NORWICH and Barnsley are in a race to sign Southampton's former Burnley defender Wayne Thomas.

WOLVES want to sign Shrewsbury's 17-year-old striker Tom Bradshaw. Birmingham are also monitoring the player.

ALAN Pardew says he fears being sacked by Southampton despite leading the Saints to within one point of the play-offs. That achievement is all the more remarkable given Southampton's 10-point deduction at the start of the season.

PHIl Brown could make a return to football as a coach in Owen Coyle's Bolton set-up.

JAMIE Ward is set to quit Sheffield United for Yorkshire rivals Leeds.