Sporting Digest: Football

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David Rocastle has moved to Hull City on a three-month loan deal from Chelsea. The former England midfielder will be eligible to face Newcastle in Wednesday's Coca-Cola Cup third round tie at St James' Park.

Scotland's top 10 clubs are requesting a special general meeting of the Scottish League to allow a vote to be taken on their plans to establish a new Premiership in time for next season.

The West Bromwich Albion striker Paul Peschisolido is set to sign a new contract with the First Division club after five months of negotiations.

Mathias Sammer, the Borussia Dortmund sweeper, faces knee surgery again and will miss Germany's World Cup qualifier against Albania in Hanover tomorrow.

Bartolo Mutti was dismised yesterday as coach of the Italian Serie A club Napoli. No replacement has been named.

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