News in brief: Chelsea U21s lose, QPR set to confirm Ramsey role

Baker was given a run-out
Baker was given a run-out against Cardiff

Chelsea Under-21s
The young Blues were beaten 2-1 by Cardiff City in a friendly at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground. Isaiah Brown put the home side ahead before Cardiff hit back with two late goals. Lewis Baker, a substitute for Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win at Shrewsbury, also played.

Jay Dasilva
The Chelsea youngster scored a fine solo goal for England Under-17s as they beat France 3-1 on Thursday. The win secured a place in the next round of the qualifiers for next summer’s European Championship. Charlie Wakefield, also of Chelsea, was an unused substitute.

Derby v Chelsea
It has been confirmed that the Capital One Cup quarter-final tie at the iPro Stadium will take place on Tuesday 16 December, kick-off 7.45pm.

QPR are set to appoint Ramsey
QPR are poised to appoint Ramsey

Rangers could confirm the appointment of Chris Ramsey in the next 48 hours. West London Sport revealed on Wednesday that the former Tottenham coach is set to take over as Rangers’ academy boss.

The Bees’ academy is offering trials to young goalkeepers and centre-forwards next month. Those born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2003 are eligible for the training session at the club’s training ground in Jersey Road, Osterley, on Saturday 29 November.

Wealdstone will host Hendon in a friendly at The Vale on Monday evening, subject to the visitors not being involved in an FA Trophy replay.

More than 20,000 tickets have now been sold for Quins’ Big Game 7 clash with Northampton at Twickenham on 27 December.

Ealing CC wicketkeeper Robbie White, 19, is among three teenagers to have signed contracts with Middlesex today.

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