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Mick McCarthy confirmed new Ipswich manager

McCarthy targets Premier League return after penning deal to take over at Ipswich

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09:28 GMT, 1 November 2012

Mick McCarthy has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to take over as Ipswich Town's new manager.

McCarthy had been keen to make a return to the game after being sacked by Wolves back in February and the former Republic of Ireland manager revealed he was delighted to follow Paul Jewell, who left the club last week, into the hot seat at Portman Road.

'I’m obviously delighted to have been given the job as Ipswich Town manager and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,' said McCarthy in a statement.

Back in business: Mick McCarthy is set to be named as new manager of Ipswich

Back in business: Mick McCarthy has been named as new manager of Ipswich

'It’s a fantastic football club, with a proud tradition and history and a terrific fanbase. While the long term ambition is to take the club back into the Premier League, it’s clear that the first priority is to get some confidence back into the team and start climbing the table.'

Town chief executive Simon Clegg added: 'I am delighted to welcome Mick and Terry to Portman Road.

'We are under no illusions of the challenge ahead for this Club given our position in the table but we feel we have the right manager to lead that challenge.

Bad start: The Tractor Boys are rooted to the foot of the Championship table

Bad start: The Tractor Boys are rooted to the foot of the Championship table

'Mick has a wealth of knowledge in the game and has shown that he knows how to compete successfully in the Championship in his time at both Sunderland and Wolves.

'While the first task is to guide the Club away from our current position, we believe Mick has all the credentials and drive to eventually bring success back to Ipswich Town.'

Ipswich are currently bottom of the Championship and have gone 12 games without a win.

Bad run: Ipswich sunk to bottom of the table under Paul Jewell

Sacked: Ipswich sank fast under Paul Jewell, who lost his job last week

Both Alan Curbishley and Alan Shearer were also linked with the position, but the Ipswich board felt McCarthy is the right choice to revive the club's fortunes and hope he can steer the club away from the danger zone.

McCarthy will take charge of his first game when Ipswich face Birmingham on Saturday.

Scunthorpe sack Alan Knill, Brian Laws takes over

Scunthorpe lay down the Laws after sacking boss Knill for woeful start to season

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12:19 GMT, 29 October 2012

Knill by mouth: Scunny have sacked their manager

Knill by mouth: Scunny have sacked their manager

Alan Knill has been sacked as manager of npower League One side Scunthorpe and will be replaced by Brian Laws.

Following the weekend defeat against MK Dons – the club's ninth loss in 15 league games this season – the board opted to remove Knill from his post.

The 48-year-old former Iron player won just 16 of his 78 games in charge of the club since he replaced Ian Baraclough in March 2011.

Knill was unable to keep the Iron in
the Championship that season before the club struggled the following
year in League One, finishing a lowly 18th.

Laws,
who will take charge from tomorrow and will be assisted by Russ Wilcox,
returns for his second spell at Glanford Park after achieving two
promotions in a nine-year stint between 1997 and 2006.

The old team's back: Laws and Wilcox are back in charge at Glanford Park

The old team's back: Laws and Wilcox are back in charge at Glanford Park

Managerial departures 2012-13

August 24 – Andy Thorn (Coventry)
August 28 – John Sheridan (Chesterfield)
September 19 – Terry Brown (AFC Wimbledon)
September 22 – Gary Waddock (Wycombe)
September 24 – John Ward (Colchester)
September 28 – Steve Kean (Blackburn)
October 3 – Paul Groves (Bournemouth)
October 9 – Owen Coyle (Bolton)
October 12 – Eddie Howe (Burnley)
October 23 – Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace)
October 24 – Neale Cooper (Hartlepool)
October 24 – Paul Jewell (Ipswich)
October 26 – Paul Cook (Accrington)
October 29 – Alan Knill (Scunthorpe)

A statement released via the club's
official Twitter feed read: 'Scunthorpe United Football Club has
relieved Alan Knill of his first-team duties with immediate effect.

'The difficult decision was made inevitable by the recent long run of disappointing performances, particularly at home.

'The club would like to thank Alan for his hard work and wish him well for the future.

'Brian Laws has been appointed manager with effect from tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30) and he will be assisted by Russ Wilcox.

'(Coaches) Chris Brass and Neil Cutler have agreed to stay on and discuss their future with the new manager.

'The
board are delighted that Brian has returned to our club and feel
confident that he will be able to restore the confidence to our talented
squad of players and look forward to progressing quickly towards a more
secure position in the league.'

Alan Shearer to Ipswich would be a big risk – John Edwards

Chasing Shearer a big risk by Ipswich's mystery man Evans

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11:08 GMT, 26 October 2012

Whatever convinced Marcus Evans he should venture into football and buy control of his local club Ipswich Town, it was not publicity. In 2006, Money Week reported there were no publicly available photographs of him, and clicking on to the internet confirms as much.

Enter Evans’ name on search engine Google, and, bizarrely an image of FIFA president Sepp Blatter appears alongside his personal details. He is painfully shy of promoting himself, but promotion for his beloved Ipswich, in every sense of the word, is clearly a different matter.

When Paul Jewell paid the price for Ipswich occupying bottom place in the Championship earlier this week, the quest for a replacement threw up a list of predictable candidates and one that may have been less easy to forecast.

Gone: Jewell paid the price for Ipswich's slow start to the season

Gone: Jewell paid the price for Ipswich's slow start to the season

Alongside the likes of Mick McCarthy and Alan Curbishley, Alan Shearer found himself jostling for position at the club that launched his mentor Sir Bobby Robson towards worldwide managerial renown.

It is even being reported he has already been interviewed, in a development that is reflected in betting trends on who might succeed Jewell. The bookmakers are all over sport these days, laying odds on every eventuality, and football management is no exception.

To borrow a phrase from their original sporting pursuit, though, wouldn’t Evans be better embracing the horses for courses philosophy, rather than considering a punt on a big-name personality with precious little managerial experience

History suggests he might, and so does logic, a fundamental tool of the business world that is so rarely applied when high-flying entrepreneurs turn their attention to football.

There may be a superficial appeal to having one of the game’s greats at the helm, but prowess as a player is no guarantee of effectiveness as a manager. The past is littered with examples, from Graeme Souness and Terry Butcher, in their early days, to Chris Waddle and David Platt.

Rock bottom: Ipswich are propping up the Championship table

Rock bottom: Ipswich are propping up the Championship table

When Souness found the going hard, in his first English managerial post at Liverpool, the case for the defence was always based on the premise that he was a winner. As a player, perhaps. Undoubtedly, in fact, given his haul of winner’s medals and thoroughly-merited reputation as one of the game’s most fearsome midfield enforcers.

As Liverpool were finally forced to concede, though, after sacking him in January, 1994, following an ignominious FA Cup defeat by Bristol City, that has no bearing on whether the same applied as a manager.

Butcher was just as forceful a character and equally revered as a player, yet his first stint in management, at Coventry, lasted barely 14 months.

In the running: Shearer

In the running: Shearer

They may be in the doldrums now, but, when former England centre-half Butcher was appointed, Coventry had won the FA Cup three years earlier and finished seventh in the old First Division the previous season.

He was seen as the driving force to take them on to even greater heights, and he has subsequently earned plaudits in humbler surroundings in Scotland. His first managerial experience left its scars, however, and only reinforced the view that giants of the pitch do not always assume the same proportions in a dug-out.

Burnley were similarly seduced by
thoughts of Waddle’s genius with the ball at his feet and assumed he
could weave the same magic with a clipboard in his hand. It lasted one
season. Nottingham Forest were left with plummeting finances and
fortunes after allowing Platt to spend millions in an ill-fated two-year
reign at the City Ground.

Still clubs flirt with the idea of
A-list players moving seamlessly into management. Evans is following
just such a path now, it would seem, by toying with the idea of
appointing Shearer, even though it may fly in the face of reason, in
some quarters.

Playing legend though he was, his managerial CV contains just one entry, a brief spell at Newcastle, where he won just one game out of eight and failed to save them from relegation. Contrast that with McCarthy’s record of steering Sunderland and Wolves to promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

Dour, blunt-talking McCarthy is not big box office, though, and that may prove decisive in the final analysis. Evans evidently wants to raise the profile of his club, which is fine – and long as it doesn’t lower their League status in the process.

Alan Curbishley declares interest in Ipswich Town job

Curbishley ready to rival Shearer for Ipswich job after declaring interest

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10:25 GMT, 26 October 2012

Interested: Curbishley

Interested: Curbishley

Alan Curbishley has declared himself available for talks should Ipswich Town want him to take over their vacant managerial post.

The former Charlton boss – who has been out of work since leaving West Ham in 2008 – is among the favourites to succeed Paul Jewell, who departed Portman Road earlier this week.

The 54-year-old told Sky Sports that he is surprised to be among the favourites for the job, but welcomed the news.

'I am amazed when you look at the betting and I am up there with the frontrunners,' Curbishley said.

'Ipswich have been inundated with people who would like that job and I think they have a very important decision to make.

'The last two or three years have been tough as they have been in decline a little bit.

'They have to take their time, sift through the people that are available and come up with the right answer.

'I am available, obviously, and if they want to talk to me, I would talk to them.'

Struggling: Jewell (below) departed after Ipswich's disastrous start to the season

Struggling: Jewell (below) departed after Ipswich's disastrous start to the season

Struggling: Jewell (below) departed after Ipswich's disastrous start to the season

Ipswich 1 Derby 2 match report: Nathan Tyson winner heaps pressure on Paul Jewell

Ipswich 1 Derby 2: Sub Tyson heaps more pressure on Jewell with late winner

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21:35 GMT, 23 October 2012

Nathan Tyson came off the Derby bench to net a last-gasp winner and deliver a fresh blow to under-fire home manager Paul Jewell as Ipswich slumped to the foot of the npower Championship.

Jewell revealed on Monday that he would remain in charge of the Suffolk club having considered his future after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Hull.

The Liverpudlian received the complete backing of owner Marcus Evans and his players, among many others, when weighing up his decision and opted to stay, although he acknowledged results must improve and quickly.

Under pressure: Jewell's Ipswich are without a victory in 11 games

Under pressure: Jewell's Ipswich are without a victory in 11 games

Match facts

Ipswich: Henderson, Edwards, Chambers, Higginbotham, Cresswell, Drury (Scotland 63), Reo-Coker, Wellens, Martin, Emmanuel-Thomas, Campbell (Chopra 63).

Subs Not Used: Loach, Hyam, Smith, Mohsni, Carson.

Booked: Martin, Chopra.

Goals: Campbell 24.

Derby: Legzdins, Brayford, Buxton, Keogh,O'Connor, Coutts, Bryson, Hughes, Jacobs (Davies 75), Robinson (Tyson 81), Sammon.

Subs Not Used: Deeney, Roberts, O'Brien, Bennett, Freeman.

Booked: O'Connor.

Goals: Robinson 40,Tyson 90.

Attendance: 15,417

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire).

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However, this result means Ipswich are winless in 11 league and cup games, still without a home victory and bottom of the table following Peterborough's fine home win over high-flying Huddersfield.

Ipswich took a deserved lead after 24 minutes through DJ Campbell's close-range effort but Theo Robinson capitalised on an error from goalkeeper Stephen Henderson to pull Derby level five minutes before the break.

Both sides had chances to win it but the visitors stole the points at the death when Tyson, who only climbed off the bench nine minutes earlier, pounced from close range from Conor Sammon's cross.

Ipswich came flying out of the blocks and Rams goalkeeper Adam Legzdins was forced into three saves inside the opening 10 minutes. Legzdins denied Lee Martin inside a minute – with Andy Drury clearing the bar on the rebound – then tipped Aaron Cresswell's long-range effort around a post before thwarting Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from 12 yards.

Derby, who had drawn their last three games and were unbeaten in four, finally threatened in the 20th minute.

Michael Jacobs, making his first league start, unleashed a shot from 30 yards which was comfortable for Henderson.

On target: Tyson celebrates his winning strike

On target: Tyson celebrates his winning strike

It came as no surprise when Ipswich finally took the lead in the 24th minute. Martin's ball into the box was bundled in by Campbell, scoring for the second time in three appearances.

Emmanuel-Thomas almost made it 2-0 on the half-hour but Legzdins produced a stunning save to tip his six-yard strike around a post.

Jake Buxton headed over a Paul Coutts corner in a rare attack for Derby before Ipswich were punished for another mistake five minutes before the break. Henderson spilled a shot from Sammon and Robinson was on hand to tuck home the rebound, his third goal in four games.

Craig Bryson then fired wide from 12 yards as Derby finished the half on a high. Legzdins continued his impressive night's work when he pulled off another fine stop to turn Cresswell's long-range effort away for a corner seven minutes into the second period.

The Rams went up the other end and twice threatened themselves. First Sammon shot wide from 25 yards after Ipswich failed to clear Brayford's effort, before Jacobs cracked a shot from 25 yards which Henderson parried away.

Having been on the end of some sustained Derby pressure, Ipswich finally managed to break out and a shot from Martin, following a fine run, flashed just wide in the 62nd minute.

Legzdins frustrated Ipswich again with 17 minutes remaining as he kept out Emmanuel-Thomas' 30-yard strike before Coutts drilled a shot just over the bar. Tyson then delivered a sucker punch to Ipswich and Jewell with the late winner.

Paul Jewell staying at Ipswich for Derby game

Under-fire Jewell staying at Ipswich for must-win game against Derby

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11:50 GMT, 22 October 2012

Paul Jewell has revealed he will remain as manager of Ipswich for Tuesday's npower Championship match at home to Derby as pressure mounts on his future.

Former West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has been linked with replacing Jewell, who considered quitting the Suffolk club following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Hull left struggling Town winless in 10 games and still second-bottom in the table.

But the Liverpudlian received the complete backing of owner Marcus Evans and his players, among many others, when weighing up his decision and has opted to stay, although he acknowledges results must improve and quickly.

Under pressure: Ipswich manager Paul Jewell faces a must-win game against Derby

Under pressure: Ipswich manager Paul Jewell faces a must-win game against Derby

'I had another restless night on Saturday and then spoke to Marcus Evans (Ipswich's owner) on Sunday afternoon about the situation,' Jewell told the club's official website.

'We had a good chat and yet again he gave me his 100 per cent backing. I couldn't really ask for more support from the owner to be honest.

'I've had text messages of support from the players as well, from other managers and from players who have played for this club – even some I have let go!

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'That has meant a lot to me. I've spoken to the coaching staff and we're now preparing for what is obviously a very important game on Tuesday against Derby.

'I said a few things after Saturday's game – perhaps in the heat of the moment but it's clear that results on the pitch have not been good enough. I can only continue to do my best for this football club to turn things around. That has to happen very quickly though.'

Jewell will now hope to turn matters around against Derby, with whom he endured a failed spell in charge between November 2007 and December 2008 before resigning.

Another former employer are the visitors to Portman Road on Saturday in Sheffield Wednesday, where Jewell spent eight months before his sacking in February 2001.

Hull 2 Ipswich 1 – match report

Hull 2 Ipswich 1: Jewell near brink after Proschwitz makes his marks

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16:44 GMT, 20 October 2012

Nick Proschwitz's brace for Hull City pushed his side into to the npower Championship play-off spots with a 2-1 win against Ipswich Town at the KC Stadium.

The visitors survived a barrage of City chances in the first half to take the lead on 29 minutes through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

But Ipswich were pegged back by Proschwitz's first club goal on 73 minutes, set up by fellow summer signing Ahmed Elmohamady.

Blow: Paul Jewell's side lost despite leading for much of the game

Blow: Paul Jewell's side lost despite leading for much of the game

Match facts

Hull: Amos, Rosenior (Mclean 62), McKenna, Faye (Chester 70), Dawson, Elmohamady, McShane, Olofinjana (Proschwitz 70), Quinn, Simpson, Aluko.

Subs Not Used: Oxley, Evans, Cooper, Townsend.

Goals: Proschwitz 74, 90.

Ipswich: Henderson, Edwards, Chambers, Higginbotham, Cresswell, Emmanuel Thomas, Wellens, Reo-Coker, Murphy (Drury 80), Campbell (Chopra 75),Martin (Mohsni 71).

Subs Not Used: Loach, Scotland, Hyam, Smith.

Booked: Murphy, Wellens, Henderson, Drury.

Goals: Emmanuel-Thomas 29.

Att: 15,983

Ref: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

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The German striker's effort sparked a
flurry of chances for the hosts, but it was Proschwitz himself who
ensured three points with an injury-time header to give City a second
successive win.

City had a point to prove at the KC
stadium – having lost their last two home games – and they showed their
intentions in the fifth minute when Sone Aluko's corner was met by Paul
McShane, whose shot needed a scrambled clearance from Ipswich.

Aluko was gifted City's best chance
on goal after 16 minutes when defender Danny Higginbotham slipped in the
Ipswich box. However, with just keeper Stephen Henderson to beat, Aluko
fired well over.

It was City's game to dominate as
Ipswich only had a Lee Martin shot saved easily by keeper Ben Amos to
show for their early efforts.

Henderson was kept busy at the other
end by the Tigers and he needed to be quick to collect Aluko's
through-ball with Jay Simpson rushing on.

Emmanuel-Thomas then gave the visitors the lead against the run of play.

A quickly taken free-kick on the
right saw the 21-year-old given the chance to jink his way into the box
and, with no City defenders closing him down, fire into the bottom
corner.

Emmanuel-Thomas almost made it two
for the visitors, who were growing in confidence, only for Liam Rosenior
to make a last-ditch tackle to deny the shot before Daryl Murphy headed
over from a corner just before the break.

City came out firing in the second
half with two early chances, as Abdoulaye Faye's looping header was
tipped over by Henderson before Andy Dawson's long-range effort whizzed
narrowly over.

Ipswich retaliated through Martin and Nigel Reo-Coker, both of whom tested Amos with strong shots.

City brought on Aaron McLean just
after the hour mark followed by a double substitution with Proschwitz
and James Chester taking the field, and the hosts at last found vigour.

Stephen Quinn headed wide from Elmohamady's cross before Simpson fed Mclean on the right, who shot straight at Henderson.

The pressure yielded rewards on 73
minutes as Elmohamady found space on the right-hand byline to cross low
for Proschwitz, who made no mistake from point-blank range.

City should have been ahead on 84
minutes, only for Quinn's long-range effort to strike the bar before
Proschwitz shot hopelessly over from six yards.

But the German made amends in
dramatic style by meeting Elmohamady's cross in almost the final minute
of injury time to power the winner past Henderson.

Ipswich 1 Cardiff 2: Late Helguson double seals points for Bluebirds

Ipswich 1 Cardiff 2: Late Helguson double seals points for Bluebirds

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19:01 GMT, 6 October 2012

Heidar Helguson's second-half double cancelled out a highly-controversial debut goal by DJ Campbell as Cardiff came from behind against Ipswich to win 2-1 at Portman Road and stay top of the npower Championship.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell opted to leave out striker Michael Chopra, who attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons on Thursday having been one of nine people charged in connection with race-fixing by the British Horseracing Authority.

Heidar Helguson of Cardiff

Leaving it late: Cardiff's Heidar Helguson bagged two second-half goals to seal the points for the Bluebirds

His place in attack went to Campbell,
who had joined on a three-month loan from QPR only yesterday, and the
former Birmingham, Leicester and Blackpool frontman gave the home side a
deserved lead when netting in first-half stoppage-time after the ball
came off his hand amid confusion in the Cardiff defence.

But for all their dominance in the
opening period, the Tractor Boys were not able to record their first
home win of the season as the Championship strugglers conceded two soft
goals from crosses as Helguson netted both, including the winner in the
88th minute.

Cardiff's Mark Hudson wasted a header from a free-kick early on, before the hosts went on to dominate the first half.

Fine link up play on the left
resulted in Aaron Cresswell curling an inviting ball into the area but
Campbell, at full stretch, was unable to steer the ball past on-rushing
Bluebirds goalkeeper David Marshall and saw his effort go wide.

Match facts

Ipswich: Loach, Cresswell, Chambers, Higginbotham, Edwards, Emmanuel-Thomas, Martin, Wellens (Luongo 73), Drury, Campbell (Scotland 59), Murphy (Bilel 90)

Cardiff: Marshall, McNaughton (Turner 90), Taylor, Hudson, Connolly, Whittingham, Cowie, Noone (Conway 55), Gunnarsson, Mason (Gestede 64), Helguson

Ref: Ilderton

Att: 16,434

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On 27 minutes, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
sent a powerful, low shot from all of 30 yards that swerved dramatically
towards the bottom right corner and had Marshall at full stretch as he
produced a brilliant finger-tip save.

Daryl Murphy then headed onto the
base of the left-hand post from close range, before the Tractor Boys
made their pressure count.

Lee Martin's dangerous cross from the
left caused a mix up as Marshall and centre-half Matthew Connolly left
the ball to each other and the ball hit the on-rushing Campbell and
rolled into the empty net.

Replays clearly showed the ball hit
the outstretched hand of Campbell and the 30-year-old immediately looked
across at the assistant referee expecting to see a flag, but when it
didn't arrive he ran away to celebrate a first goal as an Ipswich
player.

Campbell received a standing ovation
when he was brought off just before the hour mark to be replaced by
Jason Scotland, but the break in play seemed to work in Cardiff's favour
as they then started coming more into the game and levelled on 63
minutes.

Substitute Craig Conway looked to
have wasted his crossing opportunity on the left as he floated his
delivery too close to Loach, but the Ipswich shot-stopper was unable to
cleanly gather and spilled the ball into the path of Helguson, who had
the easiest of tap-ins.

Both teams enjoyed good spells of
pressure following the goal, but it was Cardiff who started to look the
more likely having taken the sting out of the game with their equaliser.

Andrew Taylor stung the fingers of
Loach with a drilled effort from the left angle of the area, before Rudy
Gestede's header deflected off for a Cardiff corner.

Malky Mackay's side grabbed all the
points when Taylor's high cross into the area from the left caused more
hesitation in the Ipswich defence as Cresswell left the ball thinking
Roach was coming out to claim and Helguson leaped high at the far post
to head home unchallenged with two minutes to go.

London Welsh 25 Gloucester 31

London Welsh 25 Gloucester 31: Burns bites back to settle thrilling encounter

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16:52 GMT, 30 September 2012

Freddie Burns boosted his England hopes as his attacking spark helped Gloucester avoid becoming London Welsh's latest Aviva Premiership scalp in a Kassam Stadium thriller.

The visitors appeared in control as they opened up an 18-9 interval lead thanks to tries from Shane Monahan and Tom Savage, with Burns involved in the creation of both scores.

But the boot of Gordon Ross, who ended the game with 20 points to his name, kept Welsh in it and Franck Montanella's try looked to have set Lyn Jones' men up for a third-straight win.

Stopped: Daniel Browne of London Welsh is tackled by Mike Tindall of Gloucester

Stopped: Daniel Browne of London Welsh is tackled by Mike Tindall of Gloucester

Match facts

London Welsh: Jewell, Arscott, Parker, Tonga'uiha, Scott, Ross, Keats, Montanella, Briggs, Ion, Mills, Corker, Browne, Hills,
Jackson.

Replacements: Runciman for Jewell (76),
Mackenzie for Parker (20), To'oala for Ross (76), Bristow for Montanella (66), George for Briggs (11), Jolly for Ion (52), Kulemin for Browne (75).

Not Used: Davis.

Tries: Montanella.

Cons: Ross.

Pens: Ross 6.

Gloucester: Cook, Monahan, Twelvetrees, Tindall, Simpson-Daniel, Burns, Robson, Wood, D'Apice, Harden, Savage, Hamilton, Buxton, Qera, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Lewis for Tindall (63), Trinder for Robson (63), Murphy for Wood (64).

Not Used: Britton, Knight, James, Evans, M. Thomas.

Sin Bin: Burns (42).

Tries: Monahan, Savage, Knight.

Cons: Burns 2.

Pens: Burns 3, Twelvetrees.

Att: 3,072

Ref: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts (RFU).

However, a thrilling counter-attack instigated and supported by Burns, back after a spell in the sin bin, saw replacement prop Shaun Knight barrel over for the clinching score.

Burns and Ross had traded early penalties before the visitors landed the first telling blow.

Welsh had lost hooker Neil Briggs and centre Sonny Parker to injury when Burns struck his second penalty before producing two moments of brilliance to create the opening try.

The fly-half launched a break from deep with a lovely sidestep and only Nick Scott's deliberate batting down of the scoring pass prevented a try.

The Exiles wing was sent to the sin bin for his trouble and Burns caught the hosts sleeping as he took a quick tap to allow the powerful Monahan to get over on the right.

Ross responded with a penalty for Welsh but they were fortunate not to concede a second try to Monahan when the winger brilliantly swerved his way out of the grasps of the Exiles cover, only to be denied a memorable score by a superb covering tackle from Tyson Keats.

It proved a brief reprieve as more
good work from Monahan and wing partner James Simpson-Daniel laid the
platform for Savage to barge over after Burns had gone close.

Ross
again responded with a penalty but Welsh were being forced into
ill-discipline as they struggled to contain Gloucester's desire to put
tempo on the game.

They
were also guilty of failing to convert two excellent tryscoring chances.
Lock Matt Corker sparked a thrilling counter from deep during the dying
embers of the first half, but repeated battering at the Gloucester line
yielded no reward.

And moments into the second half Ross
failed to get his pass away with several men free outside him as Burns
stepped in and was adjudged to have deliberately knocked on.

That
saw the Gloucester man binned and Ross kicked his fourth penalty, but
Welsh infringed moments later after failing to secure their own line-out
ball to let Billy Twelvetrees reinstate the nine-point gap between the
sides.

Give that to me: Paulica Ion tackles Tom Savage

Give that to me: Paulica Ion tackles Tom Savage

Denied: Hudson Tonga'uiha of London Welsh is tackled by Tindall

Denied: Hudson Tonga'uiha of London Welsh is tackled by Tindall

When the Exiles did manage to win set-piece ball their rolling maul was proving a handful for Gloucester, and one such surge led to Ross' fifth penalty.

The hosts then took the lead after more strong work from their pack. Several drives took them close to the line before Montanella was adjudged to have grounded the ball beneath a pile of bodies.

Ross converted for a one-point advantage and quickly added yet another penalty after Sione Kalamafoni was penalised for attempting to hurdle a pair of London Welsh defenders.

But Burns replied with his third penalty and then superbly created Knight's winning try to give Stuart Lancaster a glimpse of what he could offer come the autumn internationals.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell refuses to quit

Ipswich boss Jewell refuses to quit despite another home defeat

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18:15 GMT, 22 September 2012

Under-pressure Ipswich manager Paul Jewell is refusing to quit, despite his side sliding to a 2-1 defeat at home to Charlton.

The Blues have lost four of their seven league games and only won once, a rotten sequence that has put Jewell's job on the line.

Under fire: Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell

Under fire: Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell

Harry Redknapp is already being touted as a possible successor; the former Spurs boss is close friends with Ipswich owner Marcus Evans.

'I'm annoyed and I know I'm not very popular at the minute,' Jewell said.

'But I'm not going to run and hide.

'It's not nice and it's a horrendous place to be (second from bottom). But all I can do, and all I will do, is keep doing my job to the best of my ability; until I'm told otherwise.

'I'm not going to quit. It's not an easy situation but I'm not going to chuck it in.'

When asked about the Redknapp rumours, Jewell added: 'I don't know if I'll keep my job. You're asking the wrong man.

'If Harry Redknapp is going to become manager of Ipswich then that will happen. What can I do about it

'If Marcus Evans wants to put Harry Redknapp in charge he can do it. He can do what he likes.

'The only way I can affect that is by working as hard as I can to try and get it right. Until I'm told differently I won't run away.

'You've got to face up to challenges in life and this is certainly a challenge for me and my family. But I'll dust myself down, come in tomorrow and prepare for the Barnsley game.'

Charlton scored both their goals at the start of the second half. The first came after a ball in from the right reached Salim Kerkar, whose low cross from the left was turned in by skipper Johnnie Jackson.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Massimo Luongo was robbed of possession and Ricardo Fuller, on his full debut, surged forward and skipped round Tommy Smith before firing into the bottom corner.

Town pulled one back in fortuitous circumstances when Jason Scotland's speculative effort deflected in off Leon Cort.

But Charlton hung on and delighted boss Chris Powell said: 'It's been a tough time for ourselves and Ipswich.

'We both saw it as an opportunity to get back on track and I'm delighted we came out on top. Over 90 minutes we deserved it. It was a sterling performance from all my players.

'We'd lost our previous three games but gone close, although I know I can't keep saying that. You've got to get points.

'The last half-hour against Derby (on Tuesday night) showed what we can do in this league. I asked my players to show what they could do for longer than 30 minutes and I felt they did that today.

'I'm really pleased for everyone connected within our club.'