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Temp Head - Coventry have finally reached a

Coventry have finally reached a short-term agreement to play their three remaining home games this season at the Ricoh Arena.

Arena Coventry Limited (ACL), who manage the stadium and claim to be owed over £1.3million in unpaid rent stretching back 12 months. And there was uncertainty over where City would play their remaining home fixtures this term, starting with tomorrow's visit of League One leaders Doncaster.

But a statement released today read: "Coventry City FC Holdings Ltd are pleased that an agreement has been reached with ACL that enables us to play our last three remaining home matches at the Ricoh Arena."

 

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Leeds' owners, GFH Capital, have sold a 10 per cent stake in the npower Championship club to Bahrain-based International Investment Bank.

There had been uncertainty over GFH Capital's intentions, with some suggestions that they were looking to offloadthe club.

However, it appears that is not the case. Instead, GFH is recruiting "strategic investors" to strengthen the club's financial position. IIB's chief executive, Aabed Al-Zeera, will join the Board of Leeds City Holdings Limited.

 

Irish U17s eye Serbia victory

IRELAND'S U17 side now need a win over Serbia in their final European Championship qualifier on Saturday if they are to make it through to the Euro finals in Slovakia in May.

After the high of Monday's 1-0 win over mini-tournament hosts Austria, Tom Mohan's side were brought back down to earth by a 3-0 defeat to Georgia in Vienna yesterday, with more bad news for the Irish boys as they finished with nine men with Pierce Mitchell and Peter Burke sent off.

 

U17 women fall to Poland

The Republic of Ireland U17 Women's team lost the opening game in their UEFA Women's European Elite Phase group to Poland in St Polten, Austria, on Tuesday.

The Irish conceded goals in either half to Poland's Ewa Pajor and Paulina Dudek and although Amy O'Connor pulled a goal back, it came deep into injury time and too late to matter.

 

Cats pair out

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill was dealt a devastating double blow when it was confirmed that both Steven Fletcher (ankle) and Lee Cattermole (knee) will miss the rest of the season.


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