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Foster set to return for United

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Ben Foster will return to the Manchester United starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Sunderland.The England keeper sat out the Champions League win over Wolfsburg but has been assured on his place to face the Black Cats by Sir Alex Ferguson.Michael Owen (groin) is out, while Edwin van der Sar (broken finger) and Rafael Da Silva (shoulder) are nearing full fitness after m...Full Story »

Tigers wait on Gardner

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Hull will again check on the fitness of defender Anthony Gardner ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash against Wigan.The former England international has missed the Tigers' last four league games with a knee injury.Centre-back Liam Cooper, who made his league debut at Liverpool last week, is a slight doubt with a hamstring strain but fellow defender Steven Mouyokolo has overcome an injury...Full Story »

Rodriguez out for Clarets

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Burnley have lost yet another player for an extended period after Jay Rodriguez was ruled out for three months with a fractured ankle ahead of the Clarets' Barclays Premier League match against Birmingham on Saturday.Striker Rodriguez becomes the third of Owen Coyle's players to be ruled out until Christmas in the last fortnight, with Martin Paterson and Chris McCann also both on the sidelines w...Full Story »

Elmander ruled out

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Bolton striker Johan Elmander is out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Spurs at the Reebok Stadium.Elmander sustained a hamstring injury in Monday's reserve game that will keep him sidelined for at least 10 days, thereby also probably ruling him out of Sweden's World Cup qualifiers with Denmark and Albania next week.Manager Gary Megson has no other concerns as his side seek a thir...Full Story »

Santa Cruz set for City bow

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Roque Santa Cruz could make his Manchester City debut in Monday's encounter with West Ham at Eastlands.The Paraguay international has been consigned to the sidelines since his #17million summer move from Blackburn after a knee operation. However, he came through a reserve team encounter with Wrexham unscathed on Wednesday and should be on the bench for the Blues.Michael Johnson played in the sam...Full Story »

Campbell warns striking rivals

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Fraizer Campbell has warned Darren Bent and Kenwyne Jones he will not be content to live in their shadow.The 22-year-old, whose summer move to Sunderland from Manchester United could eventually cost the Black Cats #6million, opened his goalscoring account for the club in Tuesday night's 2-0 Carling Cup third-round victory over Birmingham.It was his third successive start after manager Steve Bruc...Full Story »

Martinez considers his options

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has hinted he may make changes for the visit of Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea tomorrow.Last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Arsenal was the worst performance of the Spaniard's short reign and, with a fully-fit squad at his disposal, a few players could be left out.On-loan Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair is ineligible against his parent club.Wigan's players have to ...Full Story »

Bassong's fitness check for Spurs

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Tottenham centre-back Sebastien Bassong will have a late fitness test ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Burnley following head and knee injuries against Chelsea last week.Fellow defenders Ledley King (hamstring) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are sidelined for the match at White Hart Lane but Michael Dawson (Achilles) is available after playing at Preston in midweek.Giovani dos S...Full Story »

Van Persie - We must win these games

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 by PA

Robin van Persie has billed the clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage as a true test of Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title credentials.Playmaker Andrey Arshavin returns from a groin injury while England winger Theo Walcott has recovered from a side strain and is available again - but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is still troubled by the chest infection so Vito Mannone could continue in his pl...Full Story »

Pulis relishing united visit

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2009 by PA

Stoke manager Tony Pulis admits a date with Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium is the stuff of dreams.The Potters have made a decent start to their second season in the top flight and have a home record that is the envy of many.And the Welsh boss, while respectful of United, expects his side to continue in positive mode against the Barclays Premier League champions on Saturday.Strikers ...Full Story »

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