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Catania vs Juventus preview - Del Piero: This is a must-win

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has stressed the importance of taking three points at Catania on Sunday. The Turin giants enjoyed consecutive wins before being held to a 1-1 draw by Bologna in the last round and Del Piero is hoping to get back on track at the first opportunity. "We must win at Catania to confirm the good work we have done so far," Del Piero said. "We played to win again...Full Story »

Zaragoza vs Malaga preview - Pellegrini not underestimating Zaragoza

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is expecting a tough challenge as his side look to continue their impressive form when they take on Real Zaragoza at La Romareda. The spotlight was on Malaga coming into the season following their heavy summer investment and, following an opening-day 2-1 defeat to Sevilla, they have now started to click into gear with successive victories over Granada, Real Mallor...Full Story »

Mallorca vs Real Sociedad preview - Let's do it for Laudrup - Nsue

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Real Mallorca manager Michael Laudrup has come under scrutiny in recent weeks due to a run of form that has seen his side lose their last three Primera Division matches without scoring a goal. Laudrup, who has had a difficult relationship with director of football Lorenzo Serra Ferrer during his time at Mallorca, said this week that being sacked was merely "a part of football" but midfielder Em...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Everton preview - Toure thankful for City support

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Kolo Toure has revealed his bond with Manchester City is stronger due to the backing he received during his six-month drug ban. Toure was appointed skipper by manager Roberto Mancini for his return to action in Wednesday's Carling Cup clash with Birmingham. He marked the occasion by making one crucial clearance off the line and almost grabbed a goal near the end as he accompanied Carlos Teve...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Manchester United preview - Jones to miss United visit

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Stoke will definitely be without striker Kenwyne Jones for the Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium. The Trinidad and Tobago international damaged a hamstring in the penalty shoot-out victory over Tottenham in the Carling Cup on Tuesday and, although the injury is not as bad as first feared, he is likely to be out until after next month's international b...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Valencia preview - Marcelino won`t change style

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has no plans to change his team's style as they prepare for their toughest assignment of the Primera Division campaign so far this weekend. Second-placed Valencia visit the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a game which pits two unbeaten sides against each other, with the visitors knowing victory would send them top - at least until leaders Real Betis visit Getafe on...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir vs East Fife preview - Mixed news for Stenhousemuir

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

On-loan Hearts defender Colin Hamilton could start for Stenhousemuir but Ross McMillan is a doubt for their match against East Fife. The Warriors will also be without the experience of Kevin McKinlay and Paul McHalem, who have knocks, as they look to make it six league games in a row without defeat. Ochilview assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "We may have gone five games undefeated but ...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic vs Dumbarton preview - Only Campbell missing

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Iain Campbell is the only injury absentee for Forfar as they host Dumbarton. The 26-year-old left-sided player has been suffering with an ankle knock in recent times and, having missed the last three games, will once again be sidelined at Station Park. On-loan Aberdeen youngster Jordan Brown netted twice in a midweek reserve outing and could join his fellow Pittodrie team-mates Joe Shaughnesse...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath vs Albion Rovers FC preview - Makel confined to dugout

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Cowdenbeath entertain Albion at Central Park and manager Colin Cameron will be forced to do without assistant player-manager Lee Makel due to injury. Makel's absence adds to an already-large Blue Brazil injury list, with Mark Ramsay, Danny Mackay and Dene Droudge, who all have knee injuries, also unavailable. Cameron said: "I am looking for us to build on last week's 4-0 success at Dumbarton, ...Full Story »

Raith Rovers vs Ross County preview - Raith's Callachan back after ban

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Raith Rovers welcome back teenage midfielder Ross Callachan from a two-game ban as they host Ross County. However, back-up goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw and club captain Iain Davidson remain out with knee injuries. Kirkcaldy manager John McGlynn is determined to end a five-game run without a win, saying: "In this league three points for a win can make a huge difference to whether you are near the to...Full Story »

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