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Football News Roundup – January 23, 2013

  • Sammon proud of Ireland call
    Derby striker Conor Sammon has spoken of his pride at being called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad for the first time in his career.
  • O'Driscoll reunited with No 2
    Bristol City have appointed Richard O'Kelly as assistant manager after reaching a compensation deal with Walsall.
  • Curle thrilled with County
    Notts County manager Keith Curle was thrilled with his side's efforts after they beat Oldham 1-0 at an icy Meadow Lane.
  • Thomas unsure on Albion future
    West Bromwich Albion winger Jerome Thomas is still waiting to start discussions over a new deal at the club.
  • Lambert gutted after cup shock
    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert admitted his side had blown a golden chance to reach a Wembley final after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Bradford City in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.
  • McDonald training with Gills
    Coventry striker Cody McDonald is training with Gillingham with a view to a loan move to the League Two side.
  • Struggling Oldham beaten again
    Enoch Showunmi's first-half strike gave Notts County a 1-0 victory over a struggling Oldham side in sub-zero temperatures at Meadow Lane.
  • Bradford book Wembley date
    Bradford booked their place in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley after pulling off a shock upset of Aston Villa, winning 4-3 on aggregate despite losing their second leg 2-1.
  • Freeman gets Wales call-up
    Kieron Freeman is the latest Derby player to receive an international call-up after the full-back was named in the Wales Under-21 squad.
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