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Greenock Morton vs Falkirk preview - Morton boss needs Moore time for injuries

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Morton manager Allan Moore is waiting on news of the fitness of defender Andy Graham and midfielder Michael Tidser before finalising his side for the match against high-flying Falkirk. Graham has a poisoned toe and Tidser is suffering from a knee problem, and both will be assessed closer to kick-off. However, Moore does welcome back full-back Kevin McCann to his squad. Moore's men were beaten ...Full Story »

Livingston vs Partick Thistle preview - Injuries problems for Livvy

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Livingston have defender Paul Watson ruled out of the visit of Partick Thistle through suspension and midfielder Keaghan Jacobs is also out with a leg injury. Promising youngster Stefan Scougall could make the game despite picking up an ankle injury at Dingwall last Saturday that appeared to rule him out for a few weeks. Lions boss Gary Bollan said: "We have made more of a solid start than a s...Full Story »

Dundee vs Hamilton FC preview - Smith playing the waiting game

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Dundee boss Barry Smith will give strikers Graham Bayne and Jake Hyde until close to kick-off time to prove their fitness for their contest against Hamilton Accies. The duo were not fit enough to train earlier in the week, however, Smith has seen progress as the week went on and they may yet start. Fellow front man Leighton MacIntosh is away on Scotland Under-19 international duty and misses o...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. vs Queen of South preview - Ayr counting the cost of the cup

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Ayr welcome Queen of the South to Somerset Park, with manager Brain Reid reckoning the cost of their penalty-kick win over Hearts in the Scottish Communities League Cup could be the absence of four players. John Robertson and Gareth Wardlaw are doubts after picking up injuries in Wednesday night's success, and they have been joined in the treatment room by two players that Reid would not name. ...Full Story »

Airdrie United vs Stirling Albion preview - Three Diamonds missing

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Airdrie will again be missing a trio of players when they play host to Stirling. Paul Lovering, Graeme Goodhall and Alastair Woodburn have been struggling with injuries of late and, subsequently, will be sidelined when Albion come to town. Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle is targeting a continuation of good recent form despite his side's midweek Scottish Communities League Cup to Clydesdale Bank P...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - No special measures for Bale

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez admits there can be no special plan for flying winger Gareth Bale because Tottenham have so many players who can hurt them. Last weekend Spurs ripped apart nine-man Liverpool with Martin Skrtel, a centre-back playing out of position on the right of defence, given a torrid time by the Wales international before eventually getting himself sent off. The Latics may a...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Arbroath perview - Carcary missing again

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Brechin will again be without Derek Carcary for their derby clash with Arbroath. The winger was set to return to the fold following suspension but has now sustained a hamstring injury and, subsequently, will miss out once again. Defender Gerry McLachlan and midfielder Craig Molloy will also be unavailable to manager Jim Weir as the Glebe Park men chase their second home win of the season. Wei...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Swans preview - Villas-Boas surprised by criticism

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at the pundits who branded his team "naive and stupid" in their Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United. Almost a week has gone by since the Blues' controversial 3-1 loss at Old Trafford, but Villas-Boas was still smarting over the fallout from the game. The former Porto boss, who had not lost a league match as manager for 17 months pri...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Bolton preview - Wenger still gunning for title glory

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the race for the Barclays Premier League title is far from over despite the Gunners trailing Manchester United by 11 points already. The north Londoners have endured their worst start to a campaign under Wenger's guidance, having lost three of their five league games including an 8-2 mauling by United at Old Trafford. By contrast, the defending champions h...Full Story »

West Brom vs Fulham preview - Results needed fast, warns Brunt

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by PA

West Brom captain Chris Brunt has told his team-mates it is time to start turning performances into results. The Baggies head into the match with Fulham bottom of the Barclays Premier League table having claimed three points from their five games. Those came courtesy of a win at Norwich, but they are yet to claim even a draw at home. Saturday`s opponents sit two places above them in the table...Full Story »

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