40 Friday, 6 November 2009 London Lite LITESPORT CHARLTON P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 PHIL PARKINSON is expected to name a full-strength squad to face Northwich Victoria on Sunday. NEXT GAME: Sun Northwich (FAC R1, a) GILLINGHAM P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 MARK STIMSON has snapped up Manchester United hotshot Febian Brandy on a three-month loan. NEXT GAME: Tom Southend (FAC R1, h) LEYTON ORIENT P15 W4 D4 L7 Pts15 BEN CHORLEY has demanded that The Os put their 4-0 defeat to Huddersfield out of their mind as they take on Tranmere in the FA Cup. NEXT GAME: Tom Tranmere (FAC R1, a) MILLWALL P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 NEIL HARRIS is set to partner Steve Morison in Mondays FA Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon. With Gary Alexander sporting a footbrace and Ashley Grimes out with the flu, Morison will hope to use his non-league experience with Stevenage to get among the goals. NEXT GAME:MonAFCWimb(FACR1,a) ARSENAL P10 W7 D1 L2 Pts22 CESC FABREGAS was taken off with a tight hamstring against AZ Alkmaar after scoring twice but is expected to be fit for tomorrows clash with Wolves. NEXT GAME: Tom Wolves (h) CHELSEA P11 W9 D0 L2 Pts27 CARLO ANCELOTTI can call on John Obi Mikel for the clash with Manchester United on Sunday and is expected to bring back Nicolas Anelka in attack. NEXT GAME: Sun Man Utd (h) FULHAM P10 W4 D2 L4 Pts14 DAMIEN DUFF has been working hard on a personal programme but is not expected to be ready in time to face Wigan. NEXT GAME: Sun Wigan (a) TOTTENHAM P11 W6 D1 L4 Pts19 LEDLEY KING has demanded his team-mates respond to their 3-0 defeat against Arsenal last weekend when they take on Sunderland tomorrow. He said: We have to pick ourselves up. NEXT GAME: Tom Sunderland (h) WEST HAM P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 CARLTON COLE is suffering from a hamstring injury and is a major doubt for Sundays game with Everton. NEXT GAME: Sun Everton (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P15 W4 D7 L4 Pts19 VICTOR MOSES and Alan Lee are both in contention to return to the starting line-up against Middlesbrough this weekend after starting Tuesdays draw with QPR on the bench. NEXT GAME: Tom Middlesbrough (h) QPR P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 MIKELE LEIGERTWOOD insists he is happy to fill in at right-back against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow. He said: I just want to do a good job for the team, wherever Im selected. NEXT GAME: Tom Sheff Wed (a) READING P15 W3 D4 L8 Pts13 ADAM FEDERICI admits he is relishing the prospect of facing former Reading team-mate Liam Rosenior this weekend. He said: Hes a good player and hes doing well for Ipswich. NEXT GAME: Tom Ipswich (h) WATFORD P15 W5 D6 L4 Pts21 MANAGER Malky MacKay has backed summer signing Danny Graham to get back among the goals this weekend as the Hornets host Preston. NEXT GAME: Tom Preston (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P15 W4 D5 L6 Pts17 THE BEES could hand a start to Ben Strevens against Gateshead but defender Mark Phillips is not considered fit for selection. NEXT GAME: Tom Gateshead (FAC R1, a) LONDON CALLING SOUTHEND P15 W5 D5 L5 Pts20 BOSS Steve Tilson will be forced to include five youth teamers in his squad for the clash with Gillingham as Lee Barnard and Lee McCormack are suspended and a host of names are injured. NEXT GAME: Tom Gillingham (FAC R1, a) WYCOMBE P15 W1 D5 L9 Pts8 MATT BLOOMFIELD could start in the cup tie against Brighton tomorrow after recovering from a broken nose and cheekbone. NEXT GAME: Tom Brighton (FAC R1, a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P15 W7 D3 L5 Pts24 IAN HENDON has no fresh injury problems for the FA Cup clash with Darlington and is expected to play a full-strength side. NEXT GAME: Tom Darlington (FAC R1, h) DAG & RED P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 ABU OGOGO is still suspended as the Daggers play in the FA Cup at Huddersfield tonight. NEXT GAME:TonHuddersfield (FACR1, a) Fixtures are subject to change Gills deal: Gillingham have signed Man Uniteds Febian Brandy on loan CescsconcernedbybigbadWolves CESC FABREGAS has warned his Arsenal team-mates not to underestimate Wolves at Molineux tomorrow. With Chelsea taking on Manchester United on Sunday, Fabregas knows it would be an excellent time to close the gap on the leaders against Mick McCarthys enterprising side. Wolves look a team who are strong at home, said the 22-year-old. We will have to be at our best as usual, because today there are no small teams in the Premier League. Those sentiments were echoed by his manager Arsene Wenger, who knows Arsenal must do their job before concerning themselves with the outcome of Sundays heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge. He said: You know that a successful season is to grab opportunities when they come along. We have a good opportunity to gain some ground on one of the two teams. That is what we will try to do. I am focused on us winning the game, afterwards I will take any result at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Wenger claims that several clubs are attempting to unsettle Fran Merida as talks continue over a new deal. Merida, whose contract runs out in the summer, has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid and Wenger said: Some clubs are doing work behind our backs to destabilise him. He has an offer which he has agreed, but has not signed yet. WOLVES V ARSENAL TOMORROW, 5.30PM (ESPN) Thumbs up: Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas HARRY REDKNAPP today warned Jer- mainDefoethatanotheractof petulance this season could cost him a place in Englands World Cup squad. Defoe returns to action for Tottenham against Sunderland tomorrow after completing a three-match suspension, imposedforhissending-off forstamping onAaronMokoenaduringSpurs2-1win at his former club Portsmouth on 17 October. Redknapp revealed he had spoken to Defoe again about the need to stay calm on the pitch, and believes England boss Fabio Capello will demand greater self- discipline from Spurs top scorer. Its no good for us or him if he does things like that, said Redknapp, whose side are aiming to return to winning ways after successive Premier League defeats against Stoke and Arsenal. Im sure even the England manager is look- ing at it and thinking: You cant get that way. He was getting stick at Portsmouth and it got to him, but he can t afford to do it again. StrikepartnerPeterCrouchsaysDefoe has told him exactly what it feels like not to get picked for the World Cup and there is no way he wants to suffer the same fate. Defoe was a regular member of Sven- Goran Erikssons squad prior to the 2006 tournamentinGermanyandwasheavily tipped to make the final cut. Instead, he was overlooked in favour of Theo Walcott, then a virtually unknown teenager with barely any senior experi- ence behind him. For Defoe, it was a hammer blow that took some getting over. Crouchs task is to avoid similar heartbreak. I dont want to experience that, of course not, he said. Jermain was involved in the squad and then didnt go. I know from speaking to him how difficult that was. I dont want to suffer that same fate. I want to be on the plane. I always feel if I am given an opportu- nity I will take it, Crouch said. I have faith in my ability and I have never let anyone down. When you look at the ability within the side and the creative players in the team I always feel we will create chances and I can score. But we have fantastic forward players and no-one has any given right to play. The manager has options. Hopefully I will be one of them. While the Tottenham pair share con- cerns about their England places, they know their club manager is fully behind them. Redknapp said of Defoe: You always need a player like him. Hes a goalscorer, hes sharp, he looked in great form, and then he got that suspension. He would have scored had he been available for the Stoke game. Defoes return to White Hart Lane last January pushed Darren Bent closer to the exit door, with the forward moving to Sunderland during the summer for a fee which could rise to 16m. Bent has scored eight goals for his new club this term, and Redknapp admitted: Hewillwanttocomebackhereandshow everyone what he can do. We need to be ready for that. Hes a striker I feel is always likely to score, but then I feel the same way about Defoe and Robbie Keane. I wanted to sign Peter Crouch because he gives us some- thing different, so we had to let someone go. 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