London Lite Tuesday, 15 September 2009 37 T ARSENAL P4 W2 D0 L2 Pts6 ANDREY ARSHAVIN misses the trip to Standard Liege tomorrow as he is still struggling with a groin injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom St Liege (CL GRP, a) Sat Wigan (h) Sep 22 WBA (CC R3, h) 26 Fulham (a) 29 Olymiakos (CL GRP, h) CHELSEA P5 W5 D0 L0 Pts15 JOSE BOSINGWA and Didier Drogba are suspended for the Champions League game with FC Porto. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Porto (CL GRP, h) Sun Tottenham (h) Sep 23 QPR (CC R3, h) 26 Wigan (a) 30 Nicosia (CL GRP, a) FULHAM P4 W2 D0 L2 Pts6 KEEPER Mark Schwarzer is still recovering from a neck problem sustained on international duty. Manager Roy Hodgson said: He should not be out long. NEXT FIVE GAMES:ThursCSKASofia (ELGrp,a)SunWolves(a)Sep23ManCity (CCR3,a)26Arsenal(h)Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h) TOTTENHAM P5 W4 D0 L1 Pts12 PETER CROUCH wants to test out Tottenhams ability to break into the top four. He said: Weve got another chance to see how close we are against Chelsea this week. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Chelsea (a) Sep23 Preston (CC R3, a) 26 Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) WEST HAM P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 GIANFRANCO ZOLA reaches his first anniversary in charge this week and has declared himself satisfied with the clubs progress. The manager said: We are on the right line. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Liverpool (h) Sep 22 Bolton (CC R3, a) 28 Man City (a) Oct 4 Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a). CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P6 W1 D2 L3 Pts5 PADDY MCCARTHY returns to the Eagles squad for the trip to QPR after he missed the weekend hammering by Scunthorpe through suspension. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton QPR (a) Sat Derby (h) Sep 26 WBA (a) 29 Sheff Wed (h) Oct 3 Blackpool (h) QPR P6 W1 D4 L1 Pts7 QPR are suffering from a bout of nerves according to boss Jim Magilton. We are stuttering, theres a nervousness about us at times, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonCrystalPalace (h)SatCardiff(a)Sep 23Chelsea(CCR3,a) 26Barnsley(h)30Newcastle(a) READING P6 W1 D3 L2 Pts6 JOHN MADEJSKI is understood to be close to agreeing an 80m deal to sell Reading to a Middle Eastern consortium. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Cardiff (h) Sat Peterborough (a) Sep 26 Watford (h) 29 Preston (a) Oct 3 Middlesbrough (h) WATFORD P6 W2 D3 L1 Pts9 THE Hornets are poised to launch a bid to sign out-of-favour Sunderland striker David Healy. The Northern Ireland international is also wanted by Coventry City boss Chris Coleman. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Plymouth (a) Sat Leicester (h) Sep 26 Reading (a) 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P7 W2 D4 L1 Pts10 RYAN DICKSON is closing in on a place back in the squad. Boss Andy Scott said: Dickson is close but we are being careful with him. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bristol R (h) Sep 26 Yeovil (a) 29 Southend (h) Oct 3 Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) CHARLTON P7 W6 D1 L0 Pts19 CHARLTON have failed in an attempt to sign Wolves defender Darren Ward on loan. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Norwich (a) Sep 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) GILLINGHAM P7 W3 D1 L3 Pts10 SIMON KING is out until the new year after discovering his ankle injury is worse than feared. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Leeds (a) Sep 26 Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) LEYTON ORIENT P7 W1 D3 L3 Pts6 ORIENT will check on Stephen Purches and Adam Chambers after both picked up knocks in the 1-1 draw with Exeter. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Stockport (a) Sep 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) MILLWALL P7 W1 D4 L2 Pts7 DARREN WARD has revealed he turned down Charlton to join Millwall on loan last week. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Huddersfield (h) Sep 26 Orient (a) 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) SOUTHEND P7 W1 D5 L1 Pts8 STRIKER Francis Laurent insists he is now fully fit after an ankle injury. He said: Hopefully its in the past now. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Brighton (a) Sep 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) Oct 3 Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2,a) WYCOMBE P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 STUART BEAVON is set for an extended run following his goal at Hartlepool. There are opportunities to be grabbed and Stuart Beavon absolutely did that, said manager Peter Taylor. LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 5 5 0 0 12 3 15 MANUTD 5 4 0 1 11 3 12 MANCITY 4 4 0 0 8 2 12 TOTTENHAM 5 4 0 1 12 7 12 LIVERPOOL 5 3 0 2 13 7 9 ASTONVILLA 4 3 0 1 6 3 9 SUNDERLAND 5 3 0 2 8 6 9 STOKE 5 2 1 2 4 6 7 ARSENAL 4 2 0 2 13 8 6 FULHAM 4 2 0 2 3 5 6 WIGAN 5 2 0 3 4 8 6 BURNLEY 5 2 0 3 2 9 6 WESTHAM 4 1 1 2 3 3 4 BLACKBURN 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 BIRMINGHAM 5 1 1 3 2 4 4 WOLVES 5 1 1 3 3 7 4 HULL 5 1 1 3 5 12 4 BOLTON 4 1 0 3 5 7 3 EVERTON 4 1 0 3 4 10 3 PORTSMOUTH 5 0 0 5 3 10 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 6 5 1 0 9 1 16 WESTBROM 6 4 2 0 12 6 14 MIDDLESBRO 6 4 1 1 11 3 13 PRESTON 6 3 3 0 11 4 12 SHEFFUTD 6 3 3 0 9 4 12 LEICESTER 6 3 2 1 6 4 11 BRISTOLCITY 6 3 2 1 7 7 11 CARDIFF 6 3 1 2 11 5 10 SHEFFWED 6 2 3 1 11 6 9 WATFORD 6 2 3 1 9 8 9 COVENTRY 6 2 2 2 5 6 8 BLACKPOOL 6 1 4 1 8 6 7 QPR 6 1 4 1 5 5 7 DONCASTER 6 1 4 1 4 4 7 DERBY 6 2 1 3 8 9 7 NOTTMFOREST 6 1 3 2 7 9 6 READING 6 1 3 2 4 7 6 SCUNTHORPE 6 2 0 4 7 13 6 CRYSTALPAL 6 1 2 3 5 10 5 SWANSEA 6 1 2 3 3 8 5 PETERBOROUGH 6 0 3 3 6 10 3 PLYMOUTH 6 0 2 4 6 13 2 IPSWICH 6 0 2 4 4 11 2 BARNSLEY 6 0 1 5 3 12 1 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS CHARLTON 7 6 1 0 16 4 19 LEEDS 7 6 1 0 12 3 19 BRISTOLROVERS 7 5 0 2 10 5 15 HUDDERSFIELD 7 4 2 1 17 8 14 MKDONS 7 4 2 1 9 6 14 SWINDON 7 3 3 1 7 9 12 COLCHESTER 7 3 2 2 14 8 11 GILLINGHAM 7 3 1 3 13 7 10 BRENTFORD 7 2 4 1 7 6 10 WALSALL 7 2 3 2 7 8 9 SOUTHEND 7 1 5 1 9 7 8 CARLISLE 7 2 2 3 8 9 8 HARTLEPOOL 7 2 2 3 6 7 8 NORWICH 7 2 2 3 11 14 8 BRIGHTON 7 2 2 3 7 13 8 MILLWALL 7 1 4 2 4 6 7 YEOVIL 7 1 3 3 10 11 6 STOCKPORT 7 1 3 3 8 11 6 LEYTONORIENT 7 1 3 3 10 14 6 EXETER 7 1 3 3 6 10 6 OLDHAM 7 1 3 3 5 10 6 WYCOMBE 7 1 2 4 8 13 5 TRANMERE 7 1 0 6 6 18 3 SOUTHAMPTON 7 0 5 2 5 8 -5 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 7 6 0 1 11 4 18 DAG&RED 7 5 1 1 18 9 16 ROTHERHAM 7 5 1 1 11 5 16 BARNET 7 4 2 1 10 5 14 NOTTSCOUNTY 7 4 1 2 19 6 13 CREWE 7 4 0 3 9 6 12 CHELTENHAM 7 3 3 1 11 9 12 ALDERSHOT 7 3 2 2 11 8 11 ROCHDALE 7 3 2 2 11 8 11 BURTONALBION 7 3 2 2 13 11 11 SHREWSBURY 7 3 2 2 12 12 11 BRADFORD 7 3 2 2 10 13 11 PORTVALE 7 2 4 1 9 6 10 LINCOLNCITY 7 3 0 4 7 9 9 ACCSTANLEY 7 3 0 4 7 11 9 CHESTERFIELD 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 NORTHAMPTON 7 2 1 4 10 12 7 TORQUAY 7 2 0 5 9 12 6 MACCLESFIELD 7 1 3 3 7 12 6 BURY 7 2 0 5 4 11 6 GRIMSBY 7 2 0 5 5 14 6 MORECAMBE 7 0 5 2 10 15 5 HEREFORD 7 0 4 3 8 12 4 DARLINGTON 7 0 1 6 3 12 1 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat MK Dons (h) Sep 26 Swindon (a) 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P7 W4 D2 L1 Pts14 ALBERT ADOMAH is a doubt for the weekend trip to Bradford after suffering a broken nose in the 1-1 draw against Macclesfield last Saturday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bradford City (h) Sep 26 Rotherham (a) 29 Dag & Red (h) Oct 3 Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) DAG & RED P7 W5 D1 L1 Pts16 JON NURSE is determined to fend off the challenge of new signing Danny Spiller and hold onto the left flank spot. Jon Nurse has been fantastic, said assistant manager Terry Harris. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burton (a) Sep 26 Morecambe (h) 29 Barnet (a) Oct 3 Hereford (a) 10 Darlington (h) Fixtures are subject to change LITESPORT Doubt: Barnets Albert Adomah Quotaplan isbacked byMinister SPORTS minister Gerry Sutcliffe today welcomed the Premier Leagues new rules on home-grown players and club finances as being good for the long-term health of football. The 20 clubs have agreed to name 25-man squads with at least eight players home- grown trained for three years under the age of 21 in England or Wales. Top-flight clubs will also have to pass an annual financial test to prove they can repay their debts. Sutcliffe said: I welcome the Premier Leagues introduction of a home-grown player quota for squads and its implementation of strengthened financial reporting rules. I am pleased the Premier League intend to impose tough sanctions on clubs that take big financial risks that could threaten their future. Clubs must be sustainable for the long-term health of the game. Loan Ranger is revved up for Palace reunionBEN WATSON insists he wont think twice about inflicting further pain on his former club Crystal Palace this evening. The former England Under-21 midfielder ended his 13-year career at Selhurst Park by join- ing Wigan in January. Following Steve Bruces deci- siontojoinSunderland,however, Watsonwasntgivenalook-inby new Wigan boss Roberto Mar- tinez, and joined QPR on loan a fortnight ago. And in a week dominated by EmmanuelAdebayorsdisgrace- ful antics against his former club, just like the Togo striker, Watson would love to impress against his old employers. He said: I never thought I would be playing against Palace so soon after leaving, but its happened and I am looking for- ward to the match. I like getting forward to score goals; its what I do as a player. Thats what I will be looking to do for Rangers and if it happens against Palace it would be nice. I started my career there and was at the club for half my life. They gave me my chance but sometimes you have to move on. I did it in order to improve my career and there are no hard feelings on my part. Rangershavemadeabelowpar starttotheseasonforaclubwith aspirations of making the play- offs, while Palace are in the dol- drums after being spanked 4-0 by Scunthorpe at the weekend. Watson is confident QPR are a club with a Premier League mentality, but has warned his new teammates they can expect to face a Neil Warnock inspired backlash this evening. He said: This club are going places. There is a great squad of players and if we can get results going then I am sure we can get into the top eight. Tonight I know Palace wont want to get beaten again. I know theplayersandthemanagerand he will want a reaction. They will make it very tough. WATFORDS new loan sign- ing from Manchester United, Craig Cathcart, will not join up with his teammates until after tonights trip to Plymouth. BY JAMES GOLDMAN C PALACE V QPR CHAMPIONSHIP (KICK-OFF: 8PM) Elementary dear Watson: Ben Watson is ready to return to Selhurst Park 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