In Football Today... 9/11/06

Notts County

Tom Curtis will have a scan on his broken foot on Friday. After a month on the sidelines, the midfielder will have the x-ray to determine when he can return to action. Despite only featuring occasionally in the league, the

Curtis... Big day on Friday
experienced Curtis has been missed from the squad. He fractured the metatarsal in his third toe, but is positive he will return soon. He told the Official Site, “I feel as though it has healed, but the only thing that can determine that is the x-ray. Tomorrow is an important day in my household.”

League 2

Alan Buckley was confirmed as Grimsby Town's new manager. The Mariners sacked Graham Rodger on Wednesday, after only four months in charge. They currently lie only just outside the relegation zone, and so have turned to old head Buckley. The Lincolnshire man has been in charge at Blundell Park twice before, gaining promotion on two occasions with them. He was in charge when Grimsby were in the Championship.

Mansfield Town are set to complete the signing of defender Asa Charlton from Conference North side Redditch United.


Freddy Adu, the American wonder kid, looks set to join Manchester United on a trial in the near future. The 17-year-old striker has been a long-term target for Europe's top clubs, with his enormous potential well known throughout the world. Ghana born, Adu currently plays in the MLS for DC United. He will join up with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Christiano Ronaldo at the end of November for a minimum of two weeks.

England will face Spain in a friendly next year. The February 7 clash will be the first England game of 2007, and is set to be played at Old Trafford. The last time the sides met was in Madrid in 2004. The hosts won 1-0, and Rooney was substituted just before half time after some ill discipline.