Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Newport County Boss James Rowberry Targets Play-Off Place With Wobbling Forest Green Rovers In His Sights
By Rob Carbon James Rowberry is going to resist the temptation to call his predecessor Michael Flynn and ask him how he managed to beat League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers. But the current Newport County boss has certainly been reviewing that game two weeks ago when Flynn’s new club Walsall overcame... Read More
Newport County’s interim manager Wayne Hatswell said his side’s 3-0 win over Scunthorpe United at Rodney Parade was dedicated to Michael Flynn. Flynn, who earlier in the week had negotiated an amicable departure from his post as manager after four-and-a-half years, said his farewells to the players on Friday, but... Read More
By Rob Carbon Michael Flynn may have been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Swindon Town, but he is wasting no time in making preparations for Newport County as they look to go one better and secure promotion out of League Two next season. The Exiles are scheduled to play five... Read More
Courtney Baker-Richardson intends to transform himself from sleepless in Swansea to at peace in the Premier League. The 22-year-old striker has admitted he spent a few too many nights staring at the ceiling following his sending off at Millwall two weeks ago. That dismissal – just four minutes into his... Read More
Courtney Baker-Richardson showed Graham Potter he can be much more than a four-minute nightmare as Swansea City moved to the fringe of the Championship play-off places. Baker-Richardson had lasted the length of a song on the radio before he was sent off at Millwall for a reckless challenge two weeks... Read More
Swansea City are set to sign 21-year-old striker Courtney Baker-Richardson, but are still no closer to agreeing the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. Baker-Richardson is one for the future – a youngster picked up from National League Leamington who scored 17 goals last season. But the picture for the... Read More