WYCOMBE WANDERERS GET GO-AHEAD FOR NEW STAND

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Second Division Wycombe Wanderers have been given the go-ahead to build a new 5,000 seater, two-tier stand at a cost of around pounds 1.9m. The stand, which will be ready before the start of next season, will include 20 hospitality boxes, capacity for 50 disabled supporters and a 1,500-seater family area.

Terry Venables yesterday warned that England's position as a power in world football will continue to slip unless money is ploughed into the game at grassroots level. The England coach was speaking at the launch of a new pounds 2m sponsorship deal with Snickers, which will back both the national team and promote schools' soccer.

Paul Agnew, the West Bromwich Albion full-back, will be out for the rest of the season after being told that he will have to undergo surgery to repair cruciate ligament damage.

LOAN TRANSFERS: Simon Wood (midfielder) Coventry to VS Rugby; Hildyard Mendes Chelsea to Bangor (N Irl); Ben Roberts (goalkeeper) Middlesbrough to Hartlepool.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Uefa Cup second round first leg: Kaiserslautern 1 (Koch 48) Real Betis 3 (Perez 45, 73, Trujillo 54). European Champions' League Group D (corrected result): Real Madrid 6 (Raul 23, 25, 84, Zamorano 34, 46, Hierro 55) Ferencvaros 1 (Kopunovics 63).

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