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Heather Watson diagnosed with glandular fever after Miami Open

Concern for weary Watson as British star is diagnosed with glandular fever

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

16:04 GMT, 3 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:51 GMT, 3 April 2013

Heather Watson has been diagnosed with glandular fever.

Blood tests after the Sony Open in Miami revealed traces of the virus and Watson, who is set to be overtaken by Laura Robson as British No 1 next week, has been told to rest and recover.

Watson, 20, is at the tail end of the illness and is not expected to miss any of the summer tournaments.

Virus: Blood tests after the Miami Open last week showed British No.1 Heather Watson had Glandular Fever

Virus: Blood tests after the Miami Open last week showed British No.1 Heather Watson had Glandular Fever

Speaking to the LTA, Watson said: 'I had to do some blood tests after Miami and the results have shown that I have traces of glandular fever (mono) in my system.

'There is no prescription for this other than complete rest but the good news is that the doctors have told me I am at the tail end of the fever.

'This means I have been trying to compete through the symptoms for some time.'

She continued: 'I have been struggling with both training and playing matches and felt so tired and exhausted for months but now that the doctors have found the cause of this, it explains everything that has been happening to me physically and mentally.

Slowed: Watson admitted to feeling 'burnt out' following her first round exit to Ayumi Morita in Miami

Slowed: Watson admitted to feeling 'burnt out' following her first round exit to Ayumi Morita in Miami

'I am actually relieved to know what is wrong so that I can get myself on the mend.

'I hope to recover as soon as possible by resting my body and getting lots of sleep. I already feel better from being at home for a week, and am looking forward to getting back on Tour soon.'

Watson crashed out to Alumina Morita in the first round in the Sony Open in Miami and admitted she was feeling 'burnt out.' She said she would take a break from tennis to recover, but changed her mind the following day.

Recovery: Watson, who will be replaced as British No.1 by Laura Robson next week, has been told to rest

Recovery: Watson, who will be replaced as British No.1 by Laura Robson next week, has been told to rest

Iain Bates, the LTA's head of women's tennis, said: 'First of all, get well soon, Heather, from the whole team.

'We all know she'll bounce back better than ever. Heather's focus will be on her recovery, and we will do whatever we can to support Heather and help that process.'

Everton"s 8.6m Leroy Fer deal in jeopardy

Everton's 8.6m Fer deal in jeopardy after medical reveals knee injury problems

By
Dominic King

PUBLISHED:

22:27 GMT, 29 January 2013

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UPDATED:

22:56 GMT, 29 January 2013

Everton's bid to sign Leroy Fer has been plunged into doubt after a problem emerged following the midfielder's medical.

The Holland international had been on the brink of becoming David Moyes' first January signing after he flew in from Rotterdam on Monday night but significant doubts emerged yesterday following stringent tests at the club's Finch Farm training base.

It prompted Everton to enter into further negotiations with FC Twente over the structure of the 8.6million deal, given that Fer had serious knee injury last year, but the Dutch club are unhappy with what has been offered

On the rocks: Fer had flown in to complete his deal, which has hit a snag

On the rocks: Fer had flown in to complete his deal, which has hit a snag

Chairman Joop Munsterman said:
'Everton have demanded additional conditions for the transfer of Leroy.
They want to pay in separate instalments. We can't agree with that. We
need to buy a replacement.'

Everton remained tight-lipped over the
problem but there is no question that David Moyes is still eager to
bring the highly-rated Fer to Goodison Park, if negotiations can be
completed to their satisfaction.

Fer, who had travelled to Merseyside
with his girlfriend Xenia and agent, Rob Jansen, had been shown around
Finch Farm yesterday and had made a positive impression on all those
with whom he had dealings. He had also agreed a four-and-a-half year
contract.

So highly thought of is the
23-year-old in Holland that he is expected to star his country's next
friendly in midfield ahead of Wesley Sneijder and Rafa van der Vaart, as
Louis van Gaal picks a squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Moyes was reticent to talk about Fer
at his press conference yesterday afternoon but the most telling thing
he said was describing suggestions the 23-year-old was being brought in
to replace Marouane Fellaini as 'a load of tosh'.

Fellaini's future has been a source of great speculation but Moyes has no intentions of selling the influential Belgian.

Moyes, whose side face West Brom at
Goodison Park tonight, said: ‘I read something like that (about Fellaini
being sold) and that is the biggest load of tosh i have heard.

Down and out Fer's move could be off

Down and out Fer's move could be off

'That is nonsense whoever wrote or
said it. They are different types of players. No, that is not the reason
for bringing (Fer) in, that is for sure.’

Everton’s squad has been hit by
injuries to key figures in recent weeks and, aware that sustaining any
more would prove detrimental to what has been an encouraging season,
Moyes admitted freshening his group up during the window was vital.

Explaining why he moved for Fer, Moyes
said: 'I felt that we are in a really strong position and could we try
and strengthen that position and stay there if we can.

'I would hate to look back and think i
hadn't given that a go or made any attempt to do that. The squad needs
help. I think the squad has done brilliant to get where it has got but
it could do with one or two additions.'

Graeme McDowell suffers freak hand injury at HSBC Champions

I had an argument with a door… McDowell suffers freak injury at hotel in China

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UPDATED:

16:11 GMT, 2 November 2012

Graeme McDowell's season looked to have reached a painful and premature end after the former US Open champion slammed his hand in a hotel door in China.

But the Ulsterman has revealed he still hopes to play in the third round of the HSBC Champions at Mission Hills despite suffering bad bruising in the accident. The Ryder Cup hero of Celtic Manor will undergo medical tests on Saturday to determine whether he can carry on.

McDowell played through the pain and completed his second round at the prestigious World Golf Championship event, but dropped out of contention after he could only shoot a 75, which left him well down the field at the halfway stage.

Ouch: Graeme McDowell tees off on the seventh hole at Mission Hills - with strapping clearly visible on his right hand

Ouch: McDowell tees off on the seventh hole at Mission Hills – with strapping clearly visible on his right hand

Later on Friday he tweeted: 'Busted up my hand a bit last night. Had an argument with a door. Nothing broken. Just bruised and swollen. I should be okay for tomorrow.'

McDowell's manager, Conor Ridge, had feared the Portrush man could be forced to sit out the remaining two rounds in Dongguan and, even worse, his final three tournaments of the year.

He is due to play in the World
Tour Championship – the European Tour's season-ending extravanganza in
Dubai where the money list winner will be crowned – the Australian
Masters and the World Challenge in California – Tiger Woods' tournament,
which McDowell won in 2010.

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

'He got it treated this morning. It was
obviously quite sore because he said it feels like it's broken,' said
Ridge. 'They've confirmed since that it's not broken, it's just bruised.

'He did it this morning before he left the hotel room, literally when he was on his way down here so we're going to see what it's like in the morning.'

Ridge added: 'He's not going to want to miss any of them (his last events). He's looking forward to going to Australia, he hasn't played there for a long time.

Can't catch me: Leader Louis Oosthuizen (left) chats with McDowell during the second round in China

Can't catch me: Leader Louis Oosthuizen (left) chats with McDowell during the second round in China

'He's certainly not winding down. He won't want to miss the last two rounds here either, let's be honest. Hopefully he's OK but knowing him he'd have to be pretty bad not to play.'

McDowell sits in 56th place at the HSBC Champions on two over par after adding to his opening round of 71, and sits fully 18 shots behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.

The 2010 Open champion is five shots in front of Adam Scott and Ernie Els on 16 under par after carding a course-record 63.

Graeme McDowell season over after hand injury at HSBC Champions

McDowell set to miss rest of season after suffering freak injury at hotel in China

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UPDATED:

11:12 GMT, 2 November 2012

Graeme McDowell's season looks to have come to a painful and premature end – after the former US Open champion slammed his hand in a hotel door.

The Ryder Cup hero of Celtic Manor suffered painful bruising in the accident at Mission Hills in China, where he is competing in the HSBC Champions tournament, and will undergo medical tests on Saturday to determine whether he can play on.

McDowell played through the pain and got through his second round at the presitigous World Golf Championship event, but dropped out of contention after he could only shoot a 75, which left him well down the field at the halfway stage.

Ouch: Graeme McDowell tees off on the seventh hole at Mission Hills - with strapping clearly visible on his right hand

Ouch: McDowell tees off on the seventh hole at Mission Hills – with strapping clearly visible on his right hand

The Portrush man could be forced to sit out the remaining two rounds in Dongguan and, even worse, his final three tournaments of the year, according to manager Conor Ridge.

McDowell is due to play in the World
Tour Championship – the European Tour's season-ending extravanganza in
Dubai where the money list winner will be crowned – the Australian
Masters and the World Challenge in California – Tiger Woods' tournament,
which McDowell won in 2010.

'He got it treated this morning. It was obviously quite sore because he said it feels like it's broken,' said Ridge. 'They've confirmed since that it's not broken, it's just bruised.

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

Out of contention: McDowell is well down the field after two rounds at the HSBC Champions

'He did it this morning before he left the hotel room, literally when he was on his way down here so we're going to see what it's like in the morning.'

Ridge added: 'He's not going to want to miss any of them (his last events). He's looking forward to going to Australia, he hasn't played there for a long time.

Can't catch me: Leader Louis Oosthuizen (left) chats with McDowell during the second round in China

Can't catch me: Leader Louis Oosthuizen (left) chats with McDowell during the second round in China

'He's certainly not winding down. He won't want to miss the last two rounds here either, let's be honest. Hopefully he's OK but knowing him he'd have to be pretty bad not to play.'

McDowell sits in 56th place at the HSBC Champions on two over par after adding to his opening round of 71, and sits fully 18 shots behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.

The 2010 Open champion is five shots in front of Adam Scott and Ernie Els on 16 under par after carding a course-record 63.

Celtic 1 Aberdeen 0: Kris Commons nets winner for Hoops

Celtic 1 Aberdeen 0: Commons on target as Lennon's men begin title defence

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UPDATED:

14:36 GMT, 4 August 2012

Kris Commons' 79th-minute winner got below-par Celtic off to a successful start in the defence of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title against Aberdeen at Parkhead.

However, the home fans have the Dons' calamity keeper Jamie Langfield to thank for the three points.

The Pittodrie side looked comfortable enough as the champions struggled until Langfield made an horrendous mess of Commons' shot from distance at his near post after the Hoops midfielder had played a short corner with Joe Ledley.

Super hoops: Celtic's Kris Commons is mobbed by teammates after his shot is deflected into the net

Super hoops: Celtic's Kris Commons is mobbed by teammates after his shot is deflected into the net

Langfield, nicknamed Clangers, will not want to see his aberration again but Celtic will certainly have to do better in Finland on Wednesday night if they are to build on their 2-1 first-leg lead against HJK Helsinki in their Champions League third qualifying round tie.

It was a lacklustre display by Celtic, although goalkeeper Fraser Forster had little to do.

Celtic legend Sean Fallon, the 90-year-old former player and assistant manager, unfurled the championship flag before kick-off along with Hoops chairman Ian Bankier, but after that it all went flat.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown and James Forrest failed fitness tests and with defender Charlie Mulgrew suspended after being sent off in a pre-season game against Ajax, manager Neil Lennon was forced to reshuffle his pack.

Fight for the ball: Celtic's Joe Ledley and Aberdeen's Gavin Rae vie for the ball

Fight for the ball: Celtic's Joe Ledley and Aberdeen's Gavin Rae vie for the ball

In came stopper Thomas Rogne, midfielder Beram Kayal and striker Anthony Stokes.

Dons boss Craig Brown gave competitive debuts to former Celtic wide man Niall McGinn, Jonny Hayes and Gary Naysmith, the latter being lucky to escape an early booking for a lunge at Kayal.

In the 10th minute Celtic's stand-in skipper Georgios Samaras was caught with a flying boot from Aberdeen defender Ryan Jack but resumed after treatment to his bloodied face and with a new shirt.

The experienced visitors looked composed and confident for the most part, and capable of striking on the break.
However in the 21st minute Langfield was forced into a decent save from Commons' 25-yard drive, after the Scotland midfielder had combined with Kayal.

Ouch! Georgios Samaras falls to the ground

Ouch! Georgios Samaras falls to the ground

Moments later, Samaras curled a shot from the left-hand side of the box which went just wide of the far post.

There was little more of note until 10 minutes from the break when Commons set up Gary Hooper but the former Scunthorpe striker ballooned his effort from the edge of the box over the crossbar.

Celtic defender Victor Wanyama had to move sharply at the other end to stop an Aberdeen counter-attack which involved McGinn and ended with the Northern Irishman racing desperately to get on to a Jack pass inside the box.

Aberdeen had a half-chance soon after the restart when Hayes' corner from the right was punched only as far as Dons striker Scott Vernon, but from 12 yards he drove the ball high and wide.

Match winner: Commons and Aberdeen's Jamie Langfield shake hands at the end of the game

Match winner: Commons and Aberdeen's Jamie Langfield shake hands at the end of the game

Samaras, perhaps struggling from his early knock, was replaced by Kelvin Wilson in the 55th minute with Wanyama moving into midfield, but Celtic could not shrug off their sluggishness.

Commons again took it upon himself to inject some excitement into the match in the 63rd minute, firing in a low 25-yard drive which Langfield saved down at his left-hand post.

The home fans became increasingly exasperated as the out-of-sorts champions huffed and puffed with decreasing success.

Fans' favourite Paddy McCourt replaced Kayal with 20 minutes remaining, with the Dons bringing on Chris Clark for Naysmith minutes later.

Lennon's last throw of the dice came when he threw on striker Daryl Murphy for Stokes, and two minutes later the Hoops were in front when Langfield allowed Commons' speculative shot to squirm through his hands at the near post.

The relief among the home fans was palpable and they, like the Celtic players, were happy to see the game out before they start preparing for their Champions League encounter in Finland.

It will be a worrying tie for Celtic but it will be Langfield who will have trouble sleeping tonight.

Euro 2012: Cesc Fabregas to miss Spain warm-up clash against China

Fabregas to miss Spain warm-up clash against China with hamstring injury

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UPDATED:

21:33 GMT, 1 June 2012

China crisis: Fabregas ruled out

China crisis: Fabregas ruled out

A scan on Cesc Fabregas's hamstring
injury has shown 'very satisfactory results' but he will still miss
Spain's final Euro 2012 warm-up match against China on Saturday, the
Spanish football federation said on Friday.

Fabregas picked up the injury when he
came on for the last 10 minutes of Barcelona's 3-0 King's Cup final win
over Athletic Bilbao last week and will train alone as he bids to
regain full fitness.

'Medical tests have been successful, very happy with the evolution,' Fabregas wrote on Twitter.

Amir Khan rematch in doubt after Lamont Peterson fails drug test

Khan rematch could be called off after Peterson fails drug test

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UPDATED:

06:35 GMT, 8 May 2012

Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson is in serious doubt after the American tested positive for a banned substance.

The fight is due to take place on
May 19 in Las Vegas, five months after Peterson stunned the reigning WBA
and IBF light-welterweight champion in their controversial first
meeting.

In doubt: Amir Khan may call off rematch with Lamont Peterson (left) after failed drugs test

In doubt: Amir Khan may call off rematch with Lamont Peterson (left) after failed drugs test

But with less than two weeks until the rematch, the revelation by Peterson's team has thrown Kahn's plans into disarray.

Peterson's attorney, Jeff Fried, issued the following statement late on Monday: 'We have tremendous respect for VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] and its mission. Lamont, [his trainer] Barry [Hunter] and the entire team emphatically support random drug-testing in the most comprehensive manner possible.

'We are working expeditiously with a team of pathologists and other medical specialists. Lamont has never had a positive test either before or after this isolated occurrence and we plan to submit medical findings by close of Tuesday reflecting the actual facts in support of Lamont's good faith intentions and the requirements of the commission.'

Ironically, it was Peterson who suggested the pair undergo Olympic-style drugs testing in the build-up to the fight.

Speaking in March, he said: 'It's not that we think Khan is cheating
or anything. It's just that there are people who are out there cheating
and they have new methods of cheating.

'And we do urine tests all the time so why not take blood tests and make sure everyone is safe in the ring.'

Reports suggested that Peterson has tested positive for synthetic
testosterone and while there is no evidence that the 28-year-old is
guilty of any wrongdoing, the substance can be used to increase muscle
strength and mass and shorten recovery time.

Point to prove: Peterson controversially beat Khan

Point to prove: Peterson controversially beat Khan

Asif Vali, Khan's business manager, told Sky Sports News: “Obviously last night it was a shock when I received the call to say Lamont had failed a drug test.

'However, the Peterson team seem to think that something's gone wrong during the very first VADA drug test which Lamont took in March. Their explanation is that it's something he took earlier on in the year – before the last fight.'

Asked whether the fight was on or off as things stood, he replied: 'The fight's on. Obviously the Nevada commission will come back to us with their findings. They'll look at things quite in depth before they make a final decision. That decision's due to come to us by the end of play on Tuesday.'

Vali added on Sky Sports News of Khan: 'He's very disappointed. Bear in mind he went to the training camp early to get ready for this fight and nobody likes to see a boxer go through preparations for a fight and then find out at the last hurdle that something's gone wrong – certainly when it's not their fault.

'We're 10 days away from the fight. We don't want to make any assumptions in any way, shape or form. The fight is still on at the moment. I know the fans will be disappointed. People waking up will be in shock. People have made plans to go there. We want to do everything possible to ensure the fight's on.'

Khan complained to the WBA, IBF and Washington DC commission after losing his light-welterweight titles to Peterson in the American's hometown, Washington, last year.

He highlighted several grievances, chiefly referee Joseph Cooper's deduction of two points, the judges' scoring of the bout and the unexplained presence of 'mystery man' Mustafa Ameen at ringside.

Luke Wright dengue fever

England international Wright fears dengue fever after return from India

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UPDATED:

16:59 GMT, 7 May 2012

England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has undergone blood tests amid fears he has contracted Dengue Fever during his spell in the Indian Premier League.

The 27-year-old signed with Pune Warriors for the Twenty20 competition, but returned home late last month for his uncle's funeral.

He had planned to rejoin the franchise team in time for Tuesday's clash with Rajasthan Royals but delayed his return after suffering with illness.

Fever: Luke Wright fears he has contracted the illness in India

Fever: Luke Wright fears he has contracted the illness in India

He wrote on his Twitter page: 'Can't remember feeling as bad as I have the last few days. Had to have a doc come to the house as I have a serious fever.

'Got to go to A&E this morning for blood test! They think I may have picked up Dengue Fever in India. What ever it is I hope it goes very soon.'

He later added: 'Still waiting on the blood results but on top of everything I also have a really bad case of Tonsillitis too!'

Wright has played just one match in this season's IPL, in which he bowled two overs for 24 runs.

Most people make a full recovery from dengue fever, which is spread by mosquitos, although treatment can last for several weeks. In the worst case the virus can cause blood vessels to leak or abnormal blood clotting.

Fabrice Muamba latest news: Spurs players undergo heart checks

Tottenham players undergo precautionary heart checks after Muamba's collapse

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UPDATED:

10:09 GMT, 20 March 2012

Some of theTottenham squad underwent tests for potential heart defects at the request of the players who saw Bolton's Fabrice Muamba suffer a heart attack and collapse in their FA Cup match.

Muamba remains in intensive care but is showing signs of improvement after collapsing during Saturday's abandoned FA Cup match at White Hart Lane.

The 23-year-old midfielder's heart only started beating on its own again when he arrived at a London hospital on Saturday night and the cause of his cardiac arrest remains publicly unknown.

On Monday, some players had ECG tests when a cardiologist made a routine visit to Tottenham's training ground in Essex.

The Cardiac Risk in the Young mobile screening unit was pictured at the club's Spurs Lodge HQ.

Routine visit: The Cardic Risk in the Young screening unit arrives at Tottenham's training ground on Monday

Routine visit: The Cardic Risk in the Young screening unit arrives at Tottenham's training ground on Monday

Precautions: The Tottenham players will be checked out for heart defects

Precautions: The Tottenham players will be checked out for heart defects

'These cardiac arrests in young people are very rare, they affect about one in 50,000 people,' Sports cardiologist Sanjay Sharma told Sky News television.

'These conditions are exceptionally rare.'

Sharma said he was already due to test 'one or two players' at Tottenham on Monday, but added that now 'the players have all demanded cardiac screening today.'

'That involves taking a history relating to cardiac symptoms, which include chest pain during exertion or breath which is disproportionate to the amount of exercise being performed and blackouts, (and) asking about a family history because many of these conditions that can cause cardiac arrest are hereditary,' he said.

'We then perform a cardiac examination and following that we do an ECG (electrocardiogram) which is an electrical tracing of the heart which looks for electric faults of the heart and a cardiac ultrasound which looks at heart muscle problems or problems with the heart values.'

Abandoned: The FA Cup clash was called off just before half-time

Abandoned: The FA Cup clash was called off just before half-time

Abandoned: The FA Cup clash was called off just before half-time

Bolton plan for all their players to have further heart screenings and ECGs on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Muamba’s fiancee has been issuing pleas on Twitter for the health of the father of their son Joshua.

'Fabrice WILL!! Pull through because God is good,' Muamba's fiancee, who goes by the name Shauna Muamba, tweeted on Monday.

'Love u so much fmuamba keep strong we're praying for u honey… where there is life there is hope.'

Critical: Medics battled to save Muamba's life and he remains in a serious condition the Chest Hospital

Critical: Medics battled to save Muamba's life and he remains in a serious condition the London Chest Hospital

Critical: Medics battled to save Muamba's life and he remains in a serious condition the Chest Hospital

A statement jointly released by Bolton Wanderers and Barts and The London NHS Trust, on Sunday evening confirmed there had been no change in Muamba's condition after it was earlier revealed medical staff had taken two hours to get the 23-year-old's heart working again.

'Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care in the Heart Attack Centre at the London Chest Hospital,' said the fresh statement. 'There will be no further update tonight.'

Meanwhile Bolton may withdraw from the FA Cup as Fabrice Muamba battles for his life after suffering a heart attack.

Distraught: A number of Spurs players were clearly shaken by the experience after the game was abandoned early

Distraught: A number of Spurs players were clearly shaken by the experience after the game was abandoned

Distraught: A number of Spurs players were clearly shaken by the experience after the game was abandoned early

As players paid their tributes on the field and beyond, it emerged that Bolton may decide to pull out of the competition to avoid a harrowing return to Tottenham so soon after the distressing scenes on Saturday night.

If the rescheduled game is axed, Tottenham would go into a semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley. Bolton would not be penalised if they decide to withdraw.

The news comes soon after Bolton's Barclays Premier League fixture aginst Stoke, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed.

Prayers: Bolton are considering pulling out of the FA Cup rather than return to Tottenham so soon

Prayers: Bolton are considering pulling out of the FA Cup rather than return to Tottenham so soon

London 2012 Olympics: Hampden Park Olympic security test at Scottish Cup game

Olympic security test conducted on football fans at Scottish Cup game

The London 2012 organising committee carried out an Olympic security test at the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final between Ayr and Kilmarnock in Glasgow on Saturday.

Some spectators arriving for the event at Hampden Park were searched in a practice run for Olympic Games football matches.

The rehearsal involved all fans entering the North Stand at gate numbers 19-40 – spectators entering the stadium through these gates were informed beforehand.

Battle: Kilmarnock won the game in extra-time

Battle: Kilmarnock won the game in extra-time

The test was carried out by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) with security partner G4S and supported by Hampden Park and Strathclyde Police.

Ian Thomas, head of security integration and delivery at LOCOG, said: 'Testing of security operations is vital ahead of the Games.

'We are working closely with our partners to ensure the smooth running of these tests and are grateful to spectators in co-operating in this invaluable rehearsal.'

The Ayrshire derby match was won by Kilmarnock in extra-time.

During the Games this summer, spectators at all Olympic venues will go through security tests, including all Olympic Football venues.

Hampden Park will host eight Olympic football matches between July 25 and August 3, with action in both the men's and women's competitions.

LOCOG recently tested security screening at football matches in Cardiff, Newcastle, Coventry and Manchester, which it said were very successful and caused no disruption.