LITESPORT PETRCECHSCarlingCupday off on Wednesday was ruined by news of Chelsea stand-in HenriqueHilariosheadinjury against Bolton. But the Czech Republic No1 returns to action against the same team tomorrow happy that, like him, Hilario will enjoy a full recovery. Hilario started in Chelseas emphatic 4-0 fourth round vic- tory but was forced off after 23 minutes,concussedafterbang- ing his head while making a superb 17th-minute save from Matt Taylor. Cech, who still wears protec- tive head gear after fracturing his skull against Reading in 2006, visited Hilario at his home yesterday while he was recovering from the injury. Cech said: I enjoyed my day off but then not so much the game because when your fel- low goalkeeper and friend is injured in the game -- espe- cially on the head -- it is not pleasing to see. I went to see him at home but he was already feeling bet- ter. Of course it may take a few days but he felt fine and there is no major injury. Cech was also pleased withtheperformance of aChelseasidefull of fringe players and cheered by third-choice keeperRossTurn- bulls perform- ance when he replaced Hilario. Turnbull, who signed a four-year deal after joining on a free transfer from Mid- dlesbrough last summer, suf- fered a terrible debut for the reserves, making a number of errors in a 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa in August. The 24-year-old kept Bolton out and Cech said: I enjoyed the perform- ance. A clean sheet is very good. It was good to see Ross playing with confidence. Chelsea made light work of BoltononWednesdaybutCech expects a different game in the Premier League tomorrow. He said: They are usually very aggressive and put bodies into the box. It is a big fight. Wednesday was not the real Bolton I would say, I was a bit surprised but at home it will be a different story. They know whatever went wrong cannot be repeated or theywilllose4-0again,andcan have a different approach to thegame.Psychologicallythey know it cant really get worse which can be a boost. You know they just have to score one goal. If you do, you are confident. London Lite Friday, 30 October 2009 49 Inbrief Roberts latest to be swined JASON ROBERTS has become the latest Blackburn player to come down with suspected swine flu. Roberts is unlikely to be available for Rovers trip to Manchester United tomorrow in the Premirer League after showing symptoms of the virus. Boss Sam Allardyce said: Im okay now - I think weve only Jason Roberts, There was another player suffering in the week and Jason looks like it now, so weve left him at home. Sams verdict on King case BLACKBURN manager Sam Allardyce admits Marlon Kings jail sentence doesnt help the public image of the game. Wigan striker King was yesterday convicted of groping a young woman in a nightclub and then breaking her nose -- he received an 18-month custodial sentence. Allardyce said: Players make a huge contribution in this country. Weve got one isolated case which is very disappointing indeed. Doha no goer for Ferguson SIR ALEX FERGUSON has criticised the FAs decision to schedule Englands friendly against Brazil in Doha next month. Fabio Capellos team will embark on a 6,500-mile round journey to play Brazil in Doha on 14 November - a date that falls between Uniteds trip to Chelsea six days before and the visit of Everton a week later. He said: Its a coachs nightmare, especially if you are in the middle of a European campaign. Dinamo docked Europa points DINAMO ZAGREB have been hit with a three-point penalty by UEFA following serious crowd disturbances before and during their Europa League game against Timisoara on 1 October which they won 3-0. Dinamo, who must also play their next two home games in the competition against Ajax and Timisoara behind closed doors, have had their points tally in Group A amended from three to zero. Sterling forced to cough up HM Revenue and Customs today confirmed Stirling Albion have eight days to settle an outstanding tax debt or they will be wound up. The Irn-Bru Second Division club owe a reported 48,000 and HMRC have launched legal proceedings to recoup the money. It is the second time this year such action has been taken following a similar petition for 41,000 by HMRC in May, which led to Binos owner Peter McKenzie agreeing to settle the debt. Fulham crave for deal to keep Hodgson FULHAM have told manager Roy Hodgson they want him to stay at the club. Hodgsons current deal runs out at the end of the season and alarm bells started sounding at Craven Cottage when the experienced 62-year-old admitted he had been the target of informal approaches by Sweden and Norway, both of whom have vacancies for a head coach. But ahead of tomorrows clash at home against Liverpool, it is understood that talks on a long-term deal have begun. Fulhams former Anfield star Danny Murphy is still struggling with a knee injury and misses the match. Andy Johnson and Dickson Etuhu are also out but winger Simon Davies could return after a second operation on an ankle complaint. For Liverpool, top scorer Fernando Torres is expected to start after recovering from a groin strain. But captain Steven Gerrard is a doubt, with manager Rafa Benitez fearing the England midfielder may require surgery on a groin injury. FULHAM V LIVERPOOL TOMORROW,3PM Vals on message to stay with the Hammers VALON BEHRAMI has acted to kill off rumours about his future by stating: I dont want to leave West Ham. Juventus are thought to be interested in a January move for the midfielder, who played for Lazio before heading to Upton Park for 5m in July last year. The Turin club sit second in Serie A and are enjoying Champions League football while the Hammers are languishing in the Premier League relegation zone, beset by financial problems. Despite the contrast Behrami (above) wants to stay a Hammer, particularly as he has only just come back from six months out with a serious knee injury. He said. I enjoy my work here. This club have given me a lot, before, during and after my injury and I want to stay here. Behramis all action style of play is certainly suited to the Premier League. In what is generally regarded as the most physically- demanding league in the world, the 24-year-old still stands out as a man who rarely stops and he aims to keep going in tomorrows trip to the Stadium of Light. SUNDERLAND V WEST HAM TOMORROW,3PM Hilario has Cech up after another nasty headache for Blues BOLTON V CHELSEA TOMORROW,3PM days but he felt fine and there is no major injury. Cech was also pleased withtheperformance of aChelseasidefull of fringe players and cheered by ance when he Turnbull, who signed a four-year deal after joining on a free transfer from Mid- dlesbrough last summer, suf- the perform- ance. A clean sheet is very good. 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