London Lite Friday, 4 September 2009 37 ARSENAL P3 W2 D0 L1 Pts6 FRAN MERIDA insists he is ready to establish himself as a first team regular this season. He said: I had to stay patient, but I am going to work hard to get my chance. 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 CARLO ANCELOTTI has spoken over his decision to hand Ashley Cole a new four-year contract. He said: Ashley is one of the best left-backs in the world but I believe his best is yet to come. 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 BREDE HANGELAND has no Euro fear after being placed in a group with Roma, Basel and CSKA Sofia. He said: I think all three opponents are beatable and we have a fair chance to progress to the knock-out stage. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 13 Everton (h) 17 CSKA Sofia (EL Grp, a) 20 Wolves (a) 23 Man City (CC R3, a) 26 Arsenal (h) TOTTENHAM P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 GIOVANI DOS SANTOS does have a future at Spurs according to Harry Redknapp. He said: Hes certainly got something to offer and has a part to play here. 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 ROBERT GREEN is confident his performances for West Ham can help him become Fabio Capellos first choice for England. The manager has said he will take it on club form, said the keeper. 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 NEIL WARNOCK has hinted he is ready to enter the loan market when the window for short-term deals re- opens next week. 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 MATTEO ALBERTI and Gavin Mahon are set to be made available for loan following the arrival of Ben Watson from Wigan. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sept12 Peterborough(h)15CrystalPalace(h)19Cardiff (a)22Chelsea(CCR3,a)26Barnsley(h) READING P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 SPARTA PRAGUE have not yet given up hope of persuading Reading to release Marek Majetovsky. We are still be trying to reach an agreement although it is not very likely that a deal will be made, said Sparta director Jakub Otava. 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 MALKY MACKAY insists he has new faces lined up to come into the club after failing to strengthen on deadline day. We had a lot of business going on but none of it actually came to fruition but a lot of markers have been put down for once the loan window reopens, said the manager. 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 LEON LEGGE is set for the bench as Brentford head to Charlton, despite impressing in the midweek JPT defeat to Norwich. Ben Strevens (broken leg) and Charlie MacDonald (shoulder) are still out. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Charlton (a) Sept 12 Huddersfield (a) 19 Bristol R (h) 26 Yeovil (a) 29 Southend (h) CHARLTON P5 W5 D0 L0 Pts15 PHIL PARKINSON could hand debuts to Leon McKenzie and Sam Sodje this weekend. The two are set to start on the bench against Brentford. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Brentford (h) Sept 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) GILLINGHAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 JOHN NUTTER is a doubt for tomorrows visit of Exeter. The defender missed the midweek Johnstones Paint Trophy vcitory over Colchester with a bug. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Exeter (h) Sept 12 Millwall (h) 19 Leeds (a) 26 Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 SCOTT MCGLEISH is set to keep his place in the starting line up to face Southend tonight. The striker scored twice on his last outing for the Os. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Southend (a) Sept 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) MILLWALL P5 W1 D4 L0 Pts7 DEADLINE day signing Danny Schofield comes into the squad for tomorrows trip to Bristol Rovers. Strikers Jason Price and Neil Harris are both major doubts. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Bristol R (a) Sept 12 Gillingham (a) 19 Huddersfield (h) 26 Orient (a) 29 Yeovil (h) SOUTHEND P5 W0 D4 L1 Pts4 A group of Southend fans are planning a protest against chief executive Geoffrey King and the clubs board at tonights clash with Leyton Orient. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Orient (h) Sept 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) WYCOMBE P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 MANAGER Peter Taylor is still without Tommy Doherty (ankle), Lewis Hunt (foot) and Matt Bloomfield (broken nose and cheekbone) as they face Brighton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Brighton (a) 12 Hartlepool (a) 19 MK Dons (h) 26 Swindon (a) 29 Tranmere (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P5 W3 D1 L1 Pts10 FRENCH defender Kenny Gillet faces a late fitness test on his hamstring ahead of the clash with Northampton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) 29 Dag & Red (h) DAG & RED P5 W4 D0 L1 Pts12 ON-LOAN Portsmouth star Tom Kilbey could be handed his league debut when the Daggers take on Cheltenham tomorrow while striker Josh Scott is expected to return to the line-up in place of Wes Thomas. 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See thisislondon.co.uk/lite POLAND V N IRELAND TOMORROW, GROUP 3, 7.30PM (BBCi) MANCHESTER UNITED defender Jonny Evans is in good shape as Northern Ireland prepare to face Poland in their World Cup qualifier. Evans (right) has been troubled by an ankle problem and sat out the victory over Arsenal last weekend. Manager Nigel Worthington said: He has trained the last few days. He is bright and sharp and hes done the same work as everyone else. Jonny is an important player for us. CYPRUS V REP IRELAND TOMORROW,GROUP8,7.30PM(SkySports1) REPUBLIC OF IRELAND midfielder Keith Andrews is warning Cyprus they will face a backlash as the sides renew World Cup battle on Saturday. The Group Eight qualifier in Nicosia will be the Republics first chance to bounce back from last months 3-0 humbling by Australia at Thomond Park. Andrews (above) said: The Australia performance wasnt good enough, we are all aware of that, and we are itching to put it right. Scots are in need of Commons touch WORLDCUP2010QUALIFIERS KRISCOMMONShasnodoubt it is crunch time in Scot- lands World Cup qualifying bid. The Scots lost 4-0 against Norway in Oslo last month to drop to third place in Group Nine with just seven points from six games. George Burleys side face Macedonia tomorrow and Hol- land on Wednesday, knowing six points from the two Hamp- den clashes are essential if they are to claim second spot in their section and a possible November play-off spot. Derby winger Commons met the under-fire Scotland boss when the squad convened at Cameron House on Tuesday and is clear about what is required in the next two games. It was a short, sharp little meeting, said 25-year-old Commons. Its crunch time, its the businessendof thegroupstage and we need to do a job. We have to be at our peak to do that job. When you lose a game like we did in Norway, it is disap- pointing and we didnt do our- selves a lot of favours in the way we went about our business. We looked at why it went wrongafterwardsandthenyou go home and it is difficult to build confidence after a game like that. But the lads have turned up and have worked hard in train- ing to put things right and we have two games in which to do that. Wehave90minutestosecure a win against Macedonia and if we do then its in our hands togiveHollandthebestthatwe can offer. Everyone is up for the Mac- edonia game first though and there is no doubt in my mind that we will win.Commonsspeaker:KrisCommonsknowsitscrunchtimeforScotland SCOTLAND V FYR MACEDONIA TOMORROW,GROUP9,3PM(SkySports1) BY JAMES GOLDMAN 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