40 Wednesday, 21 October 2009 London Lite LITESPORT ARSENAL P8 W6 D0 L2 Pts18 SAMIR NASRI played for the reserves in a 2-2 draw with Wolves last night, his first outing since breaking his leg in pre-season. NEXT GAME:SunWestHam(a) CHELSEA P9 W7 D0 L2 Pts21 FRANCO DI SANTO is enjoying his loan spell at Blackburn and hopes he can remain in the first team at Ewood Park all season. He said: If I go back to Chelsea and dont play, it is less good for me. NEXT GAME: Ton A Madrid (CL GRP, h) FULHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 DANNY MURPHY hopes to discover the extent of his knee injury today. He was substituted after suffering the problem against Hull and has been waiting on results from an assessment. NEXT GAME: Tom Roma (EL GRP (h) TOTTENHAM P9 W6 D1 L2 Pts19 SPURS have been linked with a move for Club Brugge defender Vadis Odjidja in the January transfer window. The 20-year-old, who can also play in midfield, is also on Valencias radar. NEXT GAME:SatStoke(h) WEST HAM P8 W1 D2 L5 Pts5 TERRY DIXON made his first competitive appearance for the Hammers in Mondays 4-1 reserves defeat to Chelsea. The former Spurs winger is battling his way back to fitness after a serious knee injury. NEXT GAME: Sun Arsenal (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P12 W4 D4 L4 Pts16 DARREN AMBROSE should be fit to start against Nottingham Forest this weekend, despite starting last nights 2-0 defeat at Leicester on the bench due to a hamstring strain. NEXT GAME:SatNottmForest(h) QPR P12 W5 D5 L2 Pts20 BEN WATSON will miss the weekend clash with Derby after being shown his second red card in three games after just half an hour of the 4-1 win against Reading last night. NEXT GAME: Sat Derby (a) READING P13 W2 D4 L7 Pts10 IVAR INGIMARSSON must serve a one-match suspension after being sent off at QPR last night. He misses Mondays game with Leicester. NEXT GAME: Mon Leicester (h) WATFORD P13 W4 D6 L3 Pts18 EARLY signs are that Jay DeMerits eye surgery last weekend has gone well. The American cut his eye putting in a contact lens and boss Malky Mackay said: Its fantastic that we brought the operation forward. The surgeon procured a machine that will help speed up recovery. NEXT GAME: Fri Sheff Wed (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P13 W3 D5 L5 Pts14 DAVID HUNT has had a pain-killing injection in his foot and manager Andy Scott is hopeful he will be fit in time for the weekend. NEXT GAME:SatStockport(h) CHARLTON P13 W8 D4 L1 Pts28 GRANT BASEY scored for the reserves in a friendly against a Glenn Hoddle Academy XI. The defender has seen his first-team chances limited at the Valley this season. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (a) GILLINGHAM P13 W4 D2 L7 Pts14 LUKE ROONEY has stalled contracts talks with Gills a week after being offered a four-year deal. Manager Mark Stimson will sit-down with the 18- year-old striker this week and hopes to thrash out an agreement. NEXT GAME: Sat Charlton (h) LEYTON ORIENT P13 W4 D3 L6 Pts15 SEAN THORNTON is edging closer to a first- team return having begun his first week of training. The playmaker has been out for almost two months with a knee injury. NEXT GAME: Sat Huddersfield (a) MILLWALL P13 W4 D6 L3 Pts18 KENNY JACKETT will have to continue with his makeshift defence when the Lions take on league-leaders Leeds next weekend. NEXT GAME:SatLeeds(h) SOUTHEND P13 W4 D5 L4 Pts17 FRANCK MOUSSA has been given the all-clear and has resumed training after being taken off at the weekend following a heavy tackle. NEXT GAME: Sat Carlisle (a) WYCOMBE P13 W1 D4 L8 Pts7 NEW boss Gary Waddock has paid tribute to predecessor Peter Taylor. Peter has put together a good group here, he said. NEXT GAME:SatExeter (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P13 W6 D3 L4 Pts21 RYAN ONEILL is struggling with a back injury and could miss the weekend clash with Darlington at Underhill. NEXT GAME: Sat Darlington (h) DAG & RED P13 W8 D3 L2 Pts27 JPROMOTION-CHASING Daggers boss John Still insists he is not jealous of managers who work at bigger clubs. Envy can be counter-productive, but I admire people who take on that challenge, he said. NEXT GAME:SatMacclesfield(a) Fixtures are subject to change TONIGHTS FIXTURES (7.45pm kick-offs unless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Group A Bordeaux v Bayern Munich (SSi), Juventus v Maccabi Haifa (SSi) Group B CSKA Moscow v Man Utd (5.30, SS2), Wolfsburg v Besiktas (SSi) Group C FC Zurich v Marseille (SSi), Real Madrid v AC Milan (SS2) Group D CHELSEA v Atletico Madrid (ITV1), FC Porto v Apoel Nicosia (SSi) LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS MANUTD 9 7 1 1 21 9 22 CHELSEA 9 7 0 2 19 8 21 TOTTENHAM 9 6 1 2 21 13 19 ARSENAL 8 6 0 2 27 11 18 MANCITY 8 5 2 1 16 9 17 ASTONVILLA 8 5 1 2 12 7 16 SUNDERLAND 9 5 1 3 17 13 16 LIVERPOOL 9 5 0 4 22 13 15 STOKE 9 3 3 3 8 11 12 BURNLEY 9 4 0 5 9 19 12 EVERTON 8 3 2 3 10 12 11 FULHAM 8 3 1 4 8 10 10 BLACKBURN 8 3 1 4 11 17 10 WIGAN 9 3 1 5 9 16 10 BOLTON 8 2 2 4 11 13 8 WOLVES 9 2 2 5 8 15 8 BIRMINGHAM 9 2 1 6 6 11 7 HULL 9 2 1 6 8 22 7 WESTHAM 8 1 2 5 9 13 5 PORTSMOUTH 9 1 0 8 5 15 3 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS WESTBROM 13 7 3 3 24 13 24 NEWCASTLE 13 7 3 3 19 8 24 CARDIFF 13 7 2 4 26 12 23 MIDDLESBRO 13 7 2 4 20 13 23 BLACKPOOL 13 6 4 3 19 13 22 PRESTON 13 6 4 3 20 17 22 NOTTMFOREST 13 6 4 3 15 12 22 LEICESTER 13 5 6 2 15 11 21 BRISTOLCITY 13 5 6 2 14 11 21 QPR 12 5 5 2 21 11 20 SWANSEA 13 4 6 3 9 10 18 WATFORD 13 4 6 3 18 20 18 SHEFFUTD 13 4 5 4 20 21 17 SCUNTHORPE 13 5 2 6 19 23 17 SHEFFWED 13 4 4 5 20 18 16 CRYSTALPAL 12 4 4 4 12 14 16 COVENTRY 13 4 4 5 16 20 16 DONCASTER 13 2 8 3 14 15 14 DERBY 13 4 2 7 15 21 14 BARNSLEY 13 4 2 7 14 22 14 READING 13 2 4 7 11 22 10 PETERBOROUGH 13 1 5 7 14 23 8 PLYMOUTH 13 2 2 9 12 25 8 IPSWICH 13 0 7 6 14 26 7 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 12 9 3 0 20 6 30 CHARLTON 13 8 4 1 22 11 28 MKDONS 13 8 2 3 15 9 26 COLCHESTER 13 7 4 2 23 10 25 BRISTOLROVERS 12 7 1 4 19 16 22 NORWICH 13 5 4 4 25 20 19 SWINDON 13 4 7 2 14 17 19 HUDDERSFIELD 13 5 3 5 24 16 18 MILLWALL 13 4 6 3 17 9 18 SOUTHEND 13 4 5 4 18 16 17 WALSALL 13 4 5 4 15 16 17 OLDHAM 13 4 5 4 11 14 17 HARTLEPOOL 13 4 4 5 14 14 16 YEOVIL 13 3 6 4 17 16 15 LEYTONORIENT 13 4 3 6 15 22 15 GILLINGHAM 13 4 2 7 19 22 14 BRENTFORD 13 3 5 5 13 17 14 STOCKPORT 13 3 5 5 13 20 14 BRIGHTON 13 3 4 6 15 22 13 EXETER 13 3 4 6 13 22 13 CARLISLE 13 2 5 6 13 19 11 TRANMERE 13 3 1 9 11 28 10 SOUTHAMPTON 13 4 6 3 20 15 8 WYCOMBE 13 1 4 8 12 21 7 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 13 9 1 3 17 8 28 DAG&RED 13 8 3 2 25 14 27 ROCHDALE 13 8 2 3 23 12 26 ROTHERHAM 13 7 4 2 20 12 25 NOTTSCOUNTY 13 6 4 3 29 12 22 ALDERSHOT 13 6 3 4 24 16 21 SHREWSBURY 13 6 3 4 21 17 21 BURTONALBION 13 6 3 4 19 15 21 BARNET 13 6 3 4 18 14 21 CHESTERFIELD 13 6 2 5 17 18 20 BURY 13 6 2 5 16 18 20 PORTVALE 13 4 6 3 15 13 18 BRADFORD 13 4 5 4 20 22 17 ACCSTANLEY 13 5 1 7 18 20 16 MACCLESFIELD 13 4 4 5 14 20 16 CREWE 13 5 0 8 21 23 15 NORTHAMPTON 13 4 3 6 19 22 15 HEREFORD 13 3 6 4 16 19 15 LINCOLNCITY 13 5 0 8 9 17 15 CHELTENHAM 13 3 5 5 16 23 14 MORECAMBE 13 1 9 3 17 24 12 TORQUAY 13 2 4 7 16 22 10 GRIMSBY 13 3 1 9 11 25 10 DARLINGTON 13 1 2 10 6 21 5 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration IPSWICH ..............1 WATFORD.............1 CHAMPIONSHIP Mackays keen to say it was luck MALKY MACKAYS Watford used their get out of jail free card and denied Ipswich boss Roy Keane his first win. Watford were woeful but substitute Nathan Ellington struck an injury-time equaliser (above) when he got on the end of a cross from Danny Graham. While the result added to the pressure on Keane, it left Mackay stunned but thankful. He said: It was absolutely a get out of jail for us. I could not see us getting an equaliser the way we were playing. LEICESTER ...........2 CRYSTAL P ...........0 CHAMPIONSHIP Warnock is linked with County job LEICESTER fans chanted Warnock, Warnock, whats the score? as Crystal Palace went down to two Paul Gallagher goals at the Walkers Stadium -- a defeat which significantly cut the odds of Neil Warnock (above) returning to former club Notts County. Warnock, 60, refuses to rule out a link-up with Sven-Goran Eriksson but said: Im not aware my odds have tumbled. And he said of ref Roger East: Rules are rules. We have beach balls, now this. The ref had a bad game, bless him. Theres a real Buz around QPR now AKOS BUZSAKY believes Queens Park Rangers are a Pre- mier League team-in-waiting after they delivered another four-star display against Read- ing last night. Rangersshruggedoff theeffect of Ben Watsons first-half red card -- his second in three matches -- and took their goal tally to 13 in the last three home games thanks to strikes from Buzsaky, Jay Simpson, Rowan Vine and Patrick Agyemang. No wonder embattled co-owner FlavioBriatorevisitedthedress- ing room after the 4-1 victory to congratulate the squad. Manager Jim Magilton has transformed the Hoops into a formidable attacking outfit and Buzsaky believes the clubs range of striking options means they are genuine promotion contenders. PremierLeagueteamsrelyon theircreativeplayersandweare the same, the Hungarian mid- fielder said. We are a smaller version in the Championship, but we have a lot of good players who can keep the ball forever. Everyone is enjoying them- selves at the moment. We have good players here who can play attrac- tive football. Watson, who had already been booked for aclumsyfoul,washarshly shown a second yellow by referee Andy Hall for tak- ing a free-kick too quickly. QPR......................4 READING..............1 CHAMPIONSHIP Cock-a-Hoops: Akos Buzsaky celebrates Rangers opener 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.html