LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 12 October 2009 43 FOR REDKNAPPBREAKING NEWS... Notts County sack coach McParland NOTTS COUNTY are reported to have sacked manager Ian McParland, according to Sky Sports News. New owners Munto Finance Ltd bought the Magpies last summer, bringing former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson (above with McParland) to Meadow Lane as Director of Football. Sol Campbell was signed on a record 40,000-a-week deal but lasted one game and left. Before their televised game against Torquay, executive director Peter Trembling said his job would rest on promotion from League Two. The game was drawn 2-2 and County were fifth this morning. Just last week, McParland was asked on television if he feared for the future. He replied: Not at all. Yorksdefend Hoggystance YORKSHIRE have defended their decision to release Matthew Hoggard and pointed out the former England seamer turned down a new contract earlier in the year. The county also claim to be extremely disappointed that the 32-year-old chose to break the news himself in an interview with a national newspaper. A statement from Yorkshire read: The club is extremely disappointed that Matthew broke the news to this mornings edition of The Times newspaper. An extremely competitive two- year contract, with the option of a third year based on performance, was offered to Matthew at the beginning of the season; a deal that would have retained his position as one of the highest earners at the county. Matthew turned that contract offer down. HOGGARD STUNNED: PAGE 38 Special Arry Service: Redknapp will be protected by former SAS troops when he returns to Fratton Park with Tottenham on Saturday. Inset: Pompey fans make their feelings known LionsroaraftersickHarristaunt MILLWALL players and fans were seething today after a Swindon defender taunted Neil Harris over his cancer battle. Full-back Kevin Amankwaah, 27, is said to have made a sick jibe during Saturdays 1-1 draw. Harris, who had to have a testicle removed eight years ago, was reluctant to reveal what Amankwaah actually said, but commented afterwards: It was probably the worst thing thats ever been said to me on a football field. Things are said on the field all the time some should never be said. Ever. One of Harris team-mates said: Amankwaah made a comment about Neil having only one testicle. It was totally out of order. They were exchanging words about Andy Framptons sending off when Amankwaah taunted Neil. But Amankwaah, who could face an FA probe if Millwall chose to report the incident, denied he said anything. It was normal verbals between me and Harris, he said. Nothing threatening or bad was said on either side. He got annoyed I was telling Frampton to get up when he appeared to feign injury before he got sent off. Harris, who had life-saving surgery in 2001 but has gone on to make a full recovery, had to be restrained by team-mates after the incident in the 64th minute. BY GEOFF TEATHER Face off: Harris confronts Amankwaah Lampard calls for new ruling on goalkeepers FRANK LAMPARD believes FIFA should consider changing the rules regarding sending off goalkeepers for fouls which deny an obvious goalscoring opportunity. Robert Green was dismissed by referee Damir Skomina after just 14 minutes when he brought down Artem Milevskiy in the penalty area. Lampard was in the same situation two weeks ago after Petr Cech was ordered off in Chelseas 3-1 defeat at Wigan for tripping Hugo Rodallega. Lampard said: When the keeper brings someone down I think a penalty should be sufficient. I had it with Chelsea the other week and you suffer twice if they convert the penalty and youre down to 10 men as well. It can kill the game. Green made an honest attempt to get the ball and he was in a difficult position. Nothing against him at all. When a man is one-on-one with you its not easy. Former England and Asenal keeper David Seaman also thought the sending-off was harsh. He told TalkSport: It was unfortunate. It was a penalty but Ive never been a big fan of goalkeepers being sent off in those situations because it wasnt a deliberate foul. For some reason he got a red card but I thought it a bit harsh. Lampard also believes Wayne Rooneys injury may prove to be a blessing in disguise ahead of the final World Cup qualifier against Belarus at Wembley on Wednesday. Rooney, the sides top goalscorer in qualifying, pulled out of the squad with a calf injury yesterday, but Lampard believes that Englands loss could benefit another member of the squad. Lampard said of Rooney: Hes obviously a good player, hes been in fantastic form. Hes been the player of our campaign for sure, but its quite nice for us to have to get along without him. There are other good players waiting for a chance. 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