TAKING a sabbatical is not a traditional career move for a professional footballer, but after six months out of the game Sylvan Ebanks-Blake says he has rediscovered his mojo at Preston North End.
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HE’S the 18-year-old who came from nowhere to scare the life out of Spurs and fire Sheffield United to within a whisker of the League Cup final.
EIGHT months ago a 20-yearold John Lundstram stepped up to the Wembley penalty spot for the biggest moment of his life in the League One play-off final.
KEITH KEANE fears he may never be able to shake off the stigma attached to being wrongfully arrested for match-fixing – and says it’s time for players’ identities to be kept out of the public domain until a guilty verdict is reached.
WHEN Matt Harrold took over the gloves before half-time in Crawley Town’s game with MK Dons, the striker feared his side would be heading for a record defeat.
MOST players have career defining moments, but George Moncur’s wasn’t a last-minute goal or a bigmoney move – it came at church 18 months ago.
FORMER Italy international Fabio Liverani yesterday became the fourth man in three months to pick the Leyton Orient team.
PRESTON full-back Scott Laird has called on his team-mates to repay Joe Garner for his goalscoring heroics – by firing the Lilywhites to promotion without him.
NOT many 21-year-olds can count the most capped English full-back in history as their friend and mentor. But not many have the background of Aziz Deen-Conteh, who has travelled from Sierra Leone to Port Vale, via London and Crete.
RED-HOT Callum Robinson is Aston Villa’s highest scoring player this season – but the Preston North End loanee is hoping Paul Lambert doesn’t pick up the phone just yet.
THE chalice of Football League management has not so much been filled with poison this season as bubbling over with toxic chemicals.
TRADITIONAL lucky charms tend to be horseshoes and four leaf clovers, but Walsall manager Dean Smith has Andy Butler.
NOT all footballers spend their spare time in Nando’s and nightclubs.
BAILEY WRIGHT spent this summer in Brazil as part of Australia’s 23-man World Cup squad, basking in the glory of becoming the first Preston player since Sir Tom Finney to make it to the finals.
IN THE dark places below the Premier League where Sky Sports News fear to tread, deadline day is a grim old experience.
GIVEN a chance to ditch League One for the Championship, most players would be off.
THEY’VE walked the division and set records for fun, so it was no surprise to see Wolves dominate the PFA’s League One team of the year.
SHAUN Derry never took many prisoners as a player. And as the dust settled on Notts County’s amazing escape from relegation, he wasn’t about to start pulling any punches as a manager.
WHEN Uwe Rosler left Brentford to join Wigan in December, I’m sure plenty of people shrugged their shoulders and thought ‘That’s them done’.