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Warnock targets cup and call-up double

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock admits Wayne Bridge's decision to rule himself out for England may have paved the way for his own selection to Fabio Capello's squad. Manchester City defender Bridge released a short statement claiming his presence within the national side was potentially "divisive", following newspaper allegations about a relationship between Bridge's former partner Van...Full Story »

Petrov poised for Wembley showdown

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is winning his battle to be fit for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley. The Bulgaria international has been laid low with a virus and missed Wednesday night's FA Cup fifth-round replay success over Crystal Palace at Villa Park. But Petrov was given the all-clear to resume training on Thursday and is set to lead Villa's attempt ...Full Story »

Hangeland focused on job in hand

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Brede Hangeland admits Fulham are in bonus land as they stand on the brink of the last 16 of the Europa League - but insists they can go all the way in the competition. Roy Hodgson's side take a slender 2-1 lead to the Donbass Stadium following last week's first-leg win over Shakhtar Donetsk, and know avoiding defeat will set up a mouthwatering clash with Ajax or Juventus in the next round. ...Full Story »

Torres on bench for European clash

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Striker Fernando Torres is likely to be on the bench again for Thursday's Europa League last 32 second-leg tie against Unirea Urziceni in Bucharest. The Spain international made his comeback against Manchester City on Sunday after five weeks out with a knee injury which required surgery. However, with Liverpool leading 1-0 from last week's tie at Anfield there is no need to risk the forwar...Full Story »

Harford set to step aside

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Mick Harford will be in charge of QPR for Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough - but expects it to be his last game at the helm. Caretaker boss Harford met with Ishan Saksena, Flavio Briatore's replacement as chairman, on Tuesday afternoon. While he was not told of any concrete decision having been made, Press Association Sport understands the former Luton and Chelsea striker, who was initially ...Full Story »

Terry on Champions League mission

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

John Terry insists he has put his troubles behind him and is solely focused on winning honours with Chelsea and England. The Blues skipper has been impressive on the pitch for the Barclays Premier League leaders this season but allegations about his private life led to Terry being stripped of the England captaincy. Ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Inter Milan, the 30-ye...Full Story »

Ferdinand out of Carling Cup final

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of Sunday's Carling Cup final between Manchester United and Aston Villa and seems unlikely to be fit to captain England against Egypt at Wembley next week. The Red Devils defender had been expected to play in Tuesday night's 3-0 win over West Ham after a recent suspension. However, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the 31-year-old felt a problem in his troublesome bac...Full Story »

Lennon suffers setback

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA

Aaron Lennon has suffered a setback in his recovery from a groin problem, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed. The Spurs winger - who had been recovering well from the problem he picked up in December - has undergone an MRI scan, and is set for an ultrasound to determine the full extent of any additional damage after feeling discomfort during training. "He was close to getting f...Full Story »

Lampard back for San Siro clash

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA

Frank Lampard was declared fit to fly out with Chelsea on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Inter Milan at the San Siro. The England midfielder missed the weekend win over Wolves with a virus but returned to the squad, along with Brazilian defenders Alex and Juliano Belletti who were both back after knee problems. Russian Yury Zhirkov has a calf problem an...Full Story »

Worthington wants 'loophole' closed

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA

The Irish Football Association look certain to demand answers from FIFA after another youngster, Shane Duffy, decided he would rather play for Ireland. Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington believes there could be flaws in a system that allows players who have come through the age groups with one nation to represent another country. "There is a loophole, where a player can walk away after ...Full Story »

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