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Construction officially completed at Derby's velodrome

Construction has officially finished at Derby's multi-million pound velodrome and sports arena.

Builders handed over the keys to the Pride Park complex at a celebration involving cyclists, athletes and musicians.

It has cost £27 million to build and will be the region's first ever velodrome.

It is expected to open early next year.

Neil Brook, Project Director, and Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, have been speaking to ITV News Central about the completion.

Notts County footballer received "Ebola" chants when playing for Sierra Leone

Notts County defender Mustapha Dumbuya is enjoying being part of his sides terrific run at the moment. The Magpies currently sit fifth in the league having not lost in 10 matches.

However the deadly Ebola outbreak in his native country of Sierra Leone has made playing for the national team an unpleasant experience.

In August, ahead of an African Cup of Nation's match, he says the team was refused entry to the Seychelles. Two weeks ago in Cameroon he said the side was effectively quarantined in their hotel.


Latest odds: Who will be the next manager of the Blues?

Birmingham City are continuing to hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Yesterday it was reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett had been approached by Birmingham about the job.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Latest odds:

  • Gary Rowett - 8/15
  • Karl Robinson - 11/2
  • Mike Phelan - 6/1
  • Owen Coyle - 9/1
  • Richard Beale - 10/1
  • Chris Hughton - 16/1

Odds: SkyBet

Reports Gary Rowett approached for Blues job

It is being reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has been approached by Birmingham City over their vacant manager's position.

It follows the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Rowett played for Birmingham during his playing career almost 100 times and has been a favourite to take over at St. Andrews since Clark's departure.

The Blues lost 1-0 away at Blackburn last night with co-caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby in charge.

An approach by Birmingham City has also apparently been declined by MK Dons over their manager Karl Robinson.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport


Under-16s football match ends in fight

A fight broke out as the final whistle was blown at a junior football match in Coventry, leaving a woman and girl with injuries.

Coventry's under-16s football match ends in fight Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

They were both treated after the incident at the under-16s match between Kenilworth Town and Coventry Sphinx over the weekend at Coventry University sports ground, after police were called to the scene.

One man was arrested following the Midland Junior Premier League game. It is not believed the fight involved any of the players.

It happened just days after the FA launched a new part of its Respect campaign which calls for all parents and coaches in grassroots football to set a good example.

FT: West Brom 2 - 2 Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion twice led Manchester United at the Hawthorns, but two second half goals by the visitors meant it a draw with two goals apiece.

The Baggies went ahead early on, thanks to an 8th minute goal by Stephane Sessegnon.

Marouane Fellaini equalised for Utd just minutes after the break, but West Brom reclaimed their lead in the 66th minute, courtesy of Saido Berahino.

But Daley Blind managed to secure a vital late goal for Louis Van Gaal's team, three minutes from time, to earn a draw.

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