Sporting Digest: Football

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CELTIC yesterday received planning permission for a new pounds 45m stadium at Cambuslang on the outskirts of Glasgow. A club director, Michael Kelly, said they would now start to put together a funding package. He said work would start early next year and the 52,000-seat stadium would be completed by the autumn of 1995.

ENGLAND'S semi-professional representative side meet the Highland League XI at Elgin today. The English attack will be weakened by the withdrawal of Farnborough's David Leworthy who is replaced by Welling's Gary Abbott. On Wednesday the Scottish FA rejected Elgin City's appeal against the Highland League's decision to strip them of their title, after the club brought forward their final fixture of the season so that two otherwise suspended players could turn out.

MARK PROCTOR the midfield player has been given a free transfer by Middlesbrough.

THE Italian association yesterday gave the go-ahead to the sport's financial watchdog COVISOC to start procedures to wind up the debt-ridden former champions Roma.

EDDIE BAILEY TESTIMONIAL: Enfield 1 Tottenham 5.

BASS NORTH WEST COUNTIES First Division: St Helens Town 3 Prescot 0.

WORLD CUP Asian zone, first round qualifier: (Riyadh): Kuwait 2 (Wabrane 47, Maroui 63) Malaysia 0.

GERMAN LEAGUE: Kaiserslautern 2 Bayer Uerdingen 1 Borussia Monchengladbach 3 Werder Bremen 1 Borussia Dortmund 0 VfB Stuttgart 4. Leading positions: 1 Bayern Munich (P 30, Pts 42); 2 Werder Bremen (31-42); 3 Borussia Dortmund (31-39).

FRENCH LEAGUE: Bordeaux 1 Paris St Germain 1.