Sport in Short: Football

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NOTTINGHAM FOREST are giving a trial to the Dutch international defender, Addick Koot, 18 months after refusing to meet PSV Eindhoven's asking price for the 26-year-old, who is now with the French club, Cannes.

HALIFAX TOWN have reached an agreement with their landlords, Calderdale Council, over unpaid rent for their ground, The Shay, and will be allowed to play tomorrow's Third Division match against Gillingham.

BURNLEY have agreed to pay Sheffield Wednesday pounds 95,000 for the goalkeeper, Marlon Beresford, who has been on loan at Turf Moor all season.

LOANS: Luther Blissett, striker, Watford to West Bromwich Albion. Nicky Morgan, striker, Bristol City to AFC Bournemouth.

AUTOGLASS TROPHY First round draw: Northern Section: Group One: A Doncaster, B York, C Hull. Group Two: A Rochdale, B Bolton, C Bury. Group Three: A Lincoln, B Rotherham, C Scunthorpe. Group Four: A Halifax, B Bradford City, C Huddersfield. Group Five: A Preston, B Blackpool, C Wigan. Group Six: A Chester, B Chesterfield, C Stockport. Group Seven: A Hartlepool, B Scarborough, C Carlisle. Byes to second round: Burnley, Darlington. Southern Section: Group One: A Plymouth, B Exeter, C Torquay. Group Two: A Colchester, B Northampton, C Barnet. Group Three: A Stoke, B Crewe, C Wrexham. Group Four: A Leyton Orient, B Gillingham, C Fulham. Group Five: A West Bromwich, B Walsall, C Mansfield. Group Six: A Shrewsbury, B Cardiff, C Hereford. Group Seven: A Reading, B Brighton, C Bournemouth. Byes to second round: Port Vale, Swansea. Dates for first round group matches: A v B: Week commencing 30 Nov. B v C: Week commencing 7 Dec. C v A: Week commencing 14 Dec.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Pontins League First Division: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Barnsley 1; Aston Villa 4 Manchester City 2. Second Division: York 1 Huddersfield 0; Hull 1 Mansfield 4.