Sporting Digest: Football

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Scott Taylor, the Leicester midfielder, will be out until the start of next season. Taylor, who suffered a knee injury in pre-season, had a setback in his rehabilitation programme and will require another operation.

Terry Bullivant, manager of Reading, has dropped his interest in the Barnet striker Sean Devine. The Third Division side are demanding pounds 500,000 for their forward, but Bullivant, who used to manage Barnet, is adamant that pounds 100,000 is his final offer.