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Accrington rename ground the Wham Stadium

Accrington Stanley will now play at the Wham Stadium. Credit: PA

Accrington Stanley have signed a new sponsorship deal, which will see their ground renamed the Wham Stadium.

The League Two club will now be sponsored by 'What More UK Ltd', with partner company PlasticBoxShop's name will appearing on the team's shirts.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Accrington Stanley, ever since seeing the famous milk advert on TV when I was a kid, especially as my dad came from Liverpool!

It’s a historic and iconic club and when the opportunity came up for PlasticBoxShop to be the shirt sponsor I leapt at it. In supporting Accrington Stanley we feel that we have found a club that has come from humble beginnings like ourselves, but has ambitions to keep on growing and we plan to treble in size.

Over the next 3 years our ambition is to make PlasticBoxShop one of the UK’s best known brands.

– Gary Lyons, Managing Director of PlasticBoxShop

England have faith in out of form Lyth

Adam Lyth needs to learn how to leave the ball. Credit: PA

Out-of-form opener Adam Lyth has the full backing the England hierarchy, according to selector Mick Newell.

The Yorkshireman has repeatedly failed at the top of the order against Australia, but will keep his place at Trent Bridge, despite calls for him to be replaced, something Newell says has not been contemplated.

We haven't even discussed anything beyond this Test match.

Adam Lyth has everyone's confidence to come out here on Thursday and score runs for England.

He has justified his place in the team and scored an awful lot of runs for Yorkshire to get into this team and he has a Test match century under his belt, so he has everyone's confidence.

– England selector Mick Newell speaking to Sky Sports

Fly-half Cipriani available for World Cup

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is available for the World Cup after he was re-bailed until November in relation to his arrest for drink-driving.

The Sale Sharks man was arrested in June after he was involved in a collision with another car in London.

Danny Cipriani was arrested for drink-dirving. Credit: PA

Cipriani was arrested and taken to a west London police station, but was released on bail soon after.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster said at the time he would not select Cipriani until he knew the outcome of case.

Zamora returns to Brighton after QPR release

Bobby Zamora left QPR this summer. Credit: PA

Striker Bobby Zamora has joined Brighton for a second time - 15 years after beginning his first spell with Albion.

The 34-year-old former England international was a free agent after leaving QPR and has signed a one-year deal, Brighton announced on Monday evening.


Guardiola: Man United signing has not been fit for years

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has cast doubt on the fitness of Bastian Schweinsteiger, saying he hasn't been fit for three years.

The German midfielder, who moved to Old Trafford in the summer, played 33 times last season for club and country but Catalan Guardiola is not convinced about his longevity.

Bastian Schweinsteiger could be a key play at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well at Manchester United. He is a top, top player," the Bayern boss said of the 31-year-old.

"Unfortunately, during the last three years he was never in good condition. He is going to play really well there (at United). I really hope that is going to happen."

Ferdinand urges Chelsea target to join Man United

Rio Ferdinand has urged John Stones to think carefully about his future, suggesting he could become a linchpin in Manchester United's backline instead of a supporting act for Chelsea.

The Everton centre back has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks after the Toffees, who insist he is going nowhere, twice rejected big money bids from Chelsea for the 21-year-old.

Jon Stones has been the subject of Chelsea bids. Credit: PA

"If he goes to Man United, he plays every week so that's the right club for him," Ferdinand is quoted as saying in several national newspapers.

"If he goes to Chelsea, he's not playing every week. He's at that stage of his development where he wants to play every week. If you say to any young footballer to leave a club to sit on the bench, you've got to be a lunatic. You have to be."

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