spurs would help

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh, pictured with Henning Berg

Gary Bowyer and Terry McPhillips to remain in charge of Blackburn for rest of January

Duo stepped in following sacking of Henning Berg

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh, pictured with Henning Berg

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

Rovers recorded a 3-1 victory at the weekend

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