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Darren Ferguson leaves Peterborough United

Darren Ferguson has left the club Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has left the club after Saturday's defeat to MK Dons.

Posh have won just one of their last five matches in the league.

Darren Ferguson had been told to improve results quickly or face losing his job Credit: PA

In a statement on the club website chairman Darragh MacAnthony said he was "very disappointed" with recent results.

I’m personally very disappointed in our current league position, the performances from our playing squad and the fact that we have dropped way below our own standards that we set out at as a football club. There is plenty of young and experienced talent in this squad and with 14 games left in the season, I have personal expectations that our players will all lift their performance levels to match the incredible passionate performance and display by nearly 2000 Posh fans today when we were 3-0 down at Stadium MK.

– Darragh MacAnthony, Chairman

Dave Robertson will be in charge until a new manager is appointed.


Varney joins Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have signed striker Luke Varney on loan for the rest of the season from Blackburn. Meanwhile, Norwich City have today unveiled their latest loan signing.

Luke Varney Credit: PA Images

Graham Dorrans joined the Canaries from Premier League West Bromwich Albion earlier in the week.

Graham Dorrans Credit: PA Images

The Scottish International scored 18 goals when Albion won promotion from the Championship in 2010 and says he is ready to help in City's bid.

Click below to watch an interview with Graham Dorrans:

ISIS speak out over snooker logo mix-up

The Wellingborough company behind the snooker logo mix-up has spoken to ITV News, Anglia about its association with Rory McLeod.

Rory McLeod Credit: Euro Sport

The Muslim snooker star was criticised for sporting an ISIS badge on his waistcoat during his match with Ronnie O'Sullivan on Monday night. A number of people took to social media thinking Mr McLeod was showing support for the jihadist militant group, Islamic State or 'Isis'.

Mr McLeod was forced to deny the accusations, explaining on Twitter that he is sponsored by accountant company ISIS Business Solutions and therefore wears their logo.

"ISIS Business Solutions are Accountants and Tax Advisors to Small to Medium sized enterprises and Entrepreneurs. We have looked after the financial affairs of Mr McLeod for the last 12 years.

"We have also sponsored Mr McLeod during that time and he carries our Logo on his waistcoat in accordance with the guidelines of the WPBSA. My original inspiration for the name came from the river ISIS.

"Quite clearly the association with the Acronym ISIS associated with the troubles in the Middle East are Media generated and are an unfortunate coincidence with our trading name.

"Our ethos is that Trade transcends politics and creates understanding and respect between peoples of the world."

– Mark Hollyman, Managing Partner, Isis

Snooker star in Isis logo mix-up

Snooker player Rory McLeod has been forced to deny claims he supports the Islamic State after appearing on television wearing an 'Isis' badge.

Rory McLeod in action Credit: PA Images

The 43-year-old Muslim sparked outrage on Twitter by sporting a logo with 'Isis' on his waistcoat during his game against Ronnie O’Sullivan on Monday night.

Rory McLeod wearing 'Isis' logo Credit: Euro Sport

But the sportsman was actually wearing the logo of Wellingborough company, Isis Business Solutions, which has sponsored him for the last 14 years.

Many of Rory's fans came out in support on social media...

Van Gaal avoids punishment over Cambridge remarks

Louis van Gaal Credit: PA Wire

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned by the Football Association but avoided further punishment following comments he made after the FA Cup draw with Cambridge.

The Dutchman denied a charge of misconduct after saying that "every aspect of the match" had been "against" his team following United's surprise fourth-round goalless draw at Cambridge last month.

An FA statement read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday 18 February 2015, Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct after he was found to have breached FA Rules in relation to media comments.

"The Manchester United manager denied that his comments which followed The FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Cambridge United on 23 January 2015 alleged and/or implied bias on the part of the match referee, and/or brought the game into disrepute."


Norwich agree deal for West Brom's Dorrans

Norwich City have agreed terms with West Bromwich Albion to sign midfielder Graham Dorrans on a loan deal initially running until 22 March.

The 27-year-old Scotland international is set to join the Canaries from Thursday, and would be available for selection for the Championship game against Watford this weekend.

Dorrans has been capped 10 times by Scotland Credit: ITV

Dorrans signed for the Baggies from Livingston in 2008, and was named PFA Championship Fans' Player of the Year as West Brom won promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2009-2010 campaign.

Coach behind golden girl Jess's success visits region

Budding athletes in Cambridge trying to be the next Jessica Ennis-Hill can get a few of her training secrets tonight.

Her coach, who helped her through the Olympics, is giving a free public talk at Anglia Ruskin University later. Toni Minichiello is the latest guest at the Excellence in Sport Seminar there.

Toni Minichiello coached Jessica Ennis to Olympic Gold Credit: ITV
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