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Dikgacoi banned for Cottagers

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has almost a full squad available for his team's Barclays Premier League match at home to Hull.Kagisho Dikgacoi will be suspended after being sent off in the 2-2 draw with West Ham.Long-term absentees Toni Kallio (Achilles) and Simon Davies (foot) will miss out, although Hodgson is confident the latter will be available for next week's Europa League match against Roma....Full Story »

Martinez to assess globetrotting squad

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will assess the fitness of his various international players before selecting his squad for the visit of Manchester City.Honduras pair Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa - who helped book a World Cup place with a midweek victory over El Salvador - Colombia striker Hugo Rodallega and Trinidad and Tobago forward Jason Scotland have all had long trips back from South a...Full Story »

Grella sits out derby

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Vince Grella is out of Blackburn's derby with Burnley but otherwise Sam Allardyce has a strong squad to choose from.Grella picked up a thigh injury on international duty with Australia but goalkeeper Paul Robinson and centre-half duo Ryan Nelsen and Chris Samba have all recovered from knocks.Steven Reid (Achilles) will also miss the match at Ewood Park.Ahead of the game, Allardyce is looking for...Full Story »

Richardson banned for Black Cats

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be without Kieran Richardson through suspension for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool.The former Manchester United midfielder, who has been playing at left-back in recent weeks, was sent off for a second bookable offence during the 2-2 draw at Manchester United a fortnight ago and must serve a one-match ban.However, Northern Ireland internat...Full Story »

Whelan doubt for Potters

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan is the only doubt for manager Tony Pulis as he prepares for the Barclays Premier League visit of West Ham.The Republic of Ireland international sustained a calf injury against Italy in a World Cup qualifier last weekend.Summer signing Tuncay Sanli, who played for Turkey on Wednesday, is edging closer to a first Barclays Premier League start after three substitute ap...Full Story »

O'Hara misses Spurs game

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Influential Portsmouth midfielder Jamie O'Hara misses his side's home clash with Tottenham as he is ineligible to play against his parent club.Goalkeeper David James is expected to play despite sitting out England's clash with Belarus on Wednesday due to a knee injury.Following reserve goalkeeper Asmir Begovic's loan switch to Ipswich, Antti Niemi and Jamie Ashdown are fighting for a place on th...Full Story »

Berbatov concern for Red Devils

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will wait for the return of Dimitar Berbatov from Bulgaria before finalising his line-up for the Old Trafford encounter with Bolton.Aside from two games for his country, Berbatov has also been with his partner, who has just given birth to the couple's child, so Ferguson will need to ensure his #30.75million record signing is in the right frame of mind to ...Full Story »

Late test for Pienaar

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar will undergo a late fitness test to see whether he is fit to face Wolves at Goodison Park.The South Africa international's knee injury has kept him out of the club's last two matches.Manager David Moyes is still awaiting the return of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard from international duty.Moyes admits the result is all that matters against Wolves.After another intern...Full Story »

Young back for Villa

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Aston Villa defender Luke Young is included in the squad for the first time this season for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday.Young suffered a thigh injury during pre-season and was then given compassionate leave after the death of his brother.But the former England player is back in contention after coming through a midweek reserve game unscathed and will be battli...Full Story »

Duo out for Gunners

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by PA

Arsenal will be without left-back Gael Clichy (ankle) and striker Nicklas Bendtner (groin) for their Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham, but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia should return from a virus.Midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) also picked up a problem while away with France, but is expected to be available along with captain Cesc Fabregas who missed Spain's midweek game for personal reas...Full Story »

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