Sporting Digest: Football

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Dundee have signed the former Southampton striker Nicky Banger from Oxford United on a free transfer. The 28-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the Scottish Premier League club after impressing during a trial period.

The Southampton captain, Jason Dodd, has been ruled out of action for the next three weeks after an operation on a long-standing knee injury. Paul Mardon, the West Bromwich defender, faces a year out after a second knee operation.

The Bayern Munich midfielder Jens Jeremies was handed a five match ban and fined 10,000 marks (pounds 3,330) by Uefa for stamping on the PSV Eindhoven player, Arnold Bruggink, during a Champions' League game on 26 October. Jeremies was sent off as Bayern lost 2-1.

NATIONWIDE LEAGUE Fixture changes: Fri 19 Nov: Colchester v Brentford (from 16 Nov). Sat 20 Nov: Peterborough v Macclesfield; Chesterfield v Bristol Rovers (from 23 Nov).

BELL'S SCOTTISH LEAGUE: Postponed: Sat 20 Nov: Hamilton v Alloa (playing 16 Nov); Inverness CT v Ayr.

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