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Former Northampton Town star Carlisle banned from driving for three years

Clarke Carlisle arrives in court today. Credit: PA

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving at Highbury Magistrates Court for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.

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Clarke Carlisle: PFA statement

The Professional Footballers' Association have visited Carlisle in hospital.

In a short statement it said: "Everyone at the PFA is keeping Clarke Carlisle in their prayers and thoughts.

"We visited Clarke at the hospital yesterday and we are offering our full help and support to him and his family at this difficult time."

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Footballers pass on best wishes to Clarke Carlisle and family

Footballers who know Clarke Carlisle as a colleague and former chair of their players' association have tweeted their shock at the news of his involvement in a collision with a lorry.

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Clarke Carlisle 'seriously injured' after being hit by a lorry

Clarke Carlisle retired from football while with Northampton Town in 2013 Credit: PA Wire

Former Northampton Town player Clarke Carlisle has been seriously injured after being hit by a lorry.

Reports say it happened on the A64 in North Yorkshire at 7.30am this morning.

North Yorkshire Police would only confirm that a man was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries after the accident. It is appealing for witnesses.

Northampton Town sign Leicester midfielder

Ryan Watson in action for Leicester City under 21s earlier this month Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town have signed Leicester City midfielder Ryan Watson on loan until January.

The 20-year-old joined Leicester a year ago, and has been part of their development squad since.

Ryan is a player we have tracked since last Christmas. I have seen him play at least half a dozen times and he has impressed me.

He is an all round good midfield player. He gets about the park, he is strong in the tackle and he can pass the ball well. He wants to come and play senior football and that is a really refreshing attitude.

We have tried to bring him in before and I am really pleased we have been able to get the loan completed now. Thanks to Leicester City for allowing us to borrow Ryan, there is a good relationship between the clubs. They know we will look after him, he will help us and he will also gain valuable experience at the same time.

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager
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Wilder press conference underway at Sixfields

New Northampton manager Chris Wilder and club chairman David Cardoza Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Town's new manager Chris Wilder has been talking about his decision to leave Oxford United for Sixfields. The press conference is still going on. We'll have more details as the morning goes on

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