Former boss backs Leicester striker Jamie Vardy to break scoring record

first_img The Leicester striker will equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League achievement of scoring in 10 straight games if he nets at Newcastle on Saturday. Vardy is battling to be fit to have a shot at the record, set in 2003, after missing England’s defeat to Spain and Tuesday’s win over France with a hip problem. Micky Mellon has backed Jamie Vardy to keep making history as he closes in on a remarkable record. But, if he recovers, Shrewsbury boss Mellon – who managed him at Fleetwood – believes Vardy can set a new record. “I was with him three years ago, I absolutely love him. I hope he goes and gets 40 on the trot,” said Mellon. “He has got fire, he could heat a cold room. The lad is on fire, he has desire beyond belief. “I’m absolutely elated for him, I couldn’t be prouder if he was my own boy. He’s going to continue to do it because he’s brilliant. “I wish he was Scottish. He can do what he wants, he can. I’m delighted for him.” Mellon signed Vardy for Fleetwood from Halifax and he scored 34 goals as the Cod Army were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history in 2012. It earned him a £1million move to the Foxes and Mellon was keen to impress the 28-year-old has improved dramatically since he left Fleetwood. “It won’t affect him in the slightest. It’s a fantastic story and I up to my part in it I told the tale and he’s moved on massively since he left me,” he said. “Every time something like this comes up…we carry on. He’s a fantastic kid, a brilliant kid but I want to move on with Shrewsbury and concentrate on that. “He’s a good kid and good friend of mine and I’ve spoken about him many, many times and it’s someone else’s turn to speak about him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

All-Ireland club finals schedule announced

first_imgAt 2 o’clock Na Piarsaigh of Limerick take on Ruari Og Cushendall of Antrim in the hurling deciderWhile at 4 Dublin and Leinster champions Ballyboden Saint Endas face Castlebar Mitchels of Mayo in the football final.Ballyboden beat Clonmel Commercials 0-15c to 0-10 after extra-time to reach the decider at GAA HQ.last_img

Husband begs court to see wife “one last time”

first_imgRemanded: Gavin GillThe accused in the Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice murder was arraigned for the death of his 20-year-old wife on Tuesday. However, during his court appearance, the man who allegedly hacked his wife to death begged the court to see her “one last time”.Gavin Gill appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Renita Singh slapped with the capital offence of murder.It is alleged that on March 30, 2019, at Dr Tulsi Street, Williamsburg, he murdered his wife, Omawattie Gill.In court on Tuesday, the taxi driver told the court that he had been before the court previously for traffic offences and also on an armed robbery charge.Prosecutor Inspector Althea Solomon informed the court that the prosecution was ready to commence the Preliminary Inquiry, saying that the police were able to obtain a video confession from the accused.Gill then told the court that while in the lock-ups, he was given “something to drink” and cannot say who had brought it for him.He also alleged that he became unconscious and does not know what happened. However, when he regained consciousness, he was given something to sign. He also claimed that the police arrested his mother and as such, she was unable to secure legal representation for him.When asked whether he had any children, the accused broke down in tears and told the court that he is a father of three.Meanwhile, Gill asked the court for an opportunity to be able to see his wife “one last time” but Magistrate Singh told him that it was not possible since she is dead.The murder accused then requested permission to see his dead wife’s face for one minute before her funeral but again, Magistrate Singh denied the request.He was remanded to prison and the PI will start on April 23.Meanwhile, an autopsy performed on the body of Omawattie Gill on Monday gave the cause of death as a result of shock and haemorrhage due to multiple stab wounds.On Saturday last, Gill, a mother of one, was on her way to work when she was attacked by her husband.The woman was first hit with a vehicle her husband was driving and pitched about 25 feet before being stabbed and then chopped with a cutlass.The suspect reportedly lived in the US and returned to Guyana 17 months ago. The couple had been married for 14 months. According to relatives, Gill moved out of the matrimonial home with her seven-month-old baby after her husband became abusive.She had moved out two weeks prior to her death and was living with her mother and found employment one week later.At the time of her demise, she was on her way to work.The woman is expected to be cremated today while a vigil was held on Monday evening at the spot where she was killed.Dead: Omawattie Gilllast_img read more