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Football News: Review Of The Day 26th October 2019

Review Of The Day 26th October 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Oxford United striker James Henry has signed a new 2 year deal.

Tom Edwards has signed a new deal with Stoke City which runs until 2024.

 


Injury Round-Up

Manchester City's defensive problems mount as Ukrainian left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko and Spanish defensive midfielder Rodri, who has been playing as a centre-back recently, are both out for up to six weeks. Zinchenko has had surgery on a knee issue, while Rodri picked up a hamstring problem in midweek.

 


Daws Joins Hodges As Number 2

AFC Wimbledon have appointed Nick Daws as assistant manager to Glyn Hodges. Nick Daws, who was previously manager of Scunthorpe United, has been head of recruitment for Wimbledon since January.

 


FGR And Stags Fined

Forest Green Rovers and Mansfield Town have both been fined £1,000 by the Football Association after an incident at the end of their League Two match on Saturday. The game finished 2-2 and both sets of players needed to be separated after the final whistle, leading to the FA charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

 


Exiles Wants Ledley

Free agent midfielder Joe Ledley is a target for Newport County. The 32 year old, who has made 77 appearances for Wales, has been a free agent since January and the Exiles are hoping to sign him next week. Exiles manager Michael Flynn said: "I'll speak to Joe and if there is anything, then he will come in and train first. He's been training with a Championship club [Cardiff] and he keeps himself in good shape, there is no fat on him. Is it close? No. Have I have spoken to him? Yes. Joe's only 32 and he's definitely still got a few years in him. Theoretically signing him is not ruled out, no. But I still think Joe could play at a higher level. So we will see." Flynn also revealed that Wilfried Bony is still training with Newport, but there is no chance of signing him.

 


Jewell Hit With Stadium Ban

Former Bradford City and Wigan Athletic manager Paul Jewell has been hit with a £1,750 fine and given a 3 match stadium ban by the Football Association. Jewell, these days working as Swindon Town's director of football, was found guilty of using abusive and/or insulting and/or improper words towards match officials at the end of a League Two match against his former club Bradford.

 


Barry Return Setback

Gareth Barry's return to West Bromwich Albion is in doubt due to a clause in his previous contract with Everton which would make them due a payment. Baggies boss Slaven Bilic said: "It's frustrating for us and for him. We had a meeting yesterday. The deal is agreed with him but we have that situation with Everton. There is a little clause. I spoke to the board and we are doing everything we can. He would be a major boost for us and one that comes from within too. He already knows the place and most of the players. We have a lot of young players. At times they need the kind of support that he can bring."

 


Hibs Add First Sporting Director

Hibernian have appointed their first-ever sporting director in the shape of Graeme Mathie. Mathie had been the club's head of player recruitment before his promotion to take over work done by outgoing head of football operations George Craig.

 


Benzarti Back For Libya

Faouzi Benzarti has returned to the role of Libya's head coach. The Tunisian was previously in charge between 2007 and 2009. He has also spent time in charge of his home country.

 


Ghana Pick Okraku

Ghana's Football Association has chosen Kurt Okraku as their new president in a closely contested election that required three rounds of voting. Okraku has previously worked as a sports journalist and beat former vice-president George Afriyie.

 


Brazil Call Up Other Luiz

Uncapped Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz has been called up by Brazil for international duty next month, but injured Neymar has missed out.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Daniel Fuzato (Roma)
Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Emerson (Real Betis), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Felipe (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Arthur (Barcelona), Fabinho (Liverpool), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich), Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan), Willian (Chelsea)
Forwards: David Neres (Ajax), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Rodrygo (Real Madrid)

Written by Tris Burke October 25 2019 21:38:10

 

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