Sporting Digest: Football

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Bolton Wanderers, relegated from the Premiership on Sunday, have released four players. Chris Fairclough, who missed most of the season after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage, and John Sheridan both leave under the Bosman ruling. Bolton have also decided not to retain loan signings John Salako and Swiss-born striker Gaetano Giallanza.

Scottish First Division title-winners Dundee were yesterday officially granted entry into the inaugural Scottish Premiership. The anticipated decision follows assurances by the Dens Park club that they have set in motion plans to meet ground criteria for 10,000-seat capacity stadiums. This confirms the Scottish Premier Division's bottom side, Hibernian, are relegated.

Kilmarnock, of the Scottish Premier Division, have agreed a new two-year deal with defender Dylan Kerr.

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