Chesterfield are back to winning ways ... plus today’s football rumours and backpages:
Chesterfield made a return to winning ways - and the top three - at a rain-soaked Sixfields with a 3-1 win over League Two basement side Northampton Town. Full story: DT
It was a day to remember for Dan Gardner, a goal and a win in his first league start as Chesterfield triumphed. Full story: DT
The Cobblers suffered a third successive home defeat as the gloom descended on Sixfields in more ways than one. Chesterfield ran out 3-1 winners on a surface which, thanks to a first-half thunderstorm, resembled a ploughed field by full-time. Full story: NorthamptonChronicle
Sheffield Wednesday will host Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup fifth round and Sheffield United will welcome Nottingham Forest or Preston if they can beat Fulham. Full story: TheStar
Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough said his side felt a “sense of injustice” after their 1-1 draw with Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday. Full story: BBC
It was the kind of missed chance that made Sandra Redknapp famous, with Darren Bent rediscovering the inaccuracy from two yards that has dogged his career just when he could have given Fulham a fortuitous place in the FA Cup fifth round. Full story: Telegraph
Walking from the field after the final whistle, Stuart Gray smiled towards his chairman, who was looking down from the stand, and they gave each other the thumbs-up sign on a day when a bit of Wednesday history was made. Full story: TheStar
Sheffield Wednesday have tonight confirmed Stuart Gray as the club’s permanent new head coach. Full story: TheStar
HOW a team reacts to setbacks is of great importance to managers and coaches. Steve McClaren has no concerns on that score with this Derby County side. Full story: DerbyTelegraph
STEVE McClaren felt Derby County deserved their point against Blackburn Rovers - and was slightly disappointed not to have taken all three. Full story: DerbyTelegraph
www.theguardian.co.uk: José Mourinho says Chelsea have nothing to lose in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester City and that all of the pressure will be on Manuel Pellegrini’s team, given the scale of their outlay in the transfer market. If Chelsea’s visit to the Etihad Stadium is the outstanding tie of the round, the draw threw up a second mouthwatering contest, with Arsenal welcoming Liverpool.
www.dailymirror.co.uk: Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Salah on a five-and-a-half year contract.
www.dailymail.co.uk: Newcastle reject £14m bid from PSG for Cabaye and face fight to keep star man.
www.dailyexpress.co.uk: CHELSEA have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ over the purchase of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa that will see them beat Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United to the player in the summer.
www.independent.co.uk: There was no disguising how desperately Fulham wanted this game abandoned, giving them unexpected preparation for Tuesday’s match at Swansea, who are two points above them in the Premier League.
www.thesun.co.uk: Wayne Rooney is being given privileged access to Manchester United’s future plans in a bid to keep the England star at the club.
www.dailystar.co.uk: Manchester City are weighing up a summer move for Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna, who is out of contract at the end of the season.