TOM CLEVERLEY believes his loan spellwithWatfordisteachingavaluable lesson in how to respond in the face of adversity. The talented Manchester United mid- fielder is learning his trade at with the Hornets and has been quick to grasp the nettle having already found the net four times. Last term, the 20-year-old had a spell with Leicester City, who he helped win promotion to the Championship. Cleverley (right) only tasted defeat once with the Foxes in three months but is now readytoperfecttheart of what Iain Dowie once notoriously branded bounce- backability fol- low i n g l a s t nights disappointing 3-2 reversal against Coventry. He said: Last year I was with Leices- teranditwasgreattowingamesand get promoted. When I am with Man- chester United, I am also used to winning games. Here at Watford, we always go out with the intention of win- ning the game, but some- timeswehavebeenhappy with draws. Its a different expe- rience for me and I will have to take it allonboardbecause it is important how you bounce back in this game. LITESPORT LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... BIGJ (L&B 29/09) Phil Brown wears the headset in preparation for his next job in a call centre. Andrew, W1 MARCUS (L&B 29/09) you are talking rubbish. Button would already be world champ under Ecclestones proposed rules. Who else has won six races this year? Mark, Purley MARCUS (L&B 29/09) I dont think lucky is the word for Button. However, I can think of one for you. Anon PAULO (L&B 29/09) it will be 2061 and Spurs will still have not have won another title. East End Gooner RE WEST HAM (L&B 29/09) where have all the spammers gone? They had a lot to say for themselves this time last year, not so vocal now. Spurs TID 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 ARSENAL P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 THEO WALCOTT came through a behind- closed-doors reserve game against Olympiacos under-20s at Arsenals training ground last night. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Blackburn (h) Oct 17 Bham (a) 20 AZ (CL GRP, a) 25 West Ham (a) 28 Liverpool (CC R4 h) CHELSEA P7 W6 D0 L1 Pts18 JOE COLE will be left on the bench as a precaution against Apoel Nicosia, while Yuri Zhirkov may fill in at left back if Ashley Cole is unfit. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Nicosia (CL GRP, a) Sun Liverpool (h) Oct 17 Aston Villa (a) 21 Athletico Madrid (CL GRP, a) 24 Blackburn (h) 27 Bolton (CC R4 h) FULHAM P6 W2 D0 L4 Pts6 ZOLTAN GERA realises the Europa League is his chance to shine. Fulham face Basel tomorrow and the Hungarian said: I need to play well when I get the chance. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomBasle(ELGrp, h)Sun WestHam(a)Oct 19Hull(h)22Roma (ELGrp,h)25ManCity(a) TOTTENHAM P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 HARRY REDKNAPP has told his players no-one is guaranteed a place in his first-team. He said: You have to play well to keep your place. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bolton (a) Oct 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) 27/28 Everton (CC R4, h) 31 Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 DEFENDER Herita Ilunga admits his side need a change of mentality He said: We need to show character because this is difficult perid for us. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Fulham (h) Oct 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) 31 Sunderland (a) Nov 8 Everton (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P9 W3 D3 L3 Pts12 NEIL WARNOCK believes Freddie Sears -- who missed last nights 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday -- could be fit for the weekend clash with Blackpool. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Blackpool (h) Oct 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) 24 Forest (h) 31 Preston (a) QPR P8 W3 D4 L1 Pts13 LEE COOK has stepped up his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The former Watford midfielder, who hasnt played since Apirl, had the operation in May and has been given the all clear to begin light training after his latest MRI scan. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonNewcastle (a)Sat Swansea (a) Oct 17 Preston (h) 20 Reading (h) 24 Derby (a) READING P10 W2 D4 L4 Pts10 SIMON CHURCH and Jimmy Kebe were on target for Reading as the Royals ran out 2-1 winners at Preston. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBoro(h)Oct 17West Brom (a)20QPR(a)26Leicester(h) 31Coventry(a) WATFORD P10 W4 D5 L1 Pts14 HENRI LANSBURY should be fit to start against Cardiff on Saturday after illness restricted him to a substitutes role against Coventry. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Cardiff (a) Oct 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) 23 Sheff Wed (h) 31 West Brom (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P10W3D4L3Pts13 MARUCS BEAN revealed the win over Southend has lifted morale. He said: Theres nothing better than putting things right on the field. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swindon (h) Oct 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) 24 Stockport (h) 31 Exeter (a) CHARLTON P10 W7 D2 L1 Pts23 MEDICS will check on Jose Semedos pelvic injury which kept him out of last nights 3-0 defeat at Colchester. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Leeds (a) Oct 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) 17 Hudderfield (h) 24 Gillingham (a) GILLINGHAM P9 W3 D2 L4 Pts11 CHRIS DICKSON has revealed the Charlton board blocked his loan move to Gills. The fees had been agreed and then it got cancelled, said the striker. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Southampton (a)Oct 6Norwich (JPT R2,h)10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a)17MKDons(a) LEYTON ORIENT P9 W2 D3 L4 Pts9 JJ MELLIGAN is facing a three-match ban after being sent off in Orients 4-0 defeat against Norwich at Carrow Road. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Wycombe (a) Oct 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) 17 Brentford (h) 24 Hudderfield (a) MILLWALL P9 W2 D4 L3 Pts10 KENNY JACKETT has no new injury concerns following last nights disappointing 0-0 draw with Yeovil. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Tranmere (h) Oct 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) 24 Leeds (h) 31 Colchester (h) SOUTHEND P10 W2 D5 L3 Pts11 DEFENDER Jean-Yves MVoto missed last nights defeat to Brentford with his hip injury but manager Steve Tilson is confident he will be back by the weekend. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Stockport (a) Oct 6 MK Dons(JPTR2,a)9 Southampton (h) 17Bristol Rovers (h)24Carlisle(a) WYCOMBE P10 W1 D3 L6 Pts6 MATT HARROLD proved his fitness ahead of Saturdays clash with Leyton Orient with a 20-minute appearance as a second half substitute in last nights 1-0 home defeat to Tranmere.. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Orient (h) Oct 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) 24 Exeter (a) 31 Walsall (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P10 W5 D3 L2 Pts18 MICAH HYDE is fully fit again after suffering an abscess in his mouth. He completed last nights 2-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Grimsby (h) Oct 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) 10 Rochdale (a) 17 Burton (a) 24 Darlington (h) DAG & RED P10 W6 D3 L1 Pts20 DANNY SPILLER is in line for a recall for Saturdays trip to face Hereford. The former Millwall midfielder was replaced by John Nurse for last nights clash with Barnet but manager John Still is expected to make changes following the 2-0 defeat. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Hereford (a) Oct 10 Darlington (h) 17 Bradford (h) 24 Macclesfield (a) 31 Port Vale (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS MANUTD 7 6 0 1 17 6 18 CHELSEA 7 6 0 1 16 6 18 LIVERPOOL 7 5 0 2 22 10 15 TOTTENHAM 7 5 0 2 17 10 15 MANCITY 6 5 0 1 14 7 15 ARSENAL 6 4 0 2 18 8 12 ASTONVILLA 6 4 0 2 9 5 12 SUNDERLAND 7 4 0 3 14 11 12 EVERTON 6 3 0 3 8 10 9 WIGAN 7 3 0 4 7 13 9 BURNLEY 7 3 0 4 5 15 9 STOKE 7 2 2 3 5 9 8 BOLTON 6 2 1 3 8 9 7 BIRMINGHAM 7 2 1 4 4 6 7 BLACKBURN 6 2 1 3 6 9 7 WOLVES 7 2 1 4 7 13 7 FULHAM 6 2 0 4 4 8 6 WESTHAM 6 1 1 4 6 9 4 HULL 7 1 1 5 6 19 4 PORTSMOUTH 7 0 0 7 3 13 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 9 7 1 1 17 4 22 WESTBROM 10 6 2 2 21 11 20 PRESTON 10 5 3 2 18 12 18 MIDDLESBROUGH10 5 2 3 16 12 17 CARDIFF 10 5 1 4 19 11 16 SHEFFUTD 10 4 4 2 18 14 16 BLACKPOOL 10 4 4 2 13 9 16 LEICESTER 10 4 4 2 12 10 16 BRISTOLCITY 10 4 4 2 10 9 16 COVENTRY 10 4 3 3 15 15 15 WATFORD 10 3 5 2 16 15 14 QPR 8 3 4 1 12 7 13 SHEFFWED 10 3 4 3 17 13 13 CPALACE 9 3 3 3 7 10 12 SCUNTHORPE 9 3 2 4 13 17 11 SWANSEA 10 2 5 3 5 9 11 DONCASTER 10 1 7 2 10 12 10 NOTTMFOREST 9 2 4 3 9 11 10 READING 10 2 4 4 9 13 10 DERBY 10 3 1 6 12 19 10 BARNSLEY 10 2 2 6 11 20 8 PETERBOROUGH 10 1 4 5 11 17 7 PLYMOUTH 10 1 2 7 9 19 5 IPSWICH 10 0 5 5 11 22 5 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 10 8 2 0 18 5 26 CHARLTON 10 7 2 1 20 10 23 BRISTOLR 10 7 1 2 17 9 22 COLCHESTER 10 5 3 2 20 9 18 MKDONS 10 5 2 3 11 9 17 HUDDERSFIELD 10 4 3 3 19 13 15 OLDHAM 10 4 3 3 10 11 15 SWINDON 10 3 6 1 10 12 15 NORWICH 10 3 4 3 18 17 13 BRENTFORD 10 3 4 3 10 12 13 WALSALL 10 3 4 3 10 13 13 HARTLEPOOL 10 3 3 4 11 11 12 GILLINGHAM 9 3 2 4 15 12 11 SOUTHEND 10 2 5 3 13 12 11 MILLWALL 10 2 5 3 7 8 11 STOCKPORT 10 2 5 3 12 14 11 YEOVIL 10 2 4 4 12 13 10 CARLISLE 10 2 4 4 10 13 10 EXETER 10 2 4 4 10 14 10 BRIGHTON 9 2 3 4 10 17 9 LORIENT 10 2 3 5 12 20 9 TRANMERE 10 2 1 7 9 21 7 WYCOMBE 10 1 3 6 9 16 6 SOUTHAMPTON 10 1 6 3 10 12 -1 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 10 8 0 2 15 6 24 ROCHDALE 10 6 2 2 19 10 20 DAG&RED 10 6 2 2 20 12 20 ROTHERHAM 10 6 2 2 16 9 20 SHREWSBURY 10 6 2 2 19 13 20 NOTTSCO 10 6 1 3 26 9 19 ALDERSHOT 10 5 3 2 18 11 18 BARNET 10 5 3 2 14 10 18 BRADFORD 10 4 4 2 15 15 16 BURY 10 5 0 5 10 13 15 CHELTENHAM 10 3 4 3 14 16 13 ACCRINGTON 10 4 1 5 14 18 13 BURTON 10 3 3 4 14 14 12 CREWE 10 4 0 6 15 16 12 PORTVALE 10 2 5 3 12 12 11 CHESTERFIELD 9 3 2 4 11 14 11 NORTHAMPTON 10 3 1 6 14 18 10 HEREFORD 10 2 4 4 13 17 10 MORECAMBE 10 1 7 2 13 17 10 MACCLESFIELD 10 2 4 4 11 18 10 GRIMSBY 9 3 1 5 8 15 10 LINCOLNCITY 10 3 0 7 7 16 9 TORQUAY 10 2 1 7 11 17 7 DARLINGTON 10 0 2 8 4 17 2 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration Im learning to be Clever at Watford Rodgers is flushed with Royal pride after victory READING coach Brendan Rodgers declared himself really proud of his team after they managed a 2-1 win at high-flying Preston. The Royals had only claimed two points from 12 since their only other league win this season; a 3-1 victory at Barnsley a month ago. First-half strikes from Simon Church and Jimmy Kebe ultimately put the home side to the sword, as they could manage just a Jon Parkin penalty spot in response. I was really proud of the players tonight, he said. We play like that at home but we just fail to kill teams off, tonight we were able to do that but its because its a totally new group. Weve lost millions of pounds worth of talent in the summer and its a rebuilding process.Pleasedaspunch:ReadingmanagerBrendanRodgers TONIGHTS FIXTURES (7.45pmkick-offsunlessstated) UEFACHAMPIONSLEAGUEwGroupABayern MunichvJuventus(SSi),BordeauxvMaccabiHaifa (SSi),GroupBManUtdvWolfsburg(ITV1),CSKA MoscowvBesiktas(5.30),GroupCACMilanv FCZurich(SSi),RealMadridvMarseille(SSXtra), GroupDApoelNicosiavCHELSEA(SS2),FCPortov AtleticoMadrid(SSi). CHAMPIONSHIPNewcastlevQPR,NottmForest vScunthorpe. 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