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  • Mauricio Pellegrino has strong Southampton squad to select fromMauricio Pellegrino could be set to name an unchanged starting XI as Southampton host Wolves in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.Saints manager Pellegrino has no major injury concerns after Saturday's 3-2 Premier League victory over West Ham.Southampton were losing finalists last season and head into the match in fine form with four points from their two league matches to date.Wolves are expected to make a raft of changes, with a Championship clash at Brentford on Saturday coming less than 72 hours after the long trip to St Mary's.Nouha Dicko started the first-round tie against Yeovil and the striker will probably get a more prominent role again, following substitute appearances in the three subsequent league matches.Will Norris is likely to replace John Ruddy in goal while Ryan Bennett, Danny Batth, Ricardo Ivan Cavaleiro, Jack Price and Connor Ronan will also come into contention for ..

    Southampton V Wolverhampton at St. Mary’s Stadium : Match Preview

    Mauricio Pellegrino has strong Southampton squad to select fromMauricio Pellegrino could be set to name an unchanged starting XI as Southampton host Wolves in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.Saints manager Pellegrino has no major injury concerns after Saturday's 3-2 Premier League victory over West Ham.Southampton were losing finalists last season and head into the match in fine form with four points from their two league matches to date.Wolves are expected to make a raft of changes, with a Championship clash at Brentford on Saturday coming less than 72 hours after the long trip to St Mary's.Nouha Dicko started the first-round tie against Yeovil and the striker will probably get a more prominent role again, following substitute appearances in the three subsequent league matches.Will Norris is likely to replace John Ruddy in goal while Ryan Bennett, Danny Batth, Ricardo Ivan Cavaleiro, Jack Price and Connor Ronan will also come into contention for ..
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  • Stoke set to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for Rochdale clashStoke are likely to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for their Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale at the bet365 Stadium.The Switzerland international had to be replaced midway through the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal after pulling up with a slight hamstring strain.Scans have revealed no serious damage and it is hoped Shaqiri will be available for the Premier League trip to West Brom at the weekend.Erik Pieters is also nursing a knock following the Arsenal game but the left-back could be involved against the League One side.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the trip.Hill was able to welcome back keeper Brendan Moore from an ankle ligament injury for Saturday's 3-2 League One defeat at Shrewsbury, while full-back Joe Bunney was used as a second-half substitute on is return from knee ligament damage.However, fellow defender Reece Brown missed Saturday's game thr..

    Stoke V Rochdale at bet365 Stadium : Match Preview

    Stoke set to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for Rochdale clashStoke are likely to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for their Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale at the bet365 Stadium.The Switzerland international had to be replaced midway through the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal after pulling up with a slight hamstring strain.Scans have revealed no serious damage and it is hoped Shaqiri will be available for the Premier League trip to West Brom at the weekend.Erik Pieters is also nursing a knock following the Arsenal game but the left-back could be involved against the League One side.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the trip.Hill was able to welcome back keeper Brendan Moore from an ankle ligament injury for Saturday's 3-2 League One defeat at Shrewsbury, while full-back Joe Bunney was used as a second-half substitute on is return from knee ligament damage.However, fellow defender Reece Brown missed Saturday's game thr..
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  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to ring the changes against Nottingham ForestNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make changes for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash with Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard will use the depth of his squad, which will include youngster Dan Barlaser, as he looks for a first victory of the season.Striker Dwight Gayle has been struggling with illness but is expected to be available.Jonjo Shelvey serves the second instalment of his three-match ban and defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett (both hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle) are still out.David Vaughan is a fresh absentee for Forest after the midfielder limped off with an injury during the league win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.Stephen Henderson could make his long-awaited return to the squad. The goalkeeper has been sidelined since suffering an Achilles injury in February but he has recently featured for the Reds' Under-23 side.Forest manager Mark Warburton has said ..

    Newcastle V Nottm Forest at St James’ Park : Match Preview

    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to ring the changes against Nottingham ForestNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make changes for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash with Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard will use the depth of his squad, which will include youngster Dan Barlaser, as he looks for a first victory of the season.Striker Dwight Gayle has been struggling with illness but is expected to be available.Jonjo Shelvey serves the second instalment of his three-match ban and defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett (both hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle) are still out.David Vaughan is a fresh absentee for Forest after the midfielder limped off with an injury during the league win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.Stephen Henderson could make his long-awaited return to the squad. The goalkeeper has been sidelined since suffering an Achilles injury in February but he has recently featured for the Reds' Under-23 side.Forest manager Mark Warburton has said ..
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  • Huddersfield boss David Wagner contemplating changes for Carabao Cup clashDavid Wagner is contemplating changes to Huddersfield's team for the Carabao Cup clash with Rotherham at the John Smith's Stadium.Summer signings Scott Malone, Danny Williams and Laurent Depoitre could all be handed their first starts.But Aaron Mooy, Steve Mounie and Tommy Smith will be among those expected to drop out.However, Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells (both ankle), Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are all injured.Rotherham boss Paul Warne will make changes to his side.With the game being played on Wednesday, Warne will protect his first choice XI ahead of Saturday's league clash with Charlton.That means the likes of Shaun Cummings, Richard Wood, Will Vaulks, Jon Taylor and Anthony Forde could get a run out.Only Jerry Yates is missing with a bruised foot but he could be back for the weekend. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the commen..

    Huddersfield V Rotherham at John Smith’s Stadium : Match Preview

    Huddersfield boss David Wagner contemplating changes for Carabao Cup clashDavid Wagner is contemplating changes to Huddersfield's team for the Carabao Cup clash with Rotherham at the John Smith's Stadium.Summer signings Scott Malone, Danny Williams and Laurent Depoitre could all be handed their first starts.But Aaron Mooy, Steve Mounie and Tommy Smith will be among those expected to drop out.However, Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells (both ankle), Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are all injured.Rotherham boss Paul Warne will make changes to his side.With the game being played on Wednesday, Warne will protect his first choice XI ahead of Saturday's league clash with Charlton.That means the likes of Shaun Cummings, Richard Wood, Will Vaulks, Jon Taylor and Anthony Forde could get a run out.Only Jerry Yates is missing with a bruised foot but he could be back for the weekend. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the commen..
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  • Cheltenham could start Kevin Dawson against West HamVersatile Irishman Kevin Dawson could make his first Cheltenham start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.Dawson joined the Robins from Yeovil in the summer but his debut was delayed following a thigh injury.But midfielder Dawson, who could operate at wing-back against the Hammers, came on during the second half of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two defeat at Carlisle and made a positive impression.Cheltenham will have a clean bill of health if on-loan midfielder Jerell Sellars recovers from a knock which has forced him to miss the last two games.West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed he is unlikely to risk winger Michail Antonio in the second-round tie.Antonio underwent a hamstring operation over the summer and made his first start in the Premier League match at Southampton before going off in the second half.Austria forward Marko Arnautovic is suspended after his red card on Saturday and defender Winston Reid (calf) cont..

    Cheltenham V West Ham at LCI Rail Stadium : Match Preview

    Cheltenham could start Kevin Dawson against West HamVersatile Irishman Kevin Dawson could make his first Cheltenham start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.Dawson joined the Robins from Yeovil in the summer but his debut was delayed following a thigh injury.But midfielder Dawson, who could operate at wing-back against the Hammers, came on during the second half of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two defeat at Carlisle and made a positive impression.Cheltenham will have a clean bill of health if on-loan midfielder Jerell Sellars recovers from a knock which has forced him to miss the last two games.West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed he is unlikely to risk winger Michail Antonio in the second-round tie.Antonio underwent a hamstring operation over the summer and made his first start in the Premier League match at Southampton before going off in the second half.Austria forward Marko Arnautovic is suspended after his red card on Saturday and defender Winston Reid (calf) cont..
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  • Bradley Dack adds to Blackburn's injury woes ahead of Burnley clashBlackburn have limited options for the visit of Burnley, with Bradley Dack added to their injury list.The midfielder came off in Saturday's win at Bradford and has suffered a grade-one hamstring injury that will likely keep him out until the middle of next month.Scott Wharton rolled his ankle in training to join fellow defenders Ryan Nyambe (knee) and Darragh Lenihan (foot) on the sidelines.Boss Tony Mowbray admits he has "half an eye" on the home game with MK Dons on Saturday so could rest Corry Evans, who has only just returned from a groin injury, in favour of Peter Whittingham.Record signing Chris Wood is available to make his Burnley debut at Ewood Park.The New Zealand striker has moved to Turf Moor from Leeds for a fee that could rise to B#17million and can still feature in the Carabao Cup having been an unused substitute for the Whites in the first round.Though it is a contest against their bitte..

    Blackburn V Burnley at Ewood Park : Match Preview

    Bradley Dack adds to Blackburn's injury woes ahead of Burnley clashBlackburn have limited options for the visit of Burnley, with Bradley Dack added to their injury list.The midfielder came off in Saturday's win at Bradford and has suffered a grade-one hamstring injury that will likely keep him out until the middle of next month.Scott Wharton rolled his ankle in training to join fellow defenders Ryan Nyambe (knee) and Darragh Lenihan (foot) on the sidelines.Boss Tony Mowbray admits he has "half an eye" on the home game with MK Dons on Saturday so could rest Corry Evans, who has only just returned from a groin injury, in favour of Peter Whittingham.Record signing Chris Wood is available to make his Burnley debut at Ewood Park.The New Zealand striker has moved to Turf Moor from Leeds for a fee that could rise to B#17million and can still feature in the Carabao Cup having been an unused substitute for the Whites in the first round.Though it is a contest against their bitte..
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  • European Economics Preview: Germany's ZEW Economic Confidence Data Due Economic confidence from Germany and public sector finance from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Switzerland's foreign trade data for July is due. The trade surplus totaled CHF 2.8 billion in June. In the meantime, Statistics Finland releases unemployment data for July. At 4.30 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is slated to issue UK public sector finance data. The budget deficit is forecast to narrow to GBP 1 billion in July from GBP 6.9 billion in June. At 5.00 am ET, Germany's ZEW economic confidence survey results are due. The economic confidence index is seen at 15 in August versus 17.5 in July. At 6.00 am ET, the Confederation of British Industry is scheduled to release Industrial Trends survey data. The order book balance is forecast to fall to 8 percent in August from 10 percent in July. At 8.00 am ET, Hunga..

    European Economics Preview: Germany's ZEW Economic Confidence Data Due

    European Economics Preview: Germany's ZEW Economic Confidence Data Due Economic confidence from Germany and public sector finance from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Switzerland's foreign trade data for July is due. The trade surplus totaled CHF 2.8 billion in June. In the meantime, Statistics Finland releases unemployment data for July. At 4.30 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is slated to issue UK public sector finance data. The budget deficit is forecast to narrow to GBP 1 billion in July from GBP 6.9 billion in June. At 5.00 am ET, Germany's ZEW economic confidence survey results are due. The economic confidence index is seen at 15 in August versus 17.5 in July. At 6.00 am ET, the Confederation of British Industry is scheduled to release Industrial Trends survey data. The order book balance is forecast to fall to 8 percent in August from 10 percent in July. At 8.00 am ET, Hunga..
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  • Reuters with some info on what to expect - Trump said to have approved an extra 4000 troops for Afghanistan Reuters citing a senior US official telling Fox News

    US President Trump to speak tonight – there’s a preview for that

    Reuters with some info on what to expect - Trump said to have approved an extra 4000 troops for Afghanistan Reuters citing a senior US official telling Fox News
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  • Garry Monk ready to shuffle his Boro pack for Carabao clashMiddlesbrough boss Garry Monk is expected to shuffle his pack for the Carabao Cup clash against Scunthorpe.Daniel Ayala is back in contention after missing the games against Sheffield United, Burton and Nottingham Forest with an ankle injury.Martin Braithwaite (hamstring) may miss out but Monk has plenty of options should he choose to freshen up his attack, with Ashley Fletcher pushing for a start.The likes of Fabio, Connor Roberts, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Lewis Baker and Grant Leadbitter could also come into the starting XI.Scunthorpe will be without striker Kevin van Veen, who limped off against Oxford on Saturday.Jordan Clarke is not yet fit after a thigh problem, with manager Graham Alexander hoping the defender will return to training later this week.Jonathan Margetts is around three to four weeks from fitness due to a knee problem, with fellow forwards Luke Williams and Kyle Wootton also sidelined.Alexander will the..

    Middlesbrough V Scunthorpe at Riverside Stadium : Match Preview

    Garry Monk ready to shuffle his Boro pack for Carabao clashMiddlesbrough boss Garry Monk is expected to shuffle his pack for the Carabao Cup clash against Scunthorpe.Daniel Ayala is back in contention after missing the games against Sheffield United, Burton and Nottingham Forest with an ankle injury.Martin Braithwaite (hamstring) may miss out but Monk has plenty of options should he choose to freshen up his attack, with Ashley Fletcher pushing for a start.The likes of Fabio, Connor Roberts, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Lewis Baker and Grant Leadbitter could also come into the starting XI.Scunthorpe will be without striker Kevin van Veen, who limped off against Oxford on Saturday.Jordan Clarke is not yet fit after a thigh problem, with manager Graham Alexander hoping the defender will return to training later this week.Jonathan Margetts is around three to four weeks from fitness due to a knee problem, with fellow forwards Luke Williams and Kyle Wootton also sidelined.Alexander will the..
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  • Issam Ben Khemis in line for Doncaster debut against HullDoncaster boss Darren Ferguson could hand a debut to summer signing Issam Ben Khemis in the Carabao Cup second-round clash against Hull.Forward Andy Williams, fit again after a hamstring strain, is also pushing for a start but Ferguson will be without a number of other players.Mathieu Baudry is likely to be out until September after the Rovers boss confirmed the defender had suffered a minor setback after Achilles surgery.Luke McCullough and Alex Kiwomya are also long-term absentees but goalkeeper Ross Etheridge is making good progress from a broken ankle.Kevin Stewart and Fraizer Campbell are the latest names added to Hull's mounting injury list.The pair went off in Saturday's defeat at QPR - Stewart nine minutes into his debut after aggravating an ankle problem - and join David Marshall, Abel Hernandez, Evandro, Will Keane, Ryan Mason and Moses Odubajo in a crowded treatment room.Coach Leonid Slutsky is set to ..

    Doncaster V Hull at Keepmoat Stadium : Match Preview

    Issam Ben Khemis in line for Doncaster debut against HullDoncaster boss Darren Ferguson could hand a debut to summer signing Issam Ben Khemis in the Carabao Cup second-round clash against Hull.Forward Andy Williams, fit again after a hamstring strain, is also pushing for a start but Ferguson will be without a number of other players.Mathieu Baudry is likely to be out until September after the Rovers boss confirmed the defender had suffered a minor setback after Achilles surgery.Luke McCullough and Alex Kiwomya are also long-term absentees but goalkeeper Ross Etheridge is making good progress from a broken ankle.Kevin Stewart and Fraizer Campbell are the latest names added to Hull's mounting injury list.The pair went off in Saturday's defeat at QPR - Stewart nine minutes into his debut after aggravating an ankle problem - and join David Marshall, Abel Hernandez, Evandro, Will Keane, Ryan Mason and Moses Odubajo in a crowded treatment room.Coach Leonid Slutsky is set to ..
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