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Sunderland are in talks with Polonia Warsaw over signing goalkeeper Maksymilian Stryjek and Adam Le Fondre has been tipped to play for England.

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Martin O'Neill: Looking at a young keeper

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Gareth Bale has backed Lewis Holtby to help him guide Tottenham into the Champions League after the German showed impressive early form for his new club.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he's trying hard to be perfect after an up and down season.

Demba Ba has pulled out of Senegal's friendly against Guinea in Paris tonight after breaking his nose playing for Chelsea.

Fearless Jack Wilshere will thrive against Brazil, according to Theo Walcott.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman believes his senior transfer window signings will introduce a winning mentality to his Wanderers squad.

David Wheater stepped up his comeback with a first outing in almost nine months - but is not planning to rush back to Bolton's first-team anytime soon.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Leon Best has warned his Blackburn Rovers' strike rivals "I will be breathing down your neck soon" after insisting he can return stronger than ever.

THE STAR

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones will have no regrets about signing Danny Pugh despite the surprise return of Jeremy Helan.

Sheffield United are poised to sign Barry Robson, the former Scotland international, today as they look to soften the blow of losing top-scorer Nick Blackman.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is set to miss Sunday's clash with Everton and next week's Champions League first leg against Real Madrid with shingles.

Paul Scholes and his old Manchester United team-mate Nicky Butt are the bookies' favourites to take over from Paul Dickov at Oldham Athletic.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool have been left baffled by claims that their Champions League clash with Debrecen in September 2009 was part of the match-fixing scandal uncovered by Europol.

Maroune Fellaini has given Everton an injury scare ahead of Sunday's trip to Old Trafford, after he missed training with Belgium yesterday.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Steven Taylor is hoping that Newcastle United's Premier League hot streak is the start of "exciting times" on Tyneside.

THE JOURNAL

Gael Bigirimana admits it has been a battle to survive at times during a "suffocating" first season at Newcastle.

The Republic of Ireland are putting Keiren Westwood under pressure to leave Sunderland - after revealing he asked to do so in January.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray hasn't ruled out making a new signing when the loan window opens later this week.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are currently in negotiations with Polish side Polonia Warsaw over bringing teenage goalkeeper Maksymilian Stryjek to England.

DAILY ECHO

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has backed teenage sensation Luke Shaw to become a full England international.

WIGAN EVENING POST

David Jones is hoping a solid week's training will give Roberto Martinez food for thought ahead of Saturday's trip to Chelsea.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark predicts Wes Thomas will get better as time goes on for Birmingham City.

Aston Villa legend Shaun Teale says Paul Lambert's side need to bring in some 'old-school defending'.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves boss Dean Saunders today declared contract talks are underway to keep striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake at Molineux - and the 11-goal top scorer wants to stay.

Youssouf Mulumbu has handed West Brom boss Steve Clarke a major fitness boost by claiming he will be ready to face Liverpool next Monday.

THE PINK UN

Norwich striker Grant Holt is aware of the growing contingent of former Leeds players at Carrow Road - but he does not expect anyone to complain about their quality.

READING POST

Reading's record goalscorer Trevor Senior has called on England boss Roy Hodgson to take a close look at Adam Le Fondre.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Leon Britton has set his sights on 500 Swansea City appearances after signing a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.

THE SENTINEL

Asmir Begovic has been quoted in Bosnia as saying he thinks he will be leaving Stoke City in the summer.

EVENING TIMES

Stuart McCall today admitted he has been taken aback by the desire of Scotland's stars to play for new manager Gordon Strachan.

Alex McLeish sensationally quit as Nottingham Forest boss today after less than six weeks in the job.

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