LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 1 October 2009 45 SEAN SCANNELL could be reinstated for the clash with Blackpool after starting Tuesdays draw with Sheffield Wednesday on the benc ARSENAL P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 NICKLAS BENDTNER is expected to return for Sundays clash with Blackburn after recovering from minor injuries sustained in a car crash. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Blackburn (h) 17 Bham (a) 20 AZ (CL GRP, a) 25 West Ham (a) 28 Liverpool (CC R4 h) CHELSEA P7 W6 D0 L1 Pts18 JOHN OBI MIKEL on the ankle injury set to rule him out until the end of October: I am going to be out for three weeks. Sadly its not something to just shake off, it hurts terribly. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Liverpool (h) 17 Aston Villa (a) 21 Athletico Madrid (CL GRP, a) 24 Blackburn (h) 27 Bolton (CC R4 h) FULHAM P6 W2 D0 L4 Pts6 BREDE HANGELAND is out tonight with an ankle problem but he will feature against West Ham. Boss Roy Hodgson said: He has been hampered by it. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Ton Basle(ELGrp, h)Sun WestHam(a)19Hull(h)22Roma(EL Grp,h)25ManCity(a) TOTTENHAM P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 JERMAIN DEFOE says his broken foot allowed him time off to recharge his batteries and is the reason for his blistering form. He said: That extra month has made all the difference. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) 27 Everton (CC R4, h) 31 Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 MATTHEW UPSON is making good progress in his bid to recover from a calf injury ahead of Sunday but Valon Behrami remains a major doubt. Teenage midfielder Anthony Edgar is set to join Bournemouth on loan. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) 31 Sunderland (a) Nov 8 Everton (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P9 W3 D3 L3 Pts12 SEAN SCANNELL could be reinstated for the clash with Blackpool after starting Tuesdays draw with Sheffield Wednesday on the bench. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Blackpool (h) 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) 24 Forest (h) 31 Preston (a) QPR P9 W3 D5 L1 Pts14 BEN WATSONS goal enabled Rangers to secure a 1-1 draw at Newcastle last night. Toons Danny Guthrie missed a penalty following a first half handball from Mikele Leigertwood. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) 20 Reading (h) 24 Derby (a) 30 Leicester (h) READING P10 W2 D4 L4 Pts10 BRENDAN RODGERS has tipped Reading to follow up their win at Deepdale with victory at home against Middlesbrough. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Boro (h) 17 West Brom (a) 20 QPR (a) 26 Leicester (h) 31 Coventry (a) WATFORD P10 W4 D5 L1 Pts14 MALKY MACKAY accepts his strikers must improve if Watford are to bounce back from the 3-2 defeat against Coventry. We had enough chances to win two games, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) 23 Sheff Wed (h) 31 West Brom (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P10 W3 D4 L3 Pts13 ANDY SCOTT will keep faith in his forwards by steering clear of the loan market. Scott said: We have struggled for goals. But I dont want to bring in players who arent better than weve already got. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) 24 Stockport (h) 31 Exeter (a) CHARLTON P10 W7 D2 L1 Pts23 PHIL PARKINSON refused to lay into his players after their defeat to Colchester and has challenged them to bounce back against Leeds. He said: I wont overreact after one performance. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) 17 Hudderfield (h) 24 Gillingham (a) GILLINGHAM P9 W3 D2 L4 Pts11 LUKE ROONEY is pushing for a start against Southampton this weekend as the striker played a part in both goals during the reserves 2-2 draw with Brighton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a) 17 MK Dons (a) LEYTON ORIENT P9 W2 D3 L4 Pts9 JJ MELLIGANS suspension has resolved one of Geraint Williams selection dilemmas. The manager will now be able to start both Jason Demetriou and on-loan Andros Townsend at Wycombe. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) 17 Brentford (h) 24 Hudderfield (a) MILLWALL P9 W2 D4 L3 Pts10 KENNY JACKETT admits his side are struggling in the attacking third. We are capable of creating more, being a bit more cohesive and decisive, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) 24 Leeds (h) 31 Colchester (h) SOUTHEND P10 W2 D5 L3 Pts11 DISTRAUGHT Franck Moussa has been told to forget the injury-time penalty he conceded against Brentford. the weekend. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2, a) 9 Southampton (h) 17 Bristol Rovers (h) 24 Carlisle (a) WYCOMBE P10 W1 D3 L6 Pts6 PORTSMOUTH midfielder Marlon Pack has extended his loan stay at Wycombe until 31 October. Pack, 18, has featured four times for Wanderers so far this season. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) 24 Exeter (a) 31 Walsall (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P10 W5 D3 L2 Pts18 GARY BREEN will be assessed tomorrow after playing his first game of the season following a long-term knee injury against Dagenham on Tuesday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) 10 Rochdale (a) 17 Burton (a) 24 Darlington (h) DAG & RED P10 W6 D3 L1 Pts20 JOHN STILL has slammed the reaction of Barnet fans to former Bees defender Mark Arber during Daggers 2-0 defeat. I thought the abuse of Mark Arber was absolutely disgusting, Still said. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Hereford (a) 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 Time out: Spurs Jermain Defoe LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... EAST END GOONER (L&B 30/09) by 2061 Spurs will have won more trophies than Arsenal. Just like in the last five years. Lee, SE4 EAST END GOONER (L&B 30/09) jealousys an ugly trait, just because Spurs are in the top four and youre not! Seems itll be even longer for you to win a cup, four years and counting? Olivia, N10 SPURS TID (L&B 30/09) typical Tottenham fan piping up when youve won a few games. Layton Hammer RE TANGO MAN (L&B 30/09) just when you think Phil Brown cant possibly trump his half-time dressing down in the middle of the pitch, he plucks another corker from his encyclopedia of management motivation techniques. Yesterday, to lift the spirits of his squad, he took them for a stroll across the Humber bridge. Howd you do it Phil? Macca RE RONALDO (L&B 30/09) Obafemi Martins may be right when he says Man Utd are less predictable without Ronaldo, but they are also less of a team. They were dead lucky to win last night, meanwhile Ronaldo scores again! Redster 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 Not a Hoop dream Rangersarepromotion candidates,saysWatson BEN WATSON believes QPR will now be considered as a Championship force to be reckoned with following last nights draw at Newcastle. Jim Magiltons upwardly mobile side stretched their unbeaten run to six matches after claiming a well deserved point against the table- topping Toon Army. Watson gave Rangers an ideal start, pouncing on a mistake from defender Jose Enrique to fire the visitors ahead from the edge of he area inside seven minutes. Rangers had chances to extend their lead, but had goalkeeper Radek Cerny to thank for saving Danny Guthries tame penalty soon after. Marlon Harewood bundled home his first goal for Newcastle since his arrival on-loan from Aston Villa 20 minutes from time to level matters. It was tough on Rangers who dominated for long spells, but Watson, on- loan from Wigan, is convinced Jim Magiltons side are showing the kind of sustained form that marks them out as strong contenders to make it into the Premier League in May. The on-loan midfielder said: I thought we controlled the game for long periods and thats something we have to be encouraged about. If you look at it, not many teams are going to come to Newcastle this season and get a point so we have to be pleased by that and its put down a marker for us -- were upset to only get a point though. Personally Im delighted to score a couple in the last two games and theres more to come. BY JAMES GOLDMAN Wat a signing: Ben Watson scores his second goal in as many games in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle last night 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html