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Steve Coppell, the Manchester City manager, has returned to his former club, Crystal Palace, to sign the midfielder Simon Rodger on a month's loan.

Colwyn Bay's first-round FA Cup tie against Wrexham has been switched to the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, on police advice.

Craig Forrest, the Ipswich Town goalkeeper, and West Bromwich Albion's Paul Peschisolido were both sent off for violent conduct while playing for Canada in Panama in a World Cup qualifying match on Sunday. Panama also had a player sent off in the 0-0 draw. Peschisolido's dismissal rules him out of Canada's next match but means he can return to England earlier than expected and he should be available for Albion's match at Swindon next Wednesday - a game he was originally due to miss.