Leeds Under-23s drew with Crewe Alexandra this week.
Elevated into Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid team during the opening two weeks of the La Liga season, the attacking midfielder was included in Julen Lopetegui’s first squad for a friendly with Belgium and Monday’s visit of Liechtenstein, though he did not make it off the bench for the win in Brussels on Thursday.
With the greatest respect to Sam Allardyce and the opening of a new England era, most people will be relieved when the first international break of the fledgling season is out of the way and business proper resumes on Saturday with an eagerly anticipated Manchester derby.
The body in charge of Premier League refereeing has denied claims made by the former match official Mark Halsey that he was put under pressure to say he had not seen controversial incidents take place in matches.
When Sam Allardyce and his players arrived in Trnava to have their first look at the Stadion Antona Malatinskeho, they found a note pinned to the wall of the dressing room where England’s new manager will give his first team-talk.
Moussa Sissoko will allegedly earn around £95,000-a-week at Tottenham, according to reports.
Rangers have struggled in midfield so far this season.
Bilic enjoyed a strong first season in charge of the Hammers last year.
The 27-year-old moved to the Hawthorns from Premier League rivals Tottenham at the back-end of the transfer window.