Monday 26 June 2017

Cunningham plays on with Fractured leg

Preston North End's Greg Cunningham. Photo: PA
Preston North End's Greg Cunningham. Photo: PA

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Greg Cunningham will miss the rest of Preston's season after fracturing his leg in his side's Championship defeat to Norwich yesterday - the 26-year-old Galwegian initially tried to play on through the pain barrier.

It later transpired that he suffered a fracture; he is expected to be fit in time for pre-season in July.

"He's a top lad and tried to carry on," said Preston manager Simon Grayson, "A brave, brave player, one of the best players that I signed."

Mick McCarthy's Ipswich are safe after beating title hopefuls Newcastle 3-1 at Portman Road, with David McGoldrick on target.

Daryl Murphy did score against his former club, but Newcastle are now looking over their shoulders with three games to go; Huddersfield are seven points behind, with a match in hand.

Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola resigned after a home loss to Burton left the Blues just three points above the drop zone.

Meanwhile, former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook and his Irish contingent at Portsmouth were celebrating after victory at Notts County wrapped up promotion from League Two.

Enda Stevens, David Forde and Michael Doyle all featured for third-placed Pompey.

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