Sporting Digest: Football

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COWDENBEATH yesterday appointed the East Fife player, John Reilly, as their manager. The former Rangers player, Bobby Russell, will be his assistant.

CARDIFF CITY have been fined pounds 1,000 as a result of a coin-throwing incident during last month's European Cup-Winners' Cup first round tie at home to Standard Liege.

FITZROY SIMPSON, a pounds 500,000 purchase from Swindon last season, has been transfer-listed by Manchester City.

SCOTLAND (v Italy, European Under-21 Championship Group One, Avezzano, today): Howie (Norwich); Wright (Aberdeen), Pressley (Rangers), Tweed (Hibernian), Dow (Chelsea), Murray (Rangers), Bernard (Oldham, capt), Skilling (Kilmarnock), Ferguson (Manchester Utd), Dailly (Dundee Utd), McGrillen (Motherwell). Substitutes: Gardiner (Hibernian), McLaren (Dundee Utd), Locke (Hearts), Thomas (Hearts), Burley (Coventry).

WALES (v Cyprus, European Under-21 Championship Group Four, Cwmbran, today): Margetson (Manchester City); Hughes (Bury), Robinson (Charlton), McCarthy, Ready (both Queen's Park Rangers), Nielson (Newcastle), Kenworth (Tranmere), Owen (Wrexham), Edwards (Bristol City), Hartson (Luton), L Jones (Liverpool).

TRANSFER: Lance Key, goalkeeper, Sheffield Wednesday to Oldham (loan).