UK time is: 14:28:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Championship: Saunders for Rovers/Leeds strengthen

Doncaster Rovers are to make a surprise managerial change after a start to the season that has seen them garner just one point from their seven games to date. Despite that Sean O'Driscoll had seemed safe in his position with the full backing of chairman John Ryan, a man with a reputation for patience when dealing with the men in charge of his club's first team.

Indeed, speaking in midweek Ryan had said: 'I've never responded to hotheads who want to sack somebody, I don't think it's ever worked, look at Sheffield United.'

The situation has changed quickly however with O'Driscoll placed on 'gardening leave' and former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker Dean Saunders set to leave his role at Wrexham (where former Sky Blues striker Andy Morrell has been placed in caretaker charge) to come to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Coventry City travel to South Yorkshire to face Rovers on Saturday 29 November.

Leeds United meanwhile have sealed a loan deal for Danny Pugh of Stoke City, with a permanent move set to follow in January.
It means a second spell at Elland Road for the versatile 28-year-old, squeezed out of the Stoke picture after the Potteries club's ambitious transfer moves on deadline day.

Leeds manager Simon Grayson told the club website: 'He's a versatile and experienced player, who has played in the Premier League and Europa League.

'He also knows the Championship well and he knows the club very well.'

The Sky Blues are in West Yorkshire to face the Whites on Tuesday 18 October.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 23 2011

Time: 2:25PM

Your Comments

Surprised at O'Driscoll going. He's had to sell some good players and then lost Sharp to injury.
roberts
Surprised at O'Driscoll going. He's had to sell some good players and then lost Sharp to injury.
roberts
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Play Up Sky Blues (Friday October 24 2014)

Stats: OIdham Athletic v Coventry City (Thursday October 23 2014)

Business as Usual for CCFC on Wednesday (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Oldham Push Pressley To The Brink (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Oldham Athletic v Coventry City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

City Need Points Not Plaudits (Monday October 20 2014)

CCFC: Pressley Feels The Pressure (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Coventry City v Bristol City (Saturday October 18 2014)

Coventry City v Bristol City (Saturday October 18 2014)

Crunch Time for Sky Blues (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 28
2. roberts 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Doncaster 12 4 2 6 -8 14
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13
20. Coventry 14 3 4 7 -8 13
21. Yeovil 14 3 4 7 -11 13
22. Crewe 14 4 1 9 -18 13
23. Walsall 14 2 6 6 -4 12

Breaking League News

Walsall v Chesterfield
Walsall : 24/10/2014 13:34:00
Smith 'Im hurting as much as anyone'
Walsall : 24/10/2014 13:16:00
Preview: Doncaster Rovers vs MK Dons
MK Dons : 24/10/2014 11:21:00
Royal British Legion Are At Saturday's Game
Walsall : 24/10/2014 10:30:00
Play Up Sky Blues
Coventry : 24/10/2014 06:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Now City Are Back, Where Will They Finish?
Suggested By:  Editor
Top Two 8%
Play-Offs 13%
Top Half 20%
Bottom Half 33%
Bottom Four 26%