Football: Bullivant ends Reading rule

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TERRY BULLIVANT has resigned as manager of Reading. His decision comes after the Elm Park club dropped closer to relegation from the First Division with a 3-0 defeat at Oxford on Tuesday night.

Although they knocked Leeds United out of the Coca-Cola Cup earlier in the season, Reading have the worst defensive record in the First Division, having conceded 66 goals, and are currently second from bottom of the league. Bullivant joined Reading from Barnet in June 1997,

Manchester City are ready to sign Jamie Pollock from Bolton Wanderers for pounds 800,000, and could also sign West Bromwich Albion's Andy Hunt in a pounds 300,000 deal by the weekend.

The Manchester United centre-back Ronnie Wallwork is joining Stockport County on loan for the rest of the season.

Jason Drysdale, who cost pounds 340,000 from Newcastle in March 1995, has had his contract terminated by Swindon. The 27-year-old has suffered chronic injuries and made only 53 first-team appearances for the Robins.