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Fears are growing over Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson's injury and Tom Cleverely's place at Manchester United is in jeopardy.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Former FA chairman David Bernstein criticises the England set-up and says: "Our teams are well organised but we need creativity."

West Ham are expected to announce the signing of Mladen Petric on a free transfer in the next 24 hours.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is expected to give some of his new signings an opportunity to impress in tonight's friendly against Oman at Selhurst Park.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will have a new striker in place in time for Saturday's derby at Burnley if he gets his way.

THE STAR

Selahattin Baki, the Sheffield United director, has unveiled an ambitious plan to establish relationships with former Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal and Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Martin Taylor is on course to make his debut for Brentford at Tranmere on Saturday as a loan signing.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Aaron Hughes faces a race against time to be fit for Fulham's home clash with West Brom on Saturday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Tom Cleverley's regular role in David Moyes' Manchester United XI is under threat.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are hopeful Daniel Sturridge will be passed fit for next week's trip to Swansea City - but fears are growing over Glen Johnson's injury.

Phil Jagielka has revealed his delight at Ross Barkley's England debut - and says the Everton teenager does not realise how good he is.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand are set to lead Newcastle United's line of attack for one final time against AC Milan tomorrow night.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United are ready to re-open contract talks with Hatem Ben Arfa as they bid to tie down the mercurial forward to a long-term deal.

EVENING GAZETTE

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is ready to bring loan players in to beef up the squad.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Paolo Di Canio insists the extreme fitness regime he has implemented at Sunderland will see lessrather than more injuries at the club this season.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

West Bromwich Albion's George Thorne intends making up for lost time when he finally returns to action after his long-term knee injury.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom boss Steve Clarke believes Saido Berahino's dream month with England and the Baggies will inspire other youngsters in the Hawthorns academy.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott is backing striker Noel Hunt - still awaiting his first goal for the Whites after signing in the summer.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke keeper Jack Butland has emerged as one England's most eligible loan target as lower division managers are given a chance to start wheeling and dealing again today.

EVENING TIMES

Stevie Smith knows he will have his work cut out forcing his way into the Rangers team in his favoured left-back berth with Lee Wallace in such inspired form.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers have released a statement confirming that no agreement has yet been reached on changes to the Ibrox boardroom.

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