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Bristo lCity manager Steve Cotterill
Bristo lCity manager Steve Cotterill
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Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill is pleased his League One table-topping side took advantage of the international break to extend their lead at the top.

City are the only unbeaten side in the Football League and are six points clear at the summit.

And Cotterill insists 
he would rather 
continue their current run than rack up games in hand.

He said: “If you were to ask me, would I rather have 32 points than a couple of games in hand, I would go for points every time.

“At this stage of the season, I would rather have the points in the bag.”

Former Sheffield United player Ched Evans is hoping for a second chance after his release from prison.

Evans was jailed for five years in April 2012 for raping a 19-year-old girl in 2011. The 25-year-old was released from Wymott Prison, near Leyland, last week after serving two-and-a-half years of his sentence.

Evans said: “It is my hope that I will be able to return. I would like a second chance but I know not everyone would agree.”

And Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough revealed the club have held internal talks. He said: “We’ve had one or two discussions and the owners will make a decision 
on it.”

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman quashed Birmingham City’s hopes of luring manager Karl Robinson away.

The Dons chairman turned down City’s approach to speak to 33-year-old Robinson.

Robinson was flattered by the chairman’s response and insisted he is happy at stadium:mk despite the lure of Championship football at Brum.

He said: “I’m flattered just to be linked to a massive club in one of the biggest cities in the UK.

“It’s a massive fan base. But I’m just as flattered by the chairman’s response - it shows how much he wants me at his club. That gives me satisfaction to know I’m wanted.

“I’m really enjoying my time here.

The Dons boss wants people to move on as he turns his attention to tomorrow’s away clash against Doncaster.

“People talk about it all the time – Karl’s being link to this job, that job. It’s nothing to do with me. But people come to me and the chairman and ask the question,” he said.

“It came as a shock but I don’t know how it came out and it’s not something I wanted. It has happened, the chairman said no and we move on.”