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Falkirk vs Ross County preview - Bairns missing Murdoch

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by PA

Falkirk look set to be without midfielder Stewart Murdoch for their top of the table clash with Ross County due to the knee injury he picked up at Queen of the South last Saturday. Everyone else in the Bairns squad is available as Steven Pressley's side look to reduce the Dingwall men's lead to just three points. Technical director Alex Smith said: "Stewart faces a real battle to be fit but th...Full Story »

Dundee vs Greenock Morton preview - O'Donnell blow for Dundee

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by PA

Dundee will be without midfielder Stephen O'Donnell for their home clash with Morton. The SFA have confirmed his ban for getting sent off at Ross County was to remain, despite a Dens Park appeal. Winger Nicky Riley returns to manager Barry Smith's squad after a suspension with everyone else fit and available for selection. Smith said: "It is obviously disappointing to be without Stephen but w...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. vs Raith Rovers preview - Malone banned for basement boys

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by PA

Ayr will have defender Eddie Malone suspended as they look to move off bottom spot by defeating visitors Raith. Centre back Martyn Campbell is still not ready to return following knee surgery with everyone else in the Somerset Park squad available to manager Brian Reid for their first game in over 3 weeks. Reid said: "That break has helped a wee bit as a number of niggling injuries have cleare...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Chelsea preview - Redknapp hoping Lampard is left out again

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by PA

Harry Redknapp is hoping Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will leave Frank Lampard on the bench for Thursday's mouth-watering London derby at White Hart Lane. Lampard has been a regular starter for Chelsea for most of the last decade, but has had to play a largely peripheral role recently, starting three of the last six games from the bench. The 33-year-old returned to the Chelsea starting ...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Arsenal preview - Bannan expresses regret over drink-drive charge

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has admitted there would have been "no point in me living" had his drink-fuelled motorway crash resulted in any loss of life. Bannan had an accident in his Range Rover Sport on the M1 near Watnall on October 23 while over the legal drink-drive limit. He fled the scene and was arrested in a taxi office. The Scotland international, who only held a provisiona...Full Story »

Fulham vs Manchester United preview - Jol concerned over Zamora unrest talk

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

Fulham manager Martin Jol admits the regularity of reports regarding Bobby Zamora's future is becoming a concern. There has been mounting speculation over recent weeks that the pair's relationship is fraught, leading to suggestions the England international could leave Craven Cottage in January. Jol has constantly batted back such talk and was forced to once again after a report that Zamora wa...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland preview - Warnock not writing Dyer off

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

QPR boss Neil Warnock is unsure whether Kieron Dyer's latest injury setback will prevent him from having an impact in the Barclays Premier League again. Dyer underwent foot surgery yesterday to repair ligament damage sustained during a reserve match last week and has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign. The 32-year-old former England midfielder has not played a competitive game for Ran...Full Story »

Novara Calcio vs Palermo preview - Mutti: Palermo can do well

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

Newly-appointed Palermo coach Bortolo Mutti believes he must first lift his players' spirits if they are to start winning games again. Mutti, in charge for the first time at Novara, replaced Devis Mangia this week. The club decided to make a change after the 2-0 defeat at Catania on Sunday, their seventh defeat of the campaign. The result dropped Palermo to 10th place. "I accepted the offer ...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Stoke City preview - City not willing to budge on Tevez

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

Manchester City are standing firm in their insistence that Carlos Tevez will not be made available for loan. Officials from AC Milan are set to meet with representatives from City on Thursday to discuss a possible deal for the Argentinian striker. Milan have proposed taking the 27-year-old on a free loan in January with a promise to buy him permanently in the summer. Yet City have long said t...Full Story »

Everton vs Swansea City preview - No Blues approach for Rodwell - Moyes

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes has dismissed speculation linking Chelsea with a £20million bid for midfielder Jack Rodwell. Reports have suggested the England Under-21 international, who made his debut for Fabio Capello's senior squad last month, is a priority target for Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas when the transfer window opens in January. Moyes, however, insists there has been no contact ...Full Story »

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