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Colchester United's Loft facing long injury layoff

Doug Loft will be missing for the next 3 months. Credit: PA

Colchester United midfielder Doug Loft has been ruled out of the next three months with an achilles injury.

The 29-year-old, who joined the club from Gillingham in the summer, hasn't featured since the defeat to Portsmouth last month and is now facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

A partial tear was discovered and it has necessitated an injection and a protective boot.

He will be in the boot for the next few weeks, although he will still be able to do plenty of work in that time, including some cross training and bike to keep up his cardio levels.

It is a bit early to predict exactly how long he will be out but two to three months is the estimate at this stage.

– Tony Flynn, Colchester United physio

Luton Town's Wembley final hero dies

Hatters' Wembley goal hero passes away Credit: Luton Town FC

Luton Town's only ever player to score in an FA Cup final has died.

Dave Pacey scored in front of 100,000 fans at Wembley in the 1959 final against Nottingham Forest, which the Hatters eventually lost 2-1.

After 280 appearances for the Hatters, Dave left the club Credit: Luton Town FC

Mr Pacey used to stand on the terraces at Kenilworth Road before making it as a professional.

He was 79 when he passed away.

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Moxey has no problem with Ed Balls' Strictly appearance

Norwich City Chief Executive Jez Moxey says chairman Ed Balls' decision to appear on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing will not effect the day-to-day running of the club.

The former shadow chancellor upset many Canaries fans by committing to the show this summer while the transfer window was still ongoing.

Moxey insists that he has no problem with Balls pursuing other ventures outside of football.

"Ed's role is not an executive role, he is a non-executive chairman," he told ITV News Anglia.

"I report into him so the fact that he's decided to participate in Strictly isn't going to effect what we do on a day-to-day basis and doesn't hamper us in any shape or form."

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