LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 27 July 2009 35 15m TOURE BREAKING NEWS... Strauss says Bell will fill KP No4 slot ANDREW STRAUSS has confirmed that Ian Bell (above) will bat at No4 in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on Thursday -- and the England captain is very confident Andrew Flintoff will be fit. With Kevin Pietersen ruled out by an Achilles injury, Warwickshire batsman Bell will slot straight in. Strauss said: Ian will come in for KP at four. That is the least possible disruption to the other members of the side. Were all excited for Belly, he got left out but hes worked very hard to get his place back. Hes done a huge amount of work, not just on the field but off the field as well, hes very hungry and were really excited to have him back in the team here. Strauss added: All the indications are that Andrew Flintoff will be fine. Well have to see how he goes in the next couple of days in practice, but were very confident. WELL PREY ON MITCHELL: PAGE 32 ARSENAL FIRST GAME: EVERTON (A) RENE STEER, 19, has joined Oldham Athletic on a 12-month contract after impressing during a trial spell with the League One club. PRE-SEASON: Today Szombathelyi (a) July 29 Hannover (a) August 1 Atletico Madrid (h), 2 Rangers (h) 8 Valencia (a) CHELSEA FIRST GAME: HULL (H) LEE SAWYER has moved to League One side Southend United on a six-month loan deal. The young midfielder spent part of last season at Roots Hall. PRE-SEASON: Today Club America (Arlington) August 1 Reading (a), 9 Man United (CS, Wembley) FULHAM THE COTTAGERS have been linked with a move for Hull star Dean Marney. Boss Roy Hodgson faces competition from Wolves for his signature. FIRST FIVE GAMES:July30 Futbolo Klubas Vetra(UEFA Cup Q L1, a)August 6 Futbolo Klubas Vetra (UEFA Cup Q L2, h) 15Portsmouth(a)18Blackburn (h) TOTTENHAM FIRSTGAME:LIVERPOOL(H) HARRY REDKNAPP admits he is interested in 19-year-old Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph. He said: Hes a terrific young player but there will be a few clubs in for him. PRE-SEASON:July29 WestHam (Beijing)31TBC(Beijing)August 2South China(Hong Kong)9Olympiakos (h) WEST HAM FIRST GAME: WOLVES (A) THE Hammers have been linked with a move for Bristol City keeper Adriano Basso. Manager Gianfranco Zola wants cover for number one Robert Green. PRE-SEASON:July 29 Tottenham (Beijing)31TBC(Beijing)August 8 Napoli (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE FIRSTGAME:PLYMOUTH(H) NEIL WARNOCK looks set to miss out on loan target Garry OConnor as the Birmingham City strikers wage demands are too high. PRE-SEASON:TomorrowNorwich(h) July30Bromley(a)August2Gillingham(h) QPR FIRSTGAME:BLACKPOOL(H) LEE COOK hopes to be given the all-clear to step up his rehabilitation when he sees his surgeon tomorrow eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his left knee. PRE-SEASON:Tomorrow Wycombe (a) August 1Southampton (h) READING FIRST GAME: FOREST (H) BRENDAN RODGERS claims Shane Long can only get better after the striker scored all four goals in the friendly win over Tolo IF. You can see him developing, said the manager. PRE-SEASON:TomorowQviding FIF(a) August 1Chelsea (h) WATFORD FIRSTGAME:DONCASTER(H) TAMAS PRISKIN will not be banned despite his red card in the friendly draw with CF Balaguer, after the referee rescinded the decision. PRE-SEASON: July 29 St Albans (a) August 1 Parma (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD FIRST GAME: CARLISLE (A) NEW signing Myles Weston insists he does not regret leaving Notts County before the arrival of Sven-Goran Eriksson. He said: Im not envious. I wanted a new challenge. PRE-SEASON: August 1 Hayes & Yeading (a) CHARLTON FIRST GAME: WYCOMBE (H) YASSIN MOUTAOUAKIL could be on his way out of the Valley after joining Portsmouth on trial. The right back, 22 (above), appeared for the Premier League club against Basingstoke on Saturday. PRE-SEASON:TomorrowIpswich(h) August 1Bournemouth (a) GILLINGHAM FIRST GAME: SWINDON (H) CHARLTON striker Chris Dickson has re-emerged as a target for boss Mark Stimson. Dickson enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Priestfield Stadium last season. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Bromley (a) 30 Croydon (a) August 1 Thurrock (a) 2 Crystal Palace (a) 4 Whitstable Town (a) LEYTONORIENT FIRST GAME: BRISTOL R (A) GERAINT WILLIAMS is determined to keep his squad in tact during the remainder of the transfer window. Were determined to hold on to all our good players, said the manager. PRE-SEASON:July 30StAlbansCity(a) August 1Dag&Red(a) MILLWALL FIRSTGAME:SHAMPTON(A) KENNY JACKETT will this week step up his search for a centre-back. Tony Craig and Andy Frampton are both left sided so it doesnt take a genius to work out what I am looking for, said the manager. PRE-SEASON:Tomorrow Dartford(a) August 1Middlesbro(a) SOUTHEND FIRST GAME: HFIELD (H) ADAM BARRETT is confident of being fit to start of the season, despite currently being out with a knee ligament injury. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Barnet (a) 31 Stevenage (a) WYCOMBE FIRST GAME: CHARLTON (A) BOSS Peter Taylor has opted not to hand a contract to Carl Cort, who has been on trial with the club, as the strikers wage demands are too high. PRE-SEASON:Tomorrow QPR(h)July 30HamptonandRichAugust 1BristolCity (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET FIRST GAME: LINCOLN (A) IAN HENDON is confident of completing a free transfer move for veteran striker Paul Furlong by the end of the week after holding more talks last weekend. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Southend (h) July 29 Billericay (a) August 1 Ebbsfleet (a) DAG & RED FIRST GAME: CREWE (A) PAUL BENSON looks certain to be starting the season at Dagenham after Gillingham manager Mark Stimson admitted he was no longer interested in signing the striker. PRE-SEASON: Today Braintree Town (a) July 29 Birmingham (h) August 1 Leyton Orient (h), 3 Enfield (a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday One trophy won, now its the real challenge CHELSEA picked up their first piece of silverware after winning four out of four games to claim the World Football Challenge Shield. A 2-0 win over Club America followed their successes over Inter Milan and AC Milan with two goals in as many second-half minutes for Franco Di Santo and Florent Malouda. The side, doubtless lifted by the news that their captain John Terry was staying, was without the big names but, significantly, three of those who have spent much of the summer trying to engineeer a move, were given a run out. Carlo Ancelotti (left) appears to have appeased Andriy Shevchenko, Deco and Ricardo Carvalho, who have all performed U-turns and announced they want to stay. Ancelotto, speaking after last nights trophy presentation (main picture) said: We have worked very hard and the players have improved the quality of their play. This is only the start and now we have big matches to come. was without the big names but, cantly, three of those whosignifi have spent much of the summer trying to engineeer a move, were given a run out. Carlo Ancelotti have appeased Andriy Shevchenko, Deco and Ricardo Carvalho, who have all performed U-turns and announced they want after last nights trophy presentation said: We have worked very hard and the players have improved the quality of their play. This is only the start and now we have big matches to come. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html