Sporting Digest: Football

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Frank Corfe, the former Tranmere chairman, has resigned from the Prenton Park board to concentrate on his business interests.

German clubs are to accept random drugs tests conducted at training sessions, the German National Olympic Committee said yesterday. The German football federation had previously only sanctioned testing after matches but bowed to pressure to be brought into line with other sports.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (for European Championship Group Eight qualifying games v Yugoslavia, Zrenjanin, 9 October, and v Malta, Arklow, 13 October): O'Connor (Huddersfield), O'Reilly (West Ham), Boxall (Brentford), Ryan (Millwall), Worrell (Blackburn), Coughlan (Cork City), Darcy (Tottenham), Hawkins (St Patrick's Athletic), Mahon (Tranmere), Morgan (St Patrick's Athletic), Baker (Middlesbrough), Quinn (Coventry City), McPhail (Leeds Utd), Inman (Peterborough), Folan (Brentford), Kilbane (West Bromwich), Grant (Stockport), Lee (Aston Villa), Boylan (West Ham), Clare (Grimsby).

NATIONWIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Postponed matches: Fri 9 Oct: Norwich v Grimsby (playing Wed 2 Dec); Stockport v Bolton (playing Tue 24 Nov); Fulham v Reading (playing Tue 24 Nov). Sat 10 Oct: Wolves v Sheffield Utd (tba); Manchester City v Preston (tba). Sun 11 Oct: Queen's Park Rangers v Ipswich (tba); Plymouth v Brentford (tba). Fri 11 Dec: Brighton v Rotherham (playing Sat 12 Dec). Change to kick-off time: Sat 10 Oct: Gillingham v Wycombe: 12.0.