LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 45 ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 Pts9 ANDREY ARSHAVIN is expected to be fit for Saturdays clash with Fulham following a groin injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Fulham (a) Sep 29 Olympiacos (CL GRP, h) Oct 4 Blackburn (h) 17 Bham (a) 20 AZ (CL GRP, a) CHELSEA P6 W6 D0 L0 Pts18 THE BLUES are planning to give run-outs to reserve players including Sam Hutchinson, Fabio Borini and Jeffrey Bruma against QPR tonight. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton QPR (CC R3, h) Sat Wigan (a) Sep 30 Nicosia (CL GRP, a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) 17 Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P5 W2 D0 L3 Pts6 FULHAM will field a side similar to the one which lined up against CSKA Sofia last week when they face Man City tonight. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonManCity(CC R3,a)SatArsenal(h)Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h)4 WestHam(a)19Hull(h) TOTTENHAM P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA have expressed an interest in signing Tottenhams forg otten man, Giovani Dos Santos. The Mexican international is struggling to get games at White Hart Lane. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Preston (CC R3, a) Sat Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) WEST HAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 JONATHAN SPECTOR will revert to the bench at Man City on Monday after deputising for Julien Faubert in last nights 3-1 Carling Cup defeat against Bolton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Mon 28 Man City (a) Oct 4 Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) 31 Sunderland (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P7 W2 D2 L3 Pts8 NEIL WARNOCK has urged rookie striker Matthew Wright to make the most of his loan spell with Maidstone. He said: Its a good opportunity for Matthew. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat WBA (a) 29 Sheff Tom (h) Oct 3 Blackpool (h) 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) QPR P7 W2 D4 L1 Pts10 BEN WATSON is unavailable for tonights match against Chelsea. The on- loan Wigan midfielder is cup-tied after playing for the Latics against Blackpool. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonChelsea(CC R3,a)SatBarnsley(h)Sep 30Newcastle(a) Oct 3 Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) READING P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts6 GOALKEEPER Adam Federici has told the clubs strikers to sharpen up their act. He said: We cant expect to keep clean sheets every game. We need to score. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Watford(h) Sep 29Preston(a)Oct3 Middlesbrough (h) 17WestBrom(a)20QPR (a) WATFORD P8 W3 D4 L1 Pts13 MANAGER Malky Mackay has hinted that he will bring in more loan signings to Vicarage Road after the double swoop for striker Heidar Helguson and centre-back Craig Cathcart. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Reading (a) Sep 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P8W2D4L2Pts10 CARL CORT says he needs to change his style of play in order to get off the mark. He admitted: Perhaps Ill have to change my game, become a bit more selfish and get into more goalscoring positions. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Yeovil (a) Sep 29 Southend (h) Oct 3 Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) CHARLTON P8 W6 D2 L0 Pts20 CHRIS DICKSON scored twice on his loan debut for Bristol Rovers. The Ghana forward is hoping to impress the Addicks to force his way back into the side. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Exeter (h) Sep 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) GILLINGHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 SIMEON JACKSON has attracted the attention of Premiership giants Everton who are planning a January move for the free-scoring striker. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts STEPHEN PURCHES faces being sidelined after suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone in defeat to Stockport. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Millwall (h) Sep 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) MILLWALL P8 W2 D4 L2 Pts10 THE CLUB has vowed to contest any failure to control fans charge from the FA who are expected to hand out their punishments after the Carling Cup clashes at West Ham. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Orient (a) Sep 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) SOUTHEND P8 W2 D5 L1 Pts11 GEORGE FRIEND is ready to help sink Oldham for a second time this season. He is on loan with the Shrimpers from Wolves, after a stint at Millwall. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Oldham (h) Sep 29 Brentford (a) Oct 3 Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2, a) 9 Southampton (h) WYCOMBE P8 W1 D2 L5 Pts5 CHRIS ZEBROSKIS displays have impressd Peter Taylor. Those performances are exactly what we need, the boss said. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swindon (a) Sep 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P8 W4 D3 L1 Pts15 ALBERT ADOMAH had his broken nose reset on Monday but is still considered a doubt for the clash with Rotherham. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Rotherham (a) Sep 29 Dag & Red (h) Oct 3 Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) 10 Rochdale (a) DAG & RED P8 W6 D1 L1 Pts19 WILL HENDRY has switched to Blue Square South Maidenhead just three weeks after joining Daggers as a free agent. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Morecambe (h) Sep 29 Barnet (a) Oct 3 Hereford (a) 10 Darlington (h) 17 Bradford (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday Spec-tator: Jonathan Spector cant stop Johan Elmander putting Bolton 3-1 up last night and is expected to be back as a sub on Monday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RICH (L&B 22/09) the Chelsea docs didnt have a spare blood capsule knocking about so just went for the cramp excuse... Mark, Chiswick RICH (L&B 22/09) Borthwick plays with a broken rib and last year Jamie Roberts plays with a fractured skull. There are exceptions, but so many footballers are sorry excuses for men. Phil, EC4 MANC DERBY (L&B 22/09) Bellamy and Neville get away with a warning from the FA. Lets get this straight, Bellamy hit a spectator. Whether he should have been there is irrelevant. Neville did an Adebayor and when he realised what he was doing, pretended to warm-up. Spineless FA strikes again. Ryan RE CAMPBELL (L&B 22/09) just heard Sols leaving Notts County. Thatll be the Notts County he was joining to help get into the Premier League then. Shrimper LATEST: breaking news on Sky Sports -- Giggs has just made it 5-3. LATEST 2: breaking news on Sky Sports -- Nevilles warming up again! Anonymous To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite BENTLEYS BREAK Fallen star must grab chance to rescue his Spurs career HARRY REDKNAPP has chal- lenged David Bentley to keep pushing in a last desperate bid to save his Spurs career at Pres- ton tonight. When England midfielder Bentley was lured from Black- burnbyJuandeRamosfor15m in the summer of 2008, the former Arsenal academy star was being heralded as the next David Beckham. But poor form on the pitch -- and off-field incidents such as being charged with drink-driv- ing after crashing his car this summer -- have left Bentley way down the pecking order. Redknapp said: Tonight is anotherchanceforDavid,soits uptohimtocomeandplaywell. David doesnt see a lot of light at the end of the tunnel at the moment.HeseesAaronLennon playing very well, and he will onlygetinbyperforming,work- ing hard, and showing a good attitude. I dont know what I can say to him except to keep working hard, and that when his chance comes hes got to take it. I like him very much as a person and I think hes got a terrific talent. He needs to keep pushing himself. Probably his heads a bitdownatthemomentbuthes got to keep working at it. Bentley is expected to start against the side fourth in the Championship, with Giovani Dos Santos, Gareth Bale, Peter Crouch and goalkeeper Heu- relho Gomes also likely to be given a run-out. Giovani looked certain to be on his way out of the club dur- ing the summer after failing to impress Redknapp when he tookover,meaningtheMexican might have been allowed to join Portsmouthinthenexttransfer window. But Redknapp now says: He had bad injuries and lost his way a bit, but he has dedicated himself a lot more. 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