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Football News Roundup – February 7, 2013

  • Pearson: No fixture concerns
    Nigel Pearson is unconcerned by the forthcoming schedule of matches facing Leicester.
  • Veteran Walker leaves Saddlers
    Walsall's all-time record appearance holder Jimmy Walker has cancelled his contract and left the club by mutual consent.
  • Dawkins excited for new start
    Aston Villa new boy Simon Dawkins is looking forward to sampling the Villa Park atmosphere this weekend.
  • Clarke: No Lukaku loan clause
    West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has rubbished reports suggesting there is an extension clause in Romelu Lukaku's loan deal.
  • Lambert calls for ugly wins
    Paul Lambert remains confident that Aston Villa can avoid relegation but has told his players that he is only concerned about results and not performances.
  • Chelsea back fair play deal
    Chelsea are set to back both a wage increase cap and a compromise financial fair play deal at Thursday's showdown meeting of all 20 Premier League chairmen, but Manchester City are one of four clubs ready to vote against plans.
  • Popov issues official apology
    Goran Popov has made an official apology after being sent off for spitting during West Brom's 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
  • Kelly made Forest caretaker
    Rob Kelly will take temporary charge of Nottingham Forest until a successor to Alex McLeish is appointed.
  • Schmeichel just wants to play
    Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says that playing first-team football is his main priority regardless of what league it is in.
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