Paper Talk - 10 September 2013

Glen Johnson: Ankle problem

Regional Paper Talk: Johnson injury fears

Fears are growing over Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson's injury and Tom Cleverely's place at Manchester United is in jeopardy.

London Evening Standard
  • Former FA chairman David Bernstein criticises the England set-up and says: "Our teams are well organised but we need creativity."
  • West Ham are expected to announce the signing of Mladen Petric on a free transfer in the next 24 hours.
  • Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is expected to give some of his new signings an opportunity to impress in tonight's friendly against Oman at Selhurst Park.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will have a new striker in place in time for Saturday's derby at Burnley if he gets his way.
The Star
  • Selahattin Baki, the Sheffield United director, has unveiled an ambitious plan to establish relationships with former Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal and Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
  • Martin Taylor is on course to make his debut for Brentford at Tranmere on Saturday as a loan signing.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Aaron Hughes faces a race against time to be fit for Fulham's home clash with West Brom on Saturday.
Manchester Evening News
  • Tom Cleverley's regular role in David Moyes' Manchester United XI is under threat.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool are hopeful Daniel Sturridge will be passed fit for next week's trip to Swansea City - but fears are growing over Glen Johnson's injury.
  • Phil Jagielka has revealed his delight at Ross Barkley's England debut - and says the Everton teenager does not realise how good he is.
The Chronicle
  • Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand are set to lead Newcastle United's line of attack for one final time against AC Milan tomorrow night.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle United are ready to re-open contract talks with Hatem Ben Arfa as they bid to tie down the mercurial forward to a long-term deal.
Evening Gazette
  • Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is ready to bring loan players in to beef up the squad.
Sunderland Echo
  • Paolo Di Canio insists the extreme fitness regime he has implemented at Sunderland will see lessrather than more injuries at the club this season.
Birmingham Mail
  • West Bromwich Albion's George Thorne intends making up for lost time when he finally returns to action after his long-term knee injury.
Express & Star
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke believes Saido Berahino's dream month with England and the Baggies will inspire other youngsters in the Hawthorns academy.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United boss Brian McDermott is backing striker Noel Hunt - still awaiting his first goal for the Whites after signing in the summer.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke keeper Jack Butland has emerged as one England's most eligible loan target as lower division managers are given a chance to start wheeling and dealing again today.
Evening Times
  • Stevie Smith knows he will have his work cut out forcing his way into the Rangers team in his favoured left-back berth with Lee Wallace in such inspired form.
The Scotsman
  • Rangers have released a statement confirming that no agreement has yet been reached on changes to the Ibrox boardroom.

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