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THE proposed pounds 350,000 move of John Frain from Birmingham City to Sunderland has hit a snag. Sunderland wanted to offer their defender, Richard Ord, in part-exchange for the full-back but the Birmingham manager, Terry Cooper, insisted on a cash deal.

BRENTFORD yesterday made offers totalling nearly pounds 400,000 for two players. They have offered a Premier League side pounds 275,000 for an unnamed striker and have agreed a six-figure fee with Wolves for the the experienced defender, Shane Westley.

THE FA Cup first-round tie between Stoke City and Port Vale has been moved to Monday 16 November, while Birmingham City's visit to Reading will be played on Sunday 15 November. Both games will be screened live by BSkyB.

CARDIFF have signed the Stoke right- winger, Tony Kelly, on a month's loan.

CESAR MENOTTI has withdrawn his resignation as coach of Mexico 24 hours after stepping down. He told officials that he had been 'confused' by a bitter struggle for control of the national federation and had decided to stay on 'for the good of football' with a view to taking Mexico to the 1994 World Cup.

FA Cup Fourth qualifying round replay: (corrected result Dorking 2 Farnborough 1 (Dorking at home to Plymouth).