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Carson predicts twists and turns as promotion race hots up

Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson is expecting a lot of twists and turns between now and the end of the Championship season, as the fight for promotion to the Premier League intensifies.

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All the latest football transfer gossip and rumours

RUMOUR MILL: PSG line up £30m swoop for Manchester United’s Rojo, and Hazard could quit Chelsea

French giants Paris St Germain are considering a £30 million swoop for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Resilient 10-men Nottingham Forest hold on for a point

Resilient 10-men Nottingham Forest hold on for a point

Left back Eric Lichaj received an early red card but the ten men of Nottingham Forest hung on for over an hour to earn a well-deserved point in a goalless draw at Burton Albion.

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Patience the key for Robins win

Patience the key for Robins win

Steve Chettle said patience was key as Ilkeston Town eased to a 3-1 win at home to Heather St John on Saturday.

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Montel Gibson scores for Ilkeston against Heather.

MATCH REPORT: Robins win to keep the pressure on leaders

Ilkeston Town maintained the pressure on the league leaders in MFL Division One with a comfortable 3-1 home win over Heather St Johns on Saturday.

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RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid target Manchester United superstar

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid target Manchester United superstar

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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PREVIEW: FA Cup fifth round

The FA Cup enters the fifth round stage this weekend with just three games between the sides taking part and a place in the final.

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IN PICTURE: Joe Worrall and David Nugent.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
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TALKING POINT: Which club has the biggest social media following - Nottingham Forest or Derby County?

There is no football without rivalry.

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FA Cup Final, Manchester City v Wigan Athletic:  Goal scorer Ben Watson celebrates

Forest head to Burton looking to stop the slide

Nottingham Forest travel to near neighbours Burton Albion this Saturday looking to stop their slide down the Championship table.

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Liam Cooper gets clear of Kieran Dowell.
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest.  SkyBet Championship.  Elland Road

OPINION: It’s time for Kieran Dowell to be dropped by Nottingham Forest

Kieran Dowell has been one of the success stories in a bleak season at the City Ground so far but its time he has a break from the starting line-up.

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Mauricio Pochettino

RUMOUR MILL: Spurs offer Pochettino lucrative deal; Fellaini's off to Besiktas

Maurcio Pochettino is becoming hot property but the Spurs boss looks set to be offered a lucrative deal to stay in North London.

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Owls' Lucas Joao receives plenty of Derby County attention.....Pic Steve Ellis

DERBY COUNTY BLOG: ‘No room for slip ups now’

Derby County’s long unbeaten run in the Championship came to a halt on Tuesday night after a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Eden Hazard

RUMOUR MILL: Hazard to Real Madrid odds slashed; Alderweireld interests United

The future of Chelsea star Eden Hazard continues to get tongues wagging across the continent.

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Steve Chettle

Chettle’s hunt for new faces

Ilkeston Town boss Steve Chettle feels the time could now be right to begin freshening up his squad ahead of the crucial end to the season.

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Lucas Joao holds off County skipper Richard Keogh.....Pic Steve Ellis

Rowett’s Rams missing a ‘bit of extra brilliance’

Derby County boss Gary Rowett thought his side were missing a touch of magic on Tuesday night, as the Rams saw their long unbeaten run come to an end at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Gareth Bale, who wants to stay at Real Madrid, rather than join Manchester United, according to today's football rumour mill

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United target Gareth Bale ‘loves Real Madrid and doesn’t want to leave’

The agent of Manchester United target Gareth Bale says the 28-year-old Welshman loves Real Madrid and doesn’t want to leave the Spanish champions this summer.

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Andy Rolph, pictured at last year's Nottinghamshire FA Awards, has sadly died. Alexandra Johnson Photography.

Tributes paid to ‘great ambassador’ for Nottinghamshire referees

Tributes have come pouring in for former Nottinghamshire referee Andy Rolph, who has sadly passed away.

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RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho determined to beat Manchester City to the signing of Real Madrid star

RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho determined to beat Manchester City to the signing of Real Madrid star

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

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Hull City v Nottingham 
Hull manager Nigel Adkins welcomes Forest manager Aitor Karanka.
27th January 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

OPINION: Nottingham Forest are now in a relegation battle

Nottingham Forest officially joined the Championship relegation battle with another lacklustre defeat at home to Hull City.

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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest - Derby County manager Gary Rowett - Pic By James Williamson

OPINION: Derby County will be top six but Aston Villa squad strength may be a deciding factor

Derby slipped out of the automatic promotion places this weekend after struggling to a 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

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