Tom Lainchbury

North East based freelance writer, long-suffering fan of Leeds United.
Digital Content Editor at University of Sunderland.

Former player urges Bristol City to stick with current manager

Former Bristol City player and coach Leroy Rosenior has urged the club to stick by current manager Steve Cotterill, according to the BBC. The Robins boss is under pressure with City currently sitting bottom of the Championship, having achieved just one victory in their opening nine games, but Rosenior has urged chairman Steve Lansdown to ignore “silly season”, with four managers losing their jobs this week.

Manchester United target rejects Premier League move

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has rejected the chance to move back up to the Premier League with Crystal Palace, according to London24. The prolific forward, who had been linked with almost all the Premier League sides following an impressive goal haul in the top flight last season, was thought to have been interested in a move back up to the Premier League following QPR’s relegation, but this recent turn of events appears to suggest that the 26-year-old will be remaining at Loftus Road until January at least.

Burnley snap up £9 million pound striker from rivals Brentford

Burnley have completed the signing of striker Andre Gray from Championship rivals Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Gray trained with The Bees earlier this week and was expected to lineup against Burnley this weekend, but could now be facing his former teammates at his new home ground Turf Moor. Burnley are thought to have made the same offer that Bristol City had seen accepted by Brentford earlier in the week, but the 24-year old rejected Bristol’s offer in favour of Sean Dyche’s Burnley.