Sport The gates at Glanford Park, home of Scunthorpe United

Knill collided with a squirrel which sent him flying of his bicycle and a fan has asked the club if fans will face a ban for wearing squirrel costumes ahead of his return ti the club with League Two rivals Torquay

Championship round-up: Mackay hails young side after Den win

Neil Warnock, the QPR manager, praised his team's hard-working performance after they won 2-0 at Leicester on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the Championship. Jamie Mackie, a £145,000 close-season buy from Plymouth, struck twice as Rangers moved five points clear at the top of the table, as Cardiff lost.

Evans rocket adds to Pompey's woes

Sheffield United 1, Portsmouth 0

The sporting week ahead (19/09/10)

Championship round-up: Mackie double leaves QPR sitting three points clear

Two goals from Jamie Mackie extended Queens Park Rangers' lead to three points at the top of the Championship last night as they beat Ipswich 3-0 at Portman Road while Cardiff in second lost 2-1 at Leicester City.

Helguson puts Rangers in higher gear

Football League Round-up

Football in Brief: Hodgson focused on keeping stars

Roy Hodgson has admitted that his main task is to keep the Liverpool squad together until new owners take over the club and give him money to spend on new players.

Bebe included in Manchester United Champions League squad

Manchester United new-boy Bebe has made the Red Devils' Champions League squad after all.

Paul Newman: Clubs on the move swap character for revenue streams

The FootbalL League column: For people to watch football, modern stadiums are far superior

Championship round-up: Warnock delighted by late fightback

Neil Warnock praised the spirit of his QPR side after they scored two stoppage-time goals to draw 2-2 at Derby on Saturday and keep themselves on top of the Championship table.

Holloway unrepentant about tame defeat by Dons

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has made no apologies for fielding a weakened side in the Carling Cup. The Premier League newcomers went out of the competition in the second round on Tuesday to MK Dons, two divisions below them.

Championship round-up: Scunthorpe revenge for Warnock

Neil Warnock's Queen's Park Rangers kept up their perfect start to the Championship season with a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe at home on Saturday. First-half goals from Bradley Orr and Heidar Helguson maintained their place at the summit of the table. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, summer signing Adel Taarabt was the star of the show, causing no end of problems for the Iron defence and setting up both goals.

Celtic blame Mowbray as they plunge into the red

Celtic revealed a 15 per cent drop in annual turnover yesterday along with an increase in bank debt of more than £4m – a financial performance partly attributed to "unacceptable results" on the field under Tony Mowbray.

Championship round-up: Blades axe Blackwell after miserable start to season

Sheffield United fans who chanted "Blackwell out" during their side's 3-0 home defeat by Queens Park Rangers got their way last night when Kevin Blackwell left the club by mutual consent.

The ones to watch: an all-star team for the Championship season ahead

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David James (Bristol City)

Made debut for Watford 19 years ago and still going strong at 40. Returned from World Cup with England to join City after four seasons at Portsmouth.

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