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Ince becomes Notts County manager

Paul Ince has been appointed as Notts County's new manager until the summer of 2014.

Wily Fox Eriksson turns on that old charm again

Former England manager looks forward to his first Leicester game tomorrow with that familiar twinkling in his eyes

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Sven 'too good to be true' but Notts County are having the last laugh

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Wolves have strength to stay in the Carling hunt, says Doyle

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McCarthy forced to deploy Doyle and Fletcher to finish off County

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McCarthy expects Hughes to come in for abuse

Mick McCarthy hopes Notts County striker Lee Hughes will not be inspired by the verbal abuse he expects him to receive from the Wolves fans in tonight's Carling Cup clash at Molineux.

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Mick McMarthy has defended the make up of the Wolverhampton Wanderers side he has chosen for tonight's home Carling Cup match with Notts County.

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Sam Allardyce has never been one to shy away from pointing out his own worth. When Fabio Capello announced he was to step down from the England job, Allardyce suggested himself as an appropriate successor.

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