Regional Paper Talk: Boss backs Aspas

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is backing Iago Aspas to come good, while Leeds, Derby, Middlesbrough and Reading are planning loan signings.

Last Updated: 25/09/13 at 14:26 Post Comment

Iago Aspas: Not had a great start for Liverpool

Iago Aspas: Not had a great start for Liverpool

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Gary Cahill has lauded Jose Mourinho's hard line approach after suggesting that one error will see you dropped by the Portuguese manager.

Andre Villas-Boas believes that Tottenham have become a stronger unit than the team which included Gareth Bale last season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Skipper Vincent Kompany reckons Manchester City wanted derby victory more than their rivals after the Blues' thumping 4-1 win.

Wayne Rooney acknowledged he and his United team-mates "must improve" after their derby defeat.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Iago Aspas will be a hit at Liverpool despite another poor showing from the Spaniard.

Leighton Baines deserves to be considered among the top defenders in the world, insists Gareth Barry.

Roberto Martinez hailed Romelu Lukaku as "a player without a weakness" after the striker marked his Everton debut with a match-winning goal.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Fabricio Coloccini has revealed there were 'angry' scenes in the dressing room after Newcastle United's loss against Hull City - but has urged his troops to take it out on Leeds United in the League Cup.

Alan Pardew has demanded a 'reaction' from his side following the inept 3-2 loss at the hands of newly-promoted Hull City.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

John O'Shea has welcomed the return of Lee Cattermole and insists Sunderland need all hands on deck in their increasingly perilous situation.

Stephane Sessegnon insists he never expressed any desire to leave Sunderland, prior to his deadline-day departure to West Brom.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert will take a roll call of his walking wounded, admitting he may be forced to field a patched-up Villa side against Tottenham in the cup tomorrow.

Steve Clarke has refused to get carried away with Albion's victory over Sunderland but hopes his side can be 'dangerous underdogs' in their forthcoming Premier League games, starting with Manchester United on Saturday.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes was left bemoaning an unusual weakness at set pieces after seeing Stoke fall to a 3-1 loss at Arsenal to make it six defeats out of six on Premier League visits to the Emirates.

Geoff Cameron says no one should be surprised to see Stoke full-backs starting to pop up in goal-scoring positions after netting his first goal for the club.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits his side need to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Palace manager Ian Holloway had plenty of complaints after the 2-0 defeat to Swansea - but they were aimed at himself and his players instead of at a match official.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup described Michu as his Swansea City talisman after the Spanish star inspired victory at Crystal Palace yesterday.

Nathan Dyer reckons yesterday's goal against Crystal Palace made amends for the chance he squandered in Valencia.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton insists he shares the frustrations of Norwich City's supporters after Paul Lambert's Aston Villa inflicted a first home Premier League defeat of the season on the Canaries at the weekend.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino insisted Saints' victory at Liverpool was thanks to the philosophy of how they want to play.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City boss Steve Bruce believes sacked Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio paid the price for an outdated management style.

Sone Aluko has warned the Premier League that Hull City are a "side to be reckoned with" following their first away win of the season at Newcastle United.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United plan to sign a new striker before Saturday's clash with Millwall after heeding a warning from Brian McDermott about the absence of a prolific goalscorer at Elland Road.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Right winger Marc Albrighton is still a loan target for Derby County.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Speculation linking global advisor Shebby Singh with a return to Blackburn Rovers has surprised senior officials at Ewood Park.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Shaun Maloney will see a specialist tomorrow to get the bottom of his worrying back problem.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray will turn to the loan market to resolve his side's defensive frailties.

Jozsef Varga's long-term future could be resolved in the next transfer window.

THE STAR

Ryan Hall could join Sheffield United on a permanent basis after revealing why he chose David Weir's side over neighbours Rotherham.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

The best is yet to come from Federico Macheda, according to Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins has stopped short of confirming that Reading have struck a deal to bring Billy Sharp in on loan, but admitted he is a huge admirer of the Southampton forward.

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has not ruled out the possibility of sending Paul Taylor out on loan this season.

WATFORD OBSERVER

Gianfranco Zola believes Josh McEachran has the ability to play either as a sitting midfielder or in a more advanced role in the centre of the park.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon wants to end his League Cup agony as soon as possible ... and that spells bad news for Celtic's opponents tomorrow night, Morton.

Ally McCoist is still hopeful of securing the services of former Heart of Midlothian defender Marius Zaliukas.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic striker Tony Watt has been called 'lazy and unfit' by boss of loan side K Lierse SK - despite scoring a debut goal for the Belgian side.

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