SPORTING DIGEST: FOOTBALL

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Peter Shilton, the 45-year-old former England goalkeeper who resigned as Plymouth Argyle's player-manager in January, signed for the Coca-Cola Cup finalists, Boton Wanderers, yesterday to act as cover for Keith Branagan and Aidan Davison.

Tottenham Hotspur signed a £4m deal yesterday with the computer company, Hewlett-Packard, who will take over from Holsten as shirt sponsors next season.

The Football League has followed the Premier League's example by moving the final programme of First Division fixtures back 24 hours. At the request of ITV, the final round of matches will now be played on Sunday 7 May at 3pm.

Birmingham City have announced a £1.13m loss for the year ending August 1994. They suffered a day-to-day trading loss of £488,000 while the club's transfer dealings were £642,000 in the red and wages increased by £1m.

England's World Cup referee, Philip Don, will take charge of this year's Coca-Cola Cup final between Liverpool and Bolton at Wembley on 2 April.

Hereford United have sold the central defender Andrew Brownrigg to Norwich City for £100,000 plus an undisclosed amount after 30 first-team appearances. Brownrigg, 19, has only played nine League games.

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