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New role at Sussex for Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie is the new Head Coach Credit: Sussex Cricket

Sussex Cricket have announced the appointment of Jason Gillespie as Head Coach.

Gillespie has agreed an initial three-year contract. He will take up his post in the New Year, in time for the pre-season preparations and tour.

Speaking after accepting his new role, he said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity of taking the reins at such a proud and traditional club like Sussex.I know that there is some excitement around the capabilities of the current playing group.

"I look forward to getting over there and playing my role in helping Sussex achieve its on and off-field goals for 2018 and beyond.”

Kewell apologises after approaching disgruntled fan

Harry Kewell has apologised Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Crawley Town Head Coach, Harry Kewell, has apologised 'for any misunderstanding' after approaching a 'disgruntled fan' immediately after his side's 4-0 defeat at Wycombe on Saturday.

The former Liverpool and Leeds player released a statement via the club's website following what he described as 'exaggerated comments on social media and news channels' about the incident.

"Whilst I did approach a disgruntled fan at full time, it was merely to hear his concerns. At no time did anyone need to hold me back.

"In hindsight I should have just gone straight to the changing rooms, given that emotions were running high. I apologise for any misunderstanding."

Kewell took over at Crawley in May - his first managerial position - but the Red Devils are currently struggling in League Two. They are 21st in the table and without a win in their last six league games.


'We want to be the first all-disabled team to enter Le Mans'

A team of disabled racing drivers - aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to enter the Le Mans 24 hour race, have been training at the Brands Hatch race track.

The majority of the drivers are ex military veterans or serving military personnel who have sustained serious injuries. The team's advanced hand controls allow its drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers, as Sarah Saunders reports.

Strongwoman ready to take on the world

She was already England's strongest woman.

But last month she won the British crown and next month she's going for the World Title.

Farah Fonseca from Basingstoke will compete in the 63 kilo division - and is full of surprises.


They've come a long way baby - Brighton to face Southampton in tenth match in Premier League

On Sunday, Brighton and Hove Albion host their south coast neighbours Southampton in a mid-table clash at the Amex stadium.

It's the Seagulls' tenth game in the Premier League, so how does manager Chris Hughton and the team feel like their settling in?

Andy Dickenson has been visiting the club to find out and also speaks to captain Bruno and groundsman Steve Winterburn.

Mid-table Portsmouth "a work in progress", says manager

Portsmouth Manager, Kenny Jackett, says the mid-table position of his side in League One is fair, admitting they are currently a "work in progress".

Pompey will be looking to return to winning ways at home to Bradford tomorrow following back to back defeats to Blackburn and Doncaster.

Bradford, 'The Bantams', reached the play-off final last season and Jackett says the game will be a good test for his side, who were promoted from League Two in April.

Jackett also confirmed goalkeeper, Luke McGee, will be fit for Saturday's match.

It was feared he would miss out due to injury, with only young back-up Alex Bass in reserve, but the former Millwall boss says McGee is available for selection.

No update on Gills' managerial vacancy, says caretaker

Gillingham caretaker manager, Steve Lovell, says there is "no update" on the managerial situation at the club.

Lovell took over the role on an interim basis last month after Ady Pennock's sacking, then Peter Taylor's departure from the club, and has presided over a win, draw and defeat in that time.

The Welshman has admitted he has had no discussions with the chairman over his future as yet.

But the former forward, who made more than 200 appearances for the Gills as a player, has made it clear he wants the manager's job on a full-time basis.

The League One side travel to fifth place Rotherham tomorrow off the back of a damaging defeat at home to fellow strugglers Northampton last time out.

But Lovell says his team can take confidence from their recent performances, particularly their home draw against high flying Wigan earlier this month.

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