LEEDS have appealed Pascal Struijk’s red card in Sunday’s loss at home to Liverpool. Struijk was dismissed by referee Craig Pawson for a tackle on Harvey Elliott which has forced the 18-year-old to have surgery yesterday on a dislocated ankle.
YOURI TIELEMANS is not yet ready to commit to Leicester as talks over a new contract continue. The Belgium midfielder, whose deal ends in 2023, said: ‘I want to keep as many options as I can open.’
CHRIS HUGHTON’S position as Nottingham Forest boss is hanging by a thread. Forest’s clash at home to Middlesbrough tonight is critical for Hughton, who has presided over their worst start to a season in 108 years with one point from six games. Chris Wilder and John Terry are contenders for the job.
PELE will leave intensive care within days after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, his daughter has announced. Kely Nascimento revealed the three-time World Cup winner, 80, ‘is not in pain and is in a good mood’ at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. She said on Instagram: ‘He is doing well post-surgery. ‘He is strong and stubborn and with all of the love, energy and light the world is sending, he will get through this!’