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Manish Bhasin returns to spotlight the Midlands' 12 Football League clubs. Tonight: Billy's back to fire up Forest, while struggling Wolves need a great escape.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Mar 2013 23:25
BBC One East Midlands, West Midlands only

Billy Davies: Nottingham Forest boss dreams of promotion

Billy Davies: Nottingham Forest boss dreams of promotion

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies leads his team into Saturday's Championship game with Wolves with a defiant promotion message.

 

Over the last two weeks, he has given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to BBC Late Kick Off reporter Natalie Jackson, with cameras allowed into his Glasgow home, team meetings and the dressing room after Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Ipswich.

 

Davies tells Late Kick Off that he has an "unfinished chapter" in his life and he is determined to prove the doubters "absolutely wrong".

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC Sport website. 

Matt Murray backs Wolves to beat drop

Matt Murray backs Wolves to beat drop

Former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray has seen the club he loves spend most of this season struggling to survive in the Championship.

 

But buoyed by Tuesday night's win at Millwall, Murray believes the players who have been heavily criticised this season have enough ability and spirit to keep Dean Saunders' side out of League One.

 

Murray talks to BBC Late Kick Off reporter Laura May McMullan about what's gone wrong at Wolves this season - and reflects on a year in which four different managers have been in charge at Molineux.

 

Watch a video feature from the BBC Sport website.

Tom Pope

Tom Pope

Port Vale leading scorer Tom Pope has two football priorities this season - firing Vale towards promotion and managing a Sunday League team.

 

The 27-year-old lifelong Vale fan is one of Europe's leading scorers this year with 27 goals.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC Sport website.

 

The financial health of football

Late Kick Off  takes a close look at the increasingly difficult financial challenges facing our football clubs.

 

More than two thirds of Football League clubs who responded to a BBC survey say they are worried about the financial health of teams in the world's oldest domestic league.

 

"These are very challenging economic times and football is no more insulated from the effects of the recession than any other sector," a Football League spokesman said.

 

Read the full story on the BBC Sport website.

Walsall: Dean Smith's knights of Snowdonia

Walsall: Dean Smith's knights of Snowdonia

Walsall manager Dean Smith has inspired his team to 10 wins and four draws in 16 games - and has revealed his secret to BBC Late Kick Off Midlands.

 

He told presenter Manish Bhasin and fellow studio guest Michael Johnson that a team trip to North Wales had made a big difference.

 

Watch the video feature on the BBC Sport website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterManish Bhasin
Series ProducerJohn Bray
Series EditorRachel Bowering