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TERRY YORATH, the Wales manager, named an unchanged squad yesterday for the World Cup Group Four qualifying match against Cyprus in Limassol on 14 October, but he warned against the expectation of a repeat of the result achieved against the Faroe Islands - a 6-0 victory. 'Some people don't rate Cyprus at all, but they lost only 1-0 in Belgium,' he said. 'We will have to be as professional in our approach as we were against the Faroe Islands if we are to win. They will play man-to-man marking and our players will have to expect that.'

WALES SQUAD (for World Cup qualifier against Cyprus, Limassol, 14 October): Southall (Everton), Norman (Sunderland), Phillips (Norwich), Bodin (Swindon), Bowen (Norwich), Melville (Oxford), Blackmore (Man Utd), Young (Crystal Palace), Symons (Portsmouth), Speed (Leeds), Horne (Everton), Hughes (Man Utd), Giggs (Man Utd), Saunders (Aston Villa), Rush (Liverpool), Pembridge (Derby).

WALES UNDER-21 (v Cyprus, Larnaca, 13 October): Margetson (Man City), Coyne (Tranmere), Neilson (Newcastle), Blake, Baddeley, Searle (Cardiff), Chapple, Bowen (Swansea), Robinson (Charlton), Jones (Liverpool), Owen (Wrexham), Ready (QPR), Peters (Norwich), Edwards (Bristol City), Powell (Southampton), Jenkins (Swansea).

RUSSELL HOULT, 19, has been named in the England Under-21 party for the Uefa Championship qualifying match against Norway at Peterborough on 13 October after playing just four Football League games for Leicester City.

ENGLAND U-21 SQUAD (for Uefa Championship qualifying match v Norway, Peterborough, 13 October): Walker (Tottenham), Hoult (Leicester), Jackson (Everton), Minto (Charlton), Wright (Blackburn), Ehiogu (Aston Villa), Sutton (Norwich), Whelan (Ipswich), Awford (Portsmouth), Hendon (Tottenham), Frogatt (Aston Villa), Bart-Williams (Sheffield Wednesday), Clark (Newcastle), Parlour (Arsenal), Heaney (Arsenal), Watson (Newcastle), McManaman (Liverpool), Sheron (Manchester City), Anderton (Tottenham), Barmby (Tottenham), Allen (Queen's Park Rangers), Stewart (Bristol Rovers). Standby: Watson (Barnsley), Howey (Newcastle), Impey (Queen's Park Rangers), Harkness (Liverpool).

LUTON TOWN are having takeover talks with a consortium headed by Keith Haslam, the 32-year-old businessman son of the late Harry Haslam, who was manager of the club from 1972 to 1978, taking them back to the First Division in 1974.

FIRST DIVISION Watford have signed the striker Roger Willis from their Hertfordshire neighbours, Barnet, for pounds 175,000.

NOTTS COUNTY have completed the pounds 70,000 signing of Barnsley's 32-year-old central defender, Mark Smith, who will make his debut against Bristol Rovers at Twerton Park today.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION, the Second Division leaders, yesterday signed Huddersfield Town's out-of-contract midfielder, Kevin Donovan, 20, for a fee to be decided.

STOKE CITY have borrowed goalkeeper Brian Horne from Millwall for a month, and he faces Chester today.