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Foxes release Wellens

Richie Wellens has had his contract with Leicester terminated by mutual consent.

Wellens had a year remaining on his deal at the King Power Stadium but last season found himself out of favour and has been told he is not part of manager Nigel Pearson's future plans.

Wellens has been training with former club Oldham this summer to maintain his fitness while he has been heavily linked with a return to another of his old teams, Doncaster.


Richards 'to become Leicester chairman'

A boardroom shake up at Leicester is set to see Sir Dave Richards become the Championship club's new chairman, PA Sport understands.

Richards, the former Sheffield Wednesday chairman, will return to club football when he steps down from his role with the FA Premier League at the end of this month.


Zola needs a favour from Barnsley

Nice guys finish second? Watford boss Zola celebrates their massive win at Leicester. Credit: PA

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola hopes the unpredictability of this season's Championship continues today.

After keeping their automatic promotion push alive with a 2-1 win at Leicester to move within a point of second-placed Hull, Watford need Barnsley to tame the Tigers at Oakwell this afternoon.

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