Elfyn Evans finished second on the season-opening WRC Monte Carlo Rally after opting not to risk it all on trying to overhaul Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau flier finished 32.6 seconds behind the Frenchman who claimed a record eighth victory on arguably the world's most famous rally.
Steve Cooper insisted the FA Cup was “not a distraction” as his Swansea side sailed into the fifth round at the expense of Nottingham Forest. Much had been made of the Swans failing to score more than twice in a game this season, a statistic they emphatically banished with a comprehensive 5-1 win at the Liberty Stadium. Cooper made seven changes to the side that won at Barnsley last time out, but saw his side lead 2-0 at the break through Liam Cullen’s crisp volley and a superb 25 yard shot from Matt Grimes.
Mick McCarthy insists he is happy to have agreed a short-term deal to manage Cardiff City until the end of the season - but is aiming to be around a lot longer. The former Republic of Ireland boss has been installed as a quick replacement for the sacked Neil Harris.
Elfyn Evans may have to roll the dice if he wants to get his World Rally Championship campaign off to a winning start in Monte Carlo. The Dolgellau ace goes into Sunday's final four stages in the snowy French Alps trailing Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Sebastien Ogier by just 13 seconds.
Jordan Morris has revealed the influence of German legend Jurgen Klinsmann on the road that has taken him to the Championship with Swansea City. The American international – who has joined the Swans on loan from Seattle Sounders – was capped by Klinsmann when Morris was still a college student six years ago at the age of 20. He has since won 39 caps for the USA, but credits Klinsmann with helping progress his fellow striker’s career.
Dai Young believes Cardiff Blues are heading forwards after they secured back-to-back Guinness Pro 14 victories over the Scarlets with a 13-10 victory in Llanelli. The Blues won against their regional rivals for the second time inside a fortnight to give Young victory in his first match in charge since returning to the Arms Park. Once again, the Scarlets had most of the possession and territory but the Blues’ defence proved too strong for them to break down.
Mick McCarthy has been parachuted in to save Cardiff City's season, with owner Vincent Tan insisting the Irishman is the right man to stop the rot. The club feared the current slump might become a battle to avoid relegation to League One but believe McCarthy can keep them in the Championship. They are currently nine points above the relegation zone, but all the clubs in the bottom three have games in hand on Cardiff.
Elfyn Evans snatched the lead in the Monte Carlo Rally and looks set for a battle royal this weekend with team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau ace won one of Friday's five special stages in the French Alps to end the day with a slender 7.4 secs advantage over the Frenchman.
Mick McCarthy has been backed to “put a smile back on faces” if he is appointed as Cardiff City’s new manager. The upbeat assessment comes from Bluebirds defender Sol Bamba, himself a source of warmth, affection and humour for the club’s supporters in dark times – not least the player’s own recent cancer diagnosis. McCarthy is expected to be confirmed as Cardiff’s new boss this weekend following the sacking of Neil Harris on Thursday.
Cardiff Valkyries have gone virtual as they bid to encourage more women to take up American Football. The club may be restricted from playing matches or holding training sessions during the current lockdown, but that has not stopped their determined recruitment drive. Undeterred, Wales’ only women’s American Football set-up are holding a series of “rookie days” online to introduce new players to the sport and their thriving club.
Dragons' Manager Keates Takes On Hugely Experienced Torquay Boss Johnson In Crunch Clash At Racecourse
Dean Keates goes head-to-head with hugely experienced Gary Johnson when Wrexham entertain Torquay United at the Racecourse on Saturday. London-born Johnson, aged 64, has been in football management for 34 years and is not far off qualifying for the 1,000 games club, while Keates has been a manager for four years. Johnson,... Read More
Tyler Garratt, a 23-year-old left-back, is the sixth signing for Wrexham manager Dean Keates in 2020. The Dragons still had the option of loan signings even though the transfer window has closed and Garratt joined Wrexham from Stockport County. He has committed to the end of this season, covering the loss of... Read More
Wrexham are still looking to strengthen their squad even though the January transfer window has closed. Manager Dean Keates signed five players in January - Davis Keillor-Dunn, Dan Jarvis, Jordan Ponticelli, Jay Harris, Jordon Thompson - but the Dragons are keen to add more talent. “We are delighted as a football club,”... Read More
Dean Keates and Peter Taylor are reunited when Wrexham travel to play Dagenham and Redbridge at their Chigwell Construction Stadium on Saturday (3pm). The two men worked together at Hull City between 2002 and 2004 and Daggers’ manager Taylor, a former Spurs and England player, says: “Dean is an ex-player of... Read More
Dean Keates has taken charge at Vanarama National League Wrexham FC for a second time and has committed to the Dragons until the summer of 2021. The appointment, announced following Wrexham’s 1-1 draw at Woking, was unanimously ratified by the Wrexham Supporters Trust board Keates spent two previous spells with the club... Read More
Manager Bryan Hughes and his Wrexham team make their longest Vanarama National League away trip of the season when they play Dover in Kent this afternoon. The Dragons have earned four points from their first two fixtures, beating Barrow at home and drawing 2-2 at Boreham Wood. “Overall, I’m looking for us... Read More