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Blackburn confirm DJ Campbell has been arrested

Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a football "spot-fixing" investigation, his club has confirmed.

Blackburn Rovers forward DJ Campbell
Blackburn Rovers forward DJ Campbell Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

The 32-year-old is one of six people detained in an investigation by the National Crime Agency after it acted on information passed by the Sun on Sunday newspaper.

In a statement, Blackburn Rovers FC said: "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested.

"The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."

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Blackburn 'won't hold minute's silence for Thatcher'

BBC sports reporter Ben Smith has said Blackburn Rovers will not hold a minute's silence for Lady Thatcher before Saturday's match, despite the former prime minister being an honorary vice-president at the club:

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I understand that Blackburn Rovers will now NOT hold a minute's silence for Mrs Thatcher on Saturday.

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Thatcher became an honorary vice president of Blackburn in 1998 but after talks today club will not mark her death.

Blackburn sack boss Henning Berg after 10 games

Henning Berg was sacked by Venky's, Blackburn's owners. Credit: PA

Blackburn Rovers have sacked manager Henning Berg, the club's owners announced.

The Norwegian was in charge of the club for just 57 days since his appointment at the end of October.

Berg won just one of his 10 games at the helm.

"This decision has been taken following a very disappointing sequence of results," said a statement on the club's website.

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Bolton's league fixture to go ahead on Saturday

The FA Cup quarter-final between Bolton and Spurs, which was abandonded following the cardiac arrest suffered by Fabrice Muamba on Saturday, will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30pm at White Hart Lane, Bolton have confirmed.

The club have also confirmed that Saturday's Premier League encounter with Blackburn will go ahead as planned just as their club doctor was giving further good news on the progress of Muamba.

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