News in brief: Dembele up for award, QPR U21s beaten, Judge defiant

Moussa Dembele
The Fulham striker is on the three-man shortlist for the Football League Young Player of the Year. Dembele, who has scored 16 goals for the Whites, is nominated alongside Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook and Walsall left-back Rico Henry.

QPR Under-21s
Rangers’ development side were beaten 4-1 at home by Birmingham City. Jake Eales scored for the hosts – his first goal at Under-21 level.

QPR season tickets
Rangers fans have until 5pm this Friday (15 April) to secure their season ticket for the 2016-17 campaign at the cheaper prices. Supporters can either pay in full or spend £50 to guarantee their seat at the loyalty price as part of an interest-free season ticket deposit scheme.

Alan Judge
The Brentford midfielder has tweeted an image from his hospital bed after suffering a broken leg in the match at Ipswich on Saturday. Judge thanked Bees fans and players from various clubs for their messages of support, adding: “I will be back stronger and much better than I have been before.”

Carl McCluskey scored twice but it was not enough to save Gary McCann’s side from a 3-2 defeat against Leatherhead.

The club’s friendly with Staines Town on Monday was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

No play was possible on the first day of the club’s warm-up match with Oxford MCCU at The Parks because of a wet outfield.

Three Middlesex 2nd XI players were in action for their universities against first-class counties on Monday.

Ealing-born Robbie White, keeping wicket for Loughborough MCCU, took two catches against Leicestershire, who reached 220-6 at stumps, and George Scott scored 12 for Leeds-Bradford MCCU in their match against county champions Yorkshire, before being trapped lbw by England opener Adam Lyth.

Meanwhile, Cameron Steele, 20, bowled seven wicketless overs for 48 runs for Durham MCCU, as Derbyshire declared on 396-6.