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Aston Villa vs Norwich City preview - Bannan back for Villa

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan is available after a club suspension for their home Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich. The Scotland international was not considered for the 2-2 draw at Sunderland while Villa held an internal inquiry after his arrest on suspicion of drink driving. On-loan Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is also available after recovering from thigh and calf pro...Full Story »

Levante vs Valencia preview - Costa - We should win

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Valencia midfielder Tino Costa believes his side are favourites to win their city derby at Levante despite their rivals' blistering start to the campaign. Levante have been La Liga's surprise package so far this season and are riding high in third place after their best-ever opening to a top-flight campaign. Juan Ignacio Martinez's unfancied side had been top before suffering their first leagu...Full Story »

Mallorca vs Sevilla preview - Caparros - Results will come

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros will face a familiar foe this weekend as he goes in search of his first victory since joining the club a month ago. Caparros was in charge of Sevilla for five years between 2000 and 2005, and is credited with laying the foundations for the club's most successful era under his successor Juande Ramos. The Mallorca boss is confident that, despite a poor recent run ...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir vs Stirling Albion preview - Warriors battle on without McCluskey

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Stenhousemuir are without banned goalkeeper Chris McCluskey for the visit of Stirling. The stopper was dismissed against Arbroath last weekend meaning Ally Brown is set to deputise in his absence. The Warriors, looking for their first win in three games, are missing Paul McHale through injury and striker Andy Rodgers (foot) is struggling. Assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "We need to g...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic vs Brechin City preview - Loons hopeful over duo

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Forfar manager Dick Campbell is hopeful that defender Mark McCulloch and on-loan Aberdeen midfielder Nicky Low will be passed fit to face Angus neighbours Brechin. The Loons are looking for their first victory in six games and their resources have been stretched thin in recent weeks. Jordan Brown has been ruled out for the season and Stevie Crawford joined Falkirk this week. New assistant man...Full Story »

East Fife vs Cowdenbeath preview - Striker Dalziel absent for East Fife

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

East Fife are again without injured striker Scott Dalziel as they look to make it five wins in a row by defeating league-leading neighbours Cowdenbeath. It is nearly six years since the New Bayview side tasted success over their local rivals, and manager John Robertson is determined for that run to end. He said: "I have been told a few times that our recent record against Cowdenbeath is not gr...Full Story »

Arbroath vs Dumbarton preview - Sheerin rules himself out

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Arbroath player-manager Paul Sheerin remains out following his recent knee operation as his side look to continue their undefeated home record against visitors Dumbarton. Striker Jordan Elfverson is a doubt with an ankle knock and Sheerin has told his players to be wary of the threat posed by the Sons. He said: "We have improved defensively over recent weeks but this game will be a real test o...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs Airdrie United preview - Rovers trio missing for derby

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Albion have ruled out the injured trio of Barry Russell, Chris Boyle and Steven Canning for their derby clash with Airdrie United. Rovers are looking for their first ever victory over their neighbours in the third meeting between the two sides since the Diamonds were reborn in 2002. Captain Ciaran Donnelly is a doubt with a hamstring problem, however defender Simon Marriot should feature provi...Full Story »

Hamilton FC vs Queen of South preview - Stopper Cerny doubtful for Accies

Posted Friday, November 04, 2011 by PA

Hamilton will hand a late fitness test to goalkeeper Tomas Cerny when Queen of the South visit. The stopper has missed Accies' last two games with a shoulder injury. Manager Billy Reid does welcome full-back Stephen Hendrie back to his squad after Scotland under-17 duty and Ziggy Gordon should be available following injury. However, Alex Neil, Lee Kilday and Kyle Wilkie remain out with long-t...Full Story »

Falkirk vs Livingston preview - Bairns wait on El Alagui

Posted Friday, November 04, 2011 by PA

Falkirk are hoping to have top goalscorer Farid El Alagui available after a back injury when they face Livingston. The Bairns, who will need to put thoughts of meeting Celtic at Hampden in January's Scottish Communities League Cup final to the back of their minds, have already ruled out injured midfielder Craig Sibbald with defenders Kieran Duffie and Thomas Scobbie also expected to be absent. ...Full Story »

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