Regional Paper Talk: Cats eye strikers

Paolo Di Canio will put strikers at the top of his summer shopping list and Wolves are considering giving a deal to Arsenal's Samir Bihmoutine.

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Paolo Di Canio: Looking to strengthen his forward options in summer

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

John Terry admits he no longer knows where he stands in the pecking order among Chelsea's four central defenders.

Rafael Benitez is looking forward to returning to Liverpool on Sunday for the first time since his six-year spell in charge ended.

Ricardo Vaz Te wants West Ham to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent deal.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Preparations to transform the Olympic Stadium into West Ham United's new home took a step forward as councillors supported alterations to the venue such as retractable seating.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Sir Alex Ferguson hails the determination of his troops as a battling draw sees United close in on the Premier League crown.

Manchester City fans say they are dismayed but not surprised after being handed just 25,000 tickets for the FA Cup final.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Dirk Kuyt says he's inspired by the memories of his time at Liverpool as he looks to fire Fenerbahce to glory this season.

Everton defender Leighton Baines sings the praises of team-mate Ross Barkley.

Seamus Coleman admits he has been spurred on to help Everton gate-crash the top four by his captain's tales of Champions League glory.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United utility man Ryan Taylor has insisted he will return for his latest injury setback.

Cheick Tiote tells his Newcastle United team-mates that the pain of defeat in the derby should inspire them to for the relegation run-in.

Paolo Di Canio will put strikers at the top of his summer shopping list after admitting the squad he inherited lacks firepower.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa says that derby-day revenge is already on the black-and-white agenda as a wounded Newcastle United look to settle their survival battle as soon as possible.

Steven Fletcher has gone under the knife in a bid to make sure he is ready for the start of Sunderland's pre-season campaign.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Boss Paolo Di Canio has warned Sunderland's players that his rigorous training programme will be even tougher next season.

Kader Mangane admits the last three months have been mentally challenging after finally making his Sunderland debut.

THE NORTHERN ECHO

Stephen McManus has accepted he will be leaving Middlesbrough this summer by claiming he is "not daft" when it comes to thinking about the future.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Wanted man Christian Benteke admits he owes Paul Lambert a debt of gratitude and is determined to repay Aston Villa for the faith they have shown in him.

Fabian Delph admits Aston Villa's lower league graduates are desperate to prolong their Premier League experience and are in no mood to return to their modest roots.

West Bromwich Albion plan to pay tribute to long-serving kitman Dave Matthews at Saturday's home game against Newcastle.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves are considering offering a deal to Arsenal's Samir Bihmoutine as they ponder left-back options for next season.

Steve Clarke has insisted West Brom must aim for Europe despite the problems that have struck Saturday's opponents Newcastle.

READING POST

Reading Under-21 coach Chris Cummins says the club's youth players have an important role to play over the next year.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has told Swansea City they must sharpen up defensively to win their battle for a top-ten finish in the Premier League.

THE SENTINEL

Clint Hill says it will be a red-faced QPR facing Stoke City in Saturday's crucial basement battle at Loftus Road.

DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino and Michael Laudrup meet this weekend for the first time in the Premier League, less than two years after they last crossed swords.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Roberto Martinez admitted Wigan Athletic only had themselves to blame for failing to beat Manchester City on Wednesday night.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Sean Dyche admits Burnley are 'looking over their shoulder' as they sit just three points above the relegation zone with three games to go.

THE STAR

New Sheffield United manager Chris Morgan can revive the club's stuttering promotion challenge, first-team regular Tony McMahon has claimed.

EVENING GAZETTE

Marvin Emnes could still be a key Boro player nest season, Tony Mowbray revealed on Thursday.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United have confirmed that Neil Redfearn will combine permanent roles as first-team coach and development squad manager in a move which Brian McDermott expects to hasten the progression of the club's junior players.

EVENING TIMES

Darren Randolph has refused to put a figure on the points haul he believes that Motherwell will require to nail down a second-place SPL finish.

Lewis Guy has vowed that St Mirren will do everything they can to put the relegation issue to bed when they host Dundee on Saturday.

Kilmarnock are near to finalising a pre-contract deal with Inverness Caley keeper Antonio Reguero.

THE SCOTSMAN

Stephen McManus has spoken of his anguish at the Scottish game being "battered" by his England-based team-mates as he admitted he was still passionate about Scottish football.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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