Noades offers lifeline to QPR

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The Brentford chairman, Ron Noades, has offered to buy Loftus Road and move the Bees in to ground-share with their Second Division rivals Queens Park Rangers.

The Second Division club are keen to leave their Griffin Park ground and share Loftus Road with their West London neighbours, who are currently in administration.

Noades has made a £10 million bid, but also offered £6m for a 50-50 share. "If the administrators accepted our offer of £10m, QPR would be our tenant," Noades said. "And if they accepted the 50-50 offer we would joint-own Loftus Road and share the cost of the stadium."

Nottingham Forest have rejected approaches from Leicester City and Crystal Palace to take the striker Stern John on loan.

The Trinidad and Tobago international is Forest's leading scorer with 14 goals but will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season. Forest want to try to cash in on John now but are reluctant to let the 25-year-old leave on a loan deal.

Bjorn Helge Riise, the younger brother of Liverpool's John Arne, is set to have trials with Manchester City next week.

The 18-year-old midfielder, currently playing for the Norwegian First Division side Aalesund, wants to leave when his contract runs out in November. His agent and mother, Berit Riise, said: "I've heard a lot of positive things about their manager, Kevin Keegan.

"We don't want to speculate on whether Bjorn Helge has the possibility of getting a contract from City after his trial His time with the club is likely to open up several doors. There have been a lot of clubs in England who have asked about him."

The Chesterfield Football Supporters Society are hoping that off-the-field issues can finally be put to one side. The club came out of administration earlier this week with the CFSS assuming control of the troubled Second Division outfit.

"If we're able to stay in the Second Division after all that's happened it would be a magnificent achievement," said the CFSS spokesman, Geoff Mitchell. "I don't think everything has affected things too much but it will be nice to be able to fully concentrate on the football for a change."

Neil Roberts could be on his way out of Wigan after the Latics manager, Paul Jewell, admitted he would not stand in the way of the young striker.

The Welshman joined Hull on a month's loan and Jewell said: "Neil needs to play first-team football but he's down the pecking order here. Hull are interested in him, and a permanent deal could be done."

The Kidderminister defender Parfait Medou-Otye, has been forced to retire on medical grounds. The 25-year-old Medou-Otye has been diagnosed as suffering from a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – a rare heart condition.

Torquay are in talks with on-loan Reuben Hazell of Tranmere over a permanent deal.

The Leyton Orient manager, Paul Brush, has agreed to extend the winger Neil Gough's loan spell at Chelmsford City for a second month.

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