Sporting Digest: Football

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STEVE HODGE, the former England midfield player, has joined Derby from Leeds on a month's loan.

THE Endsleigh League First Division match between West Bromwich and Portsmouth, postponed this Saturday, will now be played on Wednesday, 28 September.

NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD (European Championship Group Six v Portugal, Belfast, 7 September): Wright (Nottingham Forest), Fettis (Hull City); Fleming, Taggart (both Barnsley), McDonald (Queen's Park Rangers), Worthington (Leeds), Hill (Leicester), Patterson (Crystal Palace), Gillespie (Manchester United), Magilton (Southampton), Lomas (Manchester City), Morrow (Arsenal), Hughes (Strasbourg), Quinn (Reading), P Gray (Sunderland), O'Boyle (St Johnstone), Rowland (West Ham).

FAI BORD GAIS NATIONAL LEAGUE CUP Quarter-final draw: St Patrick's Athletic v Cobh Ramblers; Cork City v Bohemians; Athlone v Derry City; Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers. Ties to be played on 31 October (3.0).