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Montrose boss Steven Tweed expects to be without a host of players for the Scottish Cup clash away to juniors Banks O'Dee in Aberdeen.

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA10 hits

The Montrose gaffer says he is unlikely to have any more players at his disposal this weekend, with John Gemmell, Sean Fleming, Fraser Milligan, Gordon Pope and James Collier all still out injured.Tweed said: "Banks o' Dee go into the tie with nothing to lose."It is on their ground and it will be a very tough game for us. We will have to put on a performance if we are to get anything. We must tu...Full Story »

Bolton manager Gary Megson is hopeful Andy O'Brien will be fit for selection for Sunday's Barclays Premier League encounter with Everton.

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2009 by PA9 hits

Defender O'Brien should be available to play at the Reebok Stadium after overcoming a groin problem, but striker Johan Elmander remains a doubt having not yet fully recovered from his hamstring injury.Joey O'Brien and Sean Davis are both long-term absentees with knee injuries.Zat Knight believes Bolton are ready to secure their first home win of the season in the Premier League.Wanderers have re...Full Story »

Parker returns for derby clash

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2009 by PA19 hits

Scott Parker returns for West Ham against Arsenal on Sunday, after serving a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards.Danny Gabbidon hopes to start after recovering from a calf problem, and Kieron Dyer (hamstring) could be in the squad. Dean Ashton (ankle), Luis Boa Morte (knee) and Calum Davenport( leg) are all long-term absentees.Gianfranco Zola wants to make the Hammers so attrac...Full Story »

Mears: give Clarets due credit

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA7 hits

Burnley defender Tyrone Mears believes the club deserve more credit than they are receiving for the start they have made to life in the Barclays Premier League.The Clarets host Wigan on Saturday and stand 10th in the table having won all four of their league fixtures at Turf Moor since their promotion from the Coca-Cola Championship.Their away form has been a different story though, with the 3-2...Full Story »

Give Black Cats dog's abuse - McLeish

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA4 hits

Alex McLeish hailed the achievements of his Birmingham predecessor Steve Bruce - and then urged the fans to give his Sunderland side "absolute dog's abuse" when he returns to St Andrew's on Saturday.Bruce spent nearly six years at Blues, steering them to promotion twice and keeping them in the top flight for four successive seasons despite having only limited funds to spend.McLeish wants the fan...Full Story »

Chovanec: We won't underestimate Cluj

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by PA8 hits

Sparta Prague head coach Jozef Chovanec knows his side face difficult opponents as they attempt to turn round their Europa League campaign when they host CFR Cluj.Sparta's opening match saw them claim a creditable draw against PSV Eindhoven, who now head the group, but they then went down to a 2-0 defeat against FC Copenhagen to lie bottom of Group K with a solitary point.Their opponents on Thur...Full Story »

McLaren wants winning run to continue

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by PA7 hits

Steve McClaren's FC Twente side will be looking to build on their impressive start to the season with victory over Moldovan champions FC Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday.The former Middlesbrough and England manager's team are fresh from the weekend's 3-2 win over current Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar which consolidated their lead at the top of the Eredivisie.They are also unbeaten so far th...Full Story »

McNamara expects a classic

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by PA5 hits

Falkirk manager Eddie May hopes to have a full squad for the Co-operative Insurance Cup tie with Celtic.Several players suffered knocks during the draw with Hamilton but May will give them until the last moment to prove their fitness.Scott Arfield may also return after a knock saw him restricted to a late introduction against the Accies.Falkirk full-back Jackie McNamara believes both managers' c...Full Story »

Posh clash top of Ferguson's wish list

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by PA7 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson wants a Carling Cup last 16 meeting with son Darren, manager of Coca-Cola Championship side Peterborough.Ferguson watched 10-man Manchester United book their place in the fourth round with a 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford thanks to Danny Welbeck's 66th-minute strike.United will learn their next opponents in Saturday's draw and Ferguson is in no doubt who he wants."Peterbor...Full Story »

Killie without Clancy

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA41 hits

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 »

Allardyce: Class acts sent us through

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA29 hits

Sam Allardyce highlighted Benni McCarthy's goal and Jason Brown's penalty save as two of the many positives from Blackburn's Carling Cup third-round victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.McCarthy scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes, curling a dangerous right-foot free-kick into the box that evaded everyone inside a crowded penalty area and nestled in the far corner.Brow...Full Story »

McClaren wary of Steaua backlash

Posted Thursday, October 01, 2009 by PA7 hits

FC Twente boss Steve McClaren has warned his side to be wary of a wounded Steaua Bucharest side when they host the Romanians in the Europa League.Steaua were held to a surprise goalless draw by Moldovan champions FC Sheriff Tiraspol in their opening match in Group H a fortnight ago - a result which cost coach Cristiano Bergodi his job.By contrast Twente registered an impressive 2-1 win away to F...Full Story »

Hodgson baffled by UEFA decision

Posted Thursday, October 01, 2009 by PA7 hits

Roy Hodgson rounded on UEFA after Fulham were forced to play their Europa League match against Basle without a replacement goalkeeper.Fulham failed in an attempt to have Pascal Zuberbuhler registered for the match at 24 hours notice after David Stockdale and the club's B-list keepers were injured.Hodgson is mystified by UEFA's decision which he believes has damaged the credibility of the competi...Full Story »

Sparta boss expecting tough clash

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009 by PA12 hits

Sparta Prague coach Jozef Chovanec is bracing himself for a "difficult game" ahead of Thursday's Europa League opener at home to PSV Eindhoven.Chovanec knows the Dutch outfit well having spent three seasons at the Philips Stadion as a player between 1988 and 1991, and expects a good dose of aggression will be required to disrupt the flow of Fred Rutten's in-form team.PSV are currently topping th...Full Story »

Striker plans to upset old club

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by PA6 hits

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hopes to make a winning return to the San Siro to face his former club Inter Milan on Wednesday when FC Barcelona begin their Champions League title defence.The Swedish striker, who was last season's top scorer in Serie A, opted to sign for European champions Barca this summer.Ibrahimovic notched his first goal with Barca in last weekend's 2-0 win at Getafe and he hopes to fir...Full Story »

Park misses Euro clash

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by PA22 hits

Park Ji-sung has been ruled out of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Wolfsburg on Wednesday.The South Korean has contracted a virus and missed training, so Sir Alex Ferguson had little choice but to rule him out.Patrice Evra has recovered from a similar problem, while Michael Owen should be available despite also missing training with a minor groin strain.Meanwhile, Ferguson has ti...Full Story »

McLeish hails gritty Blues

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by PA16 hits

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish saluted his patched-up side after they squeezed past League One Southampton 2-1 in the Carling Cup second round.City were staring down the barrel of an upset after Adam Lallana fired Saints ahead shortly after the interval.But two goals in three minutes from old stagers Lee Bowyer and Lee Carsley - Birmingham's first from open play this season - ensured the Blues dod...Full Story »

Rodriguez out for Clarets

Posted Saturday, October 03, 2009 by PA13 hits

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 »

Fabregas misses Celtic clash

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by PA37 hits

Arsenal will be without captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) for the Champions League second-leg clash with Celtic at Emirates Stadium, but he could return for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United.Both Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey are in contention as the Gunners look to defend a 2-0 lead, with manager Arsene Wenger set to rotate his side.Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring...Full Story »

McLeish ponders Benitez option

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2009 by PA22 hits

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is weighing up whether to hand a full Barclays Premier League debut to striker Christian Benitez in the derby with Aston Villa at St Andrews.Benitez has impressed as a substitute since his summer move from Santos Laguna after slowly building up his fitness following a shoulder operation.It may depend on Benitez's physical condition after returning from two World Cup ...Full Story »

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