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Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City preview - Coyle making plans to replace Elmander

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is aiming to use the funds freed up by Johan Elmander's imminent departure to bring in a signature signing. Elmander, 29, is ready for a new challenge in Turkey with Galatasaray when his contract ends next month. The Sweden striker is expected to play his last game for the club against Manchester City after scoring 12 goals in all competitions this season. High on Co...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Liverpool preview - No excuses from McAllister

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Gary McAllister admits Aston Villa have underachieved this season and will not use all the changes which have taken place during the past nine months as an excuse. Villa will bring the curtain down on a campaign in which four different managers have been at the helm - Martin O'Neill, caretaker Kevin MacDonald, Gerard Houllier and now stand-in boss McAllister. They have been hovering above the ...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur vs Birmingham preview - Redknapp mulling over Woodgate future

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Jonathan Woodgate could play his last match of a troubled spell at Tottenham on Sunday, with manager Harry Redknapp admitting that he is no closer to deciding whether to offer the injury-plagued defender a new contract when his current one expires this summer. Woodgate signed in an £8million deal from Middlesbrough in 2008 and was a regular in Redknapp's line-up before he was hit by a seri...Full Story »

Stoke vs Wigan Athletic preview - Pulis: No let-up against Latics

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has expressed his sympathy for Wigan's relegation worries - but insists his team will be doing everything they can to increase them when the sides meet at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday. The Latics travel to Staffordshire for their final Barclays Premier League fixture of the season lying 19th in the table, level on points with 18th-placed Blackpool and 17th-placed Birmin...Full Story »

Palermo vs Chievo preview - Zamparini non-committal over Rossi future

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has not ruled out the possibility that coach Delio Rossi will remain at the helm next season. The Sicilians host Chievo in their final Serie A game of the campaign with Rossi's future up in the air. Rossi was reinstated at Palermo in April, less than two months after being dismissed by Zamparini. Since his return, Palermo have won four of their last five l...Full Story »

Annan Athletic vs Albion Rovers FC preview - Cox out for Annan

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Striker David Cox, who suffered a broken metatarsal recently, is Annan's only absentee as they look to overturn a 3-1 deficit from their first meeting with Albion and win promotion to the Second Division. The experienced pair of Andy Aitken and Sean O'Connor are both expected to feature at Galabank despite carrying knocks with manager Harry Cairney preaching patience to both players and fans. ...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Ayr Utd. preview - Brechin rush McLachlan

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Brechin City look set to press defender Gerry McLachlan into action for one last game despite the centre-back not being fully fit as they host Ayr United in the Second Leg of the Play-off Final with the score tied at 1-1. Injured midfielder Charlie King remains out with midweek goal hero Neil Janczyk likely to be restored to the starting line up after being on the bench for City's last two game...Full Story »

Cagliari vs Parma preview - Donadoni wants win for fans

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Cagliari manager Roberto Donadoni believes his side owe their fans a final-day victory when they host Parma. The Sardinian outfit have not won since April 3 and Donadoni understands the fans' frustration. "We want to end the season well for the sake of our fans and the club, they deserve better," he said. Cagliari never came close to stopping the rot last weekend when they lost 4-1 to Serie A...Full Story »

Brescia vs Fiorentina preview - Mihajlovic wants to finish on a high

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has stressed the importance of ending the campaign with a win ahead of his side's final game at Brescia. The Viola have endured a season of ups and downs and will finish no higher than ninth place regardless of this weekend's results. The Tuscan outfit has won just two of their last eight games, culminating in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Bologna. "It is ...Full Story »

Lecce vs Lazio preview - Reja hails stunning season

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA

Lazio coach Edy Reja has told his players they should be proud of an "extraordinary" season - regardless of whether they clinch Champions League qualification this weekend. Fifth-placed Lazio must win their final game of the campaign at Lecce and hope Udinese - currently two points ahead - lose at home to Serie A champions AC Milan if they are to finish in fourth place. Should Lazio end leve...Full Story »

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