Football: Fry returns to Barnet again

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BARRY FRY is set to take charge of Barnet for their home game with Rochdale today 11 days after being sacked by the club chairman, Stan Flashman.

Flashman and Fry are believed to have met at the chairman's north London home yesterday to patch up their differences. Flashman said his recent disagreement with Fry, whom he described as the best man for the job, was resolved and they were going to resume their partnership.

Flashman, the 20st ticket broker, and Fry, the fast-talking manager, have always had a stormy relationship and Fry has been dismissed three times in the past 12 months.

Liverpool should expand their Scandinavian contingent to three shortly by completing the pounds 600,000 signing of the Norwegian Stig Inge Bjornebye. The international full- back has been waiting for his work permit since agreeing to move from Rosenborg a month ago.

Bjornebye will watch tomorrow's game against Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn at Anfield and complete the formalities early next week.

Terry Venables yesterday poured cold water on talk of Tottenham's Scottish striker, Gordon Durie, moving to Rangers. Rangers' manager, Walter Smith, has been reported to be preparing a pounds 2m bid, but Venables said: 'I know nothing of any offer.'

The Rangers striker Mark Hateley has criticised the England manager, Graham Taylor, for not explaining why he was discarded after just one appearance against Czechoslovakia last March. 'I came in for that one game and thought I did reasonably well, but I've not spoken to or heard from Graham Taylor since,' Hateley said. 'He is the manager and his law is law, but he must show the experienced players more respect.'

Exeter's FA Cup second round rematch against Swansea will go ahead on Tuesday.

Dennis Bergkamp, of Ajax, will miss the Netherlands' World Cup Group Two qualifier with Turkey in Istanbul on Wednesday after failing to recover from a thigh strain. He has been replaced by Eric Viscaal, the Ghent forward.