Alan Pardew soon to be named Palace Manager

Crystal Palace are expected to name Alan Pardew as their new manager later today, according to reports. The struggling Premier League side are keen to get the former Newcastle boss in place before the New Year’s Day match against Aston Villa. Palace have already agreed a compensation package with Newcastle for Pardew

Papiss Cisse accepts FA Charge

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Cisse will now serve a three-match suspension which will rule him out of the Magpies' forthcoming fixtures against Burnley, Leicester and Chelsea. The Senegal international had been expected to miss the FA Cup tie against Leicester on Saturday and

Bolton sign striker Emile Heskey

Bolton have completed the signing of former England striker Emile Heskey on a short-term contract. He could feature in Wanderers' Sky Bet Championship game at home to Blackburn on Boxing Day, if the club are given international clearance. Heskey returned to action with Bolton's Under-21 side in a 3-1 defeat against Reading

Nigel Pearson: Leicester manager accepts FA charge

Pearson was caught on camera making the comments towards a fan during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the start of December Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan after a bust-up during the Foxes' recent 3-1 loss to Liverpool . The FA confirmed