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Sport: Football: News In Brief


Tuesday, May 25, 1999 Published at 09:22 GMT 10:22 UK

Teddy ready for England

England coach Kevin Keegan has admitted he is considering Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham for the Euro 2000 qualifiers against Sweden and Bulgaria.

The 33-year-old forward came on as a subsitute to win the man-of-the-match award in his club's FA Cup final win last Saturday.

"There is no doubt in my mind now that Teddy could play a part for England," said Keegan.

"I couldn't pick him earlier because he was not playing regularly. But he is definitely in my thoughts because of the way he is playing for his club."

Sheringham's opportunities at United have been restricted this season due to the prolific strike partnership forged by Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.


Lee agrees to stay

Wolves manager Colin Lee has agreed to continue working at Molineux following lengthy talks with the club.

Lee and assistant John Ward were asked to stay on earlier this month agfter temporary contracts expired at the end of the season.

"I have never had any serious doubts about taking the job," said Lee.

"I just wanted everyone to be agreed that we didn't have many players and no money."


Leeds to buy Bakke

Leeds are due to complete their first transfer of the summer with the 1.75m capture of Eirik Bakke.

The 21-year-old Viking Stavanger midfielder made his international debut last week and is seen as one of the bright young stars of Scandinavian football.

"I am buying potential with this one, but my next signings may be big-money signings," warned Leeds manager David O'Leary.


Stay away from Gray

Premiership clubs considering bidding for Sunderland left-back Michael Gray have been told he is not for sale.

Manager Peter Reid spoke out after Aston Villa were linked with the 24-year-old, who made his England debut in the recent friendly in Hungary.

"I do not feel I need to comment on pure speculation. I'm going to say this for the last time - Michael Gray is going nowhere," said Reid.

"He has just broken into the England squad, he is a home-town boy and this club is now in the Premiership. I cannot understand why he would want to move on or why we would want to sell him."





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