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Regional Paper Talk: Agger's Liverpool vow

Daniel Agger has vowed to force his way back into Liverpool's side, while Craig Gardner says Phil Bardsley will be welcomed back at Sunderland.

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Daniel Agger: Wants to force way back into Liverpool contention

Daniel Agger: Wants to force way back into Liverpool contention

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Ravel Morrison and Wilfried Zaha had a bust-up while playing for England Under-21s last night.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Daniel Agger has vowed to force his way back into the Liverpool side.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United may have to wait until tomorrow before discovering whether Fabricio Coloccini is fit to face Liverpool.

THE JOURNAL

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be recalled to action for Newcastle United this weekend amid claims from former club Montpellier he made a mistake joining the Magpies and will return to France in the near future.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Craig Gardner says out-of-favour Phil Bardsley will be welcomed back with open arms by his team-mates - should new head coach Gus Poyet end the right-back's exile.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Shane Long has proven there were no hangovers as a result of his failed move to Hull on transfer deadline day. That's the verdict of Albion team-mate Jonas Olsson, who claims the striker has readjusted back to life at The Hawthorns.

Jonas Olsson has pulled out of the Sweden squad for 'personal reasons' but is not a doubt for Albion's weekend clash with Stoke City.

EXPRESS & STAR

Gareth McAuley today hailed Claudio Yacob as a key to the Baggies' 'back to basics' defensive resurgence.

Paul Lambert today backed Villa's British boys to help his foreign legion become Premier League hits.

Wolves outcast Jamie O'Hara has changed agents in a fresh bid to drum up interest in him, it emerged today - after failing to attract a single enquiry 165 days after his Brighton shame.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City's hierarchy fear that Marko Arnautovic's recent red card for Austria proves he is still burdened with a bad boy reputation.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Ravel Morrison hopes to follow up his man-of-the-match display for England Under-21s with a West Ham win against Manchester City this weekend.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Chico Flores admits it is time for Swansea City to prove their class when they return to Premier League action against Sunderland this weekend.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has emerged as the key man in convincing Malky Mackay there is a way forward from the wreckage of the past two weeks.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Robbie Brady could be in line to make a quick-fire return to Hull City's starting line-up for this weekend's trip to Everton. Although the 21-year-old only underwent surgery on a hernia 17 days ago, Brady is understood to be ready to make a return to full training tomorrow.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Brian McDermott expects Leeds United to resume the Championship season with a bang on Sunday, claiming his players are "hurting" from their acute loss of form.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has handed a trial to free agent Robbie Simpson.

Sean Dyche thinks Burnley can continue to upset the Championship's big spenders - after overcoming financial restrictions to guide the Clarets to the top of the table.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Marc Tierney is on course to play again for Wanderers this season after successful surgery on his fractured ankle.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle admits he is still hopeful Wigan Athletic can tie up a deal for Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Paul Ince says Barry Ferguson is as important to Blackpool as Steven Gerrard is to Liverpool.

THE STAR

Neil Warnock last night claimed that anyone offered the chance of becoming Sheffield United's new manager would be foolish to turn the opportunity down.

READING POST

Reading have agreed a deal to build a new training ground in Wokingham.

EVENING TIMES

Sasa Papac is confident Ally McCoist's Rangers can challenge Celtic for the SPFL Premiership title on their return to Scotland's top flight.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers chief executive Craig Mather has resigned from his role at Ibrox with immediate effect.

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