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Moses Odubajo was in the Hull City side that beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship play-off final

Hull City full-back Moses Odubajo has been ruled out for up to six months with a knee ligament injury.

The 22-year-old made 42 Championship appearances last season as the Tigers won promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The ex-Leyton Orient and Brentford defender suffered the injury in a pre-season friendly against Grimsby Town.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed they have taken former Stoke City forward Peter Odemwingie, 35, on trial.

The Nigeria international, who could feature for Steve Bruce’s side in a friendly with Mansfield on Tuesday, is a free agent after being released by the Potters at the end of last season.

He ended the campaign on loan at Championship side Bristol City after recovering from a long-term knee injury.

Odubajo’s injury has reduced Hull to just 14 fit senior outfield players with less than four weeks until they host Premier League champions Leicester City on the opening day of the season.

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Mark Birighitti has represented Australia in age-group and senior internationals

Swansea City have signed Australia international goalkeeper Mark Birighitti on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old has agreed a two-year contract after leaving Australia A-League side Newcastle Jets.

Last year, Birighitti spent six months on loan at Varese, where he worked with Swans coach Gabriele Ambrosetti.

He is the fourth goalkeeper on Swansea’s senior books, alongside Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel.

Birighitti was named in the A-League’s 2015-16 team of the season after impressive displays for Jets, and has made one appearance for Australia – against China in 2013.

He was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat by England in May.

Birighitti has also represented his country at under-17, under-20 and under-23 level.

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Northern Ireland players sing ‘Will Grigg’s on fire’

Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg received as many votes as France midfielder Paul Pogba in Uefa’s search for Europe’s best player.

Journalists from 55 member associations voted for their five best-ranked players for last season.

Juventus’ Pogba and Wigan’s Grigg came 25th out of 37, while Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi made the 10-man shortlist.