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Dumbarton vs Forfar preview - Forfar hopeful of finally returning to action

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by PA

Dumbarton boss Alan Adamson will name an unchanged squad for the visit of Forfar. Out of favour midfielder Scott Chaplain has joined Albion Rovers on loan. Adamson said: "After such a good performance last Tuesday we were raring to go against East Fife at the weekend, so it was a bit of a let down when that game was called off. "We played really well last week and have to hope that we can win...Full Story »

Wigan Athleti vs Aston Villa preview - Martinez fears Bent barrage

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by PA

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa ahead of the relegation showdown. Martinez was one of the few people unsurprised last week by Villa's club-record #18million outlay for the England striker, a fee that could ultimately rise to #24million. Bent duly began his Villa career in stunning fashion by scoring the winner in Saturday's much-needed 1-0 home vict...Full Story »

Blackpool vs Manchester United preview - Holloway warning to Liverpool

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by PA

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has told Liverpool to "put up or shut up" over their pursuit of Charlie Adam. Holloway confirmed Adam had put in a transfer request on Monday but said there was no issue to discuss because Liverpool's offer of #4million does not meet his club's valuation. "If I was the Liverpool manager I would want to buy him because they have never replaced Xabi Alonso," said Holl...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Hercules preview - Trezeguet: We must improve

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by PA

Hercules striker David Trezeguet knows his side need to improve greatly on their poor away form as they look to stay clear of relegation trouble in the second half of the Primera Division season. The promoted outfit make the trip to Athletic Bilbao having earned 22 points from their opening 19 matches. However, most of Hercules' success this season has come at home. On their travels they hav...Full Story »

Bolton vs Chelsea preview - We can beat Blues - Coyle

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is convinced his side can get back on track against Chelsea on an emotional night at the Reebok Stadium. The club will honour the late Nat Lofthouse before kick-off with a minute's silence. Then Coyle hopes his players can give the supporters something to savour when they face the Barclays Premier League champions. Bolton's form has dipped after a bright start and ...Full Story »

Zaragoza vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Zaragoza focused on treble

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA

Zaragoza will look to put their off-the-field problems to one side as they chase a third straight home win in the Primera Division. The Aragonese outfit have won just three times in the league all season, but two of those victories have come in their last two matches at La Romareda and a third - against Deportivo La Coruna - would be likely to see Javier Aguirre's side move out of the bottom th...Full Story »

Getafe vs Espanyol preview - Pochettino warns Espanyol

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by PA

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino is wary of the threat posed by a "wounded" Getafe outfit ahead of the Primera Division clash between the two sides in Madrid. While Espanyol have won their last two league matches to consolidate fifth place at the halfway stage of the season, Getafe have picked up just a point from their last three games and went down 4-0 at home to Real Sociedad last weekend....Full Story »

Blackburn vs West Bromwich preview - Pedersen pleased with Kean deal

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen claims harmony has now been restored at Ewood Park and is looking forward to a bright future under Steve Kean. Pedersen has seen plenty of change since joining the club in 2004 having worked for four previous managers in Graeme Souness, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce. Yet little of that can compare to the upheaval which has engulfed the cl...Full Story »

Almeria vs Osasuna preview - Almeria on the up

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Almeria will aim to cap a memorable week by climbing off the foot of the Primera Division table when they play host to Osasuna at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos. Jose Luis Oltra's side ended a three-match losing streak in La Liga with an impressive 1-1 draw against high-flying Real Madrid last Sunday, and they followed that up by beating Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 in midweek to seal their...Full Story »

Fiorentina vs Lecce preview - We are turning corner - De Canio

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Lecce coach Luigi De Canio has warned his team is growing in confidence and getting better by the day after overcoming a dismal run of form. The promoted outfit travel to Tuscany to face Fiorentina on Sunday having left behind them a difficult time which had seen them lose five of their six games heading into the winter break. Lecce bounced back from their 1-0 defeat to Bari in the opening gam...Full Story »

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