Sporting Digest: Football

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Dundee have been told by the Scottish Football Association they must find an new date for their Scottish Cup third round tie with St Mirren due to be played on Saturday 24 January, as Dundee United are also at home on the same day, playing Aberdeen. United have been given priority as their name came out of the draw first.

Paris St-Germain are to sign the German international defender Christian Worns from Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.

Bayern Munich, the German champions, will play a friendly against Coventry at Highfield Road on 27 January.

Crystal Palace are poised to sign the striker Marcus Bent from Brentford for pounds 300,000.

The French midfielder Stephane Roche, who plays for Lyons, is training with Derby County this week.

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Coca-Cola Cup quarter-finals: Reading 0 Middlesbrough 1; West Ham 1 Arsenal 2. Nationwide Football League Third Division: Scarborough 2 Darlington 1. Auto Windscreens Shield Northern second round: Blackpool 1 York 1 (aet; Blackpool win 10-9 on penalties); Carlisle 6 Rochdale 1; Grimsby 1 Hull 0. Postponed: Burnley v Notts County; Macclesfield v Preston; Wigan v Rotherham (all playing 13 January). Southern second round: Bournemouth 2 Leyton Orient 0; Bristol City 1 Millwall 0; Exeter 1 Bristol Rovers 2; Swansea 1 Peterborough 2; Walsall 5 Brighton 0. Postponed: Luton v Brentford; Northampton v Torquay (both playing 13 January). Bell's Scottish League First Division: Airdrie 2 Partick 1. Postponed: Hamilton v Ayr. Tennents Scottish Cup second round: Arbroath 1 Queen of Sth 1 (Replay Monday 12 January). Postponed: Clydebank v Montrose. Ryman League Premier Division: Hitchin 0 Oxford City 0. Third Division: Aveley 1 Tring 1. Guardian Insurance Cup third-round replay: Basingstoke 1 Sutton Utd 3. Dr Martens League Cup Second round: Bilston 0 Redditch 1. Second-round replay: Dorchester 3 Havant 0. Third round: Margate 4 St Leonards Stamcroft 0. UniBond League Premier Division: Altrincham 2 Leigh 2. Unijet Sussex County League First Division: Portfield 0 Pagham 1. Jewson Wessex League: Bournemouth FC 1 Cowes Sports 1. Pontins League Premier Division: Sheffield Wednesday 0 Tranmere 0. Spanish Cup Third round second leg: Compostela 2 Alaves 2 (agg: 2-3). French League Cup Second round: Paris St-Germain 1 Lyon 0.

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