Portsmouth's manager, Jim Smith, is likely to use some of the Kuhl fee to re-sign Mick Quinn, who is unsettled at Newcastle and only in the team while Gavin Peacock is injured. Smith, ironically, originally signed Quinn for Newcastle from Pompey.
The 27-year-old former Birmingham player, who has a reputation as a fierce tackler, makes his debut against Southend today. Derby recouped some money when the full-back, Mark Patterson, joined Preston for pounds 100,000.
The Chelsea manager, Ian Porterfield, has taken his spending this season beyond pounds 4m by signing the utility player David Hopkin - who recently had a trial at Stamford Bridge - from Morton for pounds 300,000. The Chelsea midfielder, Damian Matthew, has joined Luton Town on a month's loan.
Arsenal's Ian Wright is unlikely to be the subject of a Football Association investigation following the Millwall coin-throwing incident. Wright collapsed to the turf in the midweek Coca-Cola Cup tie at Highbury claiming that he had been hit on the back of the head by missile - 'probably a 50p piece' - allegedly thrown by a Millwall fan. But an FA spokesman said yesterday: 'We have the referee's report and there is no mention of anything being thrown at Wright. There is nothing in the pipeline as far as the player is concerned.'Reuse content