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Blackpool boss Michael Appleton set to field summer signings against Reading

New Blackpool boss Michael Appleton could hand debuts to his summer signings as they launch their Sky Bet Championship campaign at home to Reading. Canada international attacker Theo Corbeanu became the club’s fourth arrival when he completed a season-long loan move from Premier League Wolves on Thursday. He joins...
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Michael Appleton: Blackpool reappoint former Oxford and Lincoln manager

Blackpool have reappointed ex-Lincoln and Oxford manager Michael Appleton as their boss on a four-year contract. Appleton, 46, spent just 65 days in charge of the Seasiders in 2012-13 before leaving to take charge of Blackburn Rovers. He returns to the Championship club after Neil Critchley left to take the...
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Michael Appleton: Lincoln City head coach leaves League One club

Michael Appleton has left his role as manager of League One club Lincoln City after three seasons in charge. The Imps finished 17th in the table this term, a year after reaching the play-off final where they were beaten by Blackpool. Ex-Portsmouth and Oxford boss Appleton, 46, took over at...
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Lincoln boss Michael Appleton glad to see out the season with a win

Michael Appleton was delighted to see Lincoln round off a difficult campaign with a 2-1 win over Crewe. The Imps, who were poor for the first hour, looked to be heading for a home defeat against the relegated Railwayman after Chris Long opened the scoring in the 21st minute. The...
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Lincoln boss Michael Appleton hopes Morgan Whittaker learns from red card

Lincoln manager Michael Appleton felt Morgan Whittaker showed his inexperience after scoring then seeing red in the 2-1 win at Charlton. The 21-year-old, on loan from Swansea, opened the scoring for the visitors but was sent off for a second-half challenge. The game had already seen one dismissal, with Alex...
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Michael Appleton lauds Lincoln ‘aggression’ in big win over Sheffield Wednesday

Manager Michael Appleton was thrilled with the aggression Lincoln showed in their surprise 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. The relegation-threatened Imps, who had lost their previous three games, turned the form book on its head as they secured victory over the Owls, who had won seven of their previous eight games – only losing to leaders Rotherham in that time.
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Michael Appleton may consider shaking up Lincoln line-up after home defeat

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton could look to shake up his side for the visit of Sky Bet League One promotion chasers Sheffield Wednesday. Appleton labelled the 2-0 home defeat by Gillingham on Tuesday night as “not good enough”, having switched to a 4-4-2 line-up with fit again striker Tom Hopper joining John Marquis in attack.
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Michael Appleton enjoys competitive spirit as Lincoln stand up to Wycombe

Michael Appleton was pleased with the way Lincoln stood up to the physical test posed by Wycombe in a 1-1 draw and admitted he would have taken a point before the game. The Imps looked to be heading for their second home win in a week as they led for most of the game thanks to Liam Cullen’s fifth-minute opener, the result of a superb corner routine involving Chris Maguire and Anthony Scully.
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Michael Appleton satisfied and relieved after Lincoln’s win over Morecambe

There was a mixture of satisfaction and relief for Lincoln manager Michael Appleton as he saw his side register just their fourth home League One win of the season as they beat Morecambe 2-1. First-half strikes from Morgan Whittaker and Cohen Bramall saw the Imps ease 2-0 ahead, before Toumani...
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Lincoln boss Michael Appleton welcomes back Josh Griffiths for Burton clash

Lincoln manager Michael Appleton brings back goalkeeper Josh Griffiths for the visit of Burton to Sincil Bank. Griffiths missed Saturday’s 2-1 win at Plymouth as a precaution with a minor shoulder injury but, following talks between the Imps and his parent club West Brom, the England Under-21 keeper has been given the green light to return.
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Michael Appleton delighted with change of fortune in Lincoln win

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton was happy to see his side strike late for a change as Max Melbourne headed a stoppage-time winner to complete a 2-1 League One comeback win at Plymouth. Luke Jephcott’s 34th-minute opener was cancelled out by John Marquis as he turned in an Anthony Scully cross...
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