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Luton Town extend loan of West Ham striker Lee

Elliot Lee is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have extended the loan of West Ham striker Elliot Lee until the end of the season.

Lee scored both goals in last night's 3-2 defeat to Wycombe, meaning he's now scored three times in total for the Hatters.

West Ham will be able to recall the 20-year-old at any stage, as long as they give 24 hours notice.

“Elliot’s been fantastic for us since joining and we’re thrilled we’ll have him for the rest of this season. He was superb against Wycombe and was dreadfully unlucky against Newport. He’s getting fitter all the time and I think that sharpness has been there for all to see in our past two matches.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

Reports: Norwich City set to miss out on the loan signing of Arsenal star Akpom

Chuba Akpom looks destined to join Nottingham Forest. Credit: PA

Norwich City are reportedly set to miss out on the loan signing of highly rated Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 19-year-old will join Nottingham Forest instead because Gunners boss Arsène Wenger believes that the youngster will get more first team action at the City Ground.

It had looked as though Norwich were the favourites to land Akpom after he apparently held talks with the club over the weekend.

The news would come as a blow for the Canaries who are looking for extra firepower to cover for the loss of injured forward Lewis Grabban ahead of tomorrow's loan deadline.


Clarke Carlisle in court over failing to provide breath test

The former Northampton Town defender Clarke Carlisle is due in court today, charged with failing to provide a breath sample after being pulled over by police in December last year.

Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA Images

The incident came just days before the 35-year-old attempted suicide by throwing himself in front of a lorry in North Yorkshire.

The former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association has been in the news since the incident speaking about his battle with depression.

Luton Town to rename their stadium in support of cancer charity

Kenilworth Road will be called the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium. Credit: PA

Luton Town have announced that they will change the name of their stadium for one match - to raise awareness for a cancer charity.

Kenilworth Road will be called the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium for the League Two clash with Wycombe Wanderers next Tuesday (24 March).

The Hatters are the first Football League club to ever take the step.

The number of men who die from prostate cancer every year, and also Kenilworth's Road capacity.

“We are extremely proud to be the first club to partner with a charity such as Prostate Cancer UK by renaming our stadium, albeit temporarily.

When we first hinted at the idea we were met with a mixed reaction – which is understandable given the history of the ground, and the amount of affection our supporters hold for Kenilworth Road.

We felt sure that once the full story emerged about our supporting Prostate Cancer UK, our supporters would understand and fully support the move.

This is a first for Luton Town and a first in football and we are delighted to be teaming up with a charity which has supported the game, in particular supporters and players past and present, so well."

– Gary Sweet, Luton Town Chief Executive


Norwich City winger Murphy joins Wigan Athletic on loan

Josh Murphy in action for Norwich City against Blackpool. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Josh Murphy has joined fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic on a month's loan.

The 20-year-old was part of the Canaries under 18s side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2013, and has featured in the first team on a number of occasions in the past two seasons.

Murphy could make his Wigan debut in tomorrow's game against high-flying Watford.

Wigan are managed by former Norwich defender Malky Mackay.

“Josh will be another great addition to what is still a small squad here.

He is a great young talent and we thank Norwich for allowing this to happen.

Hopefully Josh can make a successful contribution during his time with us and we’re delighted to have him on board.”

– Malky Mackay, Wigan Athletic Manager

Josh's twin brother Jacob also moved out on loan last week, joining Colchester United.

Norwich City defender Turner seals Fulham loan switch

Michael Turner in action for Norwich City against new club Fulham. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Michael Turner has joined fellow Championship side Fulham on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old only signed a new two-year contract at Norwich back in August, but has fallen out of favour since new manager Alex Neil arrived at the club.

Turner will not be eligible to face the Canaries on the final day of the season when Fulham visit Carrow Road.

Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan included in Ireland squad, despite originally being omitted by mistake

Wes Hoolahan is part or Ireland's squad after all. Credit: PA

Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad to take on Poland later this month, despite the fact that he was originally omitted from the official squad list that was handed out to journalists.

There was confusion in Dublin when the midfielder's name was missing from the original 34-man party, but a new version was quickly re-issued - this time with Hoolahan included.

Ireland boss Martin O'Neil said that the exclusion was a "genuine accident".

Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy will be hoping to carry his great club form onto the international stage. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town strike duo Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick have also been called up.

Republic of Ireland squad to face Poland:

Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (Birmingham City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United).

Defenders: Richard Keogh (Derby County), Marc Wilson (Stoke City), Cyrus Christie (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Paul McShane (Hull City), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Burnley).

Midfielders: James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), Harry Arter (Bournemouth) , Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Paul Green (Rotherham United), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady (Hull City), Stephen Quinn (Hull City), David Meyler (Hull City), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).

Strikers: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), Jon Walters (Stoke City), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Simon Cox (Reading), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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