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Norwich City's Leroy Fer: "I had to continue my career in the Premier League"

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

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer says that he had to continue playing in the Premier League to fulfil his international ambitions.

The 24-year-old underwent a medical with QPR yesterday, and is expected to complete an £8million move shortly.

QPR have pursued the powerful midfield player all summer, and have previously seen a bid rejected.

However, they now look like they've got their man.

Speaking to dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, Fer said that it was imperative that he continued his career in the top flight.

"To keep playing in the Premier League was very important for me.

I have not talked to the national team coach (Guus Hiddink), but Danny Blind (Hiddink's assistant) said that the Premier League is a good stage on which to keep an eye on me."

– Leroy Fer, Norwich City

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'Biggest game in Dons history': Expected sell out for Manchester United clash

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The game is expected to be a sell out. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Next Tuesday's MK Dons' cup clash against Manchester United is expected to sell out, with some fans queuing through the night waiting for the box office to open.

Fans lined up around the block at Stadium MK, hoping to bag one of the 29,000 tickets on sale to what's already being described as the biggest game in the Dons' history.

Norwich City: Olsson handed extended ban as Canaries close on Jerome and Cuéllar deals

Martin Olsson sees red at Molineux.
Martin Olsson sees red at Molineux. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been handed an extra three match ban by the FA after making physical contact with the referee during last weekend's opening day defeat to Wolves.

Olsson appeared to push referee Simon Hooper after he was sent off at Molineux.

The Sweden international was suspended for Saturday's win over Watford, and will now also sit out games against Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town and Crawley Town.

The Canaries have decided not to appeal the charge, and Olsson has also been fined £3,000.

Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season.
Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich are thought to be closing in on a couple of new signings.

A fee of £1.5million has been agreed with Stoke City for striker Cameron Jerome according to the Stoke Sentinel.

The powerful forward is also attracting interest from Celtic, but it's understood that he would prefer a move to Carrow Road.

Carlos Cuéllar was released by Sunderland this summer.
Carlos Cuéllar was released by Sunderland this summer. Credit: PA

The Canaries could also add experienced defender Carlos Cuéllar to their ranks.

The Spaniard has been without a club since leaving Sunderland at the end of last season, and is believed to have undergone a medical in Norfolk today.

Final countdown for Essex runner Jess

Essex athlete Jessica Judd will be hoping to impress once again as she takes to the track at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich later.

Jessica Judd qualifying for the 800m final Credit: PA

The 19-year-old from Canvey Island will be hoping to go one better than her fourth place in last month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She races at 3.05pm (Saturday).

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European silver for sprinter Jodie Williams

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Jodie Williams (left) powers towards the finish line in Zurich Credit: PA

The European Athletics Championships have brought another medal for the region. Hertfordshire sprinter Jodie Williams won silver in the 200m in Zurich tonight (Friday).

The 20 year old from Welwyn Garden City finished the race strongly, passing two athletes in the home straight to claim her silver behind winner Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands.

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Jodie celebrates her silver medal Credit: PA

Williams, a former World junior champion, clocked a personal best of 22.46 in what's becoming a breakthrough season, following her silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games last month.

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The medal was Jodie's third at major championships this summer Credit: PA
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