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Leeds United foreign signings declare themselves injured on eve of Charlton clash - reports

It is being reported that Leeds United are facing a severe shortage of players at Charlton Athletic tomorrow after six of the club’s foreign signings unexpectedly declared themselves injured.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is facing a selection dilemma Credit: Press Association

Marco Silvestri, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario Del Fabro, Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani are understood to have told head coach Neil Redfearn that they would not be fit for the Charlton trip at the club's training ground today, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

They are believed to have trained without problem on Thursday but none of them travelled with United’s squad to the capital.

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Leeds owner Cellino's appeal set to be heard

Leeds United President Massimo Cellino will seek to have his disqualification from owning the club overturned at an appeal hearing today.

Massimo Cellino Credit: Press Association

The Italian was banned from being an owner or director of Leeds last month after the football league ruled that his conviction for tax evasion was a dishonest act.

Cellino's appeal will be heard by a three-person professional conduct committee, chaired by Tim Kerr QC. The outcome is likely to be known next week.

If the Football League's disqualification is upheld, it will mean 58-year-old Cellino will have to step down as a director, but only until March, when his conviction becomes spent under UK law.

Cellino was fined 600,000 euros (£465,000) by a court in Sardinia last March after being found guilty of failing to pay import duty on his yacht, the Nelie.

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Today's football scores

Today's football scores and reaction Credit: Press Association

Premier League - Click here for score and reaction

West Brom v Hull

Championship - Click here for scores and reaction

Bolton v Leeds

Brentford v Rotherham

Huddersfield v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

League One - Click here for scores and reaction

Barnsley v Yeovil

Bradford v Rochdale

Chesterfield v Port Vale

Oldham v Doncaster

Sheffield United v Preston

Walsall v Scunthorpe

League Two - Click here for scores and reaction

Burton v Mansfield

Wycombe v York

Today's football fixtures

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Premier League - Click here for updates

West Brom v Hull

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Bolton v Leeds

Brentford v Rotherham

Huddersfield v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

League One - Click here for updates

Barnsley v Yeovil

Bradford v Rochdale

Chesterfield v Port Vale

Oldham v Doncaster

Sheffield United v Preston

Walsall v Scunthorpe

League Two - Click here for updates

Burton v Mansfield

Wycombe v York

Rotherham's Revell ensures first win in 10 for Millers

Goals from Tom Lawrence and Alex Revell earned Rotherham their first win in 10 matches to pile the misery on fellow strugglers Wigan in the Championship.

Alex Revell scored the Millers winner Credit: Press Association

The 2-1 result now leaves Wigan - one of the pre-season favourites for

promotion - six points adrift of safety, extending their miserable run to one

win in 17 matches.

Lawrence scored the opener for Steve Evans' Rotherham after a dreadful mistake by Andrew Taylor.

Wigan levelled just after the hour mark when Ben Watson headed home James McClean's corner.

But the visitors picked themselves off the canvas and regained the lead within a minute, Revell heading past Scott Carson from close range.

Credit must be given to the home side for the way they stuck at it, but they were denied a late leveller when Oriol Riera's header came back off the crossbar.

Wigan were first out of the blocks, and Callum McManaman skipped past three defenders before seeing his shot well saved by Adam Collin.

A short corner by the home side presented Watson with a shooting opportunity, but his effort was deflected into the path of Emmerson Boyce, who could only head wide.

Having soaked up a bit of pressure, the visitors then started showing themselves as an attacking threat.

Revell's shot was well parried by Carson, before Emmanuel Ledesma dragged his effort well wide of the mark.

A poor backpass from James Perch almost let in Revell, with only smart footwork by Carson saving his side.

Watson should have opened the scoring for Wigan but blazed high and wide from inside the area.

But Rotherham gradually took a hold on proceedings and started asking the more probing questions.

Leon Barnett was at full stretch to cut out a cross from Ben Pringle, and it took a fabulous block from James Perch to snuff out a swift breakaway led by Lawrence and Ledesma.

Revell forced another save from Carson, before the Millers did take the lead five minutes before half-time.

Taylor's error allowed Lawrence to run in on goal, and the young forward finished coolly past Carson.

Rotherham started the second half where they had left off in the first, and Barnett was again required to cut out the danger posed by Lawrence.

Wigan made a double change either side of the hour mark, throwing on strikers Marc-Antoine Fortune and Riera for Shaun Maloney and Don Cowie.

And the home side found an equaliser within seconds of the second switch, McClean's corner being headed home by Watson at the near post.

With nearly 30 minutes to go, the home crowd urged their men on in search of a vital win at the foot of the table. But those plans were immediately nipped in the bud when the Millers regained the advantage within a minute.

Barnett was penalised 30 yards from goal, and Ledesma's deep free-kick was nodded into the net by Revell.

Wigan's attempts at a second leveller were thwarted when Fortune fired over the top from a great position.

And the home side knew the game was up when McManaman's cross from the right was headed against the bar by Riera in the closing stages.

Today's football scores

Today's football results Credit: Press Association

Premier League - Click here for score and reaction

Hull City v Swansea City

Championship - Click here for scores and reaction

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds (KO at 17:15)

League One - Click here for scores and reaction

Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford v Scunthorpe

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

League Two - Click here for scores and reaction

Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

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