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Petrov can play ‘big part’ at Villa

Stiliyan Petrov played the last of his 219 senior appearances for Aston Villa against Arsenal in May 2012 Stiliyan Petrov can be a “big part” of Aston Villa’s season after his recovery from cancer says defender Joe Bennett. Bulgarian Petrov, 37, made his comeback on Villa’s pre-season tour of Austria, just over four years after

Guardiola’s City face Bayern friendly

Pep Guardiola won three Bundesliga titles but failed to win the Champions League in his time at Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola’s first match as Manchester City manager will be in a pre-season friendly against his previous club Bayern Munich on 20 July. The Spaniard, who takes over from Manuel Pellegrini, led Bayern to three Bundesliga

Chester hails ‘fantastic’ experience

West Brom defender James Chester has described being part of Wales’ Euro 2016 squad as “fantastic”. The Baggies man is preparing for the summer tournament, Wales’ first major tournament in the modern era, and Chester is expected to be a starter in Chris Coleman’s side. The centre-back is delighted to be part of his country’s

Ipswich set to sign Pompey’s Webster

Adam Webster has made 67 league appearances for Portsmouth Ipswich Town are set to sign defender Adam Webster from League Two side Portsmouth, with Matt Clarke going the other way, reports BBC Radio Suffolk. Webster, 21, played 35 times for Pompey in 2015-16, including against Ipswich in the FA Cup earlier in the campaign. The

Cardiff City release Turner and Jones

Ben Turner scored against Liverpool in the 2012 League Cup Final at Wembley Cardiff City have released defender Ben Turner and striker Kenwyne Jones. The duo join goalkeeper Joe Lewis, forward Etien Velikonja and midfielder Filip Kiss in departing the Bluebirds, along with four under-21 players. Turner, 28, joined the Bluebirds in August 2011 and

Huddersfield’s Whitehead banned

Dean Whitehead joined Huddersfield on a two-year deal last summer Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has been given a three-match suspension for violent conduct by the Football Association. The 34-year-old was charged after an incident involving Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris in the 81st minute of Town’s 5-1 home defeat on Saturday. The ex-Sunderland, Stoke City

Carvalhal proud of Owls’ play-off spot

Carvalhal’s side had drawn three Championship games in a row before beating Cardiff Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is proud that his team have secured a play-off spot, despite being “outsiders” for promotion. The Owls comfortably beat Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday to guarantee a top-six finish in the Championship. “I said from the beginning that

I’ve no need to return to Wales – Page

Rob Page took over as Port Vale manager from Micky Adams in October 2014 Port Vale manager Rob Page says there is no truth in reports linking him to the head coach’s job with Championship side Cardiff City, his boyhood heroes. Cardiff are looking for a new boss following the decision to move Russell Slade