LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 25 August 2009 35 COLEDEN SEASONBREAKING NEWS... Freddie must use crutches for six weeks ENGLAND all-rounder Andrew Flintoff (below) will be on crutches for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing knee surgery last night. Double Ashes-winning hero Flintoff, 31, underwent a routine arthroscopy and micro-fracture to two small areas in his right knee. The recovery from the operation, carried out by surgeon Andy Williams, is expected to be a lengthy period with some speculation suggesting Flintoff will be out for at least nine months. An England and Wales Cricket Board statement read: The recovery will require him to be non weight-bearing for the first six to eight weeks post surgery. At the end of this six-to-eight-week period, the knee will be reviewed by his surgeon and the timescale for ongoing rehabilitation further determined. Flintoff has now retired from Test cricket, but says he is determined to recover from his latest operation and help England become a major force in the one-day format. NOT A STU-PID MOVE: PAGE 33 CARLING CUP SECOND ROUND UPTON PARK (KO: 7.45PM) said: Ryan marauds forward and has got to be thought of as one of the best, if not the best, left back in this division. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatOldham(h)Sept5 Charlton(a)12Huddersfield(a)19BristolR(h)26Yeovil(a) CHARLTON P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 SCOTT WAGSTAFF can take League One by storm this season says Charlton boss Phil Parkinson. He said: Youve got to be very careful with young players confidence levels, but now Scotts looking as if hes ready. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Tranmere (a) Sept 5 Brentford (h) 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) GILLINGHAM P4 W1 D0 L3 Pts3 KEEPER Simon Royce could start against Blackburn tonight after replacing Alan Julian at half-time in Saturdays defeat at Hartlepool. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonBlackburn(CCR2,h)Sat Walsall(a)Sept5Exeter(h)12Millwall(h)19Leeds(a) LEYTON ORIENT P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 RYAN JARVIS has won the praise from Leyton Orient boss Geraint Williams. He said: He is proving himself to be a good striker. Hes big, very sharp and strong. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Stoke (CCR2, h) Sat Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) MILLWALL P4 W1 D3 L0 Pts6 DEFENDER Andy Frampton has recovered from the knock he picked up at Southend on Friday and will start against West Ham tonight. Midfielder Jimmy Abdou is out. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Ton WestHam(CCR2,a)Fri Brighton(h)Sept 5BristolRovers(a)12Gillingham(a) 19Huddersfield(h) SOUTHEND P4 W0 D4 L0 Pts4 FRANCIS LAURENT will not feature in the Carling Cup tie against Hull tonight. The striker is still lacking match fitness following an ankle injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Hull (CCR2, a) Sat Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) WYCOMBE P4 W0 D1 L3 Pts1 LEWIS SPENCE is back in training after recovering from a foot injury and should be in contention for the game against Bristol Roves at the weekend. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bristol R (h) Sept 5 Brighton (a) 12 Hartlepool (a) 19 MK Dons (h) 26 Swindon (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P4 W2 D1 L1 Pts7 JOHN OFLYNN should be fit for the weekend after recovering from the foot tendon injury he sustained in pre-season. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Notts County (h) Sept 4 Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) DAG & RED P4 W3 D0 L1 Pts9 JON NURSE is in contention to start against Lincoln at the weekend. The forward made a 15-minute appearance in the 3-0 defeat against Notts County on Saturday after recovering from an ankle injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat LincolnCity(h)Sept 5Cheltenham(a)12 Chesterfield(h)19Burton(a)26 Morecambe(h) Fixtures are subject to change Tonightsfixtures (7.45pm kick-offs unlessstated) CARLING CUP SECOND ROUND GILLINGHAM v Blackburn, Hartlepool v Burnley, Hull v SOUTHEND, Leeds v WATFORD, Nottm Forest v Middlesbrough, Peterborough v Ipswich, Port Vale v Sheff Wed, Portsmouth v Hereford, Preston v Leicester, QPR v Accrington Stanley, READING v Barnsley (8.00) Southampton v Birmingham, Swansea v Scunthorpe Tranmere v Bolton, WEST HAM v MILLWALL, Wolverhampton v Swindon. KEY MEN JUNIOR STANISLAS WEST HAM WITH the financial situation at Upton Park anything but rosy, its just as well their academy is still as prolific as ever. Stanislas made a significant breakthrough last year, following a hugely promising loan spell at Southend. He already has two Premier League goals under his belt after strikes against Sunderland and Boro at the back end of last season and has featured against Wolves and Spurs this term. NEIL HARRIS MILLWALL THE clubs all-time leading goalscorer is no longer a regular starter under the shrewd management of Kenny Jackett, but remains one of the most reliable goal-getters outside the top two divisions. A brilliantly taken hat-trick in the previous round -- a 4-0 win over Bournemouth -- has warned West Ham to treat him with respect should he get any game time this evening. WEST HAM 4-4-2 MILLWALL 4-4-2 Green Spector Daprela TomkinsCollins Stanislas Kovac Green AlexanderPrice FramptonCraig Fuseini Barron Smith LairdMartin HinesCole Faubert Forde Bolder POSSIBLE LINE-UPS Noble REFEREE PAUL TAYLOR (HERTS) has conceded just one goal in five games this season. Craig added: Weve kept four consecutive clean sheets, so weve got a solid back four and its all going right for us. Its a test were all looking forward to, but we can show how good we are and were all hopeful of stepping up to the mark. of Lions Harrywouldhavesigned Sol for anyone but Spurs HARRY REDKNAPP views Sol Campbell as the perfect cure to his defensive crisis -- but admits there was no way he could ever bring the former England defender back to the club he turned his back on. Campbell is set to move to ambitious League Two outfit Notts County in the latest chapter of his colourful career. The 34-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Portsmouth in the summer, joined north London rivals Arsenal from Spurs in 2001 and has never been forgiven by the White Hart Lane faithful. Earlier this year, four Tottenham fans were fined and banned from attending football matches for three years after admitting taking part in disgusting and embarrassing chanting at Campbell. With Vedran Corluka and Sebastien Bassong the only fully fit central defenders on his books, Redknapp would have jumped at the chance of signing Campbell, were it not for the baggage that would have accompanied his return. Redknapp said: I couldnt bring him back to Tottenham. It would have been impossible. But if I was at any other Premier League club other than Tottenham I would have taken Sol Campbell. He is still a top-six central defender in the Premier League. So for Notts County to get him in that division is just incredible. BY JAMES GOLDMAN Cup kings: Harry Redknapp and Sol Campbell celebreate winning the FA Cup at Pompey in 2008 Fab news for Gunner Cesc ARSENE WENGER claims his captain Cesc Fabregas could be fit for Saturdays crunch game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Arsenals Spanish maestro is struggling with a hamstring niggle and will miss tomorrows Champions League qaulifier second leg against Celtic. But Wenger, who may be able to call upon Tomas Rosicky in a competitive game for the first time in 18 months, said Fabregas injury is not serious. He said: His scan was quite reassuring but it will take a few days to settle down. Theres a chance hell be fit for Old Trafford. 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