Sport in Short: Football

ADDICK KOOT, the Dutch international defender, has returned to his club, Cannes, after an unsuccessful trial with Nottingham Forest. The 26-year-old scored an own goal against Bolton's reserves on Thursday.

ALAN LAVER, the Sheffield United vice-chairman, has been appointed temporary chairman of the club in place of Paul Woolhouse, who is involved in a High Court action with the club's former chairman, Reg Brealey, who is seeking Woolhouse's removal from the board.

BARRY FRY, the Barnet manager, is involved with a consortium which has made an approach to buy Luton Town.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Bass North- West Counties League Tennents Floodlit Trophy first round: Blackpool Mechanics 0 Bamber Bridge 2.