London Lite Tuesday, 1 September 2009 37 ARSENAL P3 W2 D0 L1 Pts6 ARSENE WENGER is hopeful that Theo Walcott will be available after the international break. The winger is recovering from a back injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Man City (a) 16 St Liege (CL GRP, a) 19 Wigan (h) 22 WBA (CC R3, h) 26 Fulham (a) CHELSEA P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 MICHAEL BALLACK says he will not ask the club for a new deal -- despite the fact he has less than a year of his current deal left. He said: As a player you are always thinking about your future but I do not want to put pressure on. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Stoke (a) 15 Porto (CL GRP, h) 20 Tottenham (h) 22 QPR (CC R3, h) 26 Wigan (a) FULHAM P3 W1 D0 L2 Pts3 DANNY MURPHY and Bobby Zamora will rest and receive treatment this week while teammates are away on international duty but both are expected to be fit for Everton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 13 Everton (h) 17 CSKA Sofia (EL Grp, a) 20 Wolves (a) 22 Man City (CC R3, a) 26 Arsenal (h) TOTTENHAM P4 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 JAKE LIVERMORE has extended his stay at Derby until 1 January. The midfielder originally joined the Championship side on a months loan. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Man Utd (h) 20 Chelsea (a) 22 Preston (CC R3, a) 26 Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) WEST HAM P3 W1 D1 L1 Pts4 FIORENTINA centre- back Manuel Da Costa has joined the Hammers as part of an exchange deal for Savio. The Portugese defender has agreed a three-year deal. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) 22 Bolton (CC R3, a) 28 Man City (a) Oct 3 Fulham (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 PADDY MCCARTHY must serve a one-match ban after being sent off for two bookable offences against Peterborough on Monday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Scunthorpe (h) 15 QPR (a) 19 Derby (h) 26 WBA (a) 29 Sheff Wed (h) QPR P5 W1 D3 L1 Pts6 HOPES of signing Indian striker Sunil Chhetri have been dashed after he was refused a work permit. The 25-year- old has previously had a trial with Championship rivals Coventry. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sept12 Peterborough(h)15CrystalPalace(h)19Cardiff (a)22Chelsea(CCR3,a)26Barnsley(h) READING P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 ROYALS Striker Nicholas Bignall has joined Stockport on loan until January. The forward scored twice in the Carling Cup win against Burton last month. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) 19 Peterborough (a) 26 Watford (h) 29 Preston (a) WATFORD P5 W1 D3 L1 Pts6 MIKE WILLIAMSON slapped in a transfer request but club captain Jay DeMerit said: If he wants to move on then nobody can stop him. Nobody is more important than the team. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Barnsley (h) 15 Plymouth (a) 19 Leicester (h) 26 Reading (a) 29 Coventry (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P5 W2 D3 L0 Pts9 ALAN BENNETT is struggling with a groin injury ahead of tonights Johnstones Paint tie with Norwich, while left-back Ryan Dickson has a knee problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Norwich (JPT R1, h) Sat Charlton (a) Sept 12 Huddersfield (a) 19 Bristol R (h) 26 Yeovil (a) CHARLTON P5 W5 D0 L0 Pts15 PHIL PARKINSON was delighted to see his Charlton side record their fifth straight win of the season. He said: Its great after what weve been through over the last couple of years. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Brentford (h) Sept 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) GILLINGHAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 MIDFIELDER Barry Fuller will miss tonights Johnstones Paints Trophy first round meeting with Colchester with a bruised shin. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Colchester (JPT R1, h) Sat Exeter (h) Sept 12 Millwall (h) 19 Leeds (a) 26 Norwich (h) LEYTON ORIENT P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 THE Os have signed Swansea midfielder Kristian OLeary on a month-loan loan deal. The 32-year-old Welshman is Swanseas longest serving player and he has made over 300 appearances for the club. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Southend (a) Sept 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) MILLWALL P5 W1 D4 L0 Pts7 RECORD scorer Neil Harris is a major doubt for tonights clash with Barnet. The striker missed Fridays draw against Brighton with a calf strain. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonBarnet(JPTR1, a)Sat BristolRovers(a)Sept 12Gillingham(a) 19Huddersfield(h)26Orient(a) SOUTHEND P5 W0 D4 L1 Pts4 MATT HEATH and John White have been recalled from their loan spells by parent club Colchester. Manager Steve Tilson said: Its a shame -- theyd done really well here. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Leyton (h) Sept 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) WYCOMBE P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 PETER TAYLOR could hand a first start of the season to Lewwis Spence after his recovery from a foot injury. Ashley Chambers and Marlon Pack could also make their debuts. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonNorthampton (JPTR1,h)Sat Brighton (a)12 Hartlepool(a) 19 MKDons(h) 26 Swindon(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P5 W3 D1 L1 Pts10 DANIEL LEACH is a doubt for tonights Johnstones Paint Trophy clash with Millwall with an ankle injury. Clovis Kamdjo is on stand-by to replace him. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Millwall (JPT R1, h) Fri Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) DAG & RED P5 W4 D0 L1 Pts12 BOSS John Still has distanced himself from reports linking the Daggers manager with a switch to Colchester after Paul Lambert left for Norwich. He said: I am very happy at Dagenham & Redbridge and I am very close to signing a new contract. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton MK Dons (JPT R1, a) Sat Cheltenham (a) Sept 12 Chesterfield (h) 19 Burton (a) 26 Morecambe (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 4 4 0 0 10 2 12 TOTTENHAM 4 4 0 0 11 4 12 MANUTD 4 3 0 1 8 2 9 MANCITY 3 3 0 0 4 0 9 STOKE 4 2 1 1 3 4 7 ARSENAL 3 2 0 1 11 4 6 LIVERPOOL 4 2 0 2 9 7 6 ASTONVILLA 3 2 0 1 5 3 6 SUNDERLAND 4 2 0 2 4 5 6 BURNLEY 4 2 0 2 2 5 6 WESTHAM 3 1 1 1 3 2 4 BIRMINGHAM 4 1 1 2 2 3 4 WOLVES 4 1 1 2 2 4 4 HULL 4 1 1 2 4 8 4 FULHAM 3 1 0 2 1 4 3 EVERTON 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 WIGAN 4 1 0 3 3 8 3 BLACKBURN 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 BOLTON 3 0 0 3 2 5 0 PORTSMOUTH 4 0 0 4 1 7 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 WESTBROM 5 3 2 0 9 5 11 CARDIFF 5 3 1 1 11 4 10 MIDDLESBRO 5 3 1 1 8 2 10 BRISTOLCITY 5 3 1 1 6 6 10 PRESTON 5 2 3 0 9 4 9 SHEFFUTD 5 2 3 0 8 4 9 SHEFFWED 5 2 2 1 10 5 8 LEICESTER 5 2 2 1 4 3 8 BLACKPOOL 5 1 4 0 7 4 7 DERBY 5 2 1 2 8 8 7 COVENTRY 5 2 1 2 4 5 7 WATFORD 5 1 3 1 8 8 6 DONCASTER 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 QPR 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 CRYSTALPAL 5 1 2 2 5 6 5 NOTTMFOREST 5 1 2 2 6 8 5 READING 5 1 2 2 4 7 5 SWANSEA 5 1 2 2 3 6 5 SCUNTHORPE 5 1 0 4 3 13 3 PETERBORO 5 0 2 3 5 9 2 PLYMOUTH 5 0 2 3 5 10 2 IPSWICH 5 0 2 3 3 8 2 BARNSLEY 5 0 1 4 3 11 1 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS CHARLTON 5 5 0 0 13 3 15 LEEDS 5 5 0 0 10 3 15 MKDONS 5 3 2 0 5 2 11 HUDDERSFIELD 5 3 1 1 14 6 10 COLCHESTER 5 3 0 2 13 7 9 BRENTFORD 5 2 3 0 7 4 9 BRISTOLROVERS 5 3 0 2 7 5 9 SWINDON 5 2 2 1 5 8 8 MILLWALL 5 1 4 0 4 2 7 NORWICH 5 2 1 2 10 12 7 OLDHAM 5 1 3 1 5 6 6 YEOVIL 5 1 2 2 8 8 5 LEYTONORIENT 5 1 2 2 9 10 5 STOCKPORT 5 1 2 2 6 7 5 EXETER 5 1 2 2 5 6 5 CARLISLE 5 1 2 2 5 7 5 WALSALL 5 1 2 2 4 6 5 GILLINGHAM 5 1 1 3 8 7 4 SOUTHEND 5 0 4 1 6 7 4 WYCOMBE 5 1 1 3 7 11 4 HARTLEPOOL 5 1 1 3 2 6 4 TRANMERE 5 1 0 4 4 12 3 BRIGHTON 5 0 2 3 4 13 2 SOUTHAMPTON 5 0 3 2 4 7 -7 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS DAG&RED 5 4 0 1 15 7 12 ROTHERHAM 5 4 0 1 8 4 12 BOURNEMOUTH 5 4 0 1 6 2 12 BARNET 5 3 1 1 6 3 10 NOTTSCOUNTY 5 3 0 2 13 3 9 CREWE 5 3 0 2 7 3 9 ALDERSHOT 5 3 0 2 8 5 9 BURTONALBION 5 3 0 2 11 9 9 CHELTENHAM 5 2 2 1 9 8 8 CHESTERFIELD 5 2 2 1 5 5 8 SHREWSBURY 5 2 2 1 9 10 8 NORTHAMPTON 5 2 1 2 7 4 7 ROCHDALE 5 2 1 2 6 4 7 BRADFORD 5 2 1 2 7 11 7 TORQUAY 5 2 0 3 7 8 6 PORTVALE 5 1 3 1 4 5 6 LINCOLNCITY 5 2 0 3 3 6 6 BURY 5 2 0 3 4 8 6 MACCLESFIELD 5 1 2 2 5 9 5 HEREFORD 5 0 3 2 6 9 3 MORECAMBE 5 0 3 2 7 12 3 GRIMSBY 5 1 0 4 4 10 3 ACCSTANLEY 5 1 0 4 3 10 3 DARLINGTON 5 0 1 4 2 7 1 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration LITESPORT Sidebottom makes most of a limited opportunity RYAN SIDEBOTTOM insists he is fit and ready to play his part in Englands Ashes- winning summer after finally getting the chance to take on Australia. Sidebottom was overlooked for the triumphant Test series, despite coming close to selection at his former Headingley stomping ground, but remains integral to Englands limited-overs set-up. The Nottinghamshire left-armer took the new ball in Sundays washed- out Twenty20 at Old Trafford and has plenty more chances to tackle the tourists, with a second T20 in Manchester tonight and seven one-day internationals to follow. I still feel as though Ive got a lot to offer, he said. Of course, Im not a Jimmy Anderson or a Stuart Broad. Im 31, not 23, so it has been very tough. Colly pleads for time PAUL COLLINGWOOD knows he is running out of chances to prove he is the right man to captain Englands Twenty20 side. TheDurhamall-rounder,whoseTest spot is also under threat after a mini- malcontributiontotheAshessuccess, leads England into battle against Australia today at Old Trafford. Collingwoods conservative cap- taincy and failure to provide quick runs at the death made him a scape- goatduringEnglandsWorldTwenty20 campaign. Collingwoods mandate as captain officially ends in Manchester, but he hopes to be in the role for the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean next April. Until Im told otherwise, I want to lead England into the next Twenty20 world cup, said the all-rounder. Im pretty clear on my role and Im happy with that arrangement. The first game of the two-match serieswaswashedoutonSunday,with England, chasing 146 to win, tottering on 4-2. Kents Joe Denly made a first-ball duck in Englands reply, taking on a Brett Lee bouncer, but Collingwood hastoldthenewcomertokeepplaying his shots. Im glad hes got the belief and confidence to go for a shot like that, said Collingwood. It didnt come off, but thats the kind of attitude and approach you want from a Twenty20 player who is going to open. Youve got to try and take on the bowlers,butitdidntcomeoff forhim. You have to give people some time to find their feet. One of the areas we identified was the middle order, having some bigger hitters. Collywobbles:PaulCollingwoodknowsheneedsabigperformancetodaytocementhisT20captaincyclaims Under-pressure skipper knows he has to deliver BY JAMES GOLDMAN Live on Sky Sports 1, from 6.30pm 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html