Ferguson's loan rangers fire blank

Preston 0 Blackpool 0

Ferguson is still lacking despite dad's handouts

Preston North End 0 Blackpool 0

Boateng wins red card appeal

Hull midfielder George Boateng today succeeded in an appeal against his dismissal against Blackburn and his three-match ban has been withdrawn.

Ferguson joins battle to capture Smalling

United see young £7m defender courted by Arsenal as answer to back problems

Magic of the Cup starts to rub off on Ancelotti

Preston North End 0 Chelsea 2

Ferguson Jr out to prove he has the family steel

Both Preston and their new manager are keen to impress at home to Chelsea today

All change for Blues as Ancelotti focuses on title race

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, has ripped apart the team that defeated Sunderland 7-2 a week ago for today's FA Cup fourth-round tie away to Preston North End because he believes his team are about to enter a decisive period in the Premier League.

Parkin plans big hello for Terry

Preston North End's striker Jon Parkin is not nicknamed "The Beast" for nothing but if John Terry, the Chelsea and England captain, was currently unaware of his reputation then Parkin plans to change all that this weekend.

Federici not tempted by Liverpool

Reading goalkeeper flattered by reported interest but wants to stay at the Madejski Stadium

Family ties heap pressure on new Preston manager

Darren Ferguson has admitted there is additional pressure on him to succeed at Preston North End because of the achievements of his father, Sir Alex, at Manchester United.

Ferguson appointed as Preston manager

Darren Ferguson has been appointed as manager of Coca-Cola Championship outfit Preston on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Coyle waits for Bolton to seal deal

Burnley place manager on leave as clubs negotiate level of compensation

Transfer Talk: Cresswell cuts Stoke ties with Blades

Sheffield United have confirmed that Richard Cresswell's loan deal from Stoke City will be made into a permanent arrangement. Stoke originally loaned Cresswell out to Bramall Lane in September 2009, but the two sides have now agreed an undisclosed fee for the striker. The 32-year-old striker scored the Blades' equaliser against QPR at the weekend. Manager Kevin Blackwell said: "He gives 100 per cent every time he plays and his knowledge of this division makes him an important presence for us." Injuries and suspensions have allowed Cresswell to make nine starts under Blackwell, scoring three goals in the process.

I have proved myself as a playmaker, says Anelka

Striker feels he has filled creative role behind Drogba with distinction this season
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