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11-04-2021, 02:40 AM
Post: #61

Date: 04th November 2021 at 18:45
BET ON: Match odds- RANGERS
Odd: 1.93

- The Ibrox club hope to secure another massive Euro jackpot by making it into the knockout stages for a third successive season and Gerrard admits they’ll need to beat Brondby tonight to have any chance of making it through Group A.
He said: “In terms of the players, staff and myself, we need to prepare to win the game. It’s about the points.
“Everyone is aware that not only does European football bring satisfaction in terms of your own personal journey but it’s very important for the club’s resources as well.
“We need to keep doing as well as we can. The aim is to have European football here after Christmas so we all need to keep pulling in the right direction to provide that.
- Gerrard has been boosted by the return to fitness of talisman Ryan Kent who could be back in action against the Danes to add to the feel good factor after a 6-1 win at Motherwell.
But he’s waiting for medics to decide if Glen Kamara will be cleared to play as the Finn bids to shake off an ankle injury.
And he warned his side to prepare for a battering from Brondby who are facing elimination after losing at Ibrox.
Gerrard said: “This is almost a one-off because it’s a must-win in terms of us keeping it in our control to get out of the group.
“We have to move on quickly from the weekend, take the positives from it, get the boys ready and come up with a game plan that will be successful.
“We have to realise this is going to be a different environment, a full house. I spoke to Daniel Agger about the Brondby fans, how lively they are going to be and how much they’ll be up for this game.
“It’s going to be a tricky tie from that point of view.
“Brondby are in a must- win situation. They’ve almost got nothing to lose and everything to gain so they’ll go for the game. They’ll be aggressive.
“We have to take a lot into consideration in preparation and planning. We have to make sure we are ready for whatever.
“Europa League games away from home are always a tough challenge but we faced them a few weeks ago so we know them well.”
- Gerrard then confirmed Kent is ready to return, with long-term casualty Ryan Jack also on the way.
He said: “Ryan (Kent) trained fully with the group yesterday, came through it and looked pretty good. So he’ll travel, assuming he comes through today’s session.
- Brondby have taken only one point from their three group matches so far, prompting Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to suggest that the Danes will view victory on Thursday as essential. Frederiksen disagrees.
He said: “I heard that Gerrard said it was a ‘must-win’ game for us. I don’t see it that way. Of course we’ll try to win, but we still have two rounds to play after this match. It would be best to win, no doubt about that, but it’s not for us a ‘must-win’ game.”
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11-09-2021, 12:10 AM
Post: #62

Date: 09th November 2021 at 20:00
Odd: 2.28

- Injury update as Doncaster Rovers down to the bare bones for Papa John's Trophy tie:
Boss Richie Wellens could only name five regular senior players who would be training on Monday for the trip to Glanford Park.
Joseph Olowu, John Bostock and Aidan Barlow all limped off in Saturday’s FA Cup win at Scunthorpe while several others are carrying knocks and will not be risked.
“We have 15 players that are not available to train this morning,” Wellens told the Free Press on Monday. “I’d rather just give you the number than the names.
“It’s easier to give the ones that are training. We’ve got Tom Anderson, Jordy Hiwula, Joe Dodoo, Kyle Knoyle and Matt Smith.
“There’s a few that will be assessed but we don’t know yet who will be available to train.
“The youth team will be up training with us and you might see a lot of them getting an opportunity.”
- The likes of Branden Horton and Ben Blythe are likely to start on Tuesday, having come off the bench at the weekend.
A draw will be good enough for Rovers to progress from the group stages of the Papa John’s Trophy.
But Wellens’ primary focus is ensuring he has as strong a squad as possible when Rovers resume League One action on Saturday week against Lincoln City.
And he therefore will not gamble with anyone’s fitness on Tuesday.
“One thing we definitely won’t do is risk anyone,” he said.
“For example, Tommy Rowe has got a sore left knee, he took a knock in the first half so we’re not going to risk him if there is any possibility of him being out for the Lincoln game.
“There is a couple that we could possibly risk but then the Lincoln game is the most important one.”
Ethan Galbraith, Tiago Cukur and Pontus Dahlberg have all headed away on international duty.
Olowu (back), Barlow (ankle), Bostock (groin) and Ro-Shaun Williams (ankle) joined Charlie Seaman and Dan Gardner on the sidelines while Rodrigo Vilca has been struggling with a neck problem which has kept him out since the defeat at Charlton Athletic.
- Long term absentees Jon Taylor, Fejiri Okenabirhie and Cameron John all underwent scans late last week and the club is awaiting news of their results.
It had been expected that all three would be available for selection for the Lincoln game while Ben Close will return.
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11-16-2021, 01:51 AM
Post: #63

Date: 16th November 2021 at 20:45
Odd: 2.16

- Gillingham's coach Steve Evans will be forced to shuffle his pack once again for the trip to Cheltenham in an FA Cup first round replay.
- Vadaine Oliver and Kyle Dempsey are unlikely to be involved after coming off against Sheffield Wednesday with knocks. Ben Reeves, Dan Adshead and Gerald Sithole are all likely to start the game, having been substitutes at the weekend.
- Daniel Phillips could be involved having completed 90 minutes at Hillsborough on Saturday. Steve Evans will be hopeful that Mustapha Carayol, or perhaps Alex MacDonald, are fit enough to travel.
The game will come too soon for Cheltenham pair Will Boyle and Charlie Raglan as they continue to recover from their injuries. Michael Duff could make changes to his side from the first game, having had ten days of rest.
- Steve Evans - “It’s always a tough place to go, whatever level they’re at. It’s always a difficult game. We'll assess who we have available and go from there."
- Michael Duff - "They had a really good result at Sheffield Wednesday. They look like they could have picked up a couple of injuries so we don't know what team they're going to play.
"The first game was a game of two halves. It will be a tight game. If you look at the league positions we're in similar positions."
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11-19-2021, 12:06 AM
Post: #64

Date: 19th November 2021 at 20:45
BET ON: Asian handicap- LUTON +0.00
Odd: 2.36

- Lyndon Dykes and keeper Seny Dieng are among QPR players who will be assessed ahead of Friday’s Championship game against Luton.
- Andre Gray, meanwhile, is still struggling with a knee knock and has been ruled out.
- Dykes was away with Scotland during the recent international break but unavailable for selection because of the ankle injury he picked up against Nottingham Forest last month.
- The striker did play in Rangers’ win at Cardiff and the 1-1 draw with Blackpool before jetting off to Moldova with the Scottish squad, but will need to pass a late fitness test to determine his availability for the visit of the Hatters.
“We’ve got to see how he is. He was in with the medical boys yesterday and we’ll see how he is,” manager Mark Warburton said.
“You look at the amount of football Lyndon has played, he never gets a break, he goes away (with Scotland) and all credit to him, he has established himself as Scotland’s number nine and is a consistent goalscorer for his country and done supremely well.
“But it just means he never gets a break, so we have to look after him.”
- Ilias Chair returned to London late on Wednesday afternoon from Rabat, where he played 80 minutes in Morocco’s 3-0 win over Guinea, and his fitness will be checked by the club’s medical staff along with Moses Odubajo, who is nursing a hamstring problem.
- Dieng has finished his isolation period following Covid-19 but has yet to train with the team this week.
Warburton said: “We’ve got Moses and Andre being checked, there is Seny who has been isolating due to Covid.
“There are a lot of questions and I hope to have some answers later on Thursday before I can think about naming a team.”
- Lee Wallace played 60 minutes for the Under-23s last week and is set to be involved for the first time since August, when he suffered a serious hamstring injury in the 3-2 win at Middlesbrough.
- Town midfielder Luke Berry remains the only absentee from the Hatters squad for their trip to QPR tomorrow.
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