Aitor Karanka

Brentford vs Boro LIVE: Championship updates from Griffin Park

The Brentford view<p>Middlesbrough and Brentford have been involved in some high octane fixtures in recent seasons. Boro have come out on top so far and …


'Derby said it was our last big game of the season against them – but it is not'

There are some who will have felt that last weekend’s local derby clash with Derby County was the last properly big game of the season for Nottingham …

Nottingham Forest

Karanka proud to follow Clough footsteps

Aitor Karanka says his appointment as Nottingham Forest manager this season gave him the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Brian Clough.<p>The Spaniard was a Champions League winner at Real Madrid as a player and was fully aware of the success Clough achieved at his new club in …


Boro handed Ayala blow as Pulis reveals Assombalonga talks

Tony Pulis has been dealt a major defensive blow ahead of Middlesbrough's trip to Brentford with Daniel Ayala facing a race against time to prove his …


How Tony Pulis has helped bring the best out of Adama Traore at Middlesbrough

“If a player is willing to work as hard as he’s asking, Tony will bring the best out of them, no doubt.’<p>Ryan Shotton was sat in a plush hotel suite …


Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks could start after scoring against Burton on Tuesday, but boss Chris Wilder has said he is not fit enough to play 90 minutes.</b><p>The Blades have no new injury or suspension concerns.<p>Nottingham Forest are still without midfielder David Vaughan and attacking …


Brooks quick to remind everyone of his importance to Sheffield United cause

A BOUT of glandular fever may have left Sheffield United’s players insisting David Brooks uses his own water bottle to prevent anyone else being …


Aitor Karanka: Nottingham Forest boss sure of Evangelos Marinakis support

<b>Manager Aitor Karanka says he shares a winning mentality with Evangelos Marinakis and has had unwavering backing from the Nottingham Forest owner since taking over in January.</b><p>Ex-Middlesbrough boss Karanka, 44, only won one of his first eight games.<p>But a much-changed side has since gone six games …


Dimi signs Boro contract extension until end of next season

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos has signed a contract extension until the end of next season.<p>The 39-year-old stopper has penned a new …


What's happened to former Rangers star Barrie McKay? We take you inside the frozen-out Nottingham Forest winger's plight

We talk to Nottingham Post football writer Paul Taylor about Barrie McKay's absence from the first team under new boss Aitor Karanka and get insight …


Follow today's Boro news LIVE as the promotion battle heats up

11:12Jonathon Taylor<p>Promotion betting patterns: 'All change' & surge of Boro interest<p>How have the bookies reacted to Boro’s upturn in results? Well …


Marney in Forest link

Share this page :<p>With eight games remaining in the season, the speculation is starting as to which players might be moving to which clubs in the …

Burnley FC

Southampton: Are Saints trying to 'do a Sunderland' to ensure Premier League survival?

<b>Southampton have gambled that sacking Mauricio Pellegrino with only eight games left is their best bet of staying in the Premier League.</b><p>The club are just one point and one place above the relegation zone, having won just one of their past 17 league games.<p>Former Stoke boss Mark Hughes is in talks to …


Analysing Boro's upturn - from Traore's class to 'kind fixtures'

Are Middlesbrough a better side now than earlier in Tony Pulis' reign?<p>It's a question that was raised in Eric Paylor's column today, sparking debate …


Watson would 'love' to see Forest sign Colback but recognises challenges

Ben Watson would ‘love’ to continue his midfield partnership with Jack Colback into next season at Nottingham Forest and says ‘everyone at the club’ …


The Lost Weekend 2 years on: Karanka's legacy still being shaped

Aitor Karanka’s Lost Weekend and the shambolic 2-0 Boro defeat at Charlton in a volatile Valley atmosphere was a watershed.<p>That highly-charged game - …


The key test Middlesbrough must pass in the play-off run-in

Boro have clawed into the top six by putting the strugglers to the sword. Now it is time to deliver against their direct rivals


'I knew some people had doubts about him' - Aitor Karanka hails new Nottingham Forest No.1 Costel Pantilimon

Reds boss believes on-loan goalkeeper has been 'massive' since arriving at the City Ground


Ireland's Patrick Bamford hope as Middlesbrough striker's sensational form puts Martin O'Neill on red alert

The 24-year-old has scored eight goals in five matches for Boro and represented Ireland at Under-18 level


'I am sorry to say it but six weeks ago we were not a team' - Forest turnaround delights Aitor Karanka as they match Derby

The Forest boss is delighted his team can match a promotion chasing side after a 0-0 draw against Derby which he felt was fair

Derby County FC

Tom Huddlestone sent off but Derby share spoils with Nottingham Forest

The ‘Brian Clough Trophy’ was scrapped over with appropriate insistency but, had the bearer of its name been in either dressing room, he might have had words to say about the lack of anything else. Neither Nottingham Forest nor Derby County could feel put out after a ragged draw that essentially …


No win over Derby, but foundations for long term success being laid at Forest

There is one simple question, the answer to which should provide some solace, to address any lingering sense of disappointment or frustration among …

Nottingham Forest

Gary Rowett denies putting two fingers up to Nottingham Forest fans

Derby County manager Gary Rowett denied accusations that he put two fingers up at Nottingham Forest supporters at the end of the East Midlands …

Sport (UK)

Huddlestone off in derby draw

Derby's slim hopes of automatic promotion suffered another blow as they played out a goalless draw against Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet …


Leeds United was always the number one choice for me, admits Forshaw

Seven games in and Adam Forshaw is yet to taste victory in a Leeds United shirt. Six games in and Paul Heckingbottom has registered only one from the …


'There is more pressure on Rams, which could suit Forest'

It’s almost derby day! Nottingham Forest take on fierce rivals Derby County at the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.<p>And Reds reporter Paul Taylor …


Ronaldo: Real have hit top form

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are finding their best form just in time to put a run together to the Champions League final.<p>Jose Mourinho …


Scottish Gossip: Scotland, Celtic, Rangers, Man Utd, Nottingham Forest, Partick Thistle, Motherwell, Dundee Utd

FOOTBALL GOSSIP<p>Former <b>Scotland</b> forward Charlie Nicholas has criticised the decision to chase Scott McTominay for international selection, suggesting that choosing players born outside the country takes away from the national team's identity and that, if the <b>Manchester United</b> midfielder believed in …


Newcastle United loan watch: Mitrovic and Armstrong continue scoring form

It was a positive week for those Newcastle loan stars in action over the past seven days.<p>After six deadline-day loan departures, Newcastle’s …


Norwich 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Goalless at Carrow Road

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich and Nottingham Forest<p>Norwich shared the spoils in the Championship for the fifth match …