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Regional Paper Talk: Marc set for Wigan

Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton is set to join Wigan, while Fulham boss Martin Jol has played down a January loan move for Clint Dempsey

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Marc Albrighton: Set to join Wigan on loan

Marc Albrighton: Set to join Wigan on loan

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

The Tottenham Supporters' Trust have backed Andre Villas-Boas's comments about the poor atmosphere at White Hart Lane and have pledged to work with the club to improve it.

Branislav Ivanovic believes Chelsea's current squad is as good as the one that last won the title in 2010 and is confident they can finish top this term.

Mousa Dembele claims the White Hart Lane pitch is partly to blame for Tottenham's lack of goals at home this season.

Per Mertesacker believes how Arsenal respond to their tough schedules will define their season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United manager David Moyes has sprung to the defence of Nani after the winger was booed off against Stoke.

Robin van Persie reckons Adnan Januzaj is in the top two youngsters he has seen, and admits he is playing through the pain barrier still.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Lucas Leiva believes Luis Suarez is a man on a mission to bring Champions League football back to Anfield.

Sylvain Distin is an unlikely candidate to be awe-struck by another man's physicality. But even Distin admits he is astonished by the "monster" Romelu Lukaku - a striker he insists will improve with every game for the Toffees during his season on Merseyside.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was gagged by his press officer in front of the national media following yesterday afternoon's 2-1 defeat on Wearside.

Alan Pardew today offered a staunch defence of his team after Newcastle United flunked for a second successive time in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Newcastle United captain Cheick Tiote insisted that the Magpies must stick together after losing the Wear-Tyne derby at the Stadium of Light yesterday.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Steven Fletcher says fighting back from injury ahead of schedule has paid off after experiencing "the highlight" of his Sunderland career in the Wear-Tyne derby.

Gus Poyet said that the bit which pleased him most about yesterday's derby was the bit where Sunderland did not capitulate after conceding.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Christian Benteke has been tipped by his Villa team-mates to bounce back from his missed opportunities and rediscover his goalscoring touch soon.

Paul Lambert lamented Villa's costly missed chances - but the manager is confident the goals will come after a mini barren run.

EXPRESS & STAR

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill today challenged Albion to show their Premier League mettle by "putting things right" against Crystal Palace following their Anfield agony.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke today predicted a "big performance" from Albion against Crystal Palace on Saturday as they look to bounce back from their heavy loss at Liverpool.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes his side's agonising defeat at Manchester United provides positive proof they will pull away from the bottom of the Premier League.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol has played down reports of a January move for former Fulham forward Clint Dempsey.

Martin Jol wants to send out Buomesca Tue Na Bangna and several of Fulham's other youngsters before the loan window shuts next month.

Harry Redknapp admits he is lukewarm over signing Yossi Benayoun - when and if the former Champions League winner shows up for a QPR trial.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has declared Swansea City ready for Cardiff despite frustration over yesterday's goalless draw with West Ham.

Ashley Williams insisted he can look forward to next Sunday's South Wales derby after returning to action in yesterday's goalless draw with West Ham.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton has drawn a line under the controversial disallowed goal episode that marred the Premier League 0-0 draw against Cardiff City - but the Norwich chief rejected claims he had agreed to allow the Bluebirds to score an uncontested equaliser if Leroy Fer's late strike had been allowed to stand.

THE DAILY ECHO

Rickie Lambert roared back to the sort of form that Mauricio Pochettino believes could take him all the way to the World Cup.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Steve Bruce accused referee Michael Oliver of "robbing" a point from his Hull City side after a "joke decision" gifted Tottenham a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane yesterday.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Aidan White is set to join Sheffield United on loan today as Leeds United follow up the signing of one defender with the temporary release of another.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

New loan signing Andre Wisdom showed his quality on his first appearance for Derby County, says head coach Steve McClaren.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Danny Wilson has emerged as the early favourite for the Notts County job.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Top scorer Danny Ings says there is no reason why Burnley's winning run should end, after cementing the Clarets' place at the top of the table with a brace to beat Queens Park Rangers.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan are hoping to tie up the loan capture of Marc Albrighton from Aston Villa in the next 24 hours.

EVENING GAZETTE

Daniel Ayala can kick-start his career with Boro, predicts Mark Venus.

THE STAR

Sheffield United are poised to capture Leeds defender Aidan White on loan after new manager Nigel Clough confirmed he has enquired about the former Republic of Ireland under-21 international's availability.

Matty Fryatt is worried that it could be a "step back" for him if he is back at Hull after his one-month Hillsborough loan.

EVENING TIMES

Beram Kayal is crossing his fingers Scott Brown's personal appeal to UEFA does not fall on deaf ears - even if it means that the Israeli may find himself out of the team again.

Jon Daly today vowed to keep his red-hot scoring streak going - and help fire Rangers into the Ramsdens Cup final.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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