Horne is new PFA chairman

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Barry Horne, the former Wales captain, has been chosen as the new chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association. The 34-year- old stepped into the job with an appeal to his fellow professionals to set an example and be aware of their public image.

Horne is currently with Birmingham City, after a distinguished career with Wrexham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Everton in which he has clocked up over 500 first-team appearances. Horne takes over from Pat Nevin, who resigned when he joined Kilmarnock in the summer.

Oxford United have signed Bruce Grobbelaar as cover during a goalkeeping crisis. It will be 39-year-old Grobbelaar's first club since he was acquitted of match-fixing charges relating to his days at Liverpool.