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"Graham hasn't got the results"- Barry Fry on axed Peterborough manager

Director of Peterborough United Barry Fry Credit: PA Images

It was game over for Peterborough United's manager Graham Westley yesterday, after the club announced they were parting company.

Westley managed 41 games in the seven months he was in charge.

Today, Peterborough United's Director Barry Fry has said that the club's recent results weren't good enough.

Peterborough sack manager Graham Westley

Former Stevenage boss Westley was appointed last September as Dave Robertson's replacement but could not see the season out. Credit: PA Images

Peterborough United have sacked manager Graham Westley.

The former Stevenage boss only took over in September, but has now been relieved of his duties.

He leaves Posh in 14th position in League One following a 2-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Grant McCann will take charge of their final two games of the season while chairman Darragh MacAnthony searches for a successor.

The club have issued the following statement:

"Peterborough United Football Club have tonight (Saturday) parted company with manager Graham Westley.

The club would like to thank Graham for his efforts on behalf of the football club. Grant McCann will take charge of the remaining two Sky Bet League One fixtures.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony will take time to speak to prospective candidates for the vacant manager position.The club will be making no further comment at this time."

– Peterborough United


Defender Thompson extends Southend United deal

Adam Thompson is staying at Roots Hall. Credit: PA

Southend United defender Adam Thompson has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

The 23-year-old has been a key member of the Shrimpers backline in recent months, and has also scored twice this season.

The new deal will keep Thompson at Roots Hall until the summer of 2017.

I'm buzzing to have extended my deal.

I knew there was an option for another year, and that I had to work hard to get that option and I'm just glad the club thinks I deserve it.

Hopefully next year, using this season as a marker, we can kick on and challenge for promotion.

– Adam Thompson, Southend United


Northampton Town to lift League Two trophy after Luton clash

Northampton Town will lift the trophy on April 30. Credit: PA

Northampton Town will be presented with the League Two trophy after their last home game of the season against Luton Town on April 30.

The Cobblers have already wrapped up the title and beat Crawley Town 2-1 at Sixfields last night.

They will be able to get their hands on the trophy later this month, but the club have warned it won't happen if supporters invade the pitch.

The plan is for the players to return to the dressing room for a few minutes when the final whistle is blown to allow a stage to be constructed on the pitch before the players return to receive their medals and lift the Sky Bet League 2 trophy.

The supporters have played such a huge role in the club's season and we are desperate for a capacity crowd to be able to view the presentation.

This will only be possible if there is no pitch invasion.

To allow everyone to share in this very special moment, we must ask all supporters to please stay off the pitch at all times. If a pitch invasion does take place, the presentation will not be able to take place out on the pitch but will instead happen in private, which we think would be a huge shame.

– Northampton Town

Date set for Northampton Town open top bus parade

Northampton Town's players celebrate being crowned as champions. Credit: PA

An open top bus parade to celebrate Northampton Town's promotion to League One is likely to be held in May.

The Cobblers were crowned as League Two champions following a 0-0 draw at Exeter City on Saturday.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas says a provisional date has been set for May 8 - the day after their last game of the season at Portsmouth.

The Council have very generously offered us the chance of an open top bus tour and plans are being drawn up.

It will be a huge celebration and plans are being made for Sunday May 8th.

We are looking at it taking place late in the afternoon to allow everyone who is staying over the chance to come home from Portsmouth.

I have asked for two buses, so that we can have a bus for the players and behind that a staff bus, because the staff are very much part of this.

We have looked at paying tribute to the staff on a matchday but that can have challenges because the staff have responsibilities on a matchday, so we feel this second bus would be an important part of the celebration. It would be a fitting finale to a wonderful season.

– Kelvin Thomas, Northampton Town chairman

Norwich City and Sunderland charged after touchline fracas

The players clashed following a tackle by Robbie Brady in front of the dugout. Credit: PA

Norwich City and Sunderland have both been charged with failing to control their players following a touchline bust-up during the Premier League game between the two sides at the weekend.

Players and staff from both sides clashed in the opening stages of the match at Carrow Road following a heavy challenge from Norwich's Robbie Brady in front of the Sunderland dugout.

The clubs have now been charged by the Football Association for 'failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.'

They will have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

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