LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 8 September 2009 39 POACHING STORMBREAKING NEWS... Brave Massa in no doubt hell soon be racing again FELIPE MASSA insists he has not had a single moments doubt about returning to Formula One. Massas comeback has been put on hold until next year following an operation yesterday to insert a titanium plate into his skull. The Brazilian (above) spent four and a half hours in surgery in the Albert Einstein hospital in his home city of Sao Paulo. Following a short stay, Massa will then return home to continue his recovery from the skull fractures sustained after being struck by a spring from Rubens Barrichellos Brawn GP during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It is my life, said Massa, said. For me, the worst thing that happened was not being able to race. If you cant drive thats terrible. But my wife has already asked me, at least 10 times, Are you sure you dont feel any doubts or worries? Always, I say, No, because this is what I like to do. If I dont drive then I am not the same person. STRESS WILL UNDO BUTTON: PAGE 37 the club but realises he needs to bulk up. He said: I need to keep doing my weights programme, and the gaffer has told me I need to get stronger. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Huddersfield(a)Sept 19BristolR(h)26Yeovil(a)29 Southend (h)Oct 3 Swindon(h) CHARLTON P6 W6 D0 L0 Pts18 LLOYD SAM has been backed to continue his hot streak by boss Phil Parkinson. He said: With all goalscoring, a big part of it is confidence, and that first goal [at Tranmere] has meant a lot to him. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Southampton (h) Sept 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) GILLINGHAM P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7 MARK STIMSON is trying to tie up a loan deal for Charlton striker Chris Dickson. We will try and get something sorted out between the two clubs, and hopefully we get Chris and enjoy having him for however long it is, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Millwall (h) Sept 19 Leeds (a) 26 Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) LEYTON ORIENT P6 W1 D2 L3 Pts5 THE Os have been drawn to play against Brighton away in the second round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy. The match with be played on Tuesday, 6 October. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat 12 Exeter (h) Sept 19 Stockport (a) 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) MILLWALL P6 W1 D4 L1 Pts7 ZAK WHITBREAD remains a target for Swansea manager Paulo Sousa. The Swans boss is expected to make a move for the defender when he recovers from his current hip problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Gillingham (a) Sept 19 Huddersfield (h) 26 Orient (a) 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) SOUTHEND P6 W1 D4 L1 Pts7 ADAM BARRETT insists the Shrimpers win over Leyton Orient last week can be a springboard for their season. He said: It was vital we got that first win -- wed been unlucky until then. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Leeds (h) Sept 19 Brighton (a) 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) Oct 3 Stockport (a) WYCOMBE P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 OWNER Steve Hayes is delighted with former players Roger Johnson and Mike Williams -- as they landed extra cash when both players moved on again. He said: We installed sell-on clauses and that was the sensible thing -- we havent received so much money since we sold Nathan Tyson to Nottingham Forest. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Hartlepool (a) Sept 19 MK Dons (h) 26 Swindon (a) 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13 DANIEL LEACH has swollen ankle tendons after the 1-0 win over Notts County last weekend. The 23-year-old Australian defender and is now a doubt for Saturdays clash with Macclesfield. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Macclesfield (a) Sept 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) 29 Dag & Red (h) Oct 3 Grimsby (h) DAG & RED P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13 VETERAN keeper Tony Roberts has received the backing of Daggers boss John Still. Tony was disappointed with himself in midweek, but we all have games when it doesnt go so good, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Chesterfield (h) Sept 19 Burton (a) 26 Morecambe (h) 29 Barnet (a) Oct 3 Hereford (a) Fixtures are subject to change GROUP 6 P W D L F A PTS ENGLAND 7 7 0 0 26 4 21 CROATIA 8 5 2 1 16 7 17 UKRAINE 7 4 2 1 14 6 14 BELARUS 7 3 0 4 15 11 9 KAZAKHSTAN 7 1 0 6 7 22 3 ANDORRA 8 0 0 8 2 30 0 REMAININGFIXTURES Tomorrow:AndorravKazakhstan,EnglandvCroatia, BelarusvUkraine10October:BelarusvKazakhstan, UkrainevEngland14October:EnglandvBelarus, KazakhstanvCroatia,AndorravUkraine Slaven Bilic, the Croatia coach is no stranger of course to Frank Lampard who saw the first sparks of an inspirational leader among the confines of the West Ham dressing room a decade ago. Lampard was just making his breakthrough at Upton Park and the sight of seeing his older and more experienced team-mate lighting up the odd cigarette or two just before games was not the example he expected to be set as a new professional. He did have a few fags before games, he was a smoker at the time. A couple of the other players did as well but it didnt affect Slavens performance when he played because he was a cult hero and a top player. Lampard added: The biggest thing I remember about Slaven is the size of his personality at West Ham. To come from abroad and make the impression he did on the pitch and behind the scenes shows his intelligence as well. Terry: We will bury Croatian collapse JOHN TERRY believes England must bury the nightmare of losing to Croatia at Wembley in 2007. Steve McClarens team failed to qualify for last summers tournament after that 3-2 defeat, which Terry (below) missed through injury. Today the captain said: It is still in the back of each players mind a bit. But it is a new era now and a new start for everyone since the new manager [Fabio Capello] has come in. It is a chance to correct things from the bad campaign we had last time. It would be nice for our fans and ourselves to finish the job at Wembley where we threw it way before. It would wipe it all away. Capello refused to commit himself to picking either Jermain Defoe or Emile Heskey to play up front next to Wayne Rooney, insisting: Heskey and Defoe are both really important for me, each has a different style, but are both important. Broad misses Aussie crunch STUART BROAD is out of tomorrows third one-day international against Australia after failing to overcome the neck strain which saw him miss last Sundays defeat at Lords. Kent opener Joe Denly will also miss tomorrows game at the Rose Bowl -- he injured a knee while playing football during preparations for the opening ODI at The Oval last Friday. 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