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Chesterfield v Oldham

Fleetwood v Doncaster

Peterborough v Barnsley

Scunthorpe v Colchester

Bradford v Sheff Utd - late kick off 17.15pm

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Mansfield v Cambridge

York v Shrewsbury


Belgian player reveals Leeds owner Cellino's superstitions

Freddy Frans has revealed the chaos that surrounded his proposed move to Leeds United prior to moving to Partick Thistle.

Suspicious mind: Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino has strong superstitions Credit: Press Association

The Belgian centre-back looked set to secure a switch to Elland Road.

Then-Leeds Head Coach David Hockaday was interested in the move, and invited Frans to have talks with United owner Massimo Cellino, and that is when things took a rather strange turn.

Frans told the Daily Record: “I thought I had seen everything when I left Belgium – but then I arrived at Leeds.

"I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

"My agent spoke to the owner and he said if Hockaday liked me I’d sign. I played two games and he said he wanted to sign me.

“I had to give him details about my star signs and all this stuff. He doesn’t like the number 17 or the colour purple among other things.

“We heard a few strange stories, like the one about Paddy Kenny not getting a deal because his birthday was on the 17th. Crazy.

“I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

“But then I started to get suspicious as the deal wasn’t done and two Italian centre-backs arrived.

“Still Hockaday said he wanted me but they lost in a cup-tie to Brentford and he got sacked so I was back to Belgium.”

Football: Saturday's fixtures

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Arsenal v Hull City - kick off 15.00

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Huddersfield v Blackpool - kick off 15.00

Sheffield Wednesday v Watford - kick off 15.00

League One - click here for live updates

Chesterfield v Oldham - kick off 15.00

Fleetwood v Doncaster - kick off 15.00

Peterborough v Barnsley - kick off 15.00

Scunthorpe v Colchester - kick off 15.00

Bradford v Sheff Ut - late kick off 17.15

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Mansfield v Cambridge - kick off 15.00

York v Shrewsbury - kick off 15.00

Sheffield Utd patron to quit role if club re-sign Evans

Sheffield United patron and TV presenter Charlie Webster said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Ched Evans.

TV presenter and Sheffield United patron Charlie Webster who said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Ched Evans. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 25-year-old former Sheffield United player and Welsh international was released from jail early yesterday morning after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Many Blades fans have called for him to be rehabilitated, but almost 150,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Bramall Lane club not to welcome him back.

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Sheffield United deny Ched Evans contract reports

Sheffield United has denied reports it has offered a contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans, claiming newspaper reports are "false and damaging to the club".

Ched Evans was released from prison yesterday. Credit: PA Wire

Following Evans' release from prison yesterday, The Sun newspaper reported that the 25-year-old's former club had offered him a two-year contract.

But Sheffield United co-chairmen, Kevin McCabe and Jim Phipps, said they were still "continuing to deliberate on any long term decision about Ched Evans."

On Wednesday, an ITV News Calendar poll found 52% of people were against him rejoining the club.


Evans hails Clarke-Harris

Rotherham Manager Steve Evans believes Jonson Clarke-Harris could emerge as a major talent at the club Credit: Press Association

Rotherham match-winner Jonson Clarke-Harris could emerge as a major talent at the club, according to his manager Steve Evans after his side beat Leeds 2-1 in the Yorkshire derby.

Clarke-Harris, 20, a club record £400,000 transfer deadline day signing from Oldham, smashed a swerving 25-yard shot beyond Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in the 65th minute, just two minutes after replacing Matt Derbyshire to clinch Rotherham a second win in eight league matches.

Millers striker Alex Revell had cancelled out Mirco Antenucci's deserved opener for Leeds, but it was left to super-sub Clarke-Harris to steal the plaudits.

"People should remember his name, we think he is a special talent,'' said Evans.

"We beat some big clubs in the Championship to get his services. He has got all the attributes in terms of physicality.

"He needs to be instilled with confidence every day and I will be the manager that gives him that.

"He really has every attribute. He is very talented, he is strong, but at times he has a schoolboy approach with his runs.

"We really think he could be a real find and talent, but we need to work with him.''

Hull City back in action after international break

Mark Robins takes charge of Scunthorpe for the first time tomorrow when Colchester are the visitors. Meanwhile Hull City are also back in action this weekend following the international break. Tomorrow Steve Bruce's men travel to Arsenal.

It's the first time the two sides have met since last year's cup final. The Gunners won 3-2 at Wembley, but Hull manager Steve Bruce hopes his side can fare better tomorrow. Chris Dawkes reports

Mark Robbins and Russ Wilcox on kicking off as new managers

Both Mark Robins and Russ Wilcox take charge of their new teams for the first time tomorrow afternoon.

Robins, who was appointed Scunthorpe's new manager on Monday, will be hoping for a good start when the Iron welcome Colchester.

Scunthorpe's former boss Russ Wilcox kicks off his York City reign with the visit of Shrewsbury

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