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Former owner Balram Chainrai in bid to buy back Portsmouth

Portsmouth's former owner Balram Chainrai has made an offer to buy back the stricken club.

Going up: Michail Antonio opens the scoring

Wednesday claim spoils at expense of city rivals

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Wycombe Wanderers 0: Antonio and Ranger ensure there is no final slip as Jones' men leave United to face the play-offs

Jason Pearce has left Portsmouth to join Neil Warnock at Leeds

Pearce move starts Leeds rebuilding, says Warnock

The Leeds United manager, Neil Warnock, has secured his first signing of the summer with the capture of central defender Jason Pearce from Portsmouth.

Roy Hodgson

West Brom begin making plans for Roy Hodgson departure

Sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth has revealed that West Brom have contingency plans in place should they need to find a replacement for head coach Roy Hodgson.

Neil Warnock: I heard it last year - Pep is heading to Chelsea

The news that Pep Guardiola is leaving Barcelona doesn't surprise me; and I will not be shocked if he turns up at Stamford Bridge. He may just be taking a break, but I was told at the start of the season, by a very well-connected football man, that Guardiola was being lined up to take over at Chelsea next season.

Sam Allardyce has had to undertake a rebuilding programme at West Ham following their relegation last season

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is drawing inspiration from Chelsea's Champions League heroics as he targets a final-day push for promotion.

Jason Roberts: Headed his sixth goal for Reading since joining from Blackburn Rovers in late January

Reading close in on Premier League return

Reading can clinch promotion to the Premier League tomorrow if Brian McDermott's side defeat Nottingham Forest and West Ham fail to win at Bristol City, or if the Championship leaders draw and the Hammers lose.

Gareth Bale confident of ending Chelsea's FA Cup run

Gareth Bale insists Tottenham will overcome Chelsea in this weekend's FA Cup semi-final because they have a better team than the Blues.

Adam Le Fondre of Reading celebrates against Leeds

Brighton manager Gus Poyet claims Reading are the best team in the Championship

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has described opponents Reading as the best team in the npower Championship ahead of tonight's clash.

Wolves have won one point from 15 since Terry Connor took charge

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The Weekend Dossier

Manager of Portsmouth Michael Appleton

Michael Appleton: The man with the hardest job in football

He is trying to save Pompey from relegation but the club can't afford Sky, food at the training ground... or players' wages. He tells Sam Wallace about their plight

With his court case finally behind him, Peter Storrie can at last look for a new job

Peter Storrie open to Portsmouth return

Portsmouth's former chief executive Peter Storrie has expressed his desire to return to the club.

Newcastle must tighten up, admits Williamson

The Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson is hoping for a return to the defensive resilience that characterised the club's start to the season, in order to boost the charge for a European place.

Warnock is looking to get Leeds promoted

Neil Warnock wants 'hostile' atmosphere at Elland Road for West Ham visit

Leeds boss Neil Warnock believes a "hostile and intimidating" atmosphere at Elland Road tomorrow can inspire his side to victory over promotion hopefuls West Ham in the npower Championship.

League round-up: Le Fondre crowns Royals' day

A Hal Robson-Kanu equaliser on the stroke of half-time signalled Reading's revival at Millwall, the substitute Adam Le Fondre scoring a 76th-minute winner as the Royals racked up a sixth consecutive win, 2-1, to move within a point of automatic promotion in the Championship. "This was about guts more than anything," said the Royals manager, Brian McDermott.

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