Lunchtime Round-Up 14th January

Afternoon all,

 

Bristol City have named Sean O’Driscoll as their new manager following the sacking of Derek McInnes this Saturday after the club lost 4-0 to high flyers Leicester City, which sees Bristol sit bottom of the Championship. It is believed that O’Driscoll has signed on a 12-month rolling contract, and it is also rumoured that he turned down the opportunity to become Blackpool manager following the departure of Michael Appleton to Blackburn

Following O’Driscoll’s appointment at Bristol, Blackpool have had to set their sights on a new target, which is believed to be Dundee United manager Peter Houston. Houston has brought great success to Dundee since he arrived in 2009, winning the Scottish Cup and also qualifying for the Europa League three seasons in a row to name a couple. Another name that Blackpool were said to be interested in is that of Bradford manager Phil Parkinson, who has led his side to the League Cup semi-final this season

Manchester City are set to appeal against the red card that was given to Vincet Kompany during City’s 2-0 win over Arsenal yesterday. At first, referee Mike Dean believed that the tackle was a two footed lunge, which obviously means a straight red card. But Kompanys challenge was not a two footed lunge, and in many peoples opinions, he was shown a red card for a pefrectly good challenge

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is hoping that he will be playing again within the next two weeks after he recovered successive hamstring complaints. Rodwell has been out of action with this injury since October, and is very confident that he can be playing again for City again by the end of January. Since joining City, Rodwell hasn’t made the biggest of impacts, having only played six times since his summer move from Everton

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to be out for the rest of the month after sustaining a calf strain in training just before Arsenal played Manchester City yesterday. The Spaniard has been in fine form for The Gunners this season scoring four goals and making four assists in the 20 games he’s played so far this season

Reading are hoping the complete the signing of TP Mazembe’s Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu in the next couple of days. Sunzu has attracted a lot of interest from Arsenal already this season, but it is believed that Arsenal are not going to make a bid for the player

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku who is currently on loan at West Brom, is set to hold talks with The Baggies about extending his current loan deal which is set to expire at the end of this season, for another season

Osasuna winger Roland Lamah is closing in on a move to Swansea City. And Swans midfielder Jonathan De Guzman hasn’t held back on praising the Belgian international. De Guzman said that he’s a strong player, he scores goals, he has a good shot, and he’s fast, he would fit in. It has been said that Lamah is flying over to England to discuss terms with Swansea, after he was left out of Osasuna’s squad this weekend for their match with Real Madrid

QPR have had a £2 million bid rejected for West Brom’s striker Peter Odemwingie. But QPR are expected to make another bid in the coming days for the Ivory Coast international

Brentford have extended the loan deal for Fulham striker Marcello Trotta until the end of the season

Ipswich Town are planning on signing Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp on a free transfer, as he has been dropped from the first team, and has apparantely been told that he doesn’t have a future with Forest. Which has also attracted interest from other Championship clubs, but Ipswich are set to hold talks about a move for Camp this week and are also favourites to sign him

 

And as always,

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