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Football: Chester-born Antonio Pedroza Whitham signs for Crystal Palace

A CHESTER-BORN footballer has signed for Championship high flyers Crystal Palace.

A CHESTER-BORN footballer has signed for Championship high flyers Crystal Palace.

Antonio Pedroza Whitham, who was brought up in Blacon before moving to live in Mexico with his family as a child, penned a three-year contract with the Eagles before transfer deadline day – but it was not until yesterday that international clearance for the deal came through.

Pedroza Whitlam, whose English mother Katrina now lives in Thornton-le-Moors near Elton, has joined Palace from Mexican club Jaguares for an undisclosed fee.

Pedroza Whitlam, 20, said: “It’s really nice to have a chance to prove myself in English football.”

Vauxhall Motors were beaten 4-1 at a slick Guiseley side in Blue Square North on Saturday.

Already without a number of players through injury and suspension, Anthony Wright’s side’s cause wasn’t helped when Lee Dames was shown a red card.

Motors host Nuneaton Town on Saturday (3pm).

Airbus UK Broughton’s unbeaten start to the Welsh Premier League season came crashing to an end on Sunday when they lost 3-0 at Neath.

Airbus head to Afan Lido this Sunday (2.30pm).

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