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Jimmy Case, the 41-year-old former Liverpool midfielder, has announced his retirement from playing, after suffering a neck injury in training this week.

Simon Webster, the 31-year-old West Ham defender, has retired after failing to recover from a broken leg suffered in a training-ground collision with Julian Dicks.

Manchester City's out-of-favour Dutch defender, Michel Vonk, has turned down a loan move to Oldham.

Stoke and Norwich have agreed an exchange deal between strikers which would reunite Keith Scott with his former Wycombe manager, Martin O'Neill, and take the ex-Manchester City player Mike Sheron to the Potteries.


Burnley (1) 1 Walsall (1) 3

Eyres 25 Bradley 9, Wilson 49 6,525 Houghton 57

GERMAN LEAGUE: Hamburg 2 Borussia Dortmund 2; Rostock, 0 Bayern Munich 0; Bayer Uerdingen 1 Kaiserslautern 1.

BORD GAIS LEAGUE OF IRELAND Premier Division: Cork City 2 UCD 1; Shelbourne 1 St Patricks Ath 1; Athlone Town 1 Derry City 1.

LEAGUE OF WALES: Afan Lido 3 Llanelli 2.

FRIENDLY MATCH: Altrincham 1 Tranmere 0.

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Group Four (Matera): Italy 2 Ukraine 1.

AUTO WINDSCREEN SHIELD Second round draw: Northern section: Chesterfield v Rochdale; Crewe v Burnley; Doncaster v Notts County; Scunthorpe or Wigan v York; Wrexham v Carlisle; Lincoln v Preston; Rotherham v Scunthorpe or Wigan or Bury; Hull v Blackpool. Southern section: Shrewsbury v Bristol City; Swindon v Hereford; Bristol Rovers v Bournemouth; Oxford v Colchester; Cardiff v Northampton; Walsall v Brighton; Peterborough v Swansea; Brentford v Fulham. (Ties to be played week commencing 27 November).

LOAN TRANSFERS: Fred Barber (goalkeeper) Luton to Ipswich; Adrian Whitbread (defender) West Ham to Portsmouth; Randy Samuel (defender) Fortuna Sittard (Neth) to Port Vale.