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Nottingham Forest sign highly rated Arsenal youngster on loan

Arsenal's 19-year-old striker Chuba Akpom has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of May.

The highly rated youngster has made three Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season and is currently away with England’s Under 20s.

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West Brom pay tribute to Astle with retro kit

West Brom will pay a memorable and lasting tribute to legendary striker Jeff Astle by wearing a replica of the white 1968 Wembley strip in which their centre forward enjoyed his most iconic Albion moment and scored the FA Cup Final winner.

West Brom beat Everton 1-0 at Wembley and Astle got the goal deep into extra-time.

The Baggies will wear the kit for their Premier League clash against Leicester City on April 11.

The change of strip is part of “Astle Day” when a Foundation in Jeff’s name will be launched by his family which will promote care of other sufferers and research and education into CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy).

Astle passed away from the disease at the age of just 59 in 2002.

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Ideye eyes West Brom return against QPR

Brown Ideye had a knee problem. Credit: PA

West Brom's record signing, Brown Ideye is targeting a return to the first team for the match against QPR.

The Nigeria striker missed the loss to Manchester City due to a knee problem, but hopes to be back the for the relegation clash.

I am in rehab now so hopefully I will be better before the QPR game.

Somebody kicked me from behind in the Stoke game (on March 14) and since then I've been getting pain.

I thought I could be fit for Nigeria. I thought I could even be fit for the game at Manchester City. But I couldn't run and I have had to stay back instead of risking it by going to internationals.

I just have to rest. The pain is still there but the doctors and physios have been doing their best to make sure I'm fit for the (QPR) game.

– Brown Ideye speaking to wba.co.uk

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Warwick aim for third consecutive U15 rugby title

Warwick School's under 15 rugby team are to defend their title in the final of the NatWest Cup at Twickenham today.

Warwick are to defend their title in the final of the NatWest Cup Credit: ITV News Central

They play Queen Elizabeth Grammar School from Wakefield, whom they beat 17-0 in last year's cup.

If successful, they will take home their third consecutive title from the nationwide competition.

Around 500 schools took part in this year's competition.

Hart and Halsall take temporary charge at Notts County

Paul Hart and Mick Halsall will take temporary charge of Notts County Credit: EMPICS Sport / PA

Notts County have confirmed that Acting Academy Manager Paul Hart and Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall will take temporary charge of the first team while the club looks for a permanent successor to Shaun Derry.

Shaun Derry was sacked by Notts County FC on Monday Credit: PA

It was announced on Monday that Manager Derry and his Assistant Manager Greg Abbott had parted company with Notts County and the process is underway to find their successor at Meadow Lane.

But with a crucial League One game against Scunthorpe United this weekend and the need to maintain the day-to-day running of the first team squad, Hart and Halsall have been asked to take on the role of caretaker management team in the interim period.

Hart is a former Notts County player and has held the top job at the likes of Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Crystal Palace. Halsall, meanwhile, is one of the most respected youth coaches in the game.

Donington Park hosts launch day for Touring Cars

Donington Park is hosting a launch day for the British Touring Car Championships today.

Last year's overall champion, Colin Turkington, in action in 2014 Credit: Colin Edwards / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

It is the third year in a row the event has been held at the track in Leicestershire.

The teams taking part will show off their new cars, drivers and livery before the first part of testing begins this afternoon.

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