Ronald Koeman admits that Southampton’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League are now slim but accepts that a Europa League spot is well within their grasp.
The fine weather may be perfect for the Aintree racegoers but it has conspired to rob the racecourse of one of its potential star attractions on Saturday with Un De Sceaux ruled out.
A review of the rest of Thursday’s action from Aintree, where On The Fringe completed an impressive double.
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman expects to sign an extended contract with the club by the weekend.
Lee Jewitt returns to the Castleford squad for the first time since September 2014 as they host in-form Hull KR on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 2HD.
John Carver has admitted he is still hurting from Newcastle United’s 1-0 defeat at Sunderland on Sunday.