Sporting Digest: Football

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TERRY WILSON, 25, Nottingham Forest's former Scottish Under-21 international, has been forced to retire because of a knee injury. The club have granted him a testimonial.

MARK ROBINS, the Norwich City forward, needs to undergo a second knee operation after breaking down in training.

KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have been given police permission to build a temporary 1,000-seat stand for the FA Cup fifth-round visit of West Ham on 19 February, raising their capacity to 8,000. Tickets will be pounds 25 per seat.

TRANSFERS: Pal Lydersen, defender, Arsenal to IK Start (Nor) (loan); Gary Kelly, goalkeeper, Bury to West Ham (loan); Martyn Margetson, goalkeeper, Manchester City to Bolton (loan); Lee Williams, midfielder, Aston Villa to Peterborough (loan); Tony Witter, defender, Queen's Park Rangers to Reading (loan); Alan McCarthy, defender, Queen's Park Rangers to Plymouth Argyle (loan); David Byrne, winger, Partick Thistle to Walsall (loan); David Campbell, midfielder, Burnley to Lincoln (loan); Andy Flounders, striker, Rochdale to Carlisle (loan); Gary Shelton, midfielder, Bristol City to Rochdale (loan); Steve Kerrigan, striker, Albion Rovers to Clydebank ( pounds 25,000); Alan Davidson, goalkeeper, Queen of the South to Ards (free).

ENDSLEIGH LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Tranmere (2). . . .3 Portsmouth (0). . . . .1

Aldridge 5, Malkin 34 McLoughlin 87

Brannan 63 6,914

SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL

England (0). . . . . .2 Wales (0). . . . . .0

Branch 75, 80

(at Coventry)

BELGIAN LEAGUE: Mechelen 1 Anderlecht 0.

DUTCH LEAGUE: Arnhem 0 Willem II Tilburg 1.

GERMAN LEAGUE: Wattenscheid 1 Dynamo Dresden 1; Borussia Monchengladbach 1 Karlsruhe 2.

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE: Amadora 2 Belenenses 2.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Diadora League Carlsberg Cup second round: Banstead 2 Lewes 0; Chertsey 4 Met Police 0.

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