Football: Wednesday face slog against backlog

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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY'S pursuit of honours could be undermined by a fixture pile-up of four games in 10 days after the postponement of tonight's Coca- Cola Cup quarter-final match against Ipswich at Portman Road.

The Ipswich-Wednesday tie has been rearranged for Tuesday 19 January and follows the postponement of the Sheffield club's FA Cup third-round tie at Cambridge, which has now been set for Wednesday 13 January. The club begin their backlog with a home match with Norwich next Sunday (10 January), then Cambridge on the 13th, Spurs away on the 16th and Ipswich on the 19th.

Scarborough's Coca-Cola Cup game against Arsenal tomorrow is in doubt because of a frozen pitch at the McCain stadium. An inspection will be held today.

Bill Green, of Scunthorpe United, yesterday became the first managerial sacking of 1993, seven months after taking the Third Division side to Wembley where they lost a promotion play-off.

Doncaster Rovers, the Third Division club, have been served with a winding-up petition by the Inland Revenue. The petition relates to an allegedly unpaid tax bill.

Fiorentina, the Italian First Division club sacked their coach, Luigi Radice, after Sunday's 1-0 home defeat by Atalanta, Radice's 500th game as a First Division coach.

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