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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jussi Jaaskelainen today claimed Ravel Morrison is ready to deliver on his potential at West Ham after learning his trade on loan at Birmingham City.

Jermain Defoe says Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas is making a big mistake by forcing Emmanuel Adebayor to train with the reserves.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton have been dealt another injury blow ahead of tonight's Championship clash with Derby County following news midfielder Andre Moritz will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a groin injury.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley goal hero Junior Stanislas has told manager Sean Dyche: "I want to start."

Blackburn new boy Ben Marshall has told the Ewood fans: 'You've not seen the best of me yet'.

THE STAR

Febian Brandy's return from suspension can reinvigorate Sheffield United's misfiring attack, manager David Weir has insisted.

Roger Johnson completed his move to Sheffield Wednesday yesterday and instantly set about proving he will be ready for the call from Dave Jones if it comes this weekend.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol has told Marcello Trotta he must do the business on loan before being considered for Fulham's first team.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Pablo Zabaleta has warned his Man City team-mates that they will have no excuses if they take Viktoria Plzen too lightly tonight.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Simon Mignolet insisted it was a point gained after Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League following a 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew believes that Hatem Ben Arfa is facing one of the biggest tests of his career in the next few weeks - by simply staying in the zone

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has compared the importance of Yohan Cabaye to that of Wayne Rooney and Ben Arfa's display at Aston Villa to Luis Suarez

EVENING GAZETTE

The right players are 'not jumping out at the moment' says Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray, who adds that he is happy to bide his time

SUNDERLAND ECHO

New Sunderland signing Andrea Dossena is making a swifter recovery than expected from injury and the 31-year-old left-back could be pushing for a first-team place by the end of the month.

DAILY ECHO

Jose Fonte has revealed the lengths that the Southampton players have gone to in order to help record signing Dani Osvaldo settle at the club.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Christian Benteke says he can see the good qualities Libor Kozak will bring to Aston Villa.

Birmingham are playing at a superior level to last season says Birmingham boss Lee Clark.

EXPRESS & STAR

Captain Chris Brunt today warned West Brom's players they must get used to spells on the bench after he was left out for the start of the season.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Sam Byram has put himself in contention for a first-team return in Leeds United's clash at Reading tomorrow night.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke chairman Peter Coates is confident the club can address the spectre of falling attendances at the Britannia Stadium.

EVENING TIMES

Ally McCoist hopes Rangers' AGM next month will bring an end to the off-field turmoil at Ibrox as the boardroom battle continues.

Neil Lennon today called on his players to avoid being tagged gallant losers when they face AC Milan in the San Siro tomorrow night.

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