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Cold snap forces cancellation at Fakenham

Racing at Fakenham has been called off because of the cold weather Credit: ITV Anglia

The freezing weather has forced Fakenham racecourse to call off one of its most valuable meetings of the year tomorrow (January 15 2017).

Tens of thousands of pounds in prize money would have been on offer at the Norfolk track, but the forecast of another cold night tonight, and the chance of snow tomorrow morning has forced the course to cancel the meeting.

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Northampton Town appoint Edinburgh as new boss

Justin Edinburgh. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have appointed former Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh as their new manager.

The 47-year-old takes over from Rob Page who was sacked earlier this week.

Edinburgh spent the majority of his playing career at Tottenham Hotspur, and has previously managed the likes of Rushden and Diamonds and Newport County.

He was recently dismissed by Gillingham with the club in 17th place in League One at the time.

He's agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Sixfields.

We spoke with a lot of managers this week and had a lot of applications, but Justin’s teams have always impressed me with the energy that they play even back to his Rushden days.

I have also spoken to a lot of people in the game and had very positive feedback. He knows how to get results especially when going into clubs.

We have talked a lot today about the squad and he is excited about starting to work with them on Monday. He thinks we have good players, that he knows well, and is confident of winning football matches with this group.

We have also talked about his time at Gillingham and why that ended, and it certainly feels like he has learnt a tremendous amount from that experience which will hopefully be to the benefit of Northampton Town Football Club.

– Kelvin Thomas, Northampton Town chairman

Non-league midfielder completes Cambridge Utd move

Paul Lewis (left) has moved to Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed highly-rated Macclesfield Town midfielder Paul Lewis for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a long-term contract at the Cambs Glass Stadium and will boost manager Shaun Derry's options in centre-midfield.

Lewis is the second new arrival in as many days, with left-back Jake Carroll joining from Hartlepool United yesterday.

I'm delighted to make the switch and having looked around the place, it's a nice city and a really great stadium, so I can't wait to get started. I've been at Macclesfield a number of years, enjoyed my time there but this is a really good opportunity to come and improve myself.

It's a chance to join a team making good progress and for me to test myself against better quality players. It will be a different environment but one I'm looking forward to playing a part in.

– Paul Lewis, Cambridge United

Northampton Town move for right-back Eardley

Neal Eardley could make his debut against Scunthorpe on Saturday. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed experienced defender Neal Eardley to help ease their injury crisis.

The Cobblers are currently short of options at right-back due to a succession of injuries to players in that position, and have now brought in Eardley on a deal until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has moved to Sixfields on a free transfer after his contract at Scottish club Hibernian expired.

Eardley has previously played in the Premier League for Blackpool and has 16 senior caps for Wales to his name.

With the Cobblers currently without a manager following the sacking of Rob Page earlier this week, the move was sanctioned by Chief Executive James Whiting.

With Brendan Moloney and Aaron Phillips currently unavailable through injury and Paul Anderson also sustaining an injury last weekend it become a priority to sign a right back ahead of this weekend’s game.

– James Whiting, Northampton Town Chief Executive

East Anglian derby picked for live TV coverage

The East Anglian derby will be shown on Sky Sports. Credit: PA

The East Anglian derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town has been picked for live TV coverage.

The match at Carrow Road will be shown live on Sky Sports and will now kick-off at midday (12pm) on Sunday February 26.

The meeting between the two clubs at Portman Road earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw.

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'Best striker in the league' Hylton extends Luton contract

Danny Hylton is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Danny Hylton has signed a new contract with the club.

The 27-year-old is the Hatters' top scorer this season with 14 goals in 26 games.

The forward moved to Kenilworth Road in the summer after rejecting a new deal with League One side Oxford United.

Hylton's new contract will run until June 2019.

This is a big signing for us and it’s like a new one really because it secures him for us long-term.

He believes in what we do here and we very much believe in what Danny gives us.

For me, he’s the best in the league. I wouldn’t swap him for any other player.

For what he brings me, what he does for me and how I can rely on that kid, he’s outstanding. I’m delighted we’ve managed to ensure we have him here for even longer.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Ipswich Town reportedly have £1.5m Hugill bid rejected

Jordan Hugill in action against Ipswich's rivals Norwich City earlier this season. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have had a £1.5 million bid rejected for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill, according to reports in the North West.

The Blues are on the lookout for extra firepower this month and are believed to have targeted the 24-year-old as a possible solution to their goalscoring problems.

However, it's understood they will have to raise their offer if they're to land Hugill who has scored six goals in The Championship this season.

Preston bought the forward for just £25,000 from League One side Port Vale back in 2014.

Ipswich have also been linked with a loan move for Burnley striker Daniel Agyei.

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