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Spurs youngster signs on loan for Peterborough

Kenny McEvoy
Kenny McEvoy playing for Spurs Credit: PA

Peterborough United have announced their latest signing.

Tottenham starlet Kenny McEvoy has joined the London Road side on a season-long youth loan.

The 19-year-old winger says he hopes to break into the first team. He told the club website: "It is good that I have been able to join in pre-season as I can get to know the lads before the season starts."

More on the club website.

Royal Racing shock: The Queen's Gold Cup winning horse fails a drugs test

Investigations have been continuing today to try and find out why a racehorse owned by the Queen and trained by Sir Michael Stoute in Newmarket tested positive for a banned substance.

In a statement the Queen's racing manager said it's thought Gold Cup winner Estimate failed a drugs test because some of her feed was contaminated.

Four more horses from different yards also failed the test.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Read more: Queen's horse tests positive for morphine

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Southend United land former Rotherham winger Worrall

David Worrall in action (right) in action for Oldham Athletic last season.
David Worrall in action (right) in action for Oldham Athletic last season. Credit: PA

Southend United have completed the signing of former Rotherham United winger David Worrall.

The 24-year-old's contract with the Championship newcomers was terminated by mutual consent last week.

He's agreed a two-year contract in Essex.

Worrall made his name at Bury, where he made over 140 appearances. He spent time on loan at Oldham Athletic last season.

Shrimpers boss Phil Brown says that he's delighted to have attracted Worrall to Roots Hall.

"He’ll bring a huge amount to this football club.

We identified him early on this pre-season as a target and someone we thought would really help our promotion push next season, but we knew there was lots of interest."

– Phil Brown, Southend United manager

Norwich City knock back QPR offer for Leroy Fer

Leroy Fer celebrates scoring for Holland at the World Cup.
Leroy Fer celebrates scoring for Holland at the World Cup. Credit: PA

Norwich City have rejected an offer from QPR for midfielder Leroy Fer, according to reports in London.

West London Sport says that Rangers have seen their initial bid rebuffed, but are likely to return with an improved offer.

Fer is still on holiday after starring for Holland at the World Cup, and Canaries boss Neil Adams has previously stated his desire to keep the 24-year-old at Carrow Road.

However, QPR manager Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of Fer and admitted his interest in the player earlier this week.

'He's a good player. You don't play in the Dutch team if you're not a good player.

If he's available I'm sure plenty of people will be interested."

– Harry Redknapp, QPR manager

Newmarket: Queen's racehorse Estimate tests positive for morphine

Queen Elizabeth II pats her horse Estimate after it won the Gold Cup in 2013.
Queen Elizabeth II pats her horse Estimate after it won the Gold Cup in 2013. Credit: PA

A racehorse owned by the Queen and trained by Newmarket based Sir Michael Stoute has tested positive for a banned substance.

In a statement the Queen's racing advisor says it may have been caused by contaminated feed.

Four more horses from different trainers also tested positive.

Estimate, the racehorse owned by the Queen, helped her to make sporting history as she became the first reigning monarch to win Royal Ascot's Gold Cup.

"On Thursday 17 July the British Horseracing Authority announced that a number of post-race samples, obtained from recent race meetings, had been found to indicate the presence of morphine, which is a prohibited substance on race days. Five horses, under the care of various trainers, were affected.

I can confirm that one of those horses was Estimate, the five-year-old mare trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by the Queen. Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product. Sir Michael is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables."

– John Warren, the Queen's bloodstock and racing adviser

Cambridge United bag Charlton defender Lennon on loan

Harry Lennon in action against Wigan Athletic.
Harry Lennon in action against Wigan Athletic. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed young Charlton Athletic defender Harry Lennon on a six-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the Addicks last season after breaking into the first team.

Cambridge Director of Football Jez George says the U's beat other clubs to Lennon's signature.

"Our Chief Scout, Ben Strang, has watched Harry on several occasions for Charlton's U21s and has always been impressed.

He has all of the physical attributes that Richard was looking for in adding another defender to the squad. Harry is 6 foot 2 inches, left footed and quick. He is also able to play left side centre back or left back which will give some flexibility to our defensive options.

We have an excellent relationship with Charlton and therefore, despite interest from other clubs in our league for Harry, we were able to secure a loan deal until January. We would like to thank Charlton for all their help."

– Jez George, Cambridge United Director of Football
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