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Norwich City tie left-back Olsson down to new deal

Martin Olsson is staying at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson has signed a new one-and-a-half year deal with the club.

The 28-year-old has been consistently linked with a move away from Carrow Road, but has now decided to commit his immediate future to the Canaries.

Manager Alex Neil recently described the Swedish international, who joined from Blackburn Rovers in 2013, as the 'best left-back in The Championship'.

Olsson's old deal was due to expire at the end of this season, meaning he would have been free to talk to other clubs in January.

It's nice to get this done so now I can focus 100% on the league and trying to help us get back to the Premier League.

I enjoy it here; I enjoy this club and I enjoy this city and the fans are so passionate. It's always a great feeling to step out at Carrow Road.

Our main target is to go up. It hasn't been going that well for a few games, but that's how it is sometimes. We can turn it around, and when we do, hopefully we can earn that promotion.

– Martin Olsson, Norwich City

MK Dons make official Neilson approach

Robbie Neilson. Credit: PA

MK Dons have made an official approach to speak to Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson about their vacant managerial position.

The Dons are on the lookout for a new boss after parting company with Karl Robinson last month, but have so far been unable to find the right candidate.

However, they have now asked Scottish Premiership club Hearts for permission to hold talks with 36-year-old Neilson who has been in charge at Tynecastle since 2014.

The Dons say no further comment will be made until after Hearts' SPL match against Rangers on Wednesday night.

Milton Keynes Dons Football Club can confirm it has made an official approach for Heart of Midlothian’s head coach Robbie Neilson with regards to its vacant managerial position.

The club respects that Hearts has an important fixture with Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening and, therefore, no further comment will be made until after that match.

– MK Dons statement


Norwich City fined £15,000 for failing to control players

Martin Olsson was sent off against QPR. Credit: PA

Norwich City have been fined £15,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players in the recent defeat at QPR.

The incident happened in the 2nd minute of the game at Loftus Road on November 19 when left-back Martin Olsson was sent off for handling the ball on the goalline.

Norwich, who went on to lose 2-1, didn't contest the charge.

New world champion Rosberg celebrates title in style

Nico Rosberg (centre) celebrates last night. Credit: Nico Rosberg/Twitter

It appears new Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg celebrated his title as you expect - by partying long into the night.

The German tweeted a picture of the lively post-season bash last night in which he quite understandably looked a little worse for wear!

Rosberg beat his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the championship, despite Hamilton winning the final race in Abu Dhabi yesterday.


Hamilton secures pole for world championship decider

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole. Credit: PA

Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's all-important Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on pole after a dominant display in qualifying.

The 31-year-old finished more than three tenths of a second ahead of his Mercedes teammate Rosberg who will join Hamilton on the front row.

Milton-Keynes Red Bull complete the top three, with Daniel Ricciardo lining up in third.

Despite Hamilton's performance, Rosberg remains the big favourite to win the world championship title tomorrow.

If the German finishes third or above he will be crowned champion, regardless of what Hamilton does.

Peterborough United's game at Oldham called off

Boundary Park in Oldham. Credit: PA

Peterborough United's game at Oldham Athletic this afternoon has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

Following an inspection by the referee at Boundary Park, the surface has been deemed to be unsafe and the match will have to be played again at a later date.

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