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Brown ready to start again

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Manchester United defender Wes Brown refuses to get downhearted at the way his injury curse returned just as he was starting to fulfil his enormous potential.Sir Alex Ferguson has always viewed Brown as one of the most natural defenders he has worked with at United.Yet, on too many occasions, the 29-year-old's progress has been halted. Cruciate operations on both knees, a broken ankle and a host...Full Story »

Tigers set for changes

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Hull are likely to make a number of changes for the Carling Cup third-round tie against Everton at the KC Stadium.Veteran George Boateng is in line for a recall after three games as an unused substitute while Craig Fagan is back in contention after being dropped for the weekend loss to Birmingham.On-loan Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko is cup-tied and the game is again likely to be too soon for kn...Full Story »

Drogba boost for Blues

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been given the all-clear to resume training on Thursday after being carried off against Tottenham on Sunday with a calf injury.The Ivory Coast international is set to figure in the squad for the trip to Wigan on Saturday after a scan revealed there was no serious damage to his calf.However, he will not be included for the game against QPR in the Carling Cup as b...Full Story »

Four back for Wolves

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Wolves are set to be boosted by the return of winger Michael Kightly, striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, right-back Kevin Foley and central defender Jody Craddock for the clash against Fulham at Molineux.England under-21 international Kightly has been sidelined since March by hip and foot problems but he made a successful reserve team comeback in midweek and is in contention.Ebanks-Blake (hamstring) a...Full Story »

Neill to wait for debut

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

New signing Lucas Neill is unlikely to make the squad for Everton's match at home to former club Blackburn because of his lack of match fitness.Russian midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's groin injury will be assessed after he was substituted in the Europa Cup victory over AEK Athens but a place on the bench is probably his best hope.Captain Phil Neville has been ruled out for at least a couple o...Full Story »

County eye cup shock

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

In-form Ross County are hoping to continue their good run of form and spark a Co-operative Cup upset when they take on SPL Dundee United.The Staggies have won five games on the trot and boss Derek Adams is keen to make it six.He continues with a full squad at his disposal and will be tempted to go with the same starting XI that defeated Ayr United at the weekend.He said: "The lads are full of co...Full Story »

Killie without Clancy

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies has a couple of injury problems ahead of their Co-operative Insurance Cup tie against St Mirren.Tim Clancy has been ruled out of the third-round clash with an elbow problem which forced him out of the goalless draw against Rangers at the weekend.Simon Ford is struggling with knee injury, making him a doubt for the visit of the Paisley side.Jeffries believes the c...Full Story »

Nish returns for Hibs

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Hibernian will welcome back striker Colin Nish from suspension for their second home meeting with St Johnstone in four days.Nish missed Saturday's 3-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win at Easter Road through suspension but is available for Tuesday's Co-operative Insurancethird-round tie.Kevin McCann is finally fit after a hamstring problem but the game is expected to come too soon for the injur...Full Story »

Scott could turn to Lauchlan

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Dundee manager Jocky Scott could bring in Jim Lauchlan for the Co-operative Cup third round tie against Aberdeen after he has shaken off a hamstring injury.The Dark Blues boss saw Tony Bullock dismissed in the weekend's 2-0 defeat against Queen of the South and that is sure to mean a return to the starting line-up of the fit-again Rab Douglas.However, Craig McKeown is set to miss out again throu...Full Story »

Injury worries for Motherwell

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by PA

Motherwell manager Jim Gannon has concerns over Ross Forbes, John Sutton, Jim O'Brien and Giles Coke for the Co-operative Insurance Cup clash against Inverness.All four sat out training on Monday after picking up "heavy knocks" during the win over Dundee United.Shaun Hutchinson could return from an ankle injury but Paul Slane is still out following calf surgery.Gannon is aware that Inverness, ma...Full Story »

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