LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 27 August 2009 41 FORMER West Ham boss Harry Redknapp believes fans should neveragaingetthechancetoattend amatchbetweentheHammersand Millwall. Redknapp, now in charge of Spurs,wassickenedbytheviolence which interrupted Tuesdays Car- ling Cup tie between the London rivals. One man was stabbed and the match itself was interrupted on three occasions by fans invading the pitch. The Football Association, police and both clubs are all investigating the trouble and Redknapp (right) believestheclubsmustnowbekept apart in cup competitions. He said in his Sun column: I dont like saying this but I am afraid there is only one answer if the Hammers and Lions are ever drawn to face each other again -- put the balls back in the hat and draw them out again. Whenthetwonamesweredrawn together it was just asking for trouble and that is exactly what we got because of the history between them. And if they ever meet in the leaguethenthegameshouldbe played behind closed doors because the human cost of these kind of disturbances is just too high to bear any longer. T heres the physical price you have to pay of high-profile policing and the cost to local shopkeepers but itstheemotionalprice thats the highest of all. Meanwhile, Foot- balls Kick It Out organisation believes the game will have sufferedanotherdepressingdevel- opment if racist chanting allega- tions against two players are proven. West Ham striker Carlton Cole claims to have been the victim of racist monkey taunts from Mill- wall fans while Jason Price was also targeted by home fans. Lord Herman Ouseley, founder and chair of Kick It Out, foot- balls equality and inclusion campaign said: If there were racist chants being directed at any of the players involved, then its a depressing devel- opmentonanalready shameful night. 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ARSENAL P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 MEXICAN winger Carlos Vela will be out for two or three weeks with an ankle injury that requires him to wear a protective boot, according to boss Arsene Wenger. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Man Utd (a) Sept 12 Man City (a) 19 Wigan (h) 26 Fulham (a) Oct 4 Blackburn (h) CHELSEA P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 SAM HUTCHINSON stepped up his return to full match fitness by playing in the reserves 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Brentford on Tuesday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) 26 Wigan (a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) FULHAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 ROY HODGSON has challenged Bjorn Helge Riise to continue to force his way into the side. Riise, brother of former Liverpool star John Arne signed a three-year contract with the Cottagers this summer after switching from Norwegian side Lillestrom. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Aston Villa (a) Sept 13 Everton (h) 19 Wolves (a) 26 Arsenal (h) Oct 3 West Ham (a) TOTTENHAM P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 HARRY REDKNAPP wants Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to hand Luka Modric an improved contract to fend off interest from Man United. The Croatian already has a deal until 2013. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Birmingham (h) Sept 12 Man Utd (h) 20 Chelsea (a) 26 Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) WEST HAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 MARK NOBLE has been given the all-clear to face Blackburn on Saturday. The midfielder was rested against Millwall after picking up a knock against Spurs. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Blackburn (a) Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) 28 Man City (a) Oct 3 Fulham (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 PADDY MCCARTHY took a knock on the knee in training on Tuesday and will be assessed by Palaces medical staff ahead of tonights clash with Manchester City. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Man City (CCR2, h) Aug 31 Peterborough (a) Sept 12 Scunthorpe (h) 15 QPR (a) 19 Derby (h) QPR P4 W0 D3 L1 Pts3 AKOS BUZSAKY could find himself dropped after Rangers boss Jim Magilton singled him out for criticism. Magilton wants the popular midfielder to up his work rate. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Scunthorpe (a) Sept 12 Peterbrough (h) 15 Crystal Palace (h) 19 Cardiff (a) 26 Barnsley (h) READING P4 W0 D2 L2 Pts2 BRENDAN RODGERS is desperate to bring in two new faces before the transfer deadline. We are not getting any luck, said the manager. We need to add one or two names to support the forwards. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) 19 Peterborough (a) 26 Watford (h) WATFORD P4 W1 D2 L1 Pts5 DANNY GRAHAM is a doubt for the weekend clash with Swansea. The striker injured his knee during Tuesdays Carling Cup defeat at Leeds. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swansea (a) Sept 12 Barnsley (h) 15 Plymouth (a) 19 Leicester 26 Reading (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P4 W2 D2 L0 Pts8 ALAN BENNETT is facing a delay in his return to action from a groin injury. He said: Its only been a week, but its going along slowly. Hopefully itll be another two weeks. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Oldham (h) Sept 5 Charlton (a) 12 Huddersfield (a) 19 Bristol R (h) 26 Yeovil (a) CHARLTON P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 CHARLTON will turn down any last minute bids for star midfielder Nicky Bailey this week. Boss Phil Parkinson is determined to hold on to the former Southend player. 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 DANNY JACKMAN wants a more foward role after returning to Gills from Northampton. Hopefully, I can play in midfield and be more attack-minded, said Jackman, who played left-back in his first stint at the club. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Walsall (a) Sept 5 Exeter (h) 12 Millwall (h) 19 Leeds (a) 26 Norwich (h) LEYTON ORIENT P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 ANDROS TOWNSEND wants to add to his goal tally after his super strike against Yeovil on Saturday. He said: I dont score many so that one was a great feeling for me. Ive been doing a lot of work on shooting with that foot and it flew in. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) 26 Millwall (h) MILLWALL P4 W1 D3 L0 Pts6 PAUL ROBINSON should return to full training within the next ten days. The centre- back has yet to feature this season following an operation on a broken foot NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Brighton (h) Sept 5 Bristol Rovers (a) 12 Gillingham (a) 19 Huddersfield (h) 26 Orient (a) SOUTHEND P4 W0 D4 L0 Pts4 DOUGIE FREEDMAN (above) should come back into contention for a starting place against Swindon after being dropped from the first X1 at Hull. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) 26 Oldham (h) WYCOMBE P4 W0 D1 L3 Pts1 PETER TAYLOR insists he is not in the market for a new defender. The Wanderers boss said: We will have to get on with what weve already got. 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 DANIEL LEACH is expected to have recovered from the dead leg he suffered in training in time for Saturdays clash with big- spending Notts County. 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 GRAEME MONTGOMERY is expected to be promoted into the starting line- up against Lincoln on Saturday following the departure of Solomon Taiwo to Cardiff. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Lincoln City (h) Sept 5 Cheltenham (a) 12 Chesterfield (h) 19 Burton (a) 26 Morecambe (h) Fixtures are subject to change Tonights fixtures (7.45pm kick-offsunlessstated) UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS, SECOND LEG AEK Athens v FC Vaslui (7.00), Aktobe v Werder Bremen (3.00), Amkar Perm v FULHAM (3.00), Aston Villa v Rapid Vienna (8.00, Five), Basle v FK Baku (6.30), CFR Cluj-Napoca v FK Sarajevo (5.45), Club Brugge v Lech Poznan (7.30), Crvena Zvezda v Slavia Prague (7.30), Dinamo Moscow v CSKA Sofia (5.00), FC Metalist Kharkiv v SK Sturm Graz (6.15), FK Austria Vienna v Metallurg Donetsk (6.15), FK Qarabag v FC Twente (4.00), Fenerbahce v FC Sion (7.30), Hamburg v Guingamp (7.30) Hapoel Tel-Aviv v Teplice (5.00), Hearts v Dinamo Zagreb (7.35), Heerenveen v PAOK Salonika (5.45) Hertha Berlin v Brondby (5.15), IF Elfsborg v Lazio (6.00) Levadia Tallinn v Galatasaray (7.00) Liberec v Dinamo Bucuresti (6.30), Lille v Genk (5.45), Litex Lovech v BATE (7.00), MSK Zilina v Partizan Belgrade (6.30), Odense BK v Genoa (7.30), PSV v Bnei Yehuda, Roma v MFK Kosice, Sigma Olomouc v Everton (5.00, Five), Slovan Bratislava v Ajax (5.30), Sparta Prague v Maribor (7.00), St Patricks v Steaua Bucuresti, Toulouse v Trabzonspor (8.00), Tromso v Athletic Bilbao (6.00), Valencia v Stabaek (8.30), Villarreal v NAC (7.30), Vorskla v Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg v Nacional (5.30). 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