An outside chance

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Adkins plans for promotion push

first_img The club have already been linked with a number of players, including Motherwell midfielder Chris Humphreys, and Adkins admits he will not be putting his feet up and watching the Premier League results roll in on Sunday afternoon. “It’s not a clear weekend at all,” he said. “It is a great opportunity for us to review one or two targets for the summer. At this stage of the season the recruitment side of things kicks in at all football clubs and that’ll be no different with ourselves. “There are plenty of games throughout Europe for us to go and watch with the targets that we have got.” With a number of targets in place, the Reading squad could look very different at the start of next season to the one inherited by Adkins when he replaced Brian McDermott in March. Captain Jobi McAnuff, top goalscorer Adam Le Fondre and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been linked with moves away from the Berkshire club but Adkins will not be divulging any transfer plans as he targets a successful season and an immediate top-flight return. “Of course whatever we do, we do privately,” he added. “There’ll be lots of speculation about players coming in, players going out – but we’ll do our business as privately as we can, not getting involved in speculation.” Reading manager Nigel Adkins will use a weekend away from the dugout to scout players he believes can help him achieve immediate promotion back to the Barclays Premier League. The Royals play their last home game of the season when they welcome Manchester City to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening but Adkins plans to remain active over the course of the weekend. The former Southampton manager admitted on Friday he had “crammed 48 hours into 24” in his search for new recruits to his squad ahead of a tough npower Championship campaign next year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Jack Grealish’s Aston Villa Under-21s punishment continues

first_img Press Association Villa are bottom of the Barclays Premier League and seven points from the safety line but Garde will not call on Grealish to help them at St Mary’s. He said: “He has trained this week with the under-21s because it was the plan. He knew that. I know when he might return, he knows as well and when he will I will tell you. “Like every player Jack made a mistake and he has to pay the consequences for that. If another player does something wrong he will have the same treatment. “Jack is young and will be back because when he is fully committed in his job he will be a good player.” Ciaran Clark is suspended and Micah Richards is struggling with a knee injury meaning Jores Okore is expected to return in defence while Gabby Agbonlahor could make a comeback after a month out with a calf problem. Garde added: “We are still in a bad position – not a crisis – we know we have to win games and didn’t win the last one, we’re disappointed because we should have had better result (against Watford). “The performance of the players pleased me but we made too many mistakes to win.” Jack Grealish’s Aston Villa first team exile continues after boss Remi Garde confirmed he will remain with the under-21s for the time being.center_img The midfielder will not play at Southampton on Saturday as he serves his punishment after being pictured in a nightclub following the 4-0 defeat at Everton almost two weeks ago. Press Association Sport revealed on Monday the 20-year-old would link up with the under-21s again after missing the 3-2 defeat to Watford on Saturday. last_img read more

Pavlik clash could be an option for DeGale

first_imgPromoter Frank Warren expects his dispute with James DeGale to be resolved soon – and would like him to take on former world champion Kelly Pavlik.DeGale released a statement in January announcing that he had split from Warren, who insists the Harlesden super-middleweight is contracted to him until April 2013.Warren believes DeGale, 26, will return to the ring in the near future and has identified American star Pavlik as a possible opponent.A clash between the pair was also discussed last year and would be a big test for DeGale, who recently opted not to challenge Robert Stieglitz for the Russian’s world title after being offered the fight at short notice.Warren and DeGale are in dispute.Pavlik has twice held the WBC and WBO middleweight belts and is attempting to rebuild his career after a number of personal problems.The 30-year-old has also been touted as the next opponent for Britain’s Carl Froch.But IBF champion Froch is keen for his next bout to be in Nottingham and Pavlik, who has won 40 of his 42 professional contests, has never boxed outside the United States and prefers to fight in his home state of Ohio.Warren said: “He [DeGale] needs to pull his finger out. He’s had some good offers for fights.“We’ve got a dispute over our management agreement and hopefully that’s going to be resolved quite soon and then we’ll decide where we’re going to go from there.“Kelly Pavlik, if James keeps himself well, is one of those fights I think you could look at although there’s travelling involved.”DeGale was impressive in his last outing, successfully defending his European title with a fourth-round stoppage of Cristian Sanavia.It was his second victory since a disputed points defeat against arch-rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves last year.Warren has subsequently become Groves’ promoter and says he does not know whether that has been a factor in his fall-out with DeGale.He added: “Everybody has to be professional and move forward. It’s not about any favouritism.“It shouldn’t affect things. Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank were both signed with me. So was Steve Collins. It’s not a problem.“James is a good fighter. I just feel there are too many people around him who don’t understand boxing.”Related feature: Let history decide Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Concussion- what to ask your doctor- adult

first_imgDefinitionYou have had a concussion. This isa mild brain injury. It can affect how your brain works for a while.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your concussion.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor about concussion – adult; Brain injury – mild – what to ask your doctor – adultQuestionsWhat types of symptoms or problems will I have?Will I have problems thinking or remembering?Will I have a headache?How long will the symptoms last?Will all the symptoms and problems go away?Does someone need to stay with me?For how long?Is it okay for me to go to sleep?If I go to sleep, does someone need to wake me up and check on me?What type of activity can I do?Do I need to stay in bed or lie down?Can I do housework? How about yard work?When can I begin to exercise? When can I start contact sports, such as football or soccer? When can I begin skiing or snowboarding?When can I go back to work?What should I tell my boss about my concussion?Can I work a full day?Will I need to rest during the day?Whatmedications can I use for any pain or headache? Can I use aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other similar medications?Is it okay to eat? Will I feel sick to my stomach?advertisementWhen can I drink any alcohol?Do I need a follow-up appointment?When should I call the doctor?Review Date:11/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more