This Week's News Round-up

Last updated : 19 May 2005 By Ben Collins

DEFENDER Mikkel Bischoff has returned to City following his loan spell with Wolves.

The 23-year-old Dane had been on loan at Molineux since March, having spent a month there earlier in the season, but manager Glenn Hoddle, who recently signed a new deal, has turned down the chance to keep him.

"We have decided not to take up the option which was available to us as part of the loan agreement to buy Mikkel," he told Wolves’ official website.

In total, Bischoff made 9 starts and 2 substitute appearances for Wolves, scoring once.

- Mick Harford has turned down the chance to become Stuart Pearce’s right-hand man. The former Luton and Wimbledon striker, who was caretaker-boss at Nottingham Forest for a short spell this season, has opted to stay as Rotherham boss, despite being relegated to League One.

"This sort of opportunity being offered to Mick is not a surprise but Mick deserves the chance to be a number one and with no disrespect to Manchester City, who are a big and fine club, I feel he has done the right thing to stay in charge here," said Rotherham chairman Peter Ruchniewicz.

- On the international front, Kiki Musampa has been called up by Holland for a three-day training camp.

The winger, who has been on loan from Atletico Madrid, will link up with the squad at their base in Noordwijk on Wednesday, May 25. The 27-year-old, born in the DR Congo, has won U21 caps for Holland but is yet to win a senior cap.

Coach Marco van Basten will name his 18-man squad for June’s World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Finland on May 27.

Meanwhile, City midfielder and USA captain Claudio Reyna will not be playing for his country in the friendly with England at Soldier Field, Chicago on May 28. He has been rested for USA’s World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Panama in June.

Shaun Wright-Phillips will not be playing either after pulling out of the England squad due to a slight problem with his right knee. He has been replaced in the squad by United’s Kieran Richardson, who has been on loan at West Brom.