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QPR midfielder set for West Brom medical on Friday

Will Sandro remain fit for West Brom? Credit: PA

West Brom have agreed a loan fee with QPR that would see Sandro move to the Hawthorns until the summer.

The Brazilian midfielder has been plagued by injuries since leaving Spurs for the Super Hoops in September 2014.

He is expected to undergo a medical in the West Midlands today and could be available for West Brom's Premier League fixture against Swansea on February 2nd.

Overnight camping Derby fans given brew for the wait

Derby County fans who camped overnight to queue up for Wembley tickets have been given a brew while they wait.

Another 1,200 tickets for their Championship play-off final went on sale this morning.


Brighton boss resigns following Derby County defeat

Oscar Garcia on the bench at the iPro Stadium Credit: Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport

Oscar Garcia has resigned as the the head coach of Brighton and Hove Albion following their defeat by Derby County in the play-off semi-final.

Derby won 6-2 on aggregate and progress through to the final at Wembley. It is the second time in two years that Brighton have lost out at the play-off semi-final stage.

Brighton boss claims Derby County win was 'unfair'

Oscar Garcia Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Brighton and Hove Albion manager, Oscar Garcia, has said the result of last night's play-off semi-final match with Derby County was 'unfair'.

Derby County beat Brighton 2-1 in the first leg, thanks to a penalty from Chris Martin, and a Tomasz Kuszczak own goal, after Brighton took the lead through Jesse Lingard.

Chris Martin celebrates with Jamie Ward after Derby's second goal Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brighton fought back in the second half, but Derby goalkeeper, Lee Grant, was in inspired form, to keep out efforts from Leonardo Ulloa and Inigo Calderon.

Brighton's Inigo Calderon battles with Craig Forsyth Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derby managed to hold on, to take a slender lead back to the iPro Stadium for the second leg on Sunday, but Garcia said that should not have been the case.

It was [a] totally unfair result. We were better than them in all areas apart from the most important area, in front of goal. If the referee had given us the penalty it would have been an even better start for us, and then another in the second half. But the referee didn't give them and that's it.

Steve McClaren with Paul Simpson Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derby boss, Steve McClaren, said his side showed their fighting spirit.

That game had everything. You saw every side of Derby. We started badly, they started well, but we showed great character to come back and could have had a couple more. But the job is only half done.

Play-off full time: Derby win 2-1 away at Brighton

Derby County are one step closer to Premier League football after the first leg of their play-off semi final at Brighton.

The home side took the lead early on but Derby equalised after Matt Upson brought down Craig Forsyth in the box, paving the way for a penalty from Chris Martin.

The away team took the lead just before half time, with Martin's shot coming off the crossbar and rebounding in off Tomasz Kuszczak for an own goal. It finished 2-1.

The 2nd leg is on Sunday.