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Mark Hughes has emerged as a contender to replace Neil Warnock at Leeds and Danny Guthrie has hit out at former Reading boss Brian McDermott.

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Mark Hughes: In the running for the Leeds job

Mark Hughes: In the running for the Leeds job

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Vincent Kompany has told his Manchester City team-mates that a fighting finish to this season can set the Blues up for a strong 2013/14 campaign.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he wants to punch Samir Nasri after the Frenchman's dazzling display against Newcastle - because it highlighted just what the Blues have been missing this season.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool striker Luis Suarez deserves to be named Player of the Year after producing another Man-of-the-Match display against Aston Villa.

Keeping Kevin Mirallas fit could be the key to Everton's hopes of a top four finish, admits Leon Osman.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Mark Hughes emerged as another possible contender to replace Neil Warnock as manager at Elland Road.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Steven Taylor has spoken confidently about Newcastle's chances of avoiding the drop, and feels that the Magpies have too much class to slip back to the Championship.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits Mathieu Debuchy is a major doubt to face Fulham at the weekend.

NORTHERN ECHO

New Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio must clarify his current political beliefs and distance himself from fascism, according to Football Against Racism in Europe director Piara Powar.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle's increasing relegation worries will not dim their intention to go full tilt in the Europa League this week, says boss Alan Pardew.

John O'Shea believes Sunderland will find it easier to end their eight-match winless run at Stamford Bridge than the Stadium of Light.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Former Sunderland midfielder Tommy Miller offered an insight into the Paolo Di Canio regime and warned the current Black Cats crop that they are in for a shock.

READING POST

Danny Guthrie believed some players were guaranteed a start under old Reading boss Brian McDermott.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert has challenged his Aston Villa players to be big and brave during their seven-game survival mission.

Ben Foster claims West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu was swift with his apology following his unfortunate dismissal against West Ham.

DAILY ECHO

Steven Davis insists that Southampton will avoid complacency as they ease away from relegation trouble.

Southampton legend Mick Channon has joined the ever growing list of people clamouring for Rickie Lambert to win an England cap.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez admitted the vital victory over Norwich was the "most satisfying, significant and pleasing" of the whole campaign.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Ashley Williams has urged Swansea City's players to remain united as they set about ending their dip in form at Norwich City next weekend.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis says no supporter can justifiably have a go at his Stoke players for their efforts at Goodison Park on Saturday.

EXPRESS & STAR

Dean Saunders has insisted Wolves have now got momentum in their fight for survival.

THE PINK UN

Norwich's season-long struggle in front of goal was brought into painful focus at Wigan for Chris Hughton.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray will address the fundamental flaws in his Middlesbrough team "at the right time".

Grant Leadbitter has demanded everyone pulls their weight to save Middlesbrough's stuttering season.

EVENING TIMES

Victor Wanyama will miss the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United - unless Celtic can successfully appeal the red card shown to him in Paisley.

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