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Zaragoza vs Racing Santander preview - Aguirre warns in-form Zaragoza

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Real Zaragoza head into Saturday's Primera Division match against Racing Santander on the back of a three-game winning run but coach Javier Aguirre has urged his side not to start thinking they are safe just yet. Four wins in their last five matches have moved Zaragoza out of the relegation zone to the relative safety of 15th place in La Liga. However, the Aragonese outfit are still just four ...Full Story »

Wolves vs Manchester United preview - Mick standing by Zubar

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has said Ronald Zubar will start against Manchester United this weekend, despite committing an horrendous injury-time error that cost his team the match at Bolton in midweek. Zubar tried to play the ball back to goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the 93rd minute, but the pass was intercepted by Daniel Sturridge, who coolly slid the ball into the net. The goal left McC...Full Story »

Manchester City vs West Brom preview - Mancini's case for the defence

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Roberto Mancini would be happy for his Manchester City team to bore their way back into the Barclays Premier League title race. After being right in the thick of it, the big-spending Blues now appear to be bit-part players. One point from their last two games has left City eight points adrift of leaders Manchester United, having played a game more. In addition they have required replays aga...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Bolton preview - Redknapp wants forwards firing

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Harry Redknapp has warned that Tottenham risk losing ground in the push for Champions League qualification unless his strikers start delivering. With almost two thirds of the season gone, Tottenham have only scored 37 goals in 24 matches compared to the 49 they had amassed at the same stage last term. While Rafael van der Vaart has made an excellent start to his first season by scoring nine le...Full Story »

Stirling vs Raith preview - Raith looking to extend lead

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Scott Buist and Stephen Stirling are suspended for Stirling`s home clash against league leaders Raith. Meanwhile, defenders Ross Forsyth and Martyn Corrigan will be missing due to injury. Recently-appointed manager Jocky Scott is hoping that it will be third time lucky and that he will finally see his men in competitive action following two postponements. "The guys have done well in training ...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir vs Forfar preview - Hilson set for Forfar start

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Stenhousemuir's recently-appointed manager David Irons has a full squad to choose from against Forfar. Striker Alex Williams is available again after suspension and defender Scott Gibb is now free of injury. Simon Lynch made a scoring appearance as a substitute last week in his first game as a Warrior following his summer move to leave Irons spoiled for choice. "It is great to have everyone a...Full Story »

Alloa vs Dumbarton preview - Trio set for Wasps bow

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Alloa boss Allan Maitland could hand debuts to three players for the visit of Dumbarton. On-loan Falkirk defender James Bloom, former Stenhousemuir midfielder Kevin Motion and ex-Stirling winger Nathan Taggart are all expected to feature as the Wasps look to get their promotion push back on track after three defeats. Forward Bryan Brunty is available after an ankle knock. Maitland said: "I am...Full Story »

Airdrie vs Peterhead preview - United waiting on Gemmill fitness

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Scott Gemmill is a doubt for Airdrie ahead of the visit of Peterhead. The striker has a knock and is only rated at 50/50 by boss Jimmy Boyle. Defender Euen Grant is a definite absentee as he is suspended. Boyle has been pleased with his players' reaction to losing their last two league games to Stenhousemuir and Dumbarton. He said: "We have put in disappointing displays in those games but the...Full Story »

Ross County vs Cowdenbeath preview - Blue Brazil trio in line for debuts

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Michael Gardyne could return to the Ross County squad for the visit of Cowdenbeath. Gardyne has resumed training and has a chance of being involved, but Paul Lawson is not ready to return and Steven Craig has joined Darren McCormick as a long-tern absentee. Meanwhile, Gary Miller is suspended. The Dingwall club are looking for their first win under Willie McStay, who said: "Every game in this ...Full Story »

Queen of South vs Dundee preview - Same again for Queens

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA

Queen of the South boss Kenny Brannigan will name an unchanged side for the visit of Dundee. David Lilley and Bob Harris remain suspended so Brannigan will select the same XI that took the field for the abandoned game against Ross County on Tuesday night. "We were doing well against County so I will be going out with the same team against Dundee," said Brannigan. "Our aim has to be to get a w...Full Story »

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