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BARRY FRY, the Birmingham City manager, is set to sign the Everton midfielder, Mark Ward, who spent the final two months of last season at St Andrews. Southampton and Swindon have asked about Birmingham's reserve goalkeeper, Kevin Miller.

GORDON McQUEEN, the former Scottish international, has joined his former Manchester United team-mate, Bryan Robson, as reserve-team coach at Middlesbrough.

THE Aston Villa full-back, Dariusz Kubicki, is set to join Sunderland for pounds 100,000.

TRANSFERS: Mickey Adams (defender) Stoke to Fulham (free - as player-coach); Craig Lawton (midfielder) Manchester United to Port Vale (free).