Saturday 18 November 2017

Hughton up for Cup clash with Wolves

BIRMINGHAM manager Chris Hughton won the FA Cup twice as a player with Tottenham and is relishing the prospect of a local derby against Wolves at St Andrew's.

He said: "It's always exciting when this competition comes around and there's also the fact it's against our local rivals."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler has called on his side to play without fear when they take on Stoke.

"It will be a tough game but there is no pressure on us at all," Hessenthaler said.

Elsewhere, Charlton travel to Fulham, Barnsley will take on Swansea at Oakwell, Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff travel to West Brom and Macclesfield will hope to cause an upset against Bolton at Moss Rose, the MK Dons host QPR and Norwich are at home to Burnley.

There are all-Championship ties between Coventry and Southampton, Derby and Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Leicester and Hull and Ipswich.

Bristol City face Crawley, Brighton entertain Wrexham and Blackpool visit Fleetwood, who overcame Yeovil in the second round.

Millwall play Dagenham, Doncaster take on Notts County, Middlesbrough host Shrewsbury, Bradford travel to Watford and Reading entertain in-form Stevenage.

Devine to take up reins at Derry

DERRY City have announced that Declan Devine will take over as manager ahead of the new Airtricity League season.

Former City player and Finn Harps boss Paul Hegarty will assist Devine, who has been handed a two-year contract at the Brandywell.

Devine served alongside former boss Stephen Kenny and was widely expected to join him at new club Shamrock Rovers with Willie McStay previously favourite to land the Derry job.

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