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Ulloa shrugs off Black Cat rumours

Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa has dismissed rumours of a reunion with Gus Poyet at Sunderland.

Ulloa, signed by former Albion boss Poyet in January, has predictably been linked with a move to the north east following the Uruguayan's appointment at the Stadium of Light.

But the Argentinian, who has scored four goals this term, insists he is going nowhere.

"I've already said if Gustavo is at Sunderland or any other club, it's a fact that I'm here," he told the Argus.

"I'm fine, I'm happy here, my family are happy in the city.

Slade hails another 'fantastic' win

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade described his side's latest win as "fantastic" after a 2-1 win over MK Dons extended their unbeaten run in their best-ever start to a league season.

Two superb goals graced the first-half. Orient fell behind when Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford struck on the half-hour to record his 11th goal of the season.

But 20 year-old Moses Odubajo equalised four minutes before the interval and it was old-stager Kevin Lisbie who had the final word, stabbing home a pass from strike partner Mooney in the 66th minute to seal the points for the home side.

Player Manager Edgar Davids sent off

Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids was sent off for striking after a heated exchange in the dying moments of their Conference Premier clash with Wrexham.

Wrexham's Stephen Wright, who wore Davids' elbow on his face while trying to wrestle the ball from the former Juventus and Barcelona star, was also shown a red card in the same altercation on the edge of the Barnet penalty area.

Once the dust had settled, Dean Keates then scored from the resulting free-kick to make it 1-1 with an impressive curling effort over the wall to cancel out Anthony Acheampong's seventh minute strike.

FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Draw

Stamford vs Hednesford Town or West Auckland Town
Grimsby Town vs Rushall Olympic
Worcester City or Rugby Town vs Lincoln City
Bradford Park Avenue vs Kidderminster Harriers
Wrexham vs Hyde
Workington vs Stourbridge
Southport vs Marske United
Colwyn Bay vs Corby Town
Tamworth vs Solihull Moors
Nuneaton Town vs FC Halifax Town
North Ferriby United vs Alfreton Town
Brackley Town vs Barrow
Chester vs Gateshead
AFC Hornchurch vs Hereford United
Ebbsfleet United vs Dartford
Barnet vs Concord Rangers
Chatham Town vs St Albans City
Dover Athletic vs Oxford City

Elliott rearing to go

Tom Elliott hopes he will soon be back among the goals after making his Cambridge United comeback in Saturday’s goalless draw at Chester.

Elliott had been missing since suffering a hamstring injury in the 5-1 victory at home to Halifax on the opening day of the campaign.

And despite being unable to cap his return with a goal, last season’s top scorer said he was delighted to be back in action.

He said: “It’s been nine weeks which is a long time and I'm just glad to be back out there.

Railway Preparations In Full Gear


Evo-Stik League Division One North club Harrogate Railway's pre-season preparations are in full swing as they look to improve on last year's performances.

Club secretary Daivd Shepherd said: "Pre-season training started Thursday 30th June with a great turn out of old and new faces for the First Team, Reserves and Under 19 sides.

Wilson Joins Millers From Dockers

Donovan Wilson has decided to leave Ryman League Division One North club Tilbury and has joined local rivals Aveley of the Ryman League Premier Division.

Wilson, 38, featured 24 times for the Dockers.

"We wish him all the best for the future," a club statement read .

Pitmen Faced With Busy Week


A busy week faces Evo-Stik League Premier Division side Hednesford Town both on and off the pitch as the first team begin their pre-season friendlies in earnest tonight with an away fixture against Halesowen Town followed by a match versus AFC Wulfrunians on Wednesday night.

Two matches in quick succession should give Rob Smith and Larry Chambers the opportunity to run the rule over numerous players and begin to get a settled side ready for the big kick off in mid-August.

Millers Get Logan

Conrad Logan becomes Rotherham's eighth capture of the summer after signing a six-month loan deal from Leicester.

The 25-year-old spent three months on loan with Bristol Rovers last season and kept five clean sheets in his 16 appearances.

"Conrad has experience of getting promoted from this division and that is vital," manager Andy Scott said.

"We have got a few lads that have come in now that have been promoted from this league so they know what it is about.

"Leicester rate Conrad very highly but credit to the lad, he wants to get out and play games.

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