Sporting Digest: Football

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Motherwell are set to sign the former Burnley striker Derek Adams from Ross County for pounds 150,000.

Bradford City's Swedish striker Rob Steiner, who is available at pounds 200,000, is on trial at Dundee United.

Port Vale have signed the former Queen's Park Rangers midfielder Simon Barker on a non-contract basis. The 33-year-old has been included in the squad for today's trip to Crystal Palace.

The former Aberdeen goalkeeper Michael Watt has agreed a one-year deal with Norwich City following an impressive debut in the 3-1 victory at Barnsley on Tuesday. Watt, who had been on a short-term contract at Carrow Road, replaced the injured Andy Marshall at Oakwell.

Frank Lampard, the West Ham midfielder, will captain England Under-21s in the European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria at Upton Park on 9 October.

The Asian Football Confederation has indefinitely suspended Thailand and Indonesia after a Tiger Cup match in Vietnam that both teams attempted to lose in order to avoid a semi-final against the host nation. Thailand won 3-2 after a deliberate own goal in the last minute.

The Croatian striker Petar Krpan has signed a three-year contract with Sporting Lisbon. Krpan, 25, a member of the Croatian squad at the World Cup finals, joined from Osijek.

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