Paper Talk - 20 November 2012

Hughes: Won't walk away

Regional Paper Talk: Hughes won't quit

Quitting QPR is not an option for manager Mark Hughes, while Mousa Dembele could return for Tottenham in the Europa League on Thursday.

London Evening Standard
  • Mark Hughes has told Queens Park Rangers' board members he will not walk away from the club after he was asked to resign as manager.
  • Gary Cahill insists Chelsea are primed to produce an improved performance against Juventus after the squad held clear-the-air talks following their defeat against West Brom.
  • Mousa Dembele could return for Tottenham in Thursday's Europa League tie at Lazio after the midfielder's personal physiotherapists claimed he had recovered from a hip injury.
  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter has explained why he has changed his view that racism incidents can be settled by a handshake, and why other areas of society also need to look at the issue.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Martin Jol has told Pajtim Kasami to knuckle down if he wants to force his way into the Fulham first team.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester City are hoping they can tap into Edin Dzeko's supersub frustration and unleash it on Real Madrid.
  • Steve McManaman has predicted Euro success is on the cards for Manchester City.
Liverpool Echo
  • An application to quash the discredited Hillsborough inquest verdict of "accidental death" will be made before Christmas, the Attorney General has announced. However, Dominic Grieve has disappointed MPs by insisting he could not speed up a new inquest into the death of Kevin Williams, whose mother, Anne, has terminal cancer.
  • Everton golden boy Marouane Fellaini has no ambitions on a Golden Boot at Goodison this season - and insists he is happy just to chip in with goals.
The Chronicle
  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is expected to patch up Jonas Gutierrez and send him back into battle against both Maritimo and Southampton this week.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole has admitted the entire football club was in desperate need for the team to somehow win a Premier League match.
Evening Gazette
  • Tony Mowbray has paid tribute to Grant Leadbitter's quality and commitment as a major factor in Middlesbrough's climb to the top three in the Championship.
Sunderland Echo
  • Seb Larsson says Sunderland team-mate Stephane Sessegnon has been threatening to burst back into the limelight for several weeks.
  • Sunderland's Connor Wickham flashed a first-team reminder to the watching Martin O'Neill on Monday night with his third goal in his second U21 derby of the season.
The Daily Echo
  • Nigel Adkins believes Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin have the potential to be a central midfield powerhouse pairing for Southampton.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Wigan boss Roberto Martinez admits he breathed a huge sigh of relief after discovering Ben Watson will be out of action for "weeks rather than months".
Birmingham Mail
  • Ron Vlaar has backed Aston Villa and team-mate Andi Weimann to bounce back after the 5-0 hammering at Manchester City, in which the Austrian conceded a penalty.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United have recalled Dominic Poleon from his loan spell with Bury. The loan spell at Gigg Lane has seen Poleon score three goals in eight appearances.
The Pink un
  • Victory over Arsenal got Norwich City's season up and running - and Steven Whittaker believes repeating the trick against Manchester United ensured the rest of the Premier League will take notice.
Reading Post
  • Fox-in-the box Adam Le Fondre admitted he stepped up to score Reading's winner against Everton despite suffering from cramp.
The Sentinel
  • Tony Pulis admitted after the 1-1 draw at West Ham that Stoke's 13th-minute opener was a bit of a surprise after seeing the routine fall flat on the training pitch.
The Star
  • League One defenders will find it impossible to stop Nick Blackman when the Sheffield United centre-forward hits top form, Michael Doyle has predicted ahead of Tuesday night's clash with Crewe Alexandra.

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