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Norwich sign Lincoln City defender on three-year deal

The 6ft5 centre-back said this is a 'massive move' for him Credit: Canaries.co.uk

Norwich City have completed the signing of Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who helped the Imps reach promotion from the National League last season, will return to Lincoln on loan until January.

He joined Danny Cowley's in 2016 and also played a key role in the Imps’ FA Cup run, where they famously faced Premier league side Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Speaking to Norwich City TV, Raggett said: "I’m delighted to be here as it’s a massive move for me."

"Norwich is a huge club and it was a chance I couldn’t turn down. I’ve had a great time at Lincoln and it will be good to go back for the first few months of the season and thank them for what they’ve done for me."

Meanwhile, League One side Northampton have signed midfielder Matt Grimes from Swansea City on a season-long loan.

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Luke Coddington: Northampton sign Premier League keeper

Coddington will play his football at Sixfields from now on. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed goalkeeper Luke Coddington from Premier League side Huddersfield Town on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old, who was previously at Middlesbrough, has agreed a two-year contract at Sixfields.

Huddersfield have included a future sell-on fee clause as part of the deal.

Luke is a highly thought of keeper and we think he is an excellent prospect.

He has always been on our list this summer, but his availability as a permanent signing this week changed our thinking.

We felt a decision had to be made and we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of signing Luke, while waiting for some of the other loan options. We wanted to be in control of our own destiny.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, MK Dons midfielder Chuks Aneke has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

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The weekend's league football fixtures

It's the Second Round of league games in the EFL this weekend Credit: EFL

Saturday August 12th - 3.00pm Kick Off

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Barnsley v IPSWICH TOWN

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Blackpool v MK DONS

Bristol Rovers v PETERBOROUGH UNITED

NORTHAMPTON TOWN v Fleetwood Town

Rotherham United v SOUTHEND UNITED

SkyBet League Two

Barnet v LUTON TOWN

CAMBRIDGE UNITED v Carlisle United

COLCHESTER UNITED v STEVENAGE

Sunday August 13th - 1.30pm Kick-Off

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NORWICH CITY v Sunderland

Nile Ranger to return to training following prison release

Ranger admitted switching over £2,000 from a woman's account to another in 2015. Credit: PA

Southend United's Nile Ranger will return to training after being released from prison today.

The former Newcastle striker was jailed for eight months in May after admitting to online banking fraud.

Ranger was released from Pentonville Prison after serving just over ten weeks in jail.

A statement on the club's website said: "Nile was eligible for early release under the HDC (Home Detention Curfew) Scheme, due to the short duration of his sentence and his consistently excellent custodial behaviour."

"Nile may regard himself as fortunate but will remain under an evening home curfew for the next 5 to 6 weeks."

"However, this will enable him to resume training immediately and Nile Ranger is today undergoing a fitness test and assessment that will help steer his training regime over the next 7 to 10 days before he re-joins the squad."

Newmarket trainer fined after wrong horse wins race

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined £1,500 for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined by the British Horseracing Authority for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth.

McBride, who's based at Exeter House Stables, said it was a genuine mistake when three-year-old filly 'Millie's Kiss' was installed for the race for two-year-olds last month and won at odds at 50-1.

The horse was supposed to be stablemate Mandarin Princess, but the mix-up was only discovered after Millie's Kiss was scanned.

McBride was fined £1,500 and the horse was disqualified.

Millie's Kiss ran in the race when it should have been stablemate Mandarin Princess. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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