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Wolves hope to complete the pounds 500,000 signing of Jens Duwe, 28, the Hamburg midfielder, in time for Saturday's visit of Reading.

Jim McInally, the former Scotland midfielder, has rejoined Dundee United from Raith Rovers for a nominal fee. McInally, who was assistant manager at Raith while Jimmy Thomson was in charge, will take on coaching duties at Tannadice Park.

Injuries to Arsenal's Matthew Rose (ligament) and Mark Ford (back), of Leeds, have forced them to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad to meet Poland at Molineux on Tuesday. Ipswich defender Tony Vaughan and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Lee Briscoe have been called up from the stand-by list.

Blackburn defender Jeff Kenna is to return to training, despite fears that he could be out for a month with knee ligament damage. He is expected to be fit for Rovers' next game, at Arsenal on 12 October.

Newcastle's Uefa Cup second-round first-leg match at home to Ferencvaros will be televised live by BBC1 on Tuesday 15 October.

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