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Mick McCarthy celebrates 25 years as a football manager

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Rob Halden-Pratt

It's a silver anniversary for the silver fox, as Mick McCarthy celebrates 25 years as a football manager this weekend.

He spent five years with the Tractor Boys and he's had to do it under tight financial constraints.

McCarthy is now the longest serving manager in the Championship, after taking his first steps into management with Millwall.

Ipswich will be hoping to celebrate the milestone with a win at Cardiff tomorrow.

Charlton v MK Dons rearranged due to call-ups

MK Dons will now visit The Valley in April. Credit: PA

MK Dons' upcoming away trip to Charlton Athletic has been rearranged due to the number of Addicks players who will be away on international duty.

The Dons were due to visit The Valley on Saturday 25 March, but they will now play Port Vale on that date instead.

The fixture against Charlton will now take place on Tuesday 4 April, with the match kicking off at 7.45pm.

Updated fixtures

  • Port Vale v MK Dons (Saturday 25 March)
  • Charlton Athletic v MK Dons (Tuesday 4 April)


Joe Walsh: MK Dons defender named in Wales squad

Joe Walsh has been called up by Wales. Credit: PA

MK Dons defender Joe Walsh has been called up to the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland next week.

The 24-year-old is one of two uncapped players to be picked by manager Chris Coleman, with 17-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn also selected.

Walsh will now miss the Dons' League One game at Charlton Athletic on March 25.

Ipswich Town winger Tom Lawrence is another who has made the squad following his sensational form in The Championship.

Wales are currently four points behind leaders Ireland, having only won one of their first four games.

  • Wales squad to face Republic of Ireland

Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), James Chester (Aston Villa), James Collins (West Ham United), Joe Walsh (MK Dons), Chris Gunter (Reading), Jazz Richards (Cardiff City), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Ashley Williams (Everton), Joe Allen (Stoke City), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester City), Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Hal Robson-Kanu (West Brom), Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)

Nigel Pearson reportedly applies for Norwich City job

Nigel Pearson is reportedly interested in taking over at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has reportedly applied for the vacant Norwich City job.

According to Press Association Sport, the 53-year-old has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from Alex Neil who was sacked last week

Pearson may still face a struggle to convince majority shareholder Delia Smith that he is the right man to land the role at Carrow Road though, having been involved in several controversial incidents at Leicester as well as being dismissed by Derby earlier this season.

Norwich are believed to be focussed on appointing a new Director of Football before they choose a new manager, with Celtic talent spotter David Moss the most likely candidate.

Moss was instrumental in bringing the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembélé to Scotland, but his future at Celtic Park has been thrown into doubt following the arrival of Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton.

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