Sunderland have appointed Jim Hagan, Manchester United's North East scout as their youth development officer.
Charlton Athletic have signed Ricky Otto, the Birmingham winger, on a month's loan. He is likely to go straight into the side for tonight's televised Nationwide First Division match at Ipswich.
Jamie Cureton, the Norwich striker, has joined Bristol Rovers on a month's loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
Bob Taylor, West Bromwich Albion's pounds 2m-rated striker, will be out for at least a month after damaging his ankle.
Howard Wilkinson is to join BBC's Radio 5 Live football presentation team, in what the former Leeds manager believes could be the start of a "new career".
The BBC will present live coverage of Aston Villa's Uefa Cup first round, second leg match in Sweden against Helsingborgs next Tuesday.Reuse content