Marlon King's agent says the player intends to appeal against his 18-month prison sentence for assaulting a woman in a British nightclub. The 29-year-old, who has 13 previous convictions, was given the sentence yesterday and was immediately sacked by Wigan. His agent says he plans to appeal against the sentence as well as the dismissal. King's victim told the court how he groped her and then punched her in the face when she recoiled from his touch.