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Stoke striker fined by FA

Stoke striker Cameron Jerome
Stoke striker Cameron Jerome Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Stoke striker Cameron Jerome has been fined £50,000 after he admitted breaching Football Association betting rules.

The 27-year-old was also warned about his future conduct after admitting repeat breaches of the regulations.

He has the right to appeal against the sanction.

There has been no suggestion from the FA that Jerome has gambled on games he or Stoke were involved in, or that he is in any way involved in match-fixing.

Coventry murder: Police issue picture of victim

Salma Parveen.
Salma Parveen. Credit: Police handout

Police were called to a house in Awson Street in the Stoke area of the city after receiving information that a female occupant was dead. Detectives have now named the victim as 22-year-old Salma Parveen.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday and has now been charged with her murder. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Local officers are continuing to patrol the area and residents with any concerns should speak to them or contact the neighbourhood policing team on 101.


Stoke boss Pulis says Huth has himself to blame for ban

Huth squares up to Fulham's Philippe Senderos during Saturday's game Credit: PA

Stoke manager Tony Pulis feels Robert Huth has "let himself down" with the antics in last Saturday's 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Fulham. The incident has landed the centre-back with a three-game suspension.

Huth will serve the ban having opted not to contest a violent conduct charge brought against him this week by the Football Association.

The incident - missed by match officials at the time - saw the German catch Cottagers defender Philippe Senderos in the face with his forearm.

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Wilkinson to replace injured Wilson for Stoke

Wilson is likely to be out for three months with a fractured fibula
Wilson is likely to be out for three months with a fractured fibula Credit: PA

Stoke will be without Marc Wilson for three months for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League match at Norwich. Andy Wilkinson is expected to fill in at left-back.

Midfielder Glenn Whelan was not deemed fit enough to take part in that match but is now available for selection again having recovered from his hamstring problem, while Potters manager Tony Pulis has indicated winger Matthew Etherington could be line for a return to the first XI.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Shotton, Whelan, Etherington, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, Edu, Nzonzi, Owen, Ness, Wilkinson.


Bennett to return for Aston Villa

Bennett (left) was sent off against Norwich last week
Bennett (left) was sent off against Norwich last week Credit: PA

Left-back Joe Bennett will return from suspension after being sent-off against Norwich for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash at Sunderland.

However, midfielder Karim El Ahmadi will have to serve a one-game ban after incurring his fifth booking of the season during the midweek Capital One Cup win at Swindon.

Villa defender Chris Herd is a fitness doubt after being substituted with a knee injury at the County Ground.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Lichaj, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Herd, Ireland, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Bent, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

Stoke City defender happy to "fill in" following Wilson's injury


Andy Wilkinson says that he's more than happy to fill in at left back following Marc Wilson's broken leg at the weekend

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson said he would be more than happy to step in as left back, following an injury suffered by team mate Marc Wilson.

To read more head to the Stoke City FC website.

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