In Brief: McCarthy urges his men to keep heads

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Mick Mccarthy has urged his Wolverhampton Wanderers players to "keep calm" in their Premier League relegation battle, which takes them to Stoke City this evening.

Wolves need only a draw tonight to move out of the relegation zone, but McCarthy told his squad to relax. "It's about having one more goal, one more point, being better than three other teams, come 22 May, and we stay up," he said.

"Sorry for being dogmatic about that but that's the way it is. It might be the last game we need something and we might get it. The message is keep calm and keep playing.

"It would be seriously helpful to get points out of the next two games but I am not going to make it make or break."

Gibson makes fast Tweet retreat

Darron Gibson yesterday left the social networking website Twitter hours after joining having suffered a barrage of abuse. The Manchester United player signed up yesterday morning, calling himself "dgibbo28".

Some United supporters were particularly unwelcoming. One wrote to him "your performance on saturday was one of the worst I've ever seen of any utd player. scared of the ball much?". Another said: "team do all hard work keeping possession then u hit row Z every time!!" A third offered: "my mate thought you were about 33 years old in the heart of midfield! Movement like pirlo!!" The Irish midfielder deleted his account soon afterwards.

Bin Hammam: 'I've been good for Fifa'

Fifa presidential hopeful Mohamed Bin Hammam believes that his challenge to Sepp Blatter has driven the incumbent to propose new ideas for global football governance.

"It seems my challenge has made Blatter reassess his view of football's future. Competition is healthy and it is vital to the continual development and progress of the sport that we all hold so close to our hearts," Bin Hammam wrote.

"Blatter is coming out with fresh suggestions about how to run the game's governing body. These ideas would not have seen the light of day had there not been a challenge to his leadership."