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Hockaday: I have got a job to do

Leeds United's Dave Hockaday insists he still has a job to do at the club despite defeat to Bradford piling pressure on his role at the club.

Massimo Cellino appeared to suggest he would sack the former Forest Green man after a 4-1 defeat to Watford at the weekend and left before the final whistle of last night's 2-1 loss at Valley Parade.

Chris Dawkes asked the Leeds head coach if he feared for his position:

Hull derby bout fixed for 2015

Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle have announced they will fight each other in the city next year.

Hull derby bout fixed for 2015
Hull derby bout fixed for 2015

Olympic gold-medallist Campbell and IBF international champion Tommy Coyle are said to be good friends but will get in to the ring together for a Hull derby bout next year.

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Yorkshire stars in England squad

Fabian Delph and Danny Rose have been called up to the England senior squad for the first time as Roy Hodgson begins his Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Switzerland.

Former Leeds player Delph among debut England call ups
Former Leeds player Delph among debut England call ups Credit: Press Association

Former Leeds player Fabian Delph, now with Premiership side Aston Villa, will be hoping to prove he is the man to take the place of the retired midfielders Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Doncaster born Danny Rose, now at Tottenham Hotspur, will stake his claim for a left back place following the retirement of Ashley Cole.

Defender John Stones, from Barnsley, has returned to the squad after making Hodgson's World Cup standby list for Brazil while regulars Gary Cahill and James Milner have both been called up.

The team play a friendly against Norway on 3 September then take on Switzerland five days later.

Luke Gale swaps Bradford for Castleford

Castleford Tigers have announced the signing of Bradford Bulls half-back on a two-year deal for the 2015 season.

Gale leaves Bulls for Castleford
Gale leaves Bulls for Castleford Credit: Castleford Tigers

Gale, 26, is the second half-back to pen a deal for next year, alongside Samoan international Ben Roberts who has signed from Melbourne Storm. He is Daryl Powell's sixth confirmed signing, after Roberts, Junior Moors, Denny Solomona, Matt Cook and Steve Crossley.

I am really excited to be here. Castleford have had a great season, and Daryl and his team around him have fulfilled the potential, and they have turned Cas into a proper team. I am jumping at the opportunity and I cannot wait. Daryl showed a bit of interest, and I have worked with him at the England Knights and at Leeds before. I like how he goes about things, and even though there was other interest, once I spoke to Daryl that was it - I wanted to join Castleford.

– Luke Gale

I am delighted we have been able to secure the services of a quality half back who not long ago was just on the edge of international recognition. Luke's organisational ability alongside his willingness to both play at the defensive line and indeed through it will fit neatly into how we want to play next season. His passing and kicking game are top quality. Luke alongside Ben Roberts and Liam Finn give us variety and quality at half back with Ben Reynolds proving he can also step up when needed, giving us additional depth in such a pivotal position.

– Daryl Powell, Castleford Tigers coach

All away for Capital One Cup third round

All our teams have been given away ties in the Capital One Cup third round.

Bradford's reward for overcoming Leeds is a trip to Stadium MK to face the Dons who beat Manchester United 4-0 in the shock result of round two.

Stuart Gray's Sheffield Wednesday team have been drawn against modern-day galacticos, Manchester City while the Blades head to Leyton Orient who beat Aston Villa 1-0.

Doncaster Rovers play Fulham at Craven Cottage and Hull City travel to the Hawthorns to play fellow Premiership side West Brom.

Hull move for Hernandez

Hull have turned to Palermo forward Abel Hernandez to plug the gap left by Shane Long's move to Southampton.

Abel Hernandez could be set for a move to Hull
Abel Hernandez could be set for a move to Hull Credit: Press Association

The 24-year-old Uruguay international, who played for his country at the World Cup, has become a prime target for Tigers manager Steve Bruce, who has abandoned interest in Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes.

Reports in Italy have suggested a deal worth around £9.5million for Hernandez is almost complete, however Bruce is looking at it from a more cautious perspective.

It's delicate, but if we can pull it off it will be a record for the club. He's a hell of a player, but there's work to be done. It would be a huge one for us.

– Steve Bruce

Hull sold Long to Southampton for £12million earlier this month, after which they were linked with Rhodes, but Bruce said on Wednesday that potential deal was "dead and buried".

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Bruce delighted to have Dawson at the KC

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says signing Michael Dawson gives his defence a boost in experience.

Bruce has already pledged to rotate his squad should the Tigers overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit and reach the Europa League group stages.

Adding Dawson to his son Alex, captain Curtis Davies and James Chester gives the former Wigan and Sunderland boss options at the back:

Police presence increased for Lokeren tie

Humberside Police say they are increasing the number of officers on duty for tomorrow's Europa League match between Hull City and KSC Lokeren.

Senior officers are responding to the trouble which flared between rival supporters after last week's first leg in Belgium which they insist was caused by a small minority of people.

James Webster reports:

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