Heath returns to take charge at Turf Moor

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Adrian Heath became the manager of Burnley yesterday - three months after leaving Turf Moor, writes Guy Hodgson. The 35-year-old former Everton striker succeeds Jimmy Mullen, who resigned last month after crowd demonstrations and a hate campaign.

Heath, who had been assistant manager under Howard Kendall at Sheffield United, said: "I have never known a town to have so much affection for its club. The expectations are high and the potential is enormous."

Oldham have signed Sheffield United's midfield player John Gannon on a free transfer, while Sunderland are willing to listen to offers for striker Brett Angell, who cost pounds 600,000 from Everton last season.

Huddersfield are poised to complete the pounds 150,000 signing of the Crewe striker Rob Edwards. The 26-year-old, who has scored 21 goals for the Alex this season, is only on a week-to-week contract, having turned down a longer deal.

The Manchester United defender Gary Pallister has been ruled out of action for a fortnight with the recurrence of a back injury. Sheffield Wednesday's full-back Ian Nolan could be out for the rest of the season after injuring knee ligaments in the 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa. A knee injury has also robbed Aberdeen of their captain, Stewart McKimmie, for tomorrow's Scottish Cup quarter-final with Airdrie at Pittodrie.

Roy Hodgson, the English coach of Internazionale, has been banned from the touchline for Sunday's Milan derby after insulting a referee during last weekend's match against Lazio. He was also fined pounds 1,200.

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