Sporting Digest: Football

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC are to go ahead with a 6,000-seater stand as the next stage of the redevelopment of The Valley. The single-tier cantilever construction, which will cost pounds 2m, is expected to open for Easter Saturday's Endsleigh First Division game against Southend United.

MICHAEL LAUDRUP returns to the national squad after nearly three years of self-imposed exile for Denmark's World Cup Group Three qualifying match against Lithuania today. Denmark, third in their European group behind the Republic of Ireland and Spain, need a convincing victory to boost their goal difference and thus stand a chance of becoming one of the two qualifiers.

TRANSFER: Dave Bennett, striker, Swindon Town to Cardiff City (trial).

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