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PERRY GROVES, the Southampton striker, has had an operation to repair a damaged Achilles tendon and will be out of action for at least two months.

BRIGHTON, who face a winding-up order in the High Court next week, have failed to gain planning permission to redevelop the Goldstone Ground. A revised plan for a non-food retail unit on the site was yesterday rejected by Hove council's planning committee.

GRAEME ARMSTRONG, Stenhousemuir's defender and assistant manager, set a record number of Scottish League appearances - 653 - when he played in the Second Division match against Alloa last night.

DENMARK, the European Champions, will play their South American counterparts, Argentina, for the revived Inter- Continental Cup in Buenos Aires on 24 February, Uefa announced yesterday.

MICHAEL KLEIN, who played 81 times for Romania, collapsed and died after training with Bayer Uerdingen yesterday. The cause of the 33-year-old player's death was not immediately clear, doctors said.

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT, the German Bundesliga club, have appointed Klaus Toppmoller, of Waldhof Mannheim, as their new coach. He will replace Dragoslav Stepanovic, the former Manchester City player, who moves to Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the season.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January, will be known as RCS (Representation of Czechs and Slovaks) until the June 1994 Fifa congress. The Czechoslovakian Football Association will field a joint team if they qualify for the 1994 World Cup.

LOANS: Glenn Pennyfather, midfielder, Ipswich Town to Bristol City. Andy Dibble, goalkeeper, Manchester City to Oldham Athletic.