Football shorts: David Beckham| Brede Hangeland| Carver and Barrow| Sean St Ledger

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland has signed a two-year contract extension. The 31-year-old’s new deal includes an option for a further year, which if exercised would see the Norway international remain at the London club until the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

Hangeland, whose existing deal was due to expire this summer, joined Fulham from FC Copenhagen in January 2008 and has made 233 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Carver and Barrow fined over clash

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Newcastle coach John Carver and Wigan counterpart Graham Barrow have each been fined for their conduct in the wake of Callum McManaman’s challenge on Massadio Haidara. Magpies No 2 Carver has received an undisclosed cash penalty and been warned as to his future conduct, while Barrow has been fined £1,000 and hit with a one-match touchline ban. The pair were charged with misconduct by the FA in the wake of Wigan’s controversial 2-1 home win over Newcastle on 17 March.

St Ledger set for Millwall loan switch

Millwall have agreed a deal to sign Leicester defender Sean St Ledger. The 28-year-old will complete his loan switch to the London club following the Championship fixture between the two teams at the King Power Stadium tonight. He will remain with Kenny Jackett’s side until 4 May. St Ledger could feature in as many as ten games for the Lions, including the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan at Wembley on 13 April.

Ancelotti wants Beckham to stay

Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti hopes David Beckham can extend his contract at the Ligue 1 club, he said last night. “I’m totally for David Beckham extending his contract,” Ancelotti told a news conference. Former England captain Beckham, 37, joined PSG as a free agent on a five-month deal in January. He has made four appearances in Ligue 1 as a holding midfielder for PSG who are top of the standings.


npower Championship: Blackburn v Blackpool (3.00); Crystal Palace v Birmingham (5.30); Derby v Bristol City; Leicester v Millwall; Watford v Burnley (3.00)

npower League 1: Brentford v Notts County (3.00); Bury v Crewe (3.00); Carlisle v Shrewsbury (3.00); Colchester v Bournemouth (3.00); Coventry v Doncaster (3.00); Crawley Town v Stevenage (3.00); Hartlepool v Milton Keynes Dons (3.00); Preston v Portsmouth (5.00); Scunthorpe v Leyton Orient (3.00); Swindon v Oldham (3.00); Tranmere v Sheffield United (3.00); Yeovil v Walsall (3.00)

League 2: Barnet v Dagenham & Redbridge (3.00); Bradford v Southend (3.00); Northampton v Torquay; Oxford Utd v Morecambe (3.00); Port Vale v Cheltenham; (3.00); Rochdale v Aldershot (3.00); Rotherham v AFC Wimbledon (3.00); Wycombe v Accrington Stanley (3.00).

The NextGen Series semi-finals (both at (at Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia): Chelsea U19 v Arsenal U19 (2.00); Aston Villa U19 v Sporting U19 (7.00) .