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Andy Butler has extended his Doncaster Rovers contract until the end of the season. The 37 year old is also working as manager of the Doncaster Belles.
Preston North End captain Alan Browne has signed a new deal which runs until 2024.
Walsall have signed Aston Villa youngster Tyreik Wright on loan.
Coventry City have sent Marcel Hilssner to Oldham Athletic on loan.
Dundalk midfielder Jordan Flores has joined Hull City.
MK Dons have signed Charlie Brown from Chelsea on a permanent deal.
Welsh defender Rhys Norrington-Davies has signed for Stoke City on loan from Sheffield United.
Huddersfield Town have paid an undisclosed fee for Sorba Thomas from Boreham Wood.
Another undisclosed fee, believed to be around £1.5m, has seen Timothy Fosu-Mensah leave Manchester United to sign for Bayer Leverkusen.
Olympique Lyonnais have signed Islam Slimani on a free transfer from Leicester City. Leaving Lyon is former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, who is joining Atletico Madrid on loan with an option for a permanent deal for a fee of around £30m. Atleti are paying a loan fee of £1.35m.
Colombian winger Michael Barrios has moved to Colorado Rapids from FC Dallas.
Abdoulaye Dabo has joined Juventus on loan from FC Nantes.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have loan striker Joao Klauss to Standard Liege.
Dutch right-back Hidde ter Avest has joined FC Utrecht on loan from Udinese.
Sassuolo have loaned Federico Ricci to Monza.
Former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has been released by Basaksehir.
Sergio Gonzalez has moved to Tenerife on loan from Cadiz.
MK Dons manager Russell Martin has been charged with two counts of foul and abusive language following their FA Cup third round defeat on penalties to Burnley.
Harrogate Town v Carlisle United on Tuesday night was called off five minutes after it was meant to start due to a floodlight failure, caused by a power cut in the town itself. The game was previously abandoned on 29th December after ten minutes due to a frozen pitch.
Sheffield Wednesday’s next 2 matches are off due to a virus outbreak at the club.
Livingston against Aberdeen was called off ten minutes after it was due to start due to heavy rain and ice on the pitch.
Tebas And Zidane In Unseemly Spat
La Liga president Javier Tebas has hit out at Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane for making excuses after his side drew 0-0 with Osasuna. Zidane was unhappy after La Liga forced Madrid to travel to Pamplona a day earlier than they intended to fly, as they believed inclement weather would have made travel that day impossible. The Madrid team were forced to sit and wait for 4 hours while the plane was stranded on the runway before their flight and Zidane has since claimed the match should have been postponed. Tebas has claimed that the Madrid version of events is not true and that no one forced them to travel on the Friday, saying: “Real Madrid’s version of the story bothered me. I talked to their CEO 14 different times on Friday night and suggested him to travel on Saturday and he just told me ‘no’. I will call Florentino Perez because I’m not happy with what happened behind the scenes. I don’t know the kind of information Zidane had. I’ve seen so many excuses from coaches that this must be just another excuse.” Zidane has now hit back at the suggestion he was making excuses: “I’m not going to answer. That’s past. I’m already thinking about tomorrow’s game, which is what interests me and my players. The other day I said what I said, but they weren’t excuses. It was evidence.”
Written by Tris Burke January 14 2021 05:24:08