Football: Bohinen for Forest

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LARS BOHINEN, the scorer of Norway's second goal in their 2-0 World Cup victory over England in Oslo last June, is expected to sign for Nottingham Forest today in a pounds 450,000 deal.

Forest have received clearance from the Norwegian Football Association to recruit the Lillestroem midfielder following claims by the Swiss club, Young Boys Berne, that Bohinen was registered with them.

Meanwhile Brian Clough has shattered the phoney peace which broke out at Forest's annual meeting on Thursday. In an attack on Chris Wootton, whose allegations against Clough immediately preceded his sudden retirement in April, the former Forest manager said: 'Re-electing him as a director is one of the most retrograde steps the shareholders, of whom I'm one, could have taken.'

Clough, who claimed his heart was still in Forest, added: 'I dropped a few clangers in my time at the City Ground - the biggest was probably paying pounds 1m for Justin Fashanu - but having Wootton is a much bigger mistake.'

John Hendrie, the Middlesbrough striker, will appear before an FA disciplinary hearing in Manchester today charged with bringing the game into disrepute after he was reported by a linesman for remarks during Middlesbrough's 1-0 defeat at Southend United in September.

Tottenham will appear before an FA Commission on Wednesday to answer an accusation by West Bromwich Albion that Spurs 'poached' the manager Ossie Ardiles. The Albion chairman, Trevor Summers, has also been charged with misconduct after his Tottenham counterpart, Alan Sugar, complained about his alleged comments when Ardiles left The Hawthorns for White Hart Lane in June.