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Sinclair backs Leicester winger to be a hit with England

Trevor Sinclair believes Damarai Gray could be a good option for England. Credit: PA

Former England winger Trevor Sinclair believes Demarai Gray has what it takes to shine for Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions.

Leicester's 19 year-old January recruit joined the Premier League leaders for £3.7m after impressing at Birmingham City in the Championship.

And speaking about his England prospects with the QPR Podcast, on the 19th anniversary of his remarkable overhead-kick goal at Loftus Road, Sinclair explained:

I know he’s only young, he plays on that left hand side for Leicester. He’s not played much for Leicester but even the games he’s played already, he’s shown me that he’s got good ability and he’s not going to be fazed by it.

He’s got the raw skill set you need. He’s very quick, he’s got good technique and I feel if he was given the opportunity on that left hand side, he could be a good option.

We’ve seen Sterling do well in that position but he can also play in other positions, and I think if Demarai Gray was brought in just to have a look at him amongst the squad, to see how he fared then that could be a good one.

– Former England international Trevor Sinclair
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Summing up due to begin at Hillsborough inquests

96 Liverpool fans died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Credit: PA

The summing up at the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will begin on Monday.

Lord Justice Goldring is expected to take up to three weeks to sum up the 260 days of evidence in Warrington, Cheshire.

The inquests will then adjourn for the half-term break in mid-February and are due to reconvene on February 22 when the jury is expected to be sent out to consider their conclusions.

The tragedy unfolded on April 15, 1989, during Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace.

During the inquests, which began on March 31, 2014, the jury has heard about stadium safety, match planning, the events of the day, the emergency response and evidence gathering by police, along with accounts of the final moments of each victim.

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Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time results

Premier League:

  • Leicester 3 - 0 Stoke
  • West Brom 0 - 0 Aston Villa

Championship:

  • Birmingham 3 - 0 Ipswich
  • Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest

League One:

  • Burton 1 - 2 Shrewsbury
  • Chesterfield 1 - 2 Millwall
  • Gillingham 2 - 1 Peterborough
  • Port Vale 1 - 1 Bradford
  • Southend 3 - 0 Coventry
  • Walsall 1 - 1 Blackpool

League Two:

  • Mansfield 0 - 2 Luton
  • Northampton 3 - 1 Morecambe
  • Notts County 0 - 2 Wimbledon

Midlands Match Day Live: Half-time scores

Premier League:

  • Leicester 1 - 0 Stoke
  • West Brom 0 - 0 Aston Villa

Championship:

  • Birmingham 1 - 0 Ipswich
  • Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest

League One:

  • Burton 1 - 0 Shrewsbury
  • Chesterfield 1 - 1 Millwall
  • Gillingham 0 - 1 Peterborough
  • Port Vale 1 - 0 Bradford
  • Southend 2 - 0 Coventry
  • Walsall 0 - 0 Blackpool

League Two:

  • Mansfield 0 - 1 Luton
  • Northampton 2 - 0 Morecambe
  • Notts County 0 - 1 Wimbledon

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Leicester agree deal for Ghana star Amartey

Leicester have agreed a deal to buy Daniel Amartey from FC Copenhagen, the Danish club have announced on their official website.

The Foxes, the surprise package of the season who are level on points with Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal, have yet to confirm the deal but manager Claudio Ranieri is due to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon ahead of his side's FA Cup third-round replay against Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Amartey's fee is reported as between £5m-£6m. Credit: PA

Ranieri is seeking to bolster the squad of the shock title contenders and Amartey, who can play in defence or midfield, would become the second January arrival at the King Power Stadium after Demarai Gray joined from Birmingham for £3.75million.

FC Copenhagen say a fee has been agreed for Amartey's transfer and that the player just needs to finalise personal terms.

A statement on their official website, fck.dk, said: "A deal has been agreed between FC Copenhagen and Leicester City FC for Daniel Amartey.

"The agreement has been signed on the assumption that Amartey and Leicester City FC as expected come to an agreement on a few personal/minor details."

Wolves winger out for up to 12 months

The 20-year-old winger has torn his ACL Credit: Jordan Graham Twitter Account

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Jordan Graham has been ruled out for up to 12 months with an ACL tear.

Graham picked up the injury during Wolves' 3-1 loss to Cardiff City at the weekend.

The 20-year-old winger, who returned to the side following a loan spell at Oxford United, has provided a number of assists.

The news comes just two weeks after losing Benik Afobe to Bournemouth.

Jordan Graham's tweet Credit: Jordan Graham Twitter Account
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