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No one did more deals in the summer transfer season than Charlton's manager

Hume views survival as bottom line for Preston

The Preston striker Iain Hume would be happy if he did not find the back of the net again this season – as long as the club escape relegation.

Championship round-up: We defended badly, admits Warnock

Neil Warnock has described his QPR side as "raggy-arsed Rovers" after the league leaders were handed a 4-1 shock defeat at the hands of bottomplaced Scunthorpe. "The goals we gave away were poor, but I have no complaints about the result, we got what we deserved," admitted the QPR manager.

Ince leaves Notts County after fifth straight defeat

Paul Ince last night departed Notts County after just five months in charge. The former Manchester United and England midfielder took over at Meadow Lane last October but leaves the club 19th in League One, two points above the relegation zone. Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Oldham was the club's fifth successive defeat.

League round-up: Holt the hero of Norfolk

Grant Holt and substitute Simeon Jackson scored a hat-trick apiece as the Championship's second-placed side, Norwich City, thrashed Scunthorpe United 6-0 to give them a four-point cushion over Cardiff in third. The Iron slump to the bottom after the first match of Alan Knill's reign as manager.

Knill takes charge at Scunthorpe after leaving Bury

Alan Knill has left Bury to take over as manager of Championship strugglers Scunthorpe United.

Mixu Paatelainen quits Kilmarnock to take charge of Finland

Mixu Paatelainen has left Kilmarnock with immediate effect to take over as manager of Finland, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed.

Bedlam in Burslem rips Vale apart

League Two club branded EmmerVale after events descend into soap opera farce

Ian Baraclough sacked by Scunthorpe following defeat

Scunthorpe have sacked manager Ian Baraclough following last night's 3-0 defeat at home to Preston.

National call-up distracts Celtic striker Hooper

Gary Hooper has admitted that it will be difficult to retain focus in a busy week for Celtic after being called up for the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

Football fan fractures skull in railing fall

A football fan was recovering today after suffering a fractured skull when he fell 15ft from a railing at a match.

Football League Round-up: Williams' howler clips Swans' wings as Leeds and Forest falter too

The tension at the top of the Championship is beginning to bite – none of the sides chasing leaders QPR won yesterday, Swansea City losing and Leeds United and Nottingham Forest both held to goalless draws at home.

Back in the rhythm: Robinho wakes up from City nightmare

Milan striker was an expensive flop at Eastlands but seeks to show his true worth on returning to England tonight

David Moyes remains cautious after Everton FA Cup boost

David Moyes feels it is too early to say whether Everton's stunning win over Chelsea will prove the season's turning point or a false dawn.

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