Villas's Riccardo Scimeca out for hernia operation

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Riccardo Scimeca, the Aston Villa and England Under-21 defender, will be out for three weeks after undergoing a hernia operation.

Derby County have called off the swap deal that would have taken their winger, Paul Simpson, to Leicester in exchange for Lee Philpott after their manager, Jim Smith, had second thoughts.

Leicester's Australian international midfielder, Steve Corica, will be out for up to six weeks after breaking his right leg in Tuesday's 2-0 victory at Port Vale.

Andy Booth, Huddersfield's England Under-21 striker, has agreed a three- year extension to his contract.

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