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The Scottish League yesterday backed referee Bobby Tait for allowing Tuesday's First Division match between Partick Thistle and St Johnstone to take place. Partick were left without four of their first-team squad and Saints were missing two because the atrocious weather prevented them reaching Firhill Park in time for the match, which St Johnstone won 4- 0. The League's secretary, Peter Donald, said: "The referee had no choice but to put the game on as both sides could field teams made up of registered players."

Cyprus have changed the date of their World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria to Saturday 14 December from Sunday 15 December, which would have clashed with Cypriot elections.

TRANSFERS: Mark Robins (forward) Leicester City to FC Copenhagen (loan extended for further two weeks); Geirmund Brendesaether (defender) SK Brann (Nor) to Aberdeen (trial).

FA CUP: Matches scheduled for Sky Sports live coverage: Tue 26 Nov: First- round replay: Millwall v Woking (7.45). Fri 6 Dec: Second round: Plymouth v Exeter (7.45). Sat 7 Dec: Second round: Cardiff v Gillingham (6.0).