Regional Paper Talk: Dilemma at Saints

Gaston Ramirez is at the centre of a Southampton selection battle, while Simon Davies' Fulham return has been welcomed by Martin Jol.

Last Updated: 19/02/13 at 13:46 Post Comment

Gaston Ramirez: Selection battle

Gaston Ramirez: Selection battle

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

John Terry claims he does not consider himself an automatic starter for Chelsea and insists he is happy to sit on the sidelines as long as the club get their season back on track.

Kenny Jackett has told Millwall to forget about next month's FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn and concentrate on turning their Championship form around.

Hugo Lloris expects this week's Europa League tie between Tottenham and his former club Lyon to resemble a high-profile Champions League match.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR winger Junior Hoilett insists he's finally over his injury nightmare and ready to prove a point to boss Harry Redknapp.

Martin Jol has welcomed the return of Simon Davies into Fulham's first-team fold after a nightmare 18 months on the sidelines.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has told Brazil team-mate and rumoured Manchester City target Neymar to join him at the Nou Camp.

Javier Hernandez is determined to keep pace with his in-form striker team-mates at Old Trafford ahead of the Reading FA Cup clash.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has admitted his surprise at the Reds' recent FA Cup record, but reckons the side are peaking at the right time to regain success in the competition.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool full-back Jack Robinson is joining Wolves on loan until the end of the season.

Phil Jagielka has urged Everton not to miss a golden opportunity to clinch a Wembley visit by letting their guard down again against Oldham.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Jonas Gutierrez wants Newcastle United to be both clever and brave when they go to Ukraine this week determined to attack FC Metalist Kharkiv.

Alan Pardew has admitted he has a delicate balancing act to manage when he selects his team to face Metalist Kharkiv.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Titus Bramble says Sunderland have missed Lee Cattermole badly and the defender hopes it won't be long before the skipper is back in the side for the end of season run-in.

Danny Rose says he needs to add goals to his game if he is to become one of the country's top left-backs.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Peter Lovenkrands admits Blues' next two games are absolutely massive for them. After Saturday's 4-0 home beating by Watford, Sheffield Wednesday are next up at St Andrew's on Tuesday - and then it's a trip to another Championship struggler, Peterborough.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton could be handed a summer transfer budget bigger than any given to his predecessors as Norwich City manager - but first he must ensure the Canaries stay up this season.

READING POST

Brian McDermott will fulfil a lifelong ambition when he stands on the touchline at Old Trafford on Monday night. Reading's boss has always wanted to take a team to play Manchester United.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup apologised to Swansea City's fans after their Anfield "nightmare" and admitted: "We could have lost 10-0."

Michel Vorm has said Swansea City owe their fans an apology after Sunday's "disgraceful" 5-0 drubbing at Anfield.

Swansea City will be represented under the English flag in the Europa League if they overcome Bradford at Wembley, UEFA has confirmed.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis has been inter-railing across Europe this week to see how various continental clubs operate behind the scenes. The Stoke boss has visited four different clubs in two different countries during his trawl across central Europe.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton's record signing Gaston Ramirez will be at the centre of a massive dilemma for boss Mauricio Pochettino this week.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray refused to make excuses for Saturday's 4-1 drubbing at Crystal Palace. Middlesbrough suffered their sixth successive away defeat and sixth loss of 2013 at Selhurst Park.

EXPRESS & STAR

Dean Saunders is preparing for the biggest test of his brief Molineux regime convinced a team is taking shape to pull Wolves out of crisis.

Steve Clarke has claimed West Brom's mid-season dramas will make him a better boss.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton's Adam Bogdan was hailed as the best goalkeeper in the Championship by his manager after his heroics at Nottingham Forest.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

A jubilant Scott Dann insists Michael Appleton's new-look Blackburn Rovers can beat anyone - as he eyes ending the season with double Wembley delight.

In just over three months as Burnley boss, Sean Dyche is pleased with the progress the Clarets are making, but the message for the rest of the season is "there's more to come".

THE STAR

Dominic Poleon has outlined why he won't be intimidated by the pressure of trying to help Sheffield United achieve promotion from League One.

Connor Wickham is set for a full debut for Sheffield Wednesday at Birmingham on Tuesday - eager to develop his strike partnership with Leroy Lita.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has thrown down the gauntlet to Anthony Stokes to make a case for being offered a new contract at Celtic.

Rangers could discover the verdict of their SPL title-stripping probe by the end of the month.

THE SCOTSMAN

UEFA are believed to be "irritated" with Celtic manager Neil Lennon for sending a DVD dossier of complaint about Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco to them.

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