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IAN CAMERON scored four goals in 11 minutes as Partick Thistle won 11-1 at Albion Rovers in the second round of the Scottish League Cup last night. It was Albion's record defeat - they lost 9-1 to Motherwell in 1937. In the same competition, Craig Martin scored the winner as Second Division Arbroath knocked out Raith Rovers, the Premier Division side's first home defeat for 18 months.

SHEFFIELD UNITED hope to sign Jostein Flo, a 6ft 4in Norwegian international forward, after agreeing a fee of pounds 400,000 with his club, Sogndal.

EVERTON have decided against signing the Danish international, Miklos Molnar. After two trial appearances, Molnar has returned to France to rejoin St Etienne.

BILL SAGE, commissioner of the American Professional Soccer League, will resign at the end of the season on 2 October to work with World Cup USA 1994 chairman Alan Rothenberg to develop a major professional league in the United States. Fifa has asked officials to present a business plan outline by the end of the year for the league, which was promised as part of the American bid for the World Cup.

TRANSFERS: Micky Ross, striker, Portsmouth to Exeter (free); Colin Pates, defender, Arsenal to Brighton (free); Jon Gittens, defender, Middlesbrough to Portsmouth (free); Steve Wigley, winger, Portsmouth to Exeter (free).

TRANSFER TRIBUNAL FEES: Steve Francis, goalkeeper, Reading to Huddersfield ( pounds 150,000); Steve Cotterill, striker, Wimbledon to Bournemouth ( pounds 80,000 plus pounds 20,000 after both 20 and 40 games and 33 per cent of future profit); Russell Wilcox, defender, Doncaster Rovers to Hull City ( pounds 60,000 plus 25 per cent of future profit).

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Scottish League Cup second round: Meadowbank 1 (Little 36) Dundee 1 (Davidson og 72) (corrected result: aet, Dundee won 3-1 on penalties). Friendly matches: Brondby (Den) 0 Manchester United 2 (Bruce pen 40, Hughes 89); Sittingbourne 3 West Ham XI 1; Harrow 0 Luton XI 3; Stevenage 2 Ipswich XI 3; Newcastle Town 1 Port Vale 3. McEwan's Charity Shield: Bangor 1 Linfield 1 (trophy shared).

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