Some Oxford United and Portsmouth fans urge their sides to move for West Brom's Michael Appleton

General View of The Hawthorns before the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich on Saturday 9th March 2019.

The West Bromwich Albion coach is reportedly in talks with one of Oxford United and Portsmouth's league rivals.

Assistant Manager Michael Appleton during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on April 05 , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Some Oxford United and Portsmouth fans are urging their sides to reappoint Michael Appleton before the West Bromwich Albion coach heads to Lincoln City.

Appleton proved popular during spells as Oxford United and Portsmouth manager and is in talks to take charge of the pair's League One rivals, Lincoln, according to The Daily Mail.

 

It follows the departure of brothers Danny and Nicky Cowley - who are said to have turned down West Brom earlier this year - to Huddersfield Town.

And Appleton's apparent availability - just five months after the former West Brom player and coach returned to The Hawthorns and six weeks since he was handed the job as Under-23s boss - has got the following Oxford United and Portsmouth fans up in arms on Twitter...

Honestly can't think of a single manager better placed to move Lincoln forward than Appleton. I only wish we were in their position. Oh well, back to the scouse *****house on Saturday #oufc #imps

— Oli Adcock (@oufcoli) September 19, 2019

 

If Appleton is willing to drop back down to league 1, we should **** robinson off immediately tbh.

— Tim (@OufcGoody) September 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** off Kenny u ******* useless **** get Appleton in for the scum game I don’t care anymore just **** off

— alfie leak (@AlfieLeak) September 17, 2019

 

 

 

There is no suggestion as yet that Appleton will leave West Brom.

Oxford United and Portsmouth sit 17th and 18th, respectively, with Lincoln City eighth in their first season back in the third tier.

Lincoln City's Captain Jason Shackell makes his way onto the pitch with one of the clubs 'older mascots' prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Lincoln City and Bristol Rovers at...

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