Dunne seeks last chance

 

Richard Dunne's advisers are to speak to Manchester City manager Kevin Keegan today to try to dissuade him from putting the Republic of Ireland international on the transfer list.

Dunne was suspended for a fortnight on Sunday, having been late for a training session on Friday after allegedly going out drinking the previous night. It is at least the third time in the last 18 months he has been disciplined by the club.

Trevor Steven, the former England international who now acts as Dunne's agent, will ask for the defender to be given another chance.

Alf-Inge Haaland, the City midfielder who has instigated legal proceedings against Roy Keane, is to have a treatment favoured by American sportsmen in a final bid to save his career from being finished by injury. The treatment, which turns away from the specific injury to concentrate on the pain, involves techniques such as psychology, massage therapy and chiropractice and has been recommended by one of America's most highly respected surgeons, Dr Richard Steadman. Haaland has already had two unsuccessful operations on an injury to his knee