Sporting Digest: Football

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Leicester have agreed new long-term contracts with their central defender Matt Elliott and their midfielder Muzzy Izzet. Leicester's manager, Martin O'Neill, has been named the Carling Manager of the Month.

Carlton Palmer has been fined pounds 2,500 and severely censured by the FA after being found guilty of misconduct following comments made to referee Paul Durkin after the Southampton v Fulham Worthington Cup tie on 23 September at The Dell.

Doncaster Rovers have signed Ignacio Ibarra, a 26-year-old midfielder from the Spanish First Division side Real Zaragoza. The Conference club have also let their former Everton goalkeeper, Neville Southall, join Northwich Victoria on a short-term basis.

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