LITESPORT they have quality right throughout their back row. Theyve got an exciting back line with an excellent kicker in Nick Evans, and weknowwewillhavetobe very efficient if we are going to put them under somepressureduringthe game. Quins will naturally be disappointed at the way in which theyve startedtheseason,buttheycouldquite easily turn that round with the quality they have in their squad. Newcastle, who drew their opening two matches before losing a tight encounter at Leicester last weekend, will have Lowes England Under-20 team-mate Micky Young, fly-half Jimmy Gopperth and England rugby league international Danny Williams all back in the side for tonights clash. But veteran Quins lock Jim Evans reckonshisbeleagueredsidearepoised to bounce back. We havent played our best yet but we havent been playing badly either. And we reckon that if we can pick up awinagainsttheFalconstonightitcan kick-start our season because winning can become contagious We are far from despondent despite all that has gone on this summer. We have top quality players and it is just a mater of time before we get that first win. 44 Friday, 25 September 2009 London Lite Inbrief Fergie fosters his caring side SIR ALEX FERGUSON has confirmed Ben Foster will keep his place for Manchester United at Stoke tomorrow despite a day to forget during the derby clash with Manchester City last weekend. Tomasz Kuszczak had been tipped to step in for his first Premier League start of the season after he kept a clean sheet in the Carling Cup win over Wolves. But Fergie said: Ben will play tomorrow. He will be OK. Marlon is now a Toon raider ASTON VILLA striker Marlon Harewood has completed his three-month loan move to Newcastle. The 30-year-old former West Ham striker, who will wear the number 10 shirt, arrived at the clubs training headquarters this morning to put pen to paper. He will go straight into the squad for tomorrow evenings Coca-Cola Championship clash with Ipswich at Portman Road. Duffen defends hapless Brown HULL chairman Paul Duffen has hit out at supporters demanding the removal of manager Phil Brown. Browns position has come under scrutiny after a poor run of form stretching back to last December -- culminating in Wednesdays 4-0 drubbing by Everton. Duffen said: I think it is absolutely despicable that people go to a game of football and start shouting at the manager. Brum looking four-midable BIRMINGHAM will be boosted by the return of four players after injury for tomorrows visit by Bolton. Sebastian Larsson, Stephen Carr, Gregory Vignal and Lee Carsley are all available again. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether to pair Christian Benitez and Garry OConnor up front after they impressed in the second half at Hull last weekend. Lehmann serves his alcohol ban JENS LEHMANN should return to the Stuttgart goal for their trip to unbeaten Eintracht Frankfurt tmorrow. The former Germany international was dropped for the midweek DFB-Pokal tie with Lubeck as a disciplinary measure after he attended Munichs Oktoberfest without consent. Director of sport Horst Heldt said: Jens has realised that he did not respect his duties as a role model. The issue has been deal with. No-wins Quins are still a danger warns Bates Borth bounces back for Sarries Watford opener GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP P W D L F A PTS WASPS 3 3 0 0 66 33 12 SARACENS 3 3 0 0 59 39 12 LONDON IRISH 3 2 0 1 110 35 11 NHAMPTON 3 2 0 1 63 50 9 LEICESTER 3 2 0 1 42 30 9 SALE 3 1 1 1 43 53 6 WORCESTER 3 1 0 2 47 50 5 BATH 3 1 0 2 45 53 5 GLOUCESTER 3 1 0 2 48 72 4 NEWCASTLE 3 0 2 1 31 40 4 LEEDS C 3 0 1 2 23 92 12 HARLEQUINS 3 0 0 3 33 63 1 WEEKEND FIXTURES ENGLAND captain Steve Borthwick has made a remarkable recovery from his rib injury and has been included in the squad for Saracens home clash with Gloucester at Watford on Sunday. Second-placed Sarries will be delighed to have the in-form Brothwick on duty and also have Wikus van Heerden back from South Africa to reclaim his No6 jersey and Glen Jackson in at No10, taking over from Derick Hougaard who guided the team to a 22-9 victory against Quins. This will be Sarries first game at Vicarage Road this season following their matches at Twickenham and Wembley and the club is desperate to see a healthy crowd to prove they can make rugby viable in Watford. Having played in front of more than 100,000 fans at those two major stadia, anything less than 10,000 at Watford will be deemed disappointing. SARACENS V GLOUCESTER SUNDAY, 3PM NCASTLE V HARLEQUINS TONIGHT, 8PM BY GEOFF TEATHER NEWCASTLEbossSteveBateswarned the Falcons not to underestimate a HarlequinssidewhoarriveatKingston Parktonightchasingtheirfirstvictory of the season. Troubled Quins sit bottom of the GuinnessPremiershiptableafterthree consecutive defeats and they now face being without Jordan Turner-Hall until the new year. The England prospect requires sur- geryonhisshoulderthatwillkeephim sidelined for up to four months. Harlequins have been able to bring Argentinian winger Gonzalo Camacho and England scrum- half Danny Care back for the trip north with George Lowe switching to inside centre as Turner-Halls replacement. Bates (right) said: We cantunderestimatethe quality that Harle- q u i n s h ave g o t , despite the fact that they are yet to win a game this season. Despite their injuries they still have an excellent squad to pick from, and Edwards tells his Wasps to be wary of Irishs heavy-hitters SHAUN EDWARDS has warned his table-topping London Wasps players they face the toughest challenge of their campaign to date against London Irish on Sunday. Irish are in third place, just one point behind Wasps, and have scored nearly 100 points in their last two wins over Gloucester and Leeds, despite missing England full-back Delon Armitage, who is out with a shoulder injury. With ex-England captain Phil Vickery set to make his first appearance of the season, Wasps believe they have the physical power to match Irishs contingent of heavy-hitting Pacific Islanders. Edwards said: We use Irish as our bench mark. Our tackling will have to be spot on because they have those big guys like Mapusua and Tagicakibau, who is the most underrated wing in the league. LONDON IRISH V WASPS SUNDAY, 3PM Flat out: Steve Borthwick is treated after injuring a rib against Quins TonightNewcastlevHarlequins(8pm). TomorrowBathvLeicester(6.05pm,SS2), NorthamptonvLeeds(3pm),Worcester WarriorsvSale(3pm). SundayLondonIrishvWasps(3pm), SaracensvGloucester(3pm). rightqualityhavethey throughout their back row. 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