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Charlton boss announced within 48 hours

Charlton will announce Bob Peeters as their new manager in the next 48 hours.

The 40-year-old quit as boss of Belgian side Waasland-Beveren last Thursday and will replace Jose Riga, who was not kept on at The Valley despite saving the Addicks from relegation last season.

The appointment will mark a return to south London for former Belgium striker Peeters, who had a spell playing for Charlton's local rivals Millwall between 2003 and 2005.

He led them out of the relegation zone and to an 18th-placed finish with eight wins and three draws from 17 matches.

Riga rarely used the loan players brought in by controversial owner Roland Duchatelet, which may have contributed to his departure.

Peeters will have to rebuild the Charlton squad after 11 players were released at the end of the season, while goalkeeper Ben Hamer agreed to joined Leicester.


Teams announced for play off final

Derby County: Grant, Wisdom, Forsyth, Thorne, Keogh, Buxton, Hendrick, Hughes, Martin, Russell, Ward.

Subs: Bryson, Eustace, Sammon, Legzdins, Whitbread, Dawkins, Bamford.

QPR: Green, Simpson, Hill, Barton, Onuoha, Dunne, Doyle, O'Neil, Kranjcar, Austin, Hoilett.

Subs: Traore, Morrison, Yun Suk-young, Hughes, Henry, Zamora, Murphy.

Fulham cull half their squad

Fulham have released Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Giorgos Karagounis, Mahamadou Diarra, John Arne Riise and John Heitinga following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

The departures were led by former Republic of Ireland international winger Duff, who joined Fulham in 2009.

Sidwell moves on after moving to Craven Cottage, initially on loan from Aston Villa, in January 2011.

Heitinga impressed during his 14-game spell after signing from Everton in January, but he was unable to prevent the slide to the Sky Bet Championship.

Midfielders Karagounis and Diarra, left-back Riise and Derek Boateng depart along with Matthew Briggs and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.

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