Sunderland boss linked with West Bromwich Albion job | Joey Barton remains under investigation after tunnel incident | Paul Scholes opens up on Oldham departure – League One and League Two news
Here is the latest League One and League Two news for this morning.
West Bromwich Albion could make a move for Sunderland manager Jack Ross, according to reports.
The Baggies are still seeking a replacement for Darren Moore, who was sacked last month with the club lying 4th in the Championship.
And The Sun understands, quoted by HITC Sport, that Ross could be considered for the Albion role and the Scotland job, if the vacancy comes up.
Despite the report, only BetVictor seem to be taking bets on Ross becoming the next West Brom boss, offering long odds of 33/1.
Pompey striker Oli Hawkins has tipped teammate Jamal Lowe to become a Premier League star.
Lowe laid on two assists before rounding off the scoring - taking his tally to 16 this term - as Pompey moved within two points of 2nd in their 4-1 win over Rochdale.
‘He can go on as high as he possibly can,’ said Hawkins. ‘This is a step for him in the right direction and this season he is showing what he can do.
‘I think he could get to the Premier League, if he puts the work in. Anything can happen in football and you never know.’
Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton remains under investigation after allegedly assaulting Barnsley's Daniel Stendel on Saturday.
The incident occurred in the tunnel at full-time, reportedly leaving Stendel requiring emergency dental treatment after losing both his front teeth.
A South Yorkshire Police statement read: ‘Officers received reports of an assault at Barnsley FC on Saturday, 13 April.’
Meanwhile, Town have confirmed they have appealed Harry Souttar's 65th-minute red card.
In League Two, ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has opened up on his swift exit as manager of Oldham Athletic.
Scholes left his boyhood club after just 31 days last month, where he addressed his departure on BT Sport.
The 44-year-old admitted he knew ‘there was a lot of work to do’, however said he expected that.
Scholes spoke about apparent interference from those above that drove him to resign. He said: ‘Once I get told “don't play him”, that's when it's time to go.’
Northampton Town boss Keith Curle will leave ‘speculation to other people’ after Shaun McWilliams, Ash Taylor and Jack Bridge were left out on Saturday.
‘They weren’t injured,’ Curle told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo after the 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Mansfield Town.
‘But the headlines have got to be about the emerging talent (Scott Pollock) and the 18 that performed and represented the club on Saturday.
‘There’ll be a lot of talk if players don’t make the starting line-up from now until the last game of the season but that’s speculation for other people.’