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Way back for Bassong?

Bassong has yet to make an appearance for the Canaries this season. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong will get his first outing under new manager Alex Neil tonight (Tuesday).

The former Cameroon international recently returned to Carrow Road after a spell on loan. He's one of four senior players who will play in City's International Under 21s Cup tie with German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bassong has yet to make an appearance for the Canaries this season.

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Ski funday for F1 stars

It's 45 days until the Australian Grand Prix raises the curtain on a new season of Formula One racing, but the Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing team has taken time out to swap steering wheels and spanners for skis at the city's Xscape centre.

Daniil Kvyat, Christian Horner and Daniel Riccardo Credit: ITV Anglia

Team principal Christian Horner was joined by drivers Daniel Riccardo and Daniil Kvyat, who replaces former world champion Sebastian Vettel this season.

Trust us, that's Daniil Kvyat under the helmet... Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a chance for the whole team to unwind as they prepare to challenge current champion, Stevenage-born Lewis Hamilton, and his Brackley based Mercedes team for honours this season. Mercedes Team Principal Niki Lauda says he expects Red Bull to provide a stern challenge.

Council promises foster care investigation

There are calls for an investigation into claims Social Services in Norfolk wrongly removed vulnerable children from foster carers.

The calls come after the County Council branded inadequate in an Oftsed inspection two years ago - suspended a member of staff over allegations he removed a child from care without evidence of deliberate harm. The Norfolk Foster Carers' Association Carers claim there have been dozens of similar cases in the last four years. The council has promised a thorough investigation.

Cup replay rescheduled

Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United will be played a week tonight, Tuesday February 3.

Sale of match tickets will start tomorrow morning. If Cambridge manage to win at Old Trafford they will visit either Preston or Sheffield United in Round Five. Meanwhile the U's return to League Two action tonight against Dagenham and Redbridge, with a possible start for winger Harrison Dunk.

FA Cup: Cambridge United to face trip to Preston or Sheffield United, if they can beat Manchester United

Cambridge United or Manchester United will face a trip to Preston North End or Sheffield United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United or Manchester United will face a trip to Preston North End or Sheffield United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The U's held the Premier League giants to a goalless draw on Friday, and will play their replay at Old Trafford on Tuesday February 3.

League One sides Preston and Sheffield United drew their original fourth round tie 1-1.

Preston knocked Norwich City out in the third round.

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Northampton Saints forward Day called up to England squad as cover for Leicester's Parling

Christian Day has been called up the England training squad. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints second row Christian Day has been called up the England training squad for the Six Nations as cover for injured Leicester Tigers forward Geoff Parling.

The 31-year-old hasn't previously been capped by the senior team, but has turned out for the England Saxons.

Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft has also been called up to the squad as cover for Day's Saints teammate Tom Wood who injured his ankle in the weekend defeat to Racing Metro.

Northamptonshire secure signing of exciting all-rounder Afridi

Shahid Afridi has agreed to join Northamptonshire. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire have signed Pakistan big-hitter Shahid Afridi for the start of this season's T20 blast competition.

The all-rounder is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, and holds the record for the most sixes in the history of one-day internationals with 342.

The 34-year-old is also a more than capable leg spinner and has taken 81 wickets for his country in T20 internationals.

Afridi is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. Credit: PA

Afridi will be available for six of Northants' fixtures, starting with the trip to Durham on May 15.

“This is a very exciting signing for us. Shahid is without doubt the most outstanding spin bowling all-rounder in one day international cricket of the last 5 years.

He is a fierce competitor and undoubted match winner with bat and ball”.

– David Ripley, Northants head coach

Cambridge to spend Man Utd replay money on revamping stadium

Cambridge fans will be pleased with the windfall. Credit: PA

After earning a draw against Manchester United in the FA Cup, club chairman Dave Doggett says the money made will be spent on revamping their stadium.

The U's are set to invest the money into the R Costing's Abbey ground, including things such as toilets and tea bars. They also announced plans last week to create a new sports village on the outskirts of the city.

Club chairman Dave Doggett. Credit: PA

It is thought the mid-table League Two club will net around £1.5million from a mixture of TV money and gate receipts, thanks to their FA Cup exploits.

Chairman Dave Doggett said he's hoping the money can be used to help the club in the long-term, rather than short-term ambitions.

Cambridge fans will benefit from the money. Credit: PA

In an interview he said "There's a lot of speculation about how much money the club will be getting but it certainly looks like it's going to be in excess of £1.5 million."

"We obviously need to take stock of where we are but our ambition for some time now has been to improve the stadium.

"It needs modernising and the facilities need to be fit-for-purpose, and I think it's fair to say Friday's performance has been a game changer for the club.

"It's certainly a far cry from the situation we found ourselves in a few years ago where we were reporting losses of around £400,000."

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