London Lite Tuesday, 18 August 2009 33 ARSENAL P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 BACARY SAGNA, Cesc Fabregas and Denilson are doubts for tonight. Abou Diaby has recovered from a groin injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonCeltic(CLQL1, a)SatPortsmouth(h)Aug26Celtic(CLQL2,h) 29ManUtd(a)Sept12ManCity(a) CHELSEA P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 CLAUDIO PIZARRO has sealed a permanent move to German side Werder Bremen where he spent a successful loan spell at last season. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Sunderland (a) Sat Fulham (a) Aug 29 Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) FULHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 SOUTH AFRICAN midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi has been granted his work permit and begins full-time training this week. He should be in contention for the first team within a month. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Thurs 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 SEBASTIEN BASSONG has hailed defensive partner Ledley King for making his debut so smooth. 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. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom 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 JORDAN SPENCE has joined Scunthorpe on a month-long loan deal. The 19-year- old defender, who has represented England at youth level, could make his debut for the Iron at home against Middlesbrough tonight. 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 STERN JOHN is still out ahead of tonights trip to Ipswich, so Alan Lee will continue up front against his old club. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonIpswich(a) SatNewcastle (h)Aug 27ManCity (CCR2, h)31Peterborough(a)Sept 12Scunthorpe(h) QPR P2 W0 D2 L0 Pts2 PATRICK AGYEMANG is set for a place in the QPR starting XI to take on Bristol City tonight. The striker is edging his way back to full match fitness after a lengthy lay off with a thigh problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton 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 NOEL HUNT is expected to make his first start of the season at Swansea tonight . Defender Andre Bikey sits out the final game of his five-match ban. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Swansea (a) Sat Sheff Utd (h) Aug 25 Barnsley (CCR2, h) 29 Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) WATFORD P2 W0 D1 L1 Pts1 SCOTT SEVERIN believes Watford wont be able to prosper this season if they revert to long ball tactics. He said: Were not a tall team, so to win games weve got to get it down and pass it. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonNottm Forest (a)SatBlackpool(h)Aug 25 Leeds(CCR2,a) 29Swansea(a)Sept 12Barnsley (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P2 W1 D1 L0 Pts4 CHARLIE MACDONALD (shoulder) and Ben Strevens (broken leg) remain as long- term absentees as Norwich head to Griffin Park. Defender Leon Legge serves the final game of a ban. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Norwich (h) Sat Southampton (a) Aug 29 Oldham (h) Sept 5 Charlton (a) 12 Huddersfield (a) CHARLTON P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 PHIL PARKINSON could hand Andy Gray a starting place against Orient tonight. The striker came on as a substitute in the win over Hartlepool on Saturday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Leyton Orient (a) Sat Walsall (h) Aug 29 Tranmere (a) Sept 5 Brentford (h) 12 Southampton (h) GILLINGHAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 CURTIS WESTON is determined to make amends for his mistakes against Tranmere when Gills face Colchester tonight. He said: I was at fault for two goals and Im going into the next game feeling angry at what happened. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Colchester (a) Sat Hartlepool (h) Aug 25 Blackburn (CCR2, h) 29 Walsall (a) Sept 5 Exeter (h) LEYTON ORIENT P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 ADRIAN PATULEA is pushing for a place in the Os squad for their match with Charlton. The forward scored on his debut in the Carling Cup and could be restored to the starting line-up. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Charlton (h) Sat Yeovil (a) Aug 25 Stoke (CCR2, h) 29 Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) MILLWALL P2 W0 D2 L0 Pts2 DAVID MARTIN could start against Oldham after impressing as a second half substitute against Carlisle on Saturday. Zak Whitbread is out with hip injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton 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 STEVE TILSON has no new injury concerns after the weekend but Francis Laurent is still out with a serious ankle injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Wycombe (a) Fri Millwall (h) Aug 25 Hull (CCR2, a) 29 Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) WYCOMBE P2 W0 D0 L2 Pts0 MATT BLOOMFIELD is a major doubt to face Southend due to his facial injuries. Ian Westlake is still struggling with a hamstring injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton 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 NICKY DEVERDICS will replace the injured Mark Hughes for the meeting with Morecambe tonight. Boss Ian Hendon has promised to make other changes after Saturdays draw with Shrewsbury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Morecambe (h) Sat Torquay (a) Aug 29 Notts County (h) Sept 4 Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) DAG & RED P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 JON NURSE is still struggling with an ankle problem and wont be risked against for the visit of Shrewsbury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton 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 LITESPORT LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RE BLOODGATE (L&B 17/08) unlucky Deano. Youre simply the one who got caught! Rugbee BUSHTUCKERMAN (L&B 17/08) congrats on finally winning a Test, and turning up to the Ashes. One win and suddenly its all over? Get back to your soaps for some reality. Three Lions STEVEO (L&B 17/08) see you at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday, or are you watching it on your mums telly mate. Hockley Hammer OBI (L&B 17/08) no one likes a gloryseeker. Get into your community and support your local team. Starkers, Brighton OBI (L&B 17/08) you are the perfect example of a plastic. Support your local team or your dads team. E4 spur OBI (L&B 17/08) in Chelseas 100-year history they only won nine trophies. In the Abramovich era they have won six. So is it CFC or Abram FC? alispurs BATTLE OF BRITAIN (L&B 17/08) watch the Bhoys beat the Gooners tonight, hail, hail! alispursGirlorBhoy To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See Watford look for Clever way to arrest slide Warnockshocker:Palaceboss sympathises with blunder ref NEIL WARNOCK insists bungling referee Rob Shoebridge should not be punished. Shoebridge and his two assistants Steve Rubery and Chris Knowles missed Freddie Sears goal for Crystal Palace in their 1-0 defeat at Bristol City on Saturday. The officials have been banned but Eagles boss Warnock (left), whose side travel to Ipswich tonight, rapped: I dont see what suspending him is going to achieve. Referees need help, not punishment. My IT bloke says he could have been pitchside with his computer to show the incident to the ref within 30 seconds of Freddies shot. To be fair, the ref has phoned me to apologise. WINLESS Watford have signed highly- rated Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on loan until January. The Hornets started the new season with an opening day draw at home against Doncaster, before Saturdays comprehen- sive 2-0 defeat against Sheffield United. Manager Malky Mackay has been desper- ately scouring the loan market in order to shake-up a squad that already looks ill- equipped to mount a serious promotion charge. Cleverley, who has represented the same England Under-20 side as Watfords Ross Jenkins, could make his first appearance for his temporary club in this evenings clashagainstNottinghamForestattheCity Ground. The deal represents something of a coup for the Hornets after United boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed last week that the 20- year-old,whospentpartof lastseasonwith League One champions Leicester City, had been attracting attention from Premier League sides. Meanwhile, Mackay is attempting to engineerapart-exchangedealwhichwould see Nathan Ellington move to Blackburn and Paul Gallagher head in the opposite direction. Ellington, a 3.25m signing from West Brom two years ago, has rarely delivered the goods in a Watford shirt and was shipped out on loan to Derby last term. Ellington is one of the clubs top earners, and Mackay is keen to trim the wage bill as well as recoup some of the chunky fee they laid out for the former Wigan hitman. Ellington, 28, spent time in the summer training with Sam Allardyces squad, but the Blackburn boss was unable to offer him a deal. Rovers want 1m for Gallagher, who is also attracting interest from Swansea, and it is thought that resolution between the two clubs is likely. BY JAMES GOLDMAN Whos a Clever boy: Tom Cleverley has signed for Watford from Manchester United until January BY DAVID DIBBLE 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