Jeffers transfer-listed over Vale 'headbutt'

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Sheffield Wednesday have handed Francis Jeffers a maximum club fine and placed him on the transfer list following his dismissal in the Carling Cup second-round defeat to Port Vale. Jeffers was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for appearing to headbutt and punch Vale captain Tommy Fraser.

Former Arsenal striker Jeffers subsequently apologised for his dismissal but manager Brian Laws criticised the player's actions. "His conduct was totally unacceptable and something this football club will not tolerate from any player," Laws said. "We have therefore enforced the heaviest punishment available to the club with immediate effect and transfer-listed the player."