London Lite Thursday, 24 September 2009 45 LITESPORT Greening upbeat after City defeatJONATHAN GREENING believes Fulham proved they have depth and real quality after their second string side took mega-bucks Manchester City to extra-time in the Carling Cup. None of the starting line-up from last nights defeat are likely to start Satur- days home game against Arsenal. However, Roy Hodgson goes into the next phase of Europa League matches knowing that Greening, Zoltan Gera, Chris Baird and Stephen Kelly have comethrough120minutesagainsthigh- flying City. And the Fulham manager can also console himself with the fact that sev- eral youngsters and fringe players showed they are capable of filling in aftercompletelychangingtheteamthat lost 2-1 at Wolves on Sunday. ChrisSmalling,whowasplayingnon- League football for Maidstone just over a year ago, once again showed what a promising future he has. And Hodgson gave debuts to Kagisho Dikgacoi, David Elm and Joe Anderson as Fulham matched a City team thatshowedjustonechangetotheteam that lost 4-3 at Manchester United. Greening said: Theres depth and real quality throughout at Fulham. The boss can call on anybody now and some of the boys put on some good performances against Manchester City. Weknewitwasgoing to be a difficult game because City have spent a lot of money. Despite City dominating, Ful- h a m t o o k a shock lead last nightthanksto Geras half-vol- ley (right). Slack marking allowed Gareth Barry to head in from a Craig Bellamy corner just after the interval but Hodgsons stubborn outfit forced extra time. And momentsafterBjornHelgeRiisecurled narrowly wide, former Arsenal man KoloTourewasleftunmarkedatthefar post to head in Martin Petrovs corner. Greening, 30, on loan from West Brom, added: If we show the same attitude we did against City, well be fine against Arsenal. The only disappointing thing about the City game is that they didnt open us up and score. It was two sloppy set-pieces. England Under-21 interna- tional Smalling oozed author- ity at the back and Greening thinks he will soon be threaten- ingBredeHangelandandAaron Hughes. He said: Hes really impressed me since Ive been here. MAN CITY ............2 FULHAM...............1 AET; 1-1 AFTER 90 MINS. CARLING CUP 3RD RND Kolo KO: Greening is left stunned by Toure, front, who headed the extra- time winner thatshowedjustonechangetotheteam that lost 4-3 at Manchester United. Greening said: Theres depth and real quality throughout at Fulham. The boss can call on anybody now and some of the boys put on some good performances against Manchester City. Weknewitwasgoing to be a difficult game because City have spent a lot of Despite City dominating, Ful- h a m t o o k a shock lead last nightthanksto Geras half-vol- post to head in Martin Petrovs corner. Greening, 30, on loan from West Brom, added: If we show the same attitude we did against City, well be fine against Arsenal. The only disappointing thing about the City game is that they didnt open us up and score. It was two sloppy set-pieces. England Under-21 interna- tional Smalling oozed author- ity at the back and Greening thinks he will soon be threaten- ingBredeHangelandandAaron Hughes. He said: Hes really impressed me since Ive been here. ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 Pts9 CARLOS VELA is not ready to start in the Premier League, despite featuring against West Brom on Tuesday, says Arsene Wenger. 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 FRANK LAMPARD on the return of Joe Cole: Joe is the type of player who has all the tricks and skills, whereas for me the game is all about arriving in the right place at the right time. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatWigan(a)Sep 30 Nicosia(CLGRP,a)Oct 4Liverpool(h) 17 Aston Villa (a)21AthleticoMadrid(CLGRP,a) FULHAM P5 W2 D0 L3 Pts6 ROY HODGSON has defended his decision to use fringe players in cup competitions this season. He said: Reserve matches will not give answers as to whether a player is ready for the Premier League. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatArsenal(h) Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h)4WestHam(a)19Hull (h)22Roma(ELGrp,h) TOTTENHAM P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 HARRY REDKNAPP is planning to be without Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate for a number of weeks. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) 31 Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 GUILLERMO FRANCO will come into contention for Mondays game at Manchester City. The striker travelled to Bolton on Tuesday but was left out because of a lack of match fitness. 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 VICTOR MOSES has been struggling with an ankle injury and could be a doubt for the weekend clash with West Brom. 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 HEIDAR HELGUSON underwent a MRI scan on his calf yesterday to discover the extent of the damage he suffered. The striker is on-loan at Watford. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBarnsley(h) Sep 30Newcastle(a)Oct 3 Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) 20 Reading (h) READING P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts6 JOBI McANUFF made his first appearance in a Reading shirt as he played in the reserve teams 2-0 win over Southampton. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Watford(h) Sep 29Preston(a)Oct3Middlesbrough(h) 17WestBrom(a)20QPR(a) WATFORD P8 W3 D4 L1 Pts13 ON-LOAN Craig Cathcart cannot wait for the big game against Reading. The Irish international said: The bigger clubs are the ones you look forward to and the Reading match should be a good one. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Reading (a) Sep 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P8W2D4L2Pts10 CHARLIE MACDONALD has highlighted the sides home form as the factor which will decide how well they finish this year. The striker said: We need to make it a fortress here at Griffin Park again. 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 BRISTOL ROVERS are already eyeing up extending Chris Dicksons loan deal. The 24-year-old Charlton striker signed up for three months, but the Pirates want him until the end of the season. 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 GARY RICHARDS is a major doubt ahead of Saturdays visitors Norwich after hobbling out of the 2-0 reserves defeat at QPR with a dead leg. 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 TAMIKA MKANDAWIRE will showcase just what Millwall are missing on Saturday. Geraint Williams has had to fight off Kenny Jackett for the talented defender. 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 LEWIS GRABBAN is in contention for a place on the bench against Orient having played 90 minutes in the reserves 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. Steve Morison and Jason Price are back in training. 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 LEE BARNARD has already bagged eight goals this season and put his form down to the teams style of play. The 25-year- old striker said: The full-backs are pushing on a bit more and Simon Francis has made a number of my goals with his crosses. 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 MATT BLOOMFIELD expects to return to full training within the next five weeks after suffering a broken nose and cheekbone last month. 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 DEFENDER Daniel Leach has recovered from a bout of food poisoning and is likely to return to the side at Rotherhamn this weekend. 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 JOHN STILL has warned his high-flying side they face a bigger challenge as opposition sides cotton on to their style of play. The manager said: Everyone knows we attack, and teams are beginning to set themselves up to stop us. 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