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Peterborough United dealt Gormley injury blow

Joe Gormley has been ruled out for up to a year. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have been dealt a blow with the news that their striker Joe Gormley could face up to a year on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury.

The 24-year-old partially tore his anterior cruciate ligament and completely tore his lateral collateral ligament during a development fixture at Norwich City last week.

The former Cliftonville forward will now undergo an operation in the coming days and is expected to be out for nine to twelve months.

"It is obviously awful news. I think he knew instantaneously that it was a difficult situation he was in, but he has been very positive.

He is a professional, he has got good people around him and he has got good medical people around him.

It is disappointing for him, but he has to make sure he come back stronger and I am sure he will.

While he is out, he has plenty of time to improve tactically because you watch a lot of football when you are injured and you can take on board a lot of lessons about how to play the game and come back a better player."

– Graham Westley, Peterborough United Manager


First World Cup game for Milton Keynes

A banner at Stadium MK. Credit: ITV Anglia

Milton Keynes will tomorrow play host to its first game for this year's Rugby World Cup.

In the first of three games taking place at the venue, France will look to take on Canada. The other two will feature Samoa against Japan and Uruguay facing Fiji.

With more than thirty thousand fans expected at each game the tournament is worth more than 50 million pounds to the town.

The MK Don's chairman said;

Ten years ago you would not have imagined milton keynes hosting a worldwide event, a big international sporting event but the stadium has helped put us on the map.

– Peter Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons

Norwich City midfielder Odjidja-Ofoe calls time on Rotherham United loan spell

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe in action for Rotherham United. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has returned to the club after his loan spell at Championship side Rotherham United came to an end.

The Millers wanted to keep the Belgian beyond the initial one-month agreement, but the player expressed a desire to return to Carrow Road instead.

Odjidja-Ofoe scored one goal during his time in Yorkshire.

“Vadis expressed his desire to return to Norwich City following the conclusion of his loan which is a decision we fully respect.

We would like to thank him for his contribution whilst with Rotherham United and wish him well for the rest of the season."

– Eric Black, Rotherham United caretaker manager

Rod Stewart to kick off UK leg of tour at Carrow Road

Rod Stewart will perform at Carrow Road in June 2016 Credit: PA

Rod Stewart will begin the UK leg of his world tour at Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium.

The singer will return to Carrow Road on 4 June 2016, having last performed there in 2011.

The announcements comes after he played to more than 50,000 people at his Hyde Park in Radio 2 show on 13 September.

He'll be releasing his latest album Another Country in October.

Pre-sale and Fan Club tickets will be available from 30 September. All other tickets will go on sale on 2 October.


Peterborough United managerial casualty Robertson lands new job

Dave Robertson was sacked as Peterborough United manager earlier this season. Credit: PA

Former Peterborough United manager Dave Robertson is back in work - just a few weeks after he was sacked as Posh boss.

The 41-year-old has been appointed as the new under 21s manager at fellow League One club Southend United.

Robertson was dismissed from his role at the ABAX Stadium after Posh made a poor start to the season, with ex Stevenage manager Graham Westley replacing him.

Robertson takes over from Dale Brooks at Roots Hall.

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