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Jess Ennis-Hill voted Sports Woman of the Year

Sheffield's golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill has been voted Sports Woman of the Year.

Jess Ennis Hill voted Sports Woman of the Year Credit: PA

The heptathlete received the accolade at a ceremony in London at the weekend after her return to the track this year saw her take gold at the world championships. Otley's cycling world champion Lizzie Armitstead came second.


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New Huddersfield boss promises 'full-throttle' football

David Wagner takes over at Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield's new head coach David Wagner will quickly stamp his German influence on the West Yorkshire club and said his side will play "full-throttle" football the Borussia Dortmund way.

Former Dortmund reserve team coach Wagner, 44, was installed on Thursday as Huddersfield's fifth manager since chairman Dean Hoyle took control in 2009, and the new boss said on Monday his players must be super-fit and play with passion and speed.

I'm sure you saw some games from Borussia Dortmund in the last four years, especially in the first two years. Their game was very good and this is what I like to do. I prefer passion in the game, I like speed. I like my teams to score goals.

Everybody knows the 'full-throttle' football that we try to create. This is what I like to do. But you have to work hard to do this, to do this you need a lot of fitness and I know this is possible on each (league) level.

We did it in the second team at Dortmund and we did it in the first team at Dortmund. It depends on the players you have, but in the end it is possible to create this style.

– David Wagner


Millers sign highly rated Manchester City winger

Rotherham have signed highly-rated Manchester City winger, Brandon Barker on loan.

Brandon Barker has signed on loan for Rotherham Credit: Press Association

The 19-year-old midfielder becomes Neil Redfearn’s second signing after a deal was struck with the Premier League heavyweights on Friday afternoon.

Barker, who has represented England at under 18 level, signed a five-year professional contract with City in August this year, after impressing with his rapid rise through the club’s Academy.

He is an exciting young player. He represents a ball carrier who will go past players and make things happen. He is a goalscorer who is quite young in years but has had quite a lot of experience around the first team at Manchester City.

They think that he is going to develop into a top player so for us to get him is a massive plus. It is a great deal for us, he is what we need. He has the ability to open sides up and he can create goalsocring opportunities and he can score goals. He will be a massive addition for us

– Neil Redfern
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