Leagues round-up: Robins trio jailed

September 1, 2006

Three Bristol City players have been jailed after a brawl outside a nightclub.

Wales international David Partridge, 27, was jailed for two months after admitting affray and causing actual bodily harm during the fight in October last year.

Steve Brooker, 25, and Bradley Orr, 23, were each sentenced to 28 days after admitting their part in the affray.

Orr, who was sent off earlier this week for headbutting a team-mate in City's 3-1 win at Northampton, was ordered to pay £2,500 in defence costs.

Crystal Palace have clinched the signing of Shefki Kuqi from Blackburn in a £2.5million deal.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Selhurst Park and returns to the Championship a year after leaving Ipswich to join Rovers.

Charlton goalkeeper Stephan Andersen has seen his loan move to Leeds collapse following a disagreement over a recall clause.

The move had been agreed but Leeds later decided to pull out of the deal and instead extended the loan stay of Tony Warner from Fulham.

Charlton's general manager Andrew Mills said: 'It looked as though the deal was done, but Leeds were uncomfortable with the recall clause we were keen to implement so, regrettably, it did not happen.'

Leeds chief executive Shaun Harvey has also taken a swipe at Olivier Bernard after he turned his back on the club and rejoined Newcastle.

The French defender signed for the Magpies after leaving Rangers but Leeds believed they had all but secured his signature after agreeing terms with him.

Harvey said: 'Terms were agreed with the player for him to join Leeds, subject only to him passing a medical. The player has since reneged on the agreement and joined Newcastle United.

'We are disappointed but if he did not want to play for Leeds it is better to find out now, as we are only interested in players who are fully committed to the club.'

Derby managing director Mike Horton has admitted that the sales of Tommy Smith and Inigo Idiakez will cut Derby's wage bill and allow them to spend more in the next transfer window.

Smith joined Watford for £500,000 and Idiakez switched to Southampton in a deal which could eventually net Derby £350,000.

Horton said: 'The deals we've done in the past couple of days will enable us to move forward at the next transfer window.'

Brighton have extended the loan deal of West Ham midfielder Tony Stokes by a further month while Bristol Rovers have completed the signing of Rochdale striker Rickie Lambert for £200,000 on a three-year deal.

Lambert said: 'My first thought was that Bristol Rovers are a big club and I wanted to be a part of that.

'This is where every player wants to be.'

ROCHDALE have also signed defender James Sharp after a successful trial period. The 30-year-old has signed a deal that will keep him at Spotland until January, while ACCRINGTON have completed the signing of French goalkeeper Francois Dubourdeau until Christmas.