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Forestieri signs new contract with Sheffield Wednesday

Fernando Forestieri has signed a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday Credit: Press Association

Fernando Forestieri has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Italian, who was top scorer for the Owls last season, has extended his deal until 2020.

Earlier this season Forestieri refused to play for the club following speculation he was the subject of a transfer bid from Championship rivals Derby.


RFL announces four bids for new club to replace Bradford Bulls

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Four official bids have been made to create a new rugby club in Bradford following the collapse of the Bradford Bulls.

The Rugby Football League said it received 12 enquiries after the Bulls were liquidated last week.

Officials said the four bids, which are confidential, would be thoroughly assessed before a recommendation is made.

In a statement the RFL said: "Bradford is a great city with a rich rugby league heritage and deserves a professional club that supporters can be proud of."

Pablo Hernandez signs permanent contract with Leeds United

Leeds United have completed their first signing of the January transfer window - converting Pablo Hernandez's loan deal from Qatari side Al Arabi into a permanent one.

Pablo Hernandez has made his loan move permanent Credit: PA

The 31 year old, who has scored three goals in 18 appearances for Leeds this season, has signed an initial six month contract with the option to extend this by a further 12 months.

The former Spanish international has also played for Valencia, Getafe and Swansea City.


5,000 Lincoln City fans head for Ipswich eyeing FA Cup glory

Lincoln City's trip to Ipswich Town in the FA Cup tomorrow offers the Imps a tantalising chance to relive former glories.

Since relegation from the Football League in 2011, fans at Sincil Bank have had precious little to cheer.

But about 5,000 supporters are expected to make the journey hoping to see their side pull off a memorable giant killing. Here's David Hirst's report:

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