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Regional Paper Talk: Rapid return for JT

John Terry is on course to make a rapid return from his knee injury, but Newcastle's Steven Taylor has been ruled out until the New Year.

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John Terry: On course to make a rapid return from his knee injury

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

John Terry is on course to make a rapid return from his knee injury to Chelsea's first team and start helping new boss Rafael Benitez turn the team's form around.

Arsene Wenger has called on Jack Wilshere to commit his long-term future to Arsenal after revealing how the club are building their squad around a nucleus of top young British talent.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has met referees, including Mark Clattenburg, in an effort to clear the air after the match official was cleared of racially abusing one of the club's players.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Harry Redknapp reckoned he could have been in Ukraine and set for a stint down the salt mines had QPR not come in for him at the 11th hour.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City first-team coach David Platt has saluted 19-year-old Matija Nastasic for his rapid adjustment to the demands of Premier League defending.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jordan Henderson believes he has become a better midfielder from working on the training ground with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Phil Jagielka insists Everton's overall performance levels mean there is no need for panic at Goodison, despite being frustrated by recent dropped points.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon says goals in successive games have give him a much-needed confidence boost.

Former Newcastle star Faustino Asprilla feels the Magpies just need "one win" to reignite themselves.

THE JOURNAL

Steven Taylor has been ruled out until the New Year in another blow to struggling Newcastle. Taylor injured his hamstring in the defeat at Southampton and The Journal understands that Newcastle's initial assessment is that he will face more than a month on the sidelines, ruling him out of United's busy Christmas programme.

Martin O'Neill insists Sunderland will invest again in January as he moved to reaffirm his commitment to the long-term Black Cats' project.

EVENING GAZETTE

Nicky Bailey still has a big part to play in Middlesbrough's bid to win promotion, insists Tony Mowbray.

NORTHERN ECHO

Jonas Gutierrez has urged Newcastle United's players to maintain a united front as their season threatens to unravel around them.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup admits he cannot say for certain whether Alan Tate, currently on loan at Leeds, will return to Swansea City.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom keeper Ben Foster is facing a second operation on his injured groin - and Jonas Olsson and Youssouf Mulumbu were today having fitness tests ahead of Wednesday's trip to Swansea.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken today admitted his team has gone from being "kings to the idiots of Wolverhampton" - now he has challenged them to get their crown back.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock is challenging Leeds United to claim their second major Championship scalp in succession tonight against Leicester City - who he is tipping to be champions in May.

THE PINK UN

Ryan Bennett's assured return to Norwich City's Premier League line-up was a testament to the defender's patience.

THE DAILY ECHO

They were once team-mates in League Two, but Rickie Lambert and Grant Holt will be up against each other in the Premier League when Norwich visit Southampton.

READING POST

Brian McDermott has responded to vocal fans claiming he has his "favourites" by stating that no Reading player is undroppable. Supporters who gave their player ratings following Royals' 2-1 win over Everton were critical of the performances of skipper Jobi McAnuff and centre-back Kaspars Gorkss.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez has given Ali Al Habsi a massive vote of confidence ahead of Wednesday night's visit of Manchester City by insisting he wouldn't swap the Oman No 1 for any other goalkeeper.

THE SENTINEL

Kenwyne Jones could be kept waiting until the weekend for his long-awaited first Premier League start of the season.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton stopper Adam Bogdan was pleased his man-of-the-match display at Brighton helped preserve new boss Dougie Freedman's unbeaten run - but hopes to be far less busy at Blackburn.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Adam Henley is aiming for a repeat of last season's FA Youth Cup triumph at Turf Moor when Blackburn Rovers travel to Burnley on Sunday.

THE STAR

Dave Jones wants to repay Milan Mandaric for the faith that the chairman has shown in him.

EVENING TIMES

Henrik Ojamaa is keen to exorcise one of the most frustrating nights of his career when he lines up for Motherwell at Dundee United.

THE SCOTSMAN

Charlie Mulgrew has defended the right of Celtic supporters to criticise Neil Lennon but has dismissed the possibility of it provoking the resignation of his manager.

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