Sporting Digest: Football

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MANCHESTER CITY have allowed Kare Ingebrigtsen, their unsettled Norwegian international, to rejoin his former club, Rosenborg Trondheim, on a three- month loan.

DUNDEE UNITED are negotiating to sign the Partizan Belgrade defender, Gordan Petric, for about pounds 650,000, and are talking terms with Paul Lambert of St Mirren and Craig Brewster of Raith Rovers, who have both been training at Tannadice Park this week.

IAN REDFORD, the former Ipswich Town, Rangers and Dundee United midfield player, is the new manager of Brechin City.

CORK CITY, the champions of the League of Ireland, have named Damien Richardson, formerly in charge at Gillingham, as their new manager.

TRANMERE ROVERS cancelled last night's friendly at Altrincham and today's reserve-team friendly at Everton as a mark of respect following the sudden death in hospital on Thursday of Alison Coyne, the 28-year-old wife of Rovers' Republic of Ireland international, Tommy Coyne. Mrs Coyne recently gave birth to the couple's third child.

TRANSFERS: Andy Cook, defender, Exeter to Swansea (tribunal fee); Garry Thompson, striker, Queen's Park Rangers to Cardiff (loan); Andy Gibson, striker, Aberdeen to Stockport (loan).

TRANSFER TRIBUNAL FEES: Gavin Ward, goalkeeper, Cardiff to Leicester ( pounds 175,000 plus appearance increments); David Eyres, striker, Blackpool to Burnley ( pounds 90,000); Allen Tankard, defender, Wigan to Port Vale ( pounds 87,500); James Quinn, midfielder, Birmingham to Blackpool ( pounds 25,000 plus appearance increments).

FRIENDLY MATCHES: Exeter City 0 Sheffield Wednesday 6 (Warhurst 2, Bright 2, Hyde, Hirst); Ikast (Den) 0 Chelsea 2 (Peacock 2); Trondelag (Nor) 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Sheringham); Alvechurch 0 Birmingham City 4; Ballinasloe Town (Irl) 1 Walsall 2; Corby 0 Oxford United 1; Grantham 3 Scunthorpe United 2; Kettering 0 Cambridge United 1; North Ferriby 0 Hull City 2; Notts County 0 Derby County 9 (at Gresley Rovers FC); Rochdale 3 Bolton Wanderers 4.

FRENCH LEAGUE: Nantes 1 (N'Doram 17) Monaco 0.

CONCACAF GOLD CUP Semi-final (Mexico City): Mexico 6 (Salvador 9, 18, 35, Mora 14, Alves pen 50, Ambriz 56) Jamaica (Wright 17) 1. (Mexico meet the United States in tomorrow's final in Mexico City).

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