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Published: 15:03 | 20/7/16

Dawson to miss three months

Hull will be without captain Michael Dawson for the first three months of the new season.

Dawson limped off after 28 minutes of Hull's 1-0 pre-season win at Mansfield Town on Tuesday night with tests confirming he had damaged his medical knee ligaments.

"Scans have revealed that Michael Dawson has sustained significant damage to the medial collateral ligament in his knee," the club's statement on Twitter read.

"The injury, suffered in last night's friendly win at Mansfield Town, is likely to keep the centre-back out of action for three months."

Dawson's injury has done little to ease the club's defensive problems ahead of the new season with Moses Odubajo and Alex Bruce facing lengthy spells on the sidelines, while goalkeeper Allan McGregor is not expected to play until the New Year.

Allardyce quits Palace

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Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace and has no plans to manage again.

Koscielny fails in ban appeal

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Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday's FA Cup final after failing to have his three-match ban overturned.

Barton released by Burnley

19:17 | Today

Joey Barton has been released by Burnley less than a month after being handed an 18-month ban by the Football Association.

Conte claims LMA honour

08:41 | Today

Antonio Conte has been named Manager of the Year and Premier League manager of the year at the League Managers Association annual dinner.

Europa League final to go ahead

11:50 | Today

Wednesday's Europa League final will go ahead as planned despite the terror attack in Manchester, UEFA has announced.

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