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Down the line: Headlines from the football league

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sharp-shooter targets a new Blades contract

BILLY SHARP revealed he wants a new Sheffield United deal after his brace earned a 2-2 draw at promotion rivals Norwich. ‘I’m in talks with the club about a new contract because I love the club,’ said Sharp, who has scored 18 league goals this term. ‘I’ve got plenty more years in me.’ Meanwhile, Mateusz Klich scored twice as leaders Leeds came from behind to win 2-1 at Rotherham.

LEAGUE ONE

Fergie time again for Posh after Evans axe

DARREN FERGUSON returned for a third spell in charge of Peterborough after Steve Evans was sacked following the draw with Charlton. ‘It’s exciting to be in a situation where promotion is very possible with 17 games to go,’ said Ferguson, who has gone up three times previously with Posh.

LEAGUE TWO

County put up for sale

NOTTS COUNTY owner Alan Hardy yesterday announced he has ‘very reluctantly’ put the club up for sale. Hardy, who bought the Magpies in 2017, insisted their position at the very bottom of the Football League was not a factor in his decision.