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Leeds sign young Leicester striker

Leeds United have signed Chris Wood from Leicester City on a four-year deal.

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Wood, 23, arrives at Elland Road for an undisclosed fee.

The New Zealand international becomes United’s fourth summer signing following the additions of Charlie Horton, Lee Erwin and Sol Bamba earlier this month.

Wood, who joined Leicester from West Brom in 2013, scored 20 times during his 62 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes.

He’s physical, strong and experienced in this league. He has potential to develop and has his best years in front of him. It’s exciting. He already has a proven goalscoring record and I think there are many goals to come. We think that he is the right player.

– Uwe Rosler

McSheffrey signs one-year Iron deal

Scunthorpe United striker Gary McSheffrey has signed a one-year deal at the League One club.

The former Coventry City player made fifty appearances in all competitions for the Iron last season, scoring ten goals and making 18.


Family of Busby Babe call for him to be remembered

More than half a century ago two young lads from Barnsley were among the 23 victims of the Munich Air disaster - a tragedy which decimated Manchester United's famous Busby Babes.

One was the talented and charismatic England centre forward Tommy Taylor, and 53 years on there are plans to commemorate him with a statue in his home town.

That led to calls from the daughter of centre half Mark Jones, from Wombwell. that he too should not be forgotten.

She has been speaking to our sports correspondent, John Shires.

Scunthorpe sign striker sacked over racist sex video

Scunthorpe United have signed a young striker who was sacked by Leicester City for his alleged involvement in a racist sex video.

Tom Hopper Credit: Press Association

Tom Hopper, 21, was on loan at Glanford Park last season and the club says it has put "a considerable amount of thought" into the decision to re-sign him.

Hooper's contract at Leicester was terminated following an internal investigation after a sexually explicit video appeared online showing him and two other teammates allegedly racially abusing Thai girls.

While we fully understand the position taken by Leicester City in this matter and we do not condone Tom's actions, we have discussed the issue at length with the player and he has shown a great deal of remorse and a real willingness to rehabilitate himself. The player accepts fully that his actions were unacceptable and takes full responsibility.

We understand that youngsters can make mistakes, but we are a club who believe in giving people a second chance when they have shown a genuine desire to make amends.

– Scunthorpe United statement

Sol Bamba completes Leeds transfer

Sol Bamba has signed a two-year deal with Leeds United after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Italian side Palermo.

Sol Bamba Credit: Press Association

Bamba spent the second half of last season on loan at Elland Road and is Leeds' third summer signing following the arrivals of goalkeeper Charlie Horton from Cardiff City and striker Lee Erwin from Motherwell.

The Ivory Coast international made 19 appearances while on loan in 2014/15 and also captained the side on several occasions.

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