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Newcastle signing like Asprilla - Beardsley

Seydou Doumbia has arrived from Roma. Credit: Reuters

Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley says new signing Seydou Doumbia reminds him of Faustino Asprilla.

Doumbia played for Newcastle's Under-21s, who are managed by Beardsley, on Monday, leaving an impression on many despite only 45 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Stoke.

Having had him with us yesterday and today, the first thing I thought was 'Tino Asprilla'.

When he we kicked off, he stepped over the ball and it was funny for me because obviously I used to play with Tino. As stupid as it sounds, that was the highlight of the game for me, when he stepped over the ball!

The crowd almost went one way and the ball went the other. Class.

– Peter Beardsley speaking to



Rotherham sack manager Redfearn

Neil Redfearn has been dismissed. Credit: PA

Championship strugglers Rotherham have sacked manager Neil Redfearn after just four months in charge, the club have confirmed.

The Yorkshire side currently find themselves in 21st place, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

It is with a heavy heart that we've parted company with Neil today. As we all know football is a results driven business and with 16 games to go our aim has to be to retain our Championship status.

Everyone at the Club wishes Neil well with his future career and thank him for his efforts and endeavour.

Our focus now is 100% behind appointing a first team manager as soon as possible.

– Chairman Tony Stewart
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