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The England internationals Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand and Ian Wright plus Wimbledon's Vinnie Jones will play for Jack Charlton's XI against a Republic of Ireland XI in Paul McGrath's testimonial match at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, on 17 May. Charlton's team will also include the League of Ireland players Eddie Gormley (St Patrick's Athletic), Tony McCarthy (Shelbourne) and Richie Parsons (Bray Wanderers).

David Kerslake, the former Tottenham full-back, has rejoined Swindon on a free transfer from Ipswich.

Crewe have released Jamie Moralee after the 26-year-old former Watford and Millwall striker asked for his contract to be terminated.

The Leicester defender Julian Watts has extended his loan spell with Huddersfield.

The Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has been named Carling player of the month for February.

The Doncaster striker Padi Wilson has been jailed for three months for driving while disqualified.

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