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Frank Clark, the manager of Nottingham Forest, has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the club.

Jason Kearton, the goalkeeper whom Howard Kendall has signed on loan from his former club Everton, is expected to make his Notts County debut against Sunderland at Roker Park today.

Gary Lineker, the former England captain, will step out of retirement later this year to play in a testimonial for the legendary goalkeeper, Gordon Banks. Lineker is to lead his first club, Leicester City, against an international Premiership XI at Filbert Street on 19 April.

Dimitar Penev, who led Bulgaria to the semi-finals of last year's World Cup, has agreed to stay on as national team coach for a further year.

The Napoli vice-president, Mario Moxedano, who owns a third of the Italian club, resigned yesterday following a personality clash with the club president, Ellenio Gallo.

Wednesday's Premiership game between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park is a sell-out.

Injury-hit Reading have signed the Swindon defender, Adrian Viveash, on a month's loan. The 25-year-old had a spell on loan at Elm Park two seasons ago.

Eddie Youds, the former Everton defender, has joined Bradford City on a month's loan from Ipswich.

Blackburn Rovers have switched their home Premiership fixture against Ipswich Town from next Wednesday to Saturday 28 January. In the First Division, Middlesbrough v Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United will also be played next Saturday.

AFRICAN SUPER CUP Final (Alexandria, Egypt): Esperance (Tun) 3 Motema Pembe (Zaire) 0.

KONICA LEAGUE OF WALES: Postponed: Porthmadog v Mold.

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