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Two men handed 3 year football match ban

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Two men have been banned from football matches for 3 years following a disorder at a game between Derby County and Leeds United.

Officers were called to deal with several incidents of disorder following the match, which took place at the iPro Stadium on Saturday on October 15th.

45 year-old Edward McNally Quarry Mount Terrace, Woodhouse, was charged with assaulting a police constable while 23 year-old Ashley Marriott from Villiers Court in Hedon was charged with using abusive or threatening words or behaviour.

Both men appeared before magistrates in Derby yesterday (Tuesday, November 1) and were given three year football banning orders. McNally was ordered to pay £120 compensation.

Michael Barr from Hedon, and James Findlay from Glossop were charged with using abusive or threatening words or behaviour at the match. They also appeared at court yesterday and their cases have been adjourned to later dates.

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Lee Grant joins Stoke City on loan from Derby County

Lee Grant joins Stoke City on loan from Derby County Credit: ITV News Central

Lee Grants has joined Stoke City on loan from Derby County.

The 33-year-old stopper has put pen to paper on a temporary switch until the New Year.

The keeper has made 420 appearances throughout his career - with most of those coming in the second tier of English football.

Big blow for Derby ahead of play-offs as midfielder breaks leg

Derby County have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the play-off after it was confirmed that star midfielder George Thorne suffered a broken leg in their match with Ipswich on Saturday.

George Thorne in action for Derby at Brighton last weekend Credit: PA

The club said today he sustained a double-break to his lower right leg, following a tackle in the second half of the match.

X-rays confirmed the break, and the club says they expect Thorne to be out of action for around three months.

Derby take on Hull in the play-off semi finals, and will play the first leg at home after finishing fifth in the Championship.

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