LITESPORT CHARLTON P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 ELLIOT OMOZUSI has been told he needs to impress Addicks boss Phil Parkinson if he wants a full-time contract at Charlton. The defender is on- loan from Fulham. NEXT GAME: Sun Northwich (FAC R1, a) GILLINGHAM P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 MATT FRY is hoping to secure an extension to his loan from West Ham. The defender says he is learning a lot about himself while playing regularly alongside Josh Gowling in League One. NEXT GAME: Sat Southend (FAC R1, h) LEYTON ORIENT P15 W4 D4 L7 Pts15 BEN CHORLEY believes the Os are capable of beating the best League One has to offer. After taking a 2-0 lead over Southampton last weekend, Chorley said: I think we can beat anyone. NEXT GAME: Sat Tranmere (FAC R1, a) MILLWALL P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 JACK SMITH has revealed he came very close to turning down a short-term Millwall deal. Smith -- a free signing from Swindon last summer -- is having talks with Kenny Jackett over a contract extension to keep him at the Den beyond January. NEXT GAME:MonAFCWimb(FACR1,a) ARSENAL P10 W7 D1 L2 Pts22 THE clubs Elthorne Park project, funded by Dennis Bergkamp and Islington Council, has been honoured by the National Kickz Awards. NEXT GAME: Ton AZ ALKMAAR (CL, h) CHELSEA P11 W9 D0 L2 Pts27 JOHN OBI MIKEL has told Carlo Ancelotti his ankle injury is no longer a problem and the midfielder is now desperate for a role against Manchester United at the weekend. NEXT GAME: Sun Man Utd (h) FULHAM P10 W4 D2 L4 Pts14 DAMIEN DUFF is not travelling to Rome for tomorrows Europa League game as he is receiving treatment for an Achilles problem. Manager Roy Hodgson said: There is no way I would even consider him for Roma. NEXT GAME: Tom Roma (a) TOTTENHAM P11 W6 D1 L4 Pts19 JERMAINE JENAS has set his sights on winning back his place in the England squad. He said: If you do well, Fabio Capello is a man who doesnt let things go unnoticed. NEXT GAME: Sat Sunderland (h) WEST HAM P10 W1 D4 L5 Pts7 SCOTT PARKER will return for tonights visit by Aston Villa following his one-match ban, but midfielder Radoslav Kovac is suspended. NEXT GAME: Ton Aston Villa (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P15 W4 D7 L4 Pts19 PADDY MCCARTHY will be assessed again later this week as Palace fret on the extent of his shoulder injury. NEXT GAME: Sat Boro (h) QPR P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 JIM MAGILTON conceded his QPR side should have taken all three points from their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last night. He said: We need to be a bit more ruthless. NEXT GAME: Sat Sheff Wed (a) READING P15 W3 D4 L8 Pts13 MATT MILLS knee injury will continue to be assessed this week. The defender picked up the knock against Leicester and is a doubt for Saturdays match with Ipswich. NEXT GAME: Sat Ipswich (h) WATFORD P15 W5 D6 L4 Pts21 SCOTT SEVERIN made a return to action in the reserves 1-0 win over Ipswich on Monday night. The Scottish midfielder joined Mat Sadler, Liam Henderson and Will Hoskins in the side. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P15 W4 D5 L6 Pts17 BOSS Andy Scott reckons Gateshead will fancy their chances of creating an FA Cup upset following the Bees 3-0 defeat to Exeter. He said: They will be rubbing their hands after seeing that. NEXT GAME: Sat Gateshead (FAC R1, a) London Lite Wednesday, 4 November 2009 37 LONDON CALLING SOUTHEND P15 W5 D5 L5 Pts20 SOUTHEND are running out of players after Alan McCormack and Lee Barnard picked up one game bans for collecting five yellow cards. They both miss the FA Cup trip to Gillingham. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (FAC R1, a) WYCOMBE P15 W1 D5 L9 Pts8 STUART GREEN is in line for a starting spot in the weekend FA Cup clash with Brighton. NEXT GAME: Sat Brighton (FAC R1, a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P15 W7 D3 L5 Pts24 IAN HENDON says the Bees new training facility is worthy of a Championship club. NEXT GAME: Sat Darlington (FAC R1, h) DAG & RED P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 JOHN STILL is still searching for a permanent replacement for departed left-back Scott Griffiths. NEXT GAME:SatHuddersfield(FACR1,a) Fixtures are subject to change CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 15 9 3 3 22 9 30 WESTBROM 15 8 4 3 29 13 28 CARDIFF 15 8 3 4 31 16 27 LEICESTER 15 7 6 2 18 12 27 BRISTOLCITY 15 6 7 2 18 14 25 QPR 15 6 6 3 27 16 24 BLACKPOOL 15 6 6 3 22 16 24 MIDDLESBRO 15 7 3 5 22 16 24 PRESTON 15 6 6 3 23 20 24 NOTTMFOREST 15 6 6 3 17 14 24 SWANSEA 15 5 7 3 11 10 22 WATFORD 15 5 6 4 22 26 21 CRYSTALPAL 15 4 7 4 15 17 19 SHEFFWED 15 4 5 6 22 23 17 SHEFFUTD 15 4 5 6 23 26 17 COVENTRY 15 4 5 6 17 23 17 BARNSLEY 15 5 2 8 18 26 17 SCUNTHORPE 15 5 2 8 19 28 17 DONCASTER 15 2 9 4 18 20 15 DERBY 15 4 2 9 17 26 14 READING 15 3 4 8 14 24 13 PLYMOUTH 15 3 3 9 14 26 12 Loan Ranger knows hes a marked man ADEL TAARABT admits he and his team-mates are becoming marked men after emerging as Championship promotion contenders. Taarabt -- currently on loan from Spurs -- has played a prominent role in the run that has lifted Rangers up the table, and was once again a key part of his sides attacking force in last nights ultimately frustrating draw against Crystal Palace. The Moroccan admits their rivals are getting wise to the slick passing game that at times carved Palace open with ease. He said: I think in the last few games opponents have seen how we play so they have organised the team to try to stop us. You could see Leicester on Friday were very organised and they did everything to stop me. But we know this is how it will be every week now and it will be tough. We have to go maybe another way but we know we have to play our football because we cant play differently. Happy Hammer: Steve Clarke has no regrets but Curbishley, inset, left under a cloud QPR..........................1 CRYSTAL PALACE .....1 CHAMPIONSHIP Curbs lands Irons a Hammer blowWEST HAM V ASTON VILLA PREMIER LEAGUE, 7.45PM BELEAGUEREDWestHamfaceanother financial blow after former boss Alan Curbishley won his claim against the club for constructive dismissal. It is believed they may have to pay out 4m after he resigned at the start of last season following the sale of Anton Fer- dinand and George McCartney to Sun- derland against his wishes. Curbishley, 51, who has been tipped to take over at Hull City should the club decidetopartcompanywithPhilBrown, said:Iamobviouslydelightedwiththis result. I very much enjoyed my time at West Ham and never wanted to leave. My authority and integrity were undermined and my position was made untenable. I now wish to put this entire matter behind me. HammersassistantcoachSteveClarke said today, however, that he had no regrets leaving Chelsea to join Gian- franco Zola despite the clubs perilous position in the Premier League. They go intotonightshomematchagainstAston Villaonsevenpoints,thesameasbottom club Portsmouth, and having won only once this season. Clarke said: Ive never regretted a decision I made because once you have made it, you move on, he said. I was absolutely delighted to come here and that remains the case. This is a new situation for me and one which I am relishing. IwasfouryearsworkingwithChelsea in the Champions League and it was great but this is a different energy, a different vitality for me. I am up for the challenge and really looking forward to it. James Collins returns to Upton Park tonight for the first time since moving toVillafor5.5minadealwhichallowed Zola to buy Alessandro Diamanti. 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