LITESPORT 34 Tuesday, 18 August 2009 London Lite CELTIC FACINGMowbrayadmits: Iwasinawewhen hegot4atAnfield KENWYNE JONES gave Chelseas John Terry such a torrid time in his first season at the Stadium of Light that the Blues skipper urged his bosses to sign him. Tonight battle is rejoined and Jones new boss Steve Bruce agrees with Terrys assessment. He also compares the style of his bustling centre-forward with Saturdays two-goal hero for Chelsea, Didier Drogba. The kids got a bit of Drogba about him, hasnt he? If you catch him on his day then, because of his physical presence, pace and power, hes unplayable. There are not many people physically as big as the boy. Bruce is reticent to discuss the downturn in Jones form last season that saw him the subject of a possible move to Spurs. What happened at the end of last season I cannot comment on, said Bruce. Kenwyne will have to do it for me because if he doesnt he doesnt play. Its as simple as that. And of the partnership Jones already seemed to have forged with Spurs old boy Darren Bent on Saturday, Bruce added: I would not have liked to play against the pair of them. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is considering changes to the team that beat Hull on Saturday. He has no fresh injury worries, but could decide to bring in Branislav Ivanovic for Jose Bosingwa and drop Mikel to the substitutes bench. He has also reassured Chelsea fans the club is determined to secure Ashley Cole and long-term injury victim Joe Cole on long-term contracts. Inbrief Can Latics do it? Yes Wigan WIGAN manager Roberto Martinez will sacrifice points rather than his principles to secure the clubs future. After Saturdays surprise opening win at Villa Park, Wigan host Wolves tonight, but Martinez is looking further ahead than that. I am keeping an eye on the long term as well because we need to take the club to the next level and to do that we have to have those solid foundations, he said. Duff moves into cottage for 4m FULHAM have completed the signing of Damien Duff from Newcastle. The Republic of Ireland winger, 30, has signed for three years for a fee believed to be 4m. I am happy that my move to Fulham has been completed and look forward to joining in with the rest of the squads training programme immediately in preparation for two important home matches this week, said Duff. Matic goes to Blues for 1.5m CHELSEA have signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from MFK Kosice, according to the Slovakian club. The 20-year-old, who has played youth football for Serbia, completed the switch for 1.5m yesterday. Kosice president Blazej Podolak said: At around 5pm we signed the contract on the transfer. Matic goes for 1.75m. The success was down to the the fact that the money does not come in instalments, but immediately. Hell for Hull as injuries mount HULL midfielder Dean Marney will miss tomorrows Barclays Premier League clash against former club Tottenham at the KC Stadium with a knee injury. Marney suffered medial ligament damage in Saturdays defeat at Chelsea and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. The club also confirmed today captain Ian Ashbee will be out for up to nine months following his cruciate ligament injury. Toon confirm Moat in talks NEWCASTLE have opened talks with Tyneside businessman Barry Moat over a possible take-over. Managing director Derek Llambias has confirmed that discussions are under way, but it is understood that Moat is not the only interested party still involved. Moat, who said he would appoint Alan Shearer as coach if his bid was accepted, sat alongside owner Mike Ashley during Saturdays 3-0 Championship win over Reading. SUNDERLAND V CHELSEA TONIGHT, 7.45PM From Russia with love: Arsenals Andrey Arshavin has impressed Celtic boss Tony Mowbray, inset ANDREY ARSHAVIN makes his long-awaited Champions League debut in the first leg of the final qualifying round at Parkhead tonight with Celtic boss Tony Mow- bray admitting: Im in awe. The diminutive Russian, 28, was ruled out last season because hed played in Europe for Zenit St Peters- burg before his drawn-out transfer. Arshavin scored six goals in his first 14 games for Arsenal -- includ- ing four in one night to destroy Liv- erpool -- and Mowbray accepts: I sat in awe of him as I watched his four goals at Anfield. He is a typical Arsenal footballer. There was a lot of speculation after Euro 2008 and now he has come over, we can see he is very gifted, bright and intelligent. He recognises space so well. He burstontothesceneandhasbecome the talent we all thought he was in the European Championship. Arshavin is one of a collection of players they have that on their day can hurt you and there is no point in tryingtokeeponeof themquiet,you have got to keep all of them quiet. BossArseneWenger, who spent weeks last winter bemoaning Arshavins Euro- pean absence, said: He can make the difference this season. Andrey is a very efficient player who can turn up at any moment but we do not focus on individuals. Ourtargetis to develop the team play and not focus too m u c h o n individuals. Saturdays 6-1 thrashing of Ever- ton -- which equalled the record for an opening day win in the Premier League -- has prompted some to claim that the departure of EmmanuelAdebayorandKoloToure to Manchester City has helped the mood in the dressing room. But Wenger insists: I never felt there was an issue spirit-wise at the club or within the team. We have a united spirit. Its as fragile as the weather in England, its quickly cloudy. When you have no attitude, no spirit you have no result. But when you have results you have to take care of it. Former West Brom boss Mowbray says he wont try the physical approach to disrupt the Gunners flowing football, a tactic tried so often by struggling rivals. He said: We wont do that because we dont really have the players to doit.Wehavetoplaytoourstrengths and we know what quality they have. But despite Arsenals lack of English players, Mowbray believes the Parkhead roar will trou- ble the Gunners, adding: They will understand very quickly, dont worry. This place is a bit special, this club takes it a little step further than any place in the Premier League, where the atmosphere is one of the best in the world. Dont portray our team as being in awe of the English. Weve earned the right to take them on in this contest. 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