Round-up: Supporters protest against Sordell following his claim of discrimination

 

Millwall fans displayed a banner with the words “Sordell is a c***” during yesterday's 2-1 victory over Derby in the Championship after a 13-year-old was excluded by the club for verbally abusing Marvin Sordell.

The Bolton midfielder said he had been racially abused during a game at the Den in October and the teenager was subsequently banned from attending matches. The banner was swiftly removed by staff.

Rodolph Austin broke his leg during Leeds' 6-1 home defeat to Watford. The midfielder fell to the floor defending a corner and manager Neil Warnock said: "He has broken his leg in two places. I am not devastated about the game but I am about Rudy. The defeat is the least of my worries."

Michael Appleton promised a clear-out of his squad after starting life as the Blackpool manager with a 2-2 draw against Bolton. "There are a lot of players here," Appleton said. "Having over 40-odd pros is difficult and we need to wither that down."

League One

Portsmouth were beaten 2-0 by Bury in their first game since Appleton's departure. The club have now lost their last five games and caretaker manager Guy Whittingham said: "When you are on a run like this it is hard work that is needed. We have to be nastier. We accept things too easily and need to do what teams do to us."

League Two

James Beattie watched Accrington Stanley's 4-2 defeat to Northampton from the dugout after clearance did not come through in time to make his debut. Beattie has joined as a player-coach until January.

Scottish Premier League

Financially stricken Hearts drew 1-1 with Inverness hours after a director Sergejus Fedotovas revealed that the club's majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov is planning on returning to Edinburgh.

Romanov – who will not invest more money in the club – has not been seen since Hearts revealed they could go out of business before the end of the month.

The Scottish Premier League side were issued with a winding-up order by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on Tuesday over a tax bill of almost £450,000 and have admitted that next weekend's visit of St Mirren might not go ahead.

Fedotovas said: "He [Romanov ] is definitely looking to come to Edinburgh. He has asked for a schedule and I understand he is deciding on a date to come to Edinburgh.

"I understand his strategy. He did not achieve what he wanted so my understanding is that he said OK, now we need to find a way forward. But he won't be able to put more money in."

Romanov yesterday rejected an offer from Rangers to renegotiate the terms of payment for Lee Wallace. Hearts are still owed £800,000 from the defender's move to Ibrox in July 2011 and Rangers said they would hand over £500,000 now.

Rangers wanted to close the deal with that gesture but Romanov has dismissed it.

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