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Shakespeare nominated for manager of the month

Craig Shakespeare Credit: PA

Leicester City's Craig Shakespeare has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for March after guiding the Foxes to two consecutive Premier League victories.

The Foxes dispatched Hull City and West Ham United, scoring three goals against both, to climb up to 15th in the Premier League table.

The UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg triumph over FC Sevilla was also enough to secure a Quarter-Final tie against Atlético Madrid.

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Cheltenham Town manager thanks hospital following heart surgery

Gary Johnson, Cheltenham Town manager. Credit: PA

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson has thanked the Bristol Heart Institute for their hard work as he continues his recovery from heart surgery.

Johnson missed Cheltenham's recent match at Doncaster Rovers having gone down with a heavy cold.

After continuing to feel unwell, he was admitted to hospital over the weekend of March 11.

He is expected to miss a few weeks of action but is looking forward to getting back to the team.

Watch Johnson's full thank you video below, (footage from BHI):

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Wayne Shaw joins Cheltenham Town for charity match

Wayne Shaw Credit: PA

Former Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is joining Cheltenham Town for a charity football match.

He hit the headlines after he was pictured eating a pie during Sutton's FA Cup match with Arsenal in February.

A betting company offered odds on the goalie eating the pastry item while his side were playing.

His actions then came under investigation by the Gambling Commission and the Football Association.

He resigned from his position the day after the match.

A team of Cheltenham Town legends are hosting an AP McCoy XI in a charity match next month to help raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

The jockeys squad will be captained by 20-time Champion Jockey, Sir Anthony "AP" McCoy.

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Schmeichel named Danish Footballer of the Year

Kasper Schmeichel lifting the Premier League trophy Credit: PA

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel has been named 2017 Danish Footballer of the Year.

It is the second year running the Premier League title-winning keeper has won the award.

Schmeichel has been in fine form for the Foxes in recent weeks and has kept five clean sheets in six in the Champions League.

He beat off tough competition from Borussia Monchengladbach’s Andreas Christensen, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen and Werder Bremen’s Thomas Delaney to win the accolade.

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