Cheltenham groundshare continues
Roberto Mancini has criticised Belgium manager Marc Wilmots for
selecting Vincent Kompany in midweek.
The Manchester City captain played the full 90 minutes of his
country’s World Cup qualifier against Macedonia, despite spending
the previous two months sidelined by a calf injury.
Kompany will now be assessed before City’s home game against
Newcastle on Saturday, and Mancini has accused Wilmots of a lack of
“He didn’t play for us for 60 days and then he went to play for
the Belgium team,” the City manager said.
“I did not agree with this. I think sometimes some managers of
national teams should understand the situation.
“This player plays for the club and the club, every month, pay
“I don’t know if he is okay or not. One week before the
international break he was not fit to play for us.”
The 29-year-old has scored 30 goals for Palace this season, 29
of which have come in the Championship to make him the division’s
His goals have been a major factor in helping Palace maintain
their challenge for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Murray moved to Selhurst Park in the summer of 2011 on a free
transfer from Brighton, signing a three-year deal in the
The forward began his career with Carlisle and had loan spells
at Stockport and Rochdale before joining the latter on a permanent
deal ahead of his move to Brighton in January 2008.
Gloucester, who play their football in Blue Square Bet North,
have been groundsharing with the Robins for three years and this
new deal will see them through a fourth.
But a prerequisite of the deal was the full settlement of the
debt which has arisen in respect of this year’s agreement and in
the light of those issues the contract has been amended to further
protect Cheltenham next season
Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker said: “I am delighted that we
have been able to extend our groundshare with Gloucester City for a
“It is a good commercial arrangement for Cheltenham Town,
especially in a difficult economic climate where the generation of
sponsorship and other commercial income has been to say the least