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Football News Roundup – January 17, 2014

  • Lambert: Duo can play together
    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes new signing Grant Holt and Christian Benteke can form a deadly double act in attack.
  • Mel knew about Long all along
    Pepe Mel says he had already been told Shane Long was likely to leave West Brom in the January transfer window before he accepted the position of head coach.
  • Morgan extends Leicester stay
    Leicester captain Wes Morgan has had his contract with the club extended by a further year, with talks ongoing about a longer deal for the central defender.
  • Magpies given hope on McGregor
    Notts County's hopes of keeping Callum McGregor have received some encouragement from Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
  • Baker to miss Liverpool trip
    Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker will miss Saturday's Premier League game against Liverpool at Anfield.
  • Johnson scouring the market
    Gary Johnson continues to scour the market for potential new recruits who can aid Yeovil Town's Championship cause.
  • Phillips sets promotion target
    Kevin Phillips is targeting a fifth career promotion with Leicester and admits he could postpone his retirement again if the Foxes reach the Barclays Premier League.
  • Devitt extends Spireites deal
    Winger Jamie Devitt has had his contract with Chesterfield extended until the end of the season.
  • Birmingham give up on Burn
    Defender Dan Burn is unlikely to return to Birmingham on loan, according to manager Lee Clark.
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