Today in the Leagues

Championship

* Barnsley Goalkeeper Heinz Muller has been ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage. The German sustained the injury during the win over Colchester last week and scans have revealed it to be worse than was first predicted. "He will return to Germany for surgery and will be out for between six and nine months," Tykes physio Richard Kay said of the 29-year-old. "He'll have his family around him and he knows the surgeon."

* Crystal Palace Neil Warnock has admitted his interest in the Sheffield United striker Danny Webber. "We've enquired about Danny," the former Blades manager said. "He is one of a number of players we've spoken about."

* West Bromich Albion The Baggies have agreed a deal with Hearts to make the loan spell of striker Roman Bednar permanent. "There is a deal in place to sign him at the end of the season." manager Tony Mowbray said. "Roman is a typical centre forward. He is big, strong, fast and brave and scores goals."

* Southampton The Saints are holding initial talks with a potential investor over a possible takeover of the South Coast outfit. The club announced to the Stock Exchange that they "are in discussions with certain third parties in relation to an investment in, or a possible offer, for the company".

* Plymouth Argyle Cherno Samba has left Home Park by mutual consent. "Samba appreciates the situation," manager Paul Sturrock said. "We have decided to part company."

League One

* Leyton Orient The Brisbane Road club have been fined £1,500 and warned as to their future conduct by the Football Association following an FA Cup first round replay with Bristol Rovers in November. Four players were booked and two were dismissed during the encounter.

* Swindon Town The Robins have completed the transfer of Simon Cox from Reading. "We are delighted to have Simon on board," chief executive Nick Watkins said of the 20-year-old. "I would like to thank Reading and the Football League for their assistance."

* Cheltenham Town Former Gillingham defender Craig Armstrong has re-signed for the club. The 32-year-old made almost 100 appearances for the Robins in a two-year spell before signing for the Gills last summer.

League Ttwo

* Bury The Shakers have appointed Alan Knill as manager. Knill previously managed Rotherham before being sacked last March with the club bottom of League One. The 43-year-old also enjoyed a spell at Gigg Lane as a player between 1989 and 1993 and begins his managerial reign against Stockport tonight.

* Peterborough Alfie Potter has been voted FA Cup "Player of the Round" for the fourth round. This award relates to Potter's performaces on loan at non-league Havant & Waterlooville, where he memorably put the Hawks 2-1 up at Liverpool before the Reds triumphed 5-2. The midfielder has since returned to Posh.

* Stockport County Kevin Ellison is to rejoin the club after the Hatters agreed a deal with Chester City. Ellison will move on an initial loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

Voices
Lucerne’s Hotel Château Gütsch, one of the lots in our Homeless Veterans appeal charity auction
charity appeal
Sport
Brendan Rodgers is confident that Sterling will put pen to paper on a new deal at Anfield
footballLIVE: Follow all the latest from tonight's Capital One quarter-finals
Life and Style
A woman walks by a pandal art installation entitled 'Mars Mission' with the figure of an astronaut during the Durga Puja festival in Calcutta, India
techHow we’ll investigate the existence of, and maybe move in with, our alien neighbours
Arts and Entertainment
Tony Hughes (James Nesbitt) after his son Olly disappeared on a family holiday in France
tv
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
people

Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt

Voices
Jimmy Mubenga died after being restrained on an aircraft by G4S escorts
voicesJonathan Cox: Tragedy of Jimmy Mubenga highlights lack of dignity shown to migrants
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels ride again in Dumb and Dumber To
filmReview: Dumb And Dumber To was a really stupid idea
Life and Style
tech
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum: Objects of Desire

Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum
France's Front National and the fear of a ‘gay lobby’ around Marine Le Pen

Front National fear of ‘gay lobby’

Marine Le Pen appoints Sébastien Chenu as cultural adviser
'Enhanced interrogation techniques?' When language is distorted to hide state crimes

Robert Fisk on the CIA 'torture report'

Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing
Radio 1’s new chart host must placate the Swifties and Azaleans

Radio 1 to mediate between the Swifties and Azaleans

New chart host Clara Amfo must placate pop's fan armies
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'It's life, and not the Forces, that gets you'

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'It's life, and not the Forces, that gets you'

The head of Veterans Aid on how his charity is changing perceptions of ex-servicemen and women in need
Torture: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now

Torture: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now

Its use is always wrong and, despite CIA justifications post 9/11, the information obtained from it is invariably tainted, argues Patrick Cockburn
Rebranding Christmas: More public bodies are refusing to give the festival its name for fear of causing offence

Rebranding Christmas

More public bodies are refusing to give the festival its name for fear of causing offence. They are missing the point, and we all need to grow up
A Greek island - yours for the price of a London flat

A sun-kissed island - yours for the price of a London flat

Cash-strapped Greeks are selling off their slices of paradise
Pogues could enjoy fairytale Christmas No 1 thanks to digital streaming

Pogues could enjoy fairytale Christmas No 1 thanks to digital streaming

New system means that evergreen songs could top the festive charts
Prince of Wales: Gruff Rhys on his rock odyssey, and the trouble with independence

Prince of Wales: Gruff Rhys

He is a musician of wondrous oddity. He is on a perpetual quest to seek the lost tribes of the Welsh diaspora. Just don't ask Gruff Rhys if he's a national treasure...