Townsend admires Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze

first_imgCrystal Palace star, Andros Townsend, has hailed Eberechi Eze as an ‘incredible talent’ following his impressive displays since he joined the Eagles. The 22-year-old was handed his full debut as Roy Hodgson’s men bowed out 11-10 on penalties to Bournemouth in the English League Cup on Tuesday evening. Eze played all minutes, converted his penalty kick during the shootout after the score stood at 0-0 at full time, nevertheless, Palace bowed to Jason Tindall’s side at Dean Court. And Townsend who featured for 20 minutes having replaced Nya Kirby claimed the Anglo-Nigerian has all the raw tools to rise to the very top of the sport. “It’s no secret we didn’t score enough goals last season, so obviously you have to bring players in,” the 29-year-old winger told the club website. “Ebs is an incredible talent, and what he has shown so far is that he will be one for the future. Great business and it freshens up our attack.” The England international also reflected on his team’s defeat while looking forward to Saturday’s fixture against Manchester United. “It was a difficult one [to take],” he admitted. “The standard of penalties was incredible.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Most Praised Historical Movies11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img “And obviously we knew someone had to be the villain and someone had to be the hero, and unfortunately Wayne Hennessey was brilliant in the game, but he and Luka missed a penalty. “I was actually the one who missed against Colchester in the cup last season, so I know exactly how those boys are feeling. “You just want the ground to swallow you up. But it’s part and parcel of football and we’ve got a big game on Saturday and if we win on Saturday [then] this is all forgotten about.” Eze joined the Selhurst Park giants on a five-year deal worth £17 million after consistently featuring for QPR as they finished 13th in the Championship. read also:Aftermath of pay cut revelation: Heartland tells Ezenwa to shut up He has featured for England U20 and the U21 teams but he is still eligible to play for the Nigeria national team if he chooses. The 22-year-old, who has been a target for the Super Eagles, has previously revealed he is yet to decide on his international future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Marlins’ Jose Fernandez won’t face Dodgers, may need Tommy John surgery

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 21-year-old, considered one of the game’s best young pitchers, has been clocked throwing as fast as 100 mph.“He’s not a guy that’s fun to face or easy for anybody,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “On the other side, you don’t want a guy to be hurt. He’s good for our game. We all want to see this be a minor thing.”The Marlins recalled left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from Triple-A to take Fernandez’s roster spot. Manager Mike Redmond mentioned left-hander Brad Hand and right-hander Kevin Slowey as possibilities to start Wednesday’s game. Miami could also recall a starting pitcher from the minor leagues.“We’re going to take every precaution necessary,” Redmond said. “He said he had discomfort, so we immediately are going to give him treatment and the rest that he needs. Hopefully he just has to take a little bit of a break. Obviously, you’re always concerned (if a pitcher needs Tommy John surgery) when you talk about an elbow. But that’s something we have to wait to find out.”The Dodgers haven’t seen much of Hand in the past. Justin Turner has one hit in three career at-bats against the left-hander, Yasiel Puig is 1 for 1 and Dee Gordon and Chone Figgins are both 0 for 1 in their careers against Hand. Slowey has been rather miserable against the Dodgers in his career. Scott Van Slyke (1 for 1), Turner (1 for 3), Miguel Olivo (1 for 1, HR), Matt Kemp (1 for 3), Adrian Gonzalez (1 for 6), Andre Ethier (1 for 4) and Carl Crawford (1 for 3) all have hits against the right-hander.Paul Maholm is scheduled to start Wednesday for the Dodgers.Ellis set to returnDodgers catcher A.J. Ellis caught six innings for Triple-A Albuquerque and will return to Los Angeles today. Ellis, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee five weeks ago today, can be activated from the 15-day disabled list at any time.In two rehab games with the Isotopes, Ellis went 2 for 5 with a walk and a home run. Monday, Ellis went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning against the El Paso Chihuahuas. It was the first home run ever to clear Southwest University Park’s 35-foot wall in left field.Mattingly said Sunday that the Dodgers won’t carry three catchers once Ellis is activated from the DL. That means that either Miguel Olivo or Drew Butera, neither of whom can be optioned to the minor leagues, is likely to be designated for assignment. The other will remain as Ellis’ backup. Butera entered Monday’s game with a .227 batting average and got the catching assignment. Olivo entered the game riding an 0-for-11 streak that dropped his average to .217.AlsoMattingly said prior to the game that third baseman Juan Uribe will not need to be placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Uribe took infield and batting practice for the first time since suffering the injury. … Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) played long toss and threw to a crouching catcher from flat ground for the second day.center_img The Dodgers don’t know who their opposing starter will be Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, but it won’t be Jose Fernandez.The Miami Marlins’ misery greatly overshadows the Dodgers’ uncertainty. Fernandez, the reigning National League rookie of the year, has a sprained ligament in his right elbow. In a worst-case scenario, he will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.Fernandez met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday in Los Angeles and flew back to Miami for a second opinion from Dr. Lee Kaplan, the Marlins’ medical director. According to multiple reports Monday, the team is bracing for the worst-case scenario.Fernandez is 4-2 with a 2.44 earned-run average and an MLB-best 70 strikeouts this season. He is believed to have suffered the sprain in his most recent start, Friday in San Diego, when the right-hander uncharacteristically was shelled for six runs in five innings.last_img read more

Help wanted: Two positions available at Wellington school district

first_imgHelp wanted: The following two positions are being advertised by the Wellington School district: Speech Para – for 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please contact: Michelle Polvadore – E-mail: [email protected], Call: 620 326-4330/ or Heath Peine – E-mail:  [email protected], or call: 620 326-4300 ext 111.Applications can be obtained at the District Office, 221 S Washington, Wellington, or online at www.usd353.com, on the right hand side of the page under Employment Opportunities.  ———Custodial Position – Wellington Middle School If interested, please contact:Jamie Ybarra – E-mail: [email protected] or call: 620 326-4320, or Mike Simpson- E-mail: [email protected], or call: 620 440-0201Applications can be obtained at the District Office, 221 S Washington, Wellington, or online at www.usd353.com, on the right hand side of the page under Employment Opportunities. Âlast_img read more