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Manager of the month: Freedman, Jackett nominated

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman and Wolves manager Kenny Jackett have both been nominated for Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month.

Freedman kick-started his tenure at the City Ground by collecting 16 points from 18 and averaging three goals per game, despite losing top scorer Britt Assombalonga.

Jackett, meanwhile, has lifted Wolves up towards the play-off places with four wins in six games.


Sir Jack Hayward to be honoured at Molineux

Sir Jack Hayward is to be honoured at Wolverhampton Wanderers' home game with Blackpool this afternoon.

Sir Jack died on Tuesday Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The former owner died on Tuesday aged 91 after battling illness for several months.

Part of Molineux stadium will be transformed into a tribute to Sir Jack, with a special 'life in pictures' wall display and fans will be able to sign a book of remembrance.

The book will later be presented to his family, who will be present on the pitch for a minute's applause.

At the same time, fans who have volunteered to create a Sir Jack mosiac will hold up their individual cards to display the design from the Steve Bull stand.

Wolves' players observing a minute's silence on Tuesday, just hours after hearing the news of Sir Jack's death Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Chief executove, Jez Moxey, said many fans were making effort ‘to wear Old Gold and Black for Jack’ and to bring Wolves flags and banners to celebrate Hayward's life.

Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson dies aged 84

Malcolm Finlayson Credit: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport/PA

Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson has died at the age of 84.

He was suddenly taken ill and passed away yesterday afternoon in Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

Malcolm won league titles with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1958 and 1959, and also won the FA Cup in 1960. He made 203 appearances in all competitions for Wolves.

(L-R) Wolverhampton Wanderers' Peter Broadbent, Gerry Mannion and Malcolm Finlayson show off the FA Cup Credit: PA

“Everyone at the Club was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm’s death.

Not only was he a member of the Wolves Hall of Fame and a legendary former player, but he remained part of the fabric of the Club becoming Chairman, and then recently, President, of the Wolves Former Players Association, working tirelessly on behalf of former players for a number of years.

Our deepest condolences got to Malcolm’s partner, Angela, his daughter, Sandra and her husband, Mel, and all his family and friends.”

– Jez Moxey, Chief Executive, Wolves


Full time: England U21s 2-1 Croatia U21s

West Brom's Saido Berahino was an unlikely hero with fans at the Molineux tonight as England Under 21s beat Croatia in the first leg of their Euro 2015 qualifying playoff.

Marko Livaja gave Croatia the lead with a header after 13 minutes.

Harry Kane equalised on 58 minutes from a Berahino cross.

Berahino was then fouled after 82 minutes in the penalty area. He stepped up to cooly convert the penalty as England take a narrow one goal advantage to Croatia.

4 Midlands players in England U21s starting line up

Four Midlands players have been named in the starting line up for England U21s in their crucial Euro play-off first leg at Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux stadium.

  • Jack Butland (Stoke City)
  • Liam Moore (Leicester City)
  • Will Hughes (Derby County)
  • Saido Berahino (WBA)

Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles has been selected on the substitutes bench.

The full line up:

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