Sporting Digest: Football

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WEST BROMWICH ALBION have signed the former England midfield player, Mike Phelan, on a free transfer from Manchester United. Phelan, 31, who rejected Burnley and Stoke City in favour of Albion, has signed a two-year contract at The Hawthorns.

LEICESTER have completed the signing of Middlesbrough's 23-year-old central defender, Nicky Mohan. The fee is likely to be decided by a tribunal.

NEWCASTLE United will meet a Northern Ireland Select XI in a testimonial match for Billy Bingham, the former Northern Ireland manager, in Belfast on 12 August.

SUNDERLAND have appointed Ian Ross, the former Huddersfield manager and Liverpool and Aston Villa player, as reserve team coach.

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