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Alloa vs Dumbarton preview - Trio set for Wasps bow

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Alloa boss Allan Maitland could hand debuts to three players for the visit of Dumbarton. On-loan Falkirk defender James Bloom, former Stenhousemuir midfielder Kevin Motion and ex-Stirling winger Nathan Taggart are all expected to feature as the Wasps look to get their promotion push back on track after three defeats. Forward Bryan Brunty is available after an ankle knock. Maitland said: "I am...Full Story »

Airdrie vs Peterhead preview - United waiting on Gemmill fitness

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Scott Gemmill is a doubt for Airdrie ahead of the visit of Peterhead. The striker has a knock and is only rated at 50/50 by boss Jimmy Boyle. Defender Euen Grant is a definite absentee as he is suspended. Boyle has been pleased with his players' reaction to losing their last two league games to Stenhousemuir and Dumbarton. He said: "We have put in disappointing displays in those games but the...Full Story »

Ross County vs Cowdenbeath preview - Blue Brazil trio in line for debuts

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Michael Gardyne could return to the Ross County squad for the visit of Cowdenbeath. Gardyne has resumed training and has a chance of being involved, but Paul Lawson is not ready to return and Steven Craig has joined Darren McCormick as a long-tern absentee. Meanwhile, Gary Miller is suspended. The Dingwall club are looking for their first win under Willie McStay, who said: "Every game in this ...Full Story »

Queen of South vs Dundee preview - Same again for Queens

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Queen of the South boss Kenny Brannigan will name an unchanged side for the visit of Dundee. David Lilley and Bob Harris remain suspended so Brannigan will select the same XI that took the field for the abandoned game against Ross County on Tuesday night. "We were doing well against County so I will be going out with the same team against Dundee," said Brannigan. "Our aim has to be to get a w...Full Story »

Everton vs Blackpool preview - Moyes hits back at Wenger

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes has hit back at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger in a row over the conduct of Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. Wenger said "it is wrong for Moyes to come out on what he pretends to have heard in the tunnel" after the Everton boss claimed Fabregas made "disgusting" comments towards officials this week. The Spaniard was alleged to have approached the fourth official at...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Fulham preview - McAllister hails bargain Bent

Posted Friday, February 04, 2011 by PA

Gary McAllister believes Aston Villa's record signing Darren Bent was a bargain capture for an initial £18million in comparison to the other big-name moves during the January transfer window. Bent has made a fine start to his Villa career with two goals in his opening three games to start living up to his price tag. But Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister claims Bent's capture represe...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Sporting Gijon preview - Caparros warns Bilbao against complacency

Posted Friday, February 04, 2011 by PA

Athletic Bilbao coach Joaquin Caparros has warned his side against relaxation ahead of Saturday's Primera Division clash at home to a revitalised Sporting Gijon. Athletic have won their last three league matches and are now flying high in sixth place, just six points behind the Champions League spots after 21 rounds of matches. But Caparros is concerned complacency could be a factor on Saturda...Full Story »

Wigan vs Blackburn preview - Watson highlights need to win

Posted Friday, February 04, 2011 by PA

Ben Watson has conceded Wigan are in serious trouble of relegation from the Barclays Premier League and must win nearly half of the remaining fixtures to be safe. With 13 matches left, the Latics are 19th and just two points ahead of bottom club Wolves, who have a game in hand. It is a perilous situation and Watson admits a drastic upturn in form is required. They have won just four matches t...Full Story »

Almeria vs Espanyol preview - Pochettino predicts Espanyol success

Posted Friday, February 04, 2011 by PA

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino believes his side could finish as high as third in the Primera Division this season. Espanyol are currently in fifth place, eight points behind third-placed Villarreal, having lost at home by a single goal to the Yellow Submarine last weekend. But while Pochettino believes it is impossible to catch either Barcelona or Real Madrid at the top of the table, the ...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Arsenal preview - Pardew draws line under Carroll saga

Posted Friday, February 04, 2011 by PA

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident his players will put the furore surrounding Andy Carroll's £35million move to Liverpool to one side at they attempt to secure their top-flight status. Fans have reacted angrily to the 22-year-old's departure for Anfield during the final hours of the January transfer window, with some blaming the club for allowing him to leave and others venting their...Full Story »

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