David McGoldrick, speaking on Monday, insists he simply needed “a kick up the backside” after losing his way at club level. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Back in the Ireland squad after a lengthy absence, David McGoldrick denies that there was ever a serious falling out with Mick McCarthy’s predecessor,(...)

Enda Stevens:  Credits Chris Wilder and  Paul Cook as the two managers who helped him get where he is today. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having left Dublin for Aston Villa six years ago Enda Stevens has taken something of a scenic route to his first Ireland squad. The 27-year-old readil(...)

Ched Evans has re-signed for Sheffield United from Chesterfield. Photograph: Mick Walker/Getty

Sheffield United have re-signed striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield on a three-year deal, the Blades have announced. Evans was released by United in(...)

Wayne Rooney scores the only goal of the match as his 92nd-minute penalty goes past Sheffield goalkeeper George Long. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

The hollow football remains and Louis van Gaal still appears to be out of ideas and inspiration. His Manchester United side are in tonight’s FA Cup (...)

The former Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans served half the five-year sentence but has always maintained his innocence. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Ched Evans’s conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman has been referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has said.(...)

Sheffield United are to drop Jessica Ennis-Hill’s name from the Bramall Lane stand, replacing it with a sponsor. Photograph: PA

Sheffield United will drop Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill’s name from its stadium’s Bramall Lane stand after announcing a new sponsorship deal wi(...)

Ched Evans  was released from prison in October halfway through a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Oldham director Barry Owen has insisted he has no regrets over the club’s aborted attempt to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.Evans, who was released (...)

Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the prospect of Oldham Athletic offering convicted rapist Ched Evans a route back into football. (Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the possibility of the League One club Oldham Athletic offering convicted rapist Ched Evans(...)

Sheffield United’s Jamal Campbell-Ryce (2nd left) scores his sides second goal of the game against Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

QPR 0 Sheffield United 3It is a pleasant conundrum that Nigel Clough is used to by now, having guided Sheffield United to a third Premier League scalp(...)

Convicted rapist ched Evans has been told he will not be allowed to train with League One club Oldham Athletic or League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers

Oldham Athletic have denied they have offered convicted rapist Ched Evans the chance to train with the club.Reports on Sunday linked Evans with the Le(...)

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