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Football: Soccer Round-up

Nicolas Anelka, Arsenal's 17-year-old signing from Paris St-Germain, made his debut for the club in yesterday's reserve-team game against Norwich City as a half-time substitute after his international clearance arrived during the first half.

Sunderland are giving a trial to Bristol City's transfer-listed goalkeeper, Keith Welch, who last week had a brief trial at Bradford City.

NATIONWIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Re-arranged matches: Wed12 Mar: Wrexham v Luton. Tue 18 Mar: Tranmere v Manchester City. Tue 15 Apr: Birmingham v Tranmere. Wed 16 Apr: Manchester City v Grimsby. Tue 22 Apr: Ipswich v Manchester City. Fri 25 Apr: Birmingham v Oxford. Fri 25 Apr: Norwich v Manchester City. Sun 27 Apr: Port Vale v Wolves. Postponed matches: Tue 18 Mar: Stockport v York. Wed 19 Mar: Birmingham v Tranmere. Tue 25 Mar: Chesterfield v Stockport; Darlington v Carlisle. Tue 15 Apr: Tranmere v Manchester City.