Sporting Digest: Football

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GILLINGHAM'S chief executive, Barry Bright, is leaving by mutual agreement. The chairman Bernard Baker blamed the club's financial position.

CHESTERFIELD yesterday signed the striker Mark Jules, 21, from fellow Third Division side Scarborough in a deal worth pounds 40,000.

PHILIP GRAY the Luton striker, withdrew yesterday, because of a groin problem, from the Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifying matches against Lithuania in Vilnus on Tuesday and Latvia in Riga on 2 June.

THE Australian striker Dave Mitchell, who looked set to miss Swindon's Wembley play-off final against Leicester because Australia play New Zealand in a World Cup qualifier on the same day, has been given permission to turn out for Swindon.