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Ryan Shawcross has agreed a new six-year contract at Stoke, while Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is hoping for January reinforcements.

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Ryan Shawcross: Staying at Stoke

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Rafael Benitez insisted Fernando Torres could become the player he once was after watching the striker's woes continue in their first game back working together.

Petr Cech believes his team-mates must accept the way owner Roman Abramovich treats his managers or leave.

Harry Redknapp revealed today he had received good luck messages from David Beckham and Daniel Levy as he began what he believes to be his toughest job.

After a quiet start to his Tottenham career, Clint Dempsey is regaining his optimism.

Arsene Wenger has reassured Arsenal fans over Jack Wilshere's fitness after the midfielder suffered inflammation to the ankle which kept him out of action for more than a year.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp has revealed he has been in touch with David Beckham - but hasn't discussed the possibility of the midfielder joining him at QPR.

Harry Redknapp remained tight-lipped on the future of axed QPR captain Joey Barton this morning.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is now starting to train outside after recovering slowly from a virus which left him with a numb leg seven months ago.

Anders Lindegaard has described United's "bad habit" of falling behind in matches this season as a major concern to everyone at Old Trafford.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Glen Johnson says Liverpool were wrongly denied victory at Swansea City after seeing Jose Enrique's strike controversially ruled out.

Bryan Oviedo insists Everton cannot afford to keep conceding late goals if they are to realise their Champions League dream.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew today admitted he is enduring his toughest time yet as Newcastle United manager.

Stephane Sessegnon admits tomorrow's home clash with bottom-club QPR is a must-win for Sunderland.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew told his Newcastle United players last night only they can lift the club out of its current slump.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Martin O'Neill admits a foray into the transfer market may be needed in January to add muscle and bite to a Sunderland side which struggle physically when Lee Cattermole is removed from the equation.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Peter Pannu has accused Gianni Paladini of trying to get Blues 'on the cheap'.

Aston Villa will check on the fitness of captain Ron Vlaar ahead of tomorrow's early survival six-pointer against Reading at Villa Park.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom boss Steve Clarke today told his side they can consider a challenge for Europe - if they reach their 40-point survival target by January.

Under-pressure Wolves boss Stale Solbakken today admitted players have become "afraid and scared" after their season hit a new low.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Jerome Thomas picked up the man-of-the-match award on his debut for Leeds United and insisted the club had seen only a glimpse of his ability in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

New Leeds United director David Haigh saluted a "great start" to GFH Capital's reign at Elland Road after the club thrilled their future owners with a defiant win over 
Crystal Palace.

THE PINK UN

Sebastien Bassong believes Norwich City deserved their Premier League point at Goodison Park, as he chose the perfect time to open his Canaries account.

THE DAILY ECHO

Saints captain Adam Lallana says the club's players have discovered greater belief in themselves following their recent upturn in form.

THE SENTINEL

Ryan Shawcross is ready to devote the peak of his career to Stoke City after agreeing the longest-ever contract in the club's history.

Charlie Adam says Ryan Shawcross's new contract will be a major boost to the Stoke squad as well as the fans.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez could be without as many as SEVEN first-teamers for Wigan Athletic's visit of Reading tomorrow.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his players are showing the mental toughness required to become a Championship force to be reckoned with.

Rovers boss Henning Berg insists if his side can become more clinical there will be plenty of positives this season.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic will have to offer at least £700,000 if they are to stand any chance of landing Frank Acheampong, after the Ghanaian international's club turned down a £625,000 bid from German side Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The Scottish Football League could reach a decision as early as tomorrow on how to deal with Elgin City, after the club's Third Division match with Rangers was called off because too many tickets had been sold.

Hearts directors and Supporters Direct Scotland are to resume talks next week, with the fans' organisation increasingly hopeful that the club will agree to community ownership.

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