Sporting Digest: Football

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Jorge Cadete, the Sporting Lisbon striker, yesterday became the fifth Portuguese player to move to the Italian league this year when he signed for Brescia on loan until the end of the season.

West Bromwich Albion have finalised compensation with Grimsby over the appointment of Alan Buckley as manager. Buckley, who took over from Keith Burkinshaw last week, signed a three-year contract at Grimsby a few months before joining Albion.

Oydind Leonhardsen, a midfield player capped 34 times by Norway, begins a trial with Wimbledon tomorrow with a view to a pounds 400,000 transfer.

Ashford, of the Beazer Homes League, and Walton and Hersham, of the Diadora League, are to play their FA Cup first-round ties against Fulham and Swansea respectively on their own grounds, rather than on their opponents' or a neutral ground.