LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 17 August 2009 31 ARSENAL P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 THEO WALCOTT should be available for the trip to Celtic tomorrow. The England winger, who missed the opening day win at Everton, has a back injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomCeltic(CLQL1, a)SatPortsmouth(h)Aug26Celtic(CLQL2,h) 29ManUtd(a)Sept12ManCity(a) CHELSEA P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 THE BLUES appear to have left it too late to sign Atletico Madrids Sergio Aguero who is set to play in the Champions League on Wednesday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Sunderland (a) Sat Fulham (a) Aug 29 Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) FULHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 DAMIEN DUFF has undergone a medical at Motspur Park and should agree personal terms on a 4m switch from Newcastle today. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Thurs 20 Amkar Perm (ELQL1, h) Sun Chelsea (h) Aug 27 Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) 30 Aston Villa (a) Sept 13 Everton (h) TOTTENHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 SPURS will check on Jermaine Jenas this week. The England midfielder missed the win over Liverpool with a calf problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Wed Hull (a) Sun West Ham (a) Aug 25 Doncaster (CCR2, a) 29 Birmingham (h) Sept 12 Man Utd (h) WEST HAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 KIERON DYER has praised boss Gianfranco Zola following the win over Wolves. He said: Since the new manager has come in, hes been great for me. He has given me the confidence and told me I am part of his plans. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Tottenham (h) Aug 25 Millwall (CCR2, h) 29 Blackburn (a) Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P2 W0 D1 L1 Pts1 VICTOR MOSES should come back into contention for the trip to Ipswich tomorrow after being rested at Bristol City on Saturday. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomIpswich(a) SatNewcastle (h)Aug 27ManCity (CCR2, h)31Peterborough(a)Sept 12Scunthorpe(h) QPR P2 W0 D2 L0 Pts2 ALEJANDRO FAURLIN has stepped up his training after recovering from a thigh strain. Rangers boss Jim Magilton said: Hes very close to coming back. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Bristol City (a) Sat Nottm Forest (h) Aug 25 Accrington (CCR2, h) 29 Scunthorpe (a) Sept 12 Peterbrough (h) READING P2 W0 D1 L1 Pts1 READING will test Watfords determination to keep Tommy Smith by tabling a 1.2m bid for the striker. An earlier 750,000 bid had been rejected by the Hornets. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Swansea (a) Sat Sheff Utd (h) Aug 25 Barnsley (CCR2, h) 29 Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) WATFORD P2 W0 D1 L1 Pts1 WATFORD are still hunting for their first league win of the season after losing to Sheffield United but Malky Mackay said: We are creating decent build-up play so I believe goals will come soon. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomNottmForest (a)SatBlackpool(h)Aug 25 Leeds(CCR2,a) 29Swansea(a)Sept 12Barnsley (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P2 W1 D1 L0 Pts4 CARL CORT wants to prove he can still bag goals on a a regular basis as he chases his first for the club. The former Newcastle striker said: I want to show people Im not dead and buried yet. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Norwich (h) Sat Southampton (a) Aug 29 Oldham (h) Sept 5 Charlton (a) 12 Huddersfield (a) CHARLTON P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 THE Addicks are bracing themselves for bids for star midfielder Nicky Bailey. The former Southend player was again on target against Hartlepool as Charlton continued their great start to the League One Campaign. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Leyton Orient (a) Sat Walsall (h) Aug 29 Tranmere (a) Sept 5 Brentford (h) 12 Southampton (h) GILLINGHAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 SIMEON JACKSON has emerged as a target for Tottenham. We dont want to sell him but money talks, said Gills boss Mark Stimson. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Colchester (a) Sat Hartlepool (h) Aug 25 Blackburn (CCR2, h) 29 Walsall (a) Sept 5 Exeter (h) LEYTON ORIENT P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 LEYTON ORIENT midfielder Sean Thornton has vowed to bounce back from his miserable performance against Oldham. He conceded a penalty in the 2-1 defeat. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Charlton (h) Sat Yeovil (a) Aug 25 Stoke (CCR2, h) 29 Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) MILLWALL P2 W0 D2 L0 Pts2 ZAK WHITBREAD will have a hip operation today, scuppering the transfer-listed defenders hopes of a move. He will be out for a matter of months, said manager Kenny Jackett. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Oldham (h) Fri Southend (a) Aug 25 West Ham (CCR2, a) 28 Brighton (h) Sept 5 Bristol Rovers (a) SOUTHEND P2 W0 D2 L0 Pts2 WINGER Damian Scannell needs another five weeks to recover from the ankle injury which has ruined the start of his season. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Wycombe (a) Fri Millwall (h) Aug 25 Hull (CCR2, a) 29 Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) WYCOMBE P2 W0 D0 L2 Pts0 AFTER a 1-0 defeat to Leeds, boss Peter Taylor is in no doubt that he needs to sign a striker. We need more goals in the building, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Southend (h) Sat Norwich (a) Aug 29 Bristol Rovers (h) Sept 5 Brighton (a) 12 Hartlepool (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P2 W0 D1 L1 Pts1 MARK HUGHES suffered shoulder damage during the draw with Shrewsbury on Saturday and will have a scan today to assess the damage. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Morecambe (h) Sat Torquay (a) Aug 29 Notts County (h) Sept 4 Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) DAG & RED P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 PETER GAIN expects to get on the scoresheet more this season after netting in the 5-3 win over Torquay. Ive got a different role this year and am getting forward a lot more, said the midfielder. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Shrewsbury (h) Sat Notts County (a) Aug 29 Lincoln City (h) Sept 5 Cheltenham (a) 12 Chesterfield (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday BREAKING NEWS... Zola reports rubbished as Luis pulls out WEST HAM moved quickly today to calm fans following reports suggesting boss Gianfranco Zola was considering quitting after being ordered to sell players. A spokesman today described those reports as nonsense but Zolas task will be made no easier by todays news that Luis Boa Morte expects to be out for the season. Boa Morte sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage during a pre-season game against Spurs at the Asia Trophy in Beijing (above). Boa Morte said: I believe that this season has completely gone for me. I have never felt such pain in my entire life. My cruciate ligament and the outer side of my knee have been affected. In the best-case scenario, I will only be fit for the final two games of the season. GOAL REF BANNEDKing:wevebeen here before but we can go fourth ITS a familiar statement, but Ledley King really does believe this is the season Spurs can break into the top four following yesterdays win over Liverpool. Harry Redknapps side, uncharacteristically quiet in the transfer market over the summer, have not been billed as Champions League contenders in light of Manchester Citys multi million pound Sheikh-up. But after getting off to the perfect start at White Hart Lane with a fully deserved 2-1 win over last years runners-up, optimism is rife in the white half of north London. Now King believes the lack of distractions -- including European football -- will give his team-mates the best chance of breaking into the top four. He said: Theres not been too much talk about us and the top four. For the last few seasons everyone has been talking about us doing this and that. It has been nice to say nothing and just work hard. With the quality we have got, we can break into the top four. We realise how tough it is after the last few seasons. But I think not being in the Europa League this season could help us. We have not talked about what we can achieve and we just want to take each game at a time and win as many games as possible. You never know, we might win the League Kings new defensive partner Sebastien Bassong enjoyed a dream debut, shackling a strangely subdued Fernando Torres and heading a thumping winner just three minutes after Steven Gerrard had equalised. And the 8m signing from Newcastle, 23, knows that in Tottenhams former captain he has the perfect role model to learn from. He said: To play next to Ledley is easy because he talks all the time and he helped me so I have had to work hard like him. Pump up the Bass: New boy Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner, main pic, which followed Benoit Assou-Ekottos wonder strike, inset TOTTENHAM............ 2 LIVERPOOL .............. 1 perfect start at White Hart Lane with a fully deserved 2-1 win over last years runners-up, optimism is rife in the white half of north London. 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