New QPR manager Harry Redknapp gestures from the touchline during last night’s 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light

QPR find reasons for hope but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill looks low on ideas

Sunderland 0 Queen's Park Rangers 0

Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho

QPR agree Ricardo Carvalho loan deal with Real Madrid

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Leeds sign Paddy Kenny from QPR

Leeds have completed the signing of goalkeeper Paddy Kenny from QPR for an undisclosed fee.

A view of QPR's current home, Loftus Road

QPR evaluating potential sites for new stadium

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed the club are evaluating three potential sites for a new stadium.

Ben Foster

West Brom step up interest in Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster

West Brom are stepping up their bid to sign Birmingham keeper Ben Foster on a permanent basis, Press Association Sport understands.

<b>John Ruddy (Norwich)</b><br/>
<b>Age</b> 25<br/>
<b>Caps</b> 0<br/>
<b>England moment:</b> Uncapped at any level of English football.

John Ruddy will be allowed to miss Belgium friendly for wedding

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy will be allowed to miss England's second Euro 2012 warm-up international against Belgium - so he can get married.

Ricardo Vaz Te gave West Ham a 51st-minute lead with a far-post header

Allardyce shrugs off fans' chants as West Ham ease pressure

Peterborough United 0 West Ham United 2

Miranda Hart and her Miranda co-star Sarah Hadland appear in a Sport Relief sketch which saw Hart mistaken for a male tennis professional

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Joe Hart was signed by Pearce in 2006 - and could be his captain

City goalkeeper the Hart of England

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Blackpool's Lomana LuaLua shows his tricks to Abdoulaye Faye

Allardyce delighted by 10-man win

Blackpool 1 West Ham United 4

Green out of Euro 2012 qualifiers

The West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green last night withdrew from the England squad to play the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales, leaving Fabio Capello with an alarming shortage of available replacements.

Allardyce upset after Leeds grab late point

West Ham United 2 Leeds United 2

Cole delivers quick-fire result first time up for West Ham

Watford 0 West Ham United 4

West Ham to clinch Eidur Gudjohnsen transfer

West Ham are poised to sign former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Allardyce promises promotion 'without sounding arrogant'

Sam Allardyce has a plan for West Ham now he has arrived at the Championship club as manager. This involves promotion back to the Premier League, at the first attempt if possible but certainly before moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2014. Then it is a question of challenging for honours and qualifying for Europe.

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