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Neco Williams has signed a four-year deal at Nottingham Forest
Neco Williams has signed a four-year deal at Nottingham Forest

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Forest land Williams from Reds

Neco Williams hopes to help newly-promoted Nottingham Forest continue their exciting rise after the right-back joined from Liverpool.

Williams, 21, has signed a four-year deal at the City Ground, ending his 15-year association with the Anfield club.

The Wales international impressed on loan at Fulham in the Championship last term and will now look ahead to his first season in the top flight as a regular starter.

He said: "I’m really excited to join Nottingham Forest and to help this great club move forwards in the Premier League.

"Forest are a club with incredible history and the City Ground is a very special venue that I can’t wait to experience in full voice in the coming weeks. 

"Having spoken to the head coach, there’s a huge amount of ambition being shown at the club and I can’t wait to join up with my new team-mates and get ready for the challenge ahead."

The East Midlands outfit have also strengthened in the left-back position, with Omar Richards joining from Bayern Munich yesterday.

Having also signed a four-year deal, the former Reading ace said: "I’m thrilled to return to England by joining Nottingham Forest at such an exciting time.

"The club has enjoyed an incredible last few months and there are great ambitions for the Premier League return."

Palace sign Doucoure

Cheick Doucoure has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace
Cheick Doucoure has signed a five-year deal with Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have sealed their third signing of the summer with the capture of midfielder Cheick Doucoure from French side Lens, subject to international clearance.

The Mali international, 22, has signed a five-year at Selhurst Park as boss Patrick Vieira continues to strengthen his squad.

Doucoure featured 34 times for Lens in Ligue 1 last season, earning a reputation as one of the division’s most impressive defensive midfielders.

Chairman Steve Parish said of the deal: "Cheick's arrival is yet another statement of intent, demonstrating our ambition to further improve the squad this summer.

"We are extremely confident that Cheick will adapt seamlessly to the rigours of the Premier League and that he will contribute positively to the squad, and I wish him all the very best for his time with us."

Chilwell eyeing World Cup spot

Ben Chilwell has set his sights on a starting spot for England at the World Cup
Ben Chilwell has set his sights on a starting spot for England at the World Cup

Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell wants to be England’s first-choice left-back at the World Cup after lifting the lid on a "difficult" period of his career.

The 25-year-old did not play for the Three Lions at Euro 2020 last summer before missing six months of last season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against Juventus in November.

Having returned to the field as a substitute in the Blues' final game of the season, the former Leicester man is hoping to put his troubles behind him as he bids for a starting berth at the Qatar World Cup in November. 

Chilwell said: "I've dreamed of playing in a World Cup since I can remember.

"To know it's just around corner is more motivation for me to try and seal that spot down, not just for me but my family, especially after the Euros which was a pretty difficult time for me.

"If I can go to the World Cup as No1 left-back and have a good tournament and hopefully as a team we can do well, it would be a highlight of not just my career but my life.

"The next four and five months I will do everything I can to make sure it's my spot going into the tournament."

Terry reveals management snubs

John Terry is still waiting for his first head coach role
John Terry is still waiting for his first head coach role

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has revealed he turned down three management roles and was rejected by a further two clubs last year.

The 41-year-old left his role as Aston Villa assistant in July 2021 in order to take his first steps as a first-team boss, but his wait to secure a job continues.

The ex-defender has since taken up a consultancy role at the Blues and suggested he is open to accepting the right offer if it comes along.

He said on social media: "[I'm] getting lots of messages regarding me not managing. 

"I turned down three jobs last year and interviewed for two more which I didn’t get. It’s a personal decision that I have to come to.

"I have my role at Chelsea that I love and my family time, which means everything to me. And I get time to enjoy myself."

Wiegman: There’s pressure on Norway too

Sarina Wiegman takes charge of England's second Women's Euro 2022 game against Norway tonight
Sarina Wiegman takes charge of England's second Women's Euro 2022 game against Norway tonight

England boss Sarina Wiegman has played down suggestions by Norway boss Martin Sjogren that all the pressure is on the Lionesses ahead of tonight’s Women’s Euro 2022 clash.

Sjogren said in his pre-match press conference that his side were "definitely" the underdogs at the Amex tonight, adding: "I think England is one of the big favourites for the tournament. I think England feels quite a lot of pressure from being at home."

But the Lionesses boss was quick to dispute those claims, responding: "I think Norway has to win too, to be top of the group. We want to win. It's easy to say that the pressure is on.

"We know what we want — we want to play our best game, to entertain, and of course to win games. 

"If they want to be the underdog, that's fine. I think they have a very strong squad, and we do too, so I expect an open match and we'll see where it goes."

Bright embracing Hegerberg challenge

Ada Hegerberg will be key to Norway's chances of success against England
Ada Hegerberg will be key to Norway's chances of success against England

Tonight's Group A meeting will see England come up against one of the finest forwards in women’s football in Norway's Ada Hegerberg.

The former Ballon d’Or winner made a lively return to international tournament football against Northern Ireland, grabbing an assist in her side’s 4-1 victory.

On the prospect of facing the Lyon star, England defender Millie Bright said: "She's a top player, everyone is aware of her strengths and how she plays but it's just another opponent to take care of and defend against.

"As defenders, we love that challenge and it's something that we thrive off. You want to be challenged. 

"We're prepared for what we're going to face and we're ready to put our stamp on the game as well."

Swiss training cancelled

Switzerland have cancelled training just two days before their next Euro 2022 game due to eight players suffering with a stomach bug.

The Swiss have revealed that 11 staff members also have "gastrointestinal symptoms".

Nils Nielsen's team are due to play Sweden in their second Group C game at 5pm on Wednesday at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.

They kicked off their campaign with a 2-2 draw with Portugal on Saturday at Leigh Sports Village.

Meanwhile, Netherlands captain and goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal has been ruled out for the remainder of the Euros with a shoulder injury.

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Nottingham ForestLiverpoolPremier LeagueEnglandWomen’s Euro 2022NorwayNeco WilliamsChelseaBen ChilwellCrystal PalaceCheik Oumar DoucoureWorld CupSwitzerlandNetherlandsLensLigue 1
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