Former Swansea City coach Pep Clotet insists he still loves the club but that won’t prevent him from ruining their day on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard was former manager Garry Monk’s right-hand man for two years and then followed Monk to Birmingham City before one of the Blues’ habitual coups left him in charge this summer. This afternoon, he will seek out some old friends but aim to deny his old club the three points they need to put them joint top of the Championship with Leeds United.
Sam Gordon is crossing his fingers that sixth place in the British Championships 100 metre final will be enough to earn him a relay place at next month's World Athletics Championship in Doha. On a mixed first day of the championships for Welsh athletes, Gordon fought his way through to the final, where he was up against the likes of Adam Gemili, Zarnel Hughes and surprise winner Ojie Edoburun. In the first round Gordon cruised to victory and a place in the semi-finals where he was joined by 17-year-old Neath Harrier Owain Lloyd Hughes, who produced a brilliant run to finish second in his heat in 10.66.
Wales served up one of the best results in their history – one which former hero David Kettle admitted brought him to tears – as they thrashed Ireland 4-0 to retain their place among hockey’s elite. The comprehensive victory in their final match at the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium means they have guaranteed their presence in the top level for the next tournament in 2021. The convincing win means instead of Wales dropping down a level, they have sent both Ireland and Scotland down, instead.
Neil Warnock admitted Cardiff City are just trying to “hang on to the coat-tails” of the Championship leaders even though they picked up their first points away from home this season. The Bluebirds manager saw his team draw 0-0 at Blackburn Rovers to stop the leakage of six goals conceded in their previous two away defeats. But an uneventful match, in which Cardiff lacked creative spark, leaves Warnock’s side back in 15th place, already six points behind leaders Leeds United, who could be joined at the top by Swansea City if they beat Birmingham City on Sunday.
By Kieran O'Loughlin Frustrated Wrexham boss Bryan Hughes admitted it was "two points dropped" against promotion rivals Barnet. The Dragons squandered their second-half chances and had to settle for a 1-1 National League draw at the Racecourse Ground.
Ashley Williams believes he is heading back towards the Premier League – having signed for Bristol City. The axed Wales captain – who was left out of Ryan Giggs' squad to face Azerbaijan and Belarus - has joined the Robins on a short-term contract. The 35-year-old has signed an initial deal until mid-January with the option of an extension, the Championship club have confirmed.
Miles Jenkins retained the Hirwaun Open Squash title in Aberdare, beating Welshman Elliott Morris Devred in a thrilling final. Jones, whose highest World Ranking was 163, was crowned champion after beating Welsh Wizards Professional League player Morris Devred 11-4, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-9. Top seed Jenkins had beaten Oliver Griffiths 11-4, 11-5,... Read More
Welsh squash ace Joel Makin is eyeing up a place among the World top eight players. Pembrokeshire-born Makin goes into the 2019-20 season at number 13 and earned a confidence-boosting win against Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy, the former World number one. “I have shown I can beat guys in the top 10,” says... Read More
Cardiff Devils are preparing for their Champions Hockey League fixtures with confidence says head coach Andrew Lord. Elite League play-off winners Devils have been drawn in a tough group which includes European champions Frolunda Indians. The powerful Swedish club, based in Gothenburg, have won the CHL title three times in the last... Read More
Newtown Dragons and Maesteg were big winners during the annual Welsh Squash Awards in Cardiff. More than 120 people from throughout Wales attended the Angel Hotel and Dragons were named club of the year, while two Maesteg members won trophies. Michael Moseley is volunteer of the year, while Sally Davis received coach... Read More
Former European Junior champion Patrick Rooney is the new Llantrisant Open squash champion. Rooney, aged 22 and from St Helen’s, defeated top seed Nathan Lake in his semi-final and then lifted the trophy thanks to a 3-2 victory against Tom Ford in the PSA Satellite tournament. Worcester-born Ford battled through two fiercely... Read More
Peter Creed is flying the Welsh flag in the PSA Satellite Llantrisant Open semi-finals. Caerphilly-born Creed, from the Rhiwbina club, won his quarter-final against Lewis Doughty in straight games and plays Tom Ford in the last four. Manchester-born Doughty, aged 28 and ranked at 189 in the World, was beaten 11-4, 11-6,... Read More