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QPR sign former Newcastle defender Perch from Wigan

QPR have signed former Newcastle defender James Perch from Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

The 29 year-old has penned a three-year deal with Chris Ramsey's side after impressing for the relegated Latics last season.

Perch picked up Wigan's players' player of the year award for successive campaigns in April after a string of impressive performances in defence and midfield.

The versatile defender has 65 Premier League appearances under his belt for Newcastle and scored for Wigan at Loftus Road in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg in May 2014.


Man City send new signing Enes Unal to Genk on loan

Manchester City have sent teenage striker Enes Unal out on loan to Belgian side Genk just weeks after signing the Turkey international from Bursaspor.

Unal, 18, made three appearances during City's pre-season tour of Australia but will head to Belgium in the hope of playing regular football this season.

City announced the news via their website on Friday morning.

Unal, who has one senior international cap, built a strong reputation in youth football. He scored 24 goals in 25 games for Turkey's under-16 side and in 2013, at the age of 16, became the youngest goalscorer in the Turkish top flight when he struck against Galatasaray.


Blackpool fined £50k over pitch invasion

The game against Huddersfield was cut short. Credit: PA

League One Blackpool have been fined £50,000 and severely warned over their future conduct by the Football Association after their final game of the season was abandoned due to a pitch invasion.

The match against Huddersfield in May was stopped when fans entered the pitch to protest against how the Oyston family run the club.

The FA have also the club to play a game behind closed doors if similar happens again in future.

Blackpool striker claims club told him to leave

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Blackpool striker Nile Ranger says he was turned away by the club after return to Bloomfield Road following eight months of absence.

The former Newcastle forward had failed to report for training for eight months, but did arrive on Tuesday, only to be asked to leave by manager Neil McDonald. Ranger wrote on Instagram: "How can I report for training in Blackpool and get told to get in my car and drive back to london by the manager. Shambles. PFA PFA PFA PFA PFA PFA PLEASSEEEEE!!!"

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