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Ben Reeves pulls out of Northern Ireland squad with calf injury

Northern Ireland defender Ben Reeves has been forced to pull out of the squad to face Finland after picking up a calf injury in Wednesday's 1-0 friendly defeat to Scotland. The MK Dons man played 70 minutes at Hampden but will not play the Finns as Michael O'Neill's side bid to make it four wins from five in Group F of their European Qualifying campaign. Keeper Michael McGovern says the Hampden ...
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Sampson moves to Macclesfield

Morecambe have allowed striker Jack Sampson to join Vanarama Conference team Macclesfield on loan for the rest of the campaign. Sampson moved to the Globe Arena in 2013 from Bolton but has found first-team chances hard to come by of late as the Shrimps have Jack Redshaw, Kevin Ellison, Padraig Amond and Paul Mullin in their attack. In total, Sampson has made 58 appearances for the Sky Bet League ...
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Graham Dorrans extends Norwich loan stay from West Brom

Midfielder Graham Dorrans will stay on loan at Norwich until May 25 and is determined to play his part as the Canaries look to secure promotion to the Premier League. The 27-year-old Scotland international is at Carrow Road on an emergency loan from West Brom and has extended his stay after his original one-month deal ended following the 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the weekend. Dorrans ...
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Proctor suffers broken leg

Accrington midfielder Andy Procter's season is likely over due to a hairline fracture of his leg. The 31-year-old, who is in his second spell with Stanley, sustained the injury in the 3-0 loss to Burton two weeks ago and manager John Coleman has confirmed the news is bleak. "Andy Procter's got a hairline fracture of his leg," Coleman said. "That probably rules Andrew out for the rest of the season. "His ...
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Whatmough blow for Portsmouth

Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough faces six months on the sidelines with a cruciate injury. The 18-year-old centre-half suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during Pompey's 2-2 draw with Cheltenham last week. Whatmough was already expected to miss the rest of the season but now looks unlikely to be fit in time for the start of next term. The England Under-19 international has made 24 appearances ...
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Junior heads to Vale Park

Port Vale have signed Everton midfielder Francisco Junior on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old joined the Toffees in the summer of 2012 but has struggled to make an impact at Goodison Park, making just one appearance in the Capital One Cup soon after his arrival. Junior has spent time on loan with Dutch club Vitesse and Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset IF, and will now finish this season ...
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Plymouth have signed striker Zak Ansah on loan from Championship outfit Charlton

Plymouth have signed striker Zak Ansah on loan from Championship outfit Charlton until the end of the season. The 20-year-old, who joins Addicks team-mate Tareiq Holmes-Dennis at Home Park, arrived from Arsenal last summer having graduated through the Gunners' academy. He becomes Argyle's second loan signing in 24 hours after they borrowed Everton youngster Gethin Jones.
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Malmo fined £73,000 by UEFA for poor pitch in Champions League

UEFA have fined Swedish side Malmo £73,000 for a sub-standard playing surface in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel cited "the poor condition of the pitch at the club's three home group stage matches." Juventus players raised concerns about the Swedbank Stadium turf before their 2-0 win on November 26, played three weeks after the spring-to-autumn Swedish season ended. UEFA ...
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Mark Warburton puts QPR talk aside to focus on Brentford promotion bid

Mark Warburton says he will not consider a future with QPR or anyone else until Brentford's season is over. The highly-regarded Warburton will be out of work this summer after deciding he would not work within a new management structure due to be implemented at Griffin Park. QPR were linked with the 52-year-old in the wake of Harry Redknapp's departure, and the club's director of football Les ...
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Blackburn striker Luke Varney extends his loan stay at Ipswich until the end of season

Blackburn striker Luke Varney has extended his loan stay at Sky Bet Championship rivals Ipswich until the end of the season. The 32-year-old has made six appearances for Town, without scoring a goal, since arriving at Portman Road in February. Under the terms of the loan extension, Varney will also be able to feature in the play-offs should the club reach that far.
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