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Hearts welcome back Driver

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Andrew Driver will return to the Hearts squad for Thursday night's Europa League play-off round second leg against Dinamo Zagreb.The winger has missed the start of the season with a heel injury but will be on the bench at Tynecastle.Defender Marius Zaliukas returns in the midst of his domestic ban, captain Michael Stewart is also available after suspension, but Laryea Kingston (knee) is still mi...Full Story »

Martinez ponders changes

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is likely to make wholesale changes for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.The Spaniard was furious after the midweek Carling Cup defeat to Blackpool when the nine squad players he brought in failed to perform.Only defender Paul Scharner and midfielder Moham d Diame from the starting line-up at Bloomfield Road are likely to survive the cull.Following the g...Full Story »

Blues duo return

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Chelsea will welcome back Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa for the home clash with Tottenham.The pair were suspended for the midweek Champions League win over Porto but are available for domestic games.Joe Cole (knee), Yuri Zhirkov (knee) and Paulo Ferreira (knee) are all out with coach Carlo Ancelotti saving their return for next week's Carling Cup tie with Queens Park Rangers.Defender Alex is s...Full Story »

Ferdinand doubt for United

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Rio Ferdinand is a major doubt for Manchester United's derby clash with local rivals City at Old Trafford on Sunday.Ferdinand sat out Tuesday night's Champions League win over Besiktas with a groin injury and Sir Alex Ferguson is not convinced the England defender will recover in time.If Ferdinand does miss out, Jonny Evans will retain his place, while Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Fletcher are li...Full Story »

Johnson set for Toffees reunion

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Fulham striker Andrew Johnson returns for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with former club Everton after recovering from his collarbone injury.Midfielders Danny Murphy (calf) and Simon Davies (foot) and striker Bobby Zamora (Achilles) are also expected back for the clash at Craven Cottage.Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is a doubt because of a stiff neck so Pascal Zuberb|hler is on standby to d...Full Story »

McLeish ponders Benitez option

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

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 »

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is likely to make wholesale changes for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

The Spaniard was furious after the midweek Carling Cup defeat to Blackpool when the nine squad players he brought in failed to perform.Only defender Paul Scharner and midfielder Moham d Diame from the starting line-up at Bloomfield Road are likely to survive the cull.Following the game at Goodison Park there will be a 13-day period before their next fixture and Martinez is keen to avoid spending...Full Story »

No worries for Hughes

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Mark Hughes reports no fresh injury concerns as Manchester City look to maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season at Portsmouth.Hughes named an impressively strong line-up for Thursday night's Carling Cup win at Crystal Palace and could keep the same side.Craig Bellamy and Nigel de Jong would both hope for a chance to shine, although they may have to be content with a place on the b...Full Story »

Lions tamed by injury problems

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Millwall`s injury crisis shows no sign of letting up ahead of Friday night`s visit of Brighton.Tony Craig is the latest addition to the casualty list after suffering a recurrence of his back injury which kept him out of Tuesday night`s Carling Cup defeat at West Ham.Fellow defenders Zak Whitbread (hip), Danny Senda (Achilles), Pat O`Connor (cruciate) and Paul Robinson (metatarsal) are still on t...Full Story »

Hart's conscience is clear

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart says he does not fear for his job, despite his side's woeful start to their Barclays Premier League campaign.The south-coast outfit have lost all of their opening six league matches and are currently pointless at the bottom of the table.Hart is now the bookmakers' favourite to be the next Premier League manager relieved of his duties ahead of his side's home clash with ...Full Story »

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