Sport in Short: Football

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EVERTON are giving a free transfer to their 35-year-old Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper, Gerry Peyton, who cost pounds 80,000 from Bournemouth 18 months ago.

NORWICH CITY are giving a two-week trial to Andreas Wagenhaus, a 28-year- old central defender from the the German Bundesliga club, Dynamo Dresden. Wagenhaus won four international caps playing for East Germany, and attracted interest from Norwich's Premier League rivals Everton and Aston Villa last season.

DEAN EMERSON, the Hartlepool captain, will miss Saturday's FA Cup fourth round trip to Premier League Sheffield United after suffering a depressed cheekbone fracture. Emerson, who will be out until March, was hurt in the weekend's Second Division game with Preston North End and has had an operation.

FA VASE Fifth-round draw: Banstead Athletic v Newport (IoW); Bilston Town v Hoddesdon Town; Buckingham Town or Paulton Rovers v Pelsall Villa; Dunston Federation Breweries v Cammell Laird; Forest Green Rovers v Tiverton Town; Gresley Rovers v Peacehaven and Telscombe; Harefield Town or Canvey Island v Clevedon Town; Rothwell Town v Bridlington Town.

(Ties to be played Saturday 6 February)

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