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  • Xherdan Shaqiri doubtful for Stoke but Joe Allen expected to returnXherdan Shaqiri is a doubt for Stoke's home clash with Bournemouth, but Joe Allen is expected to return to the Potters' midfield.Boss Mark Hughes revealed Switzerland international Shaqiri picked up a "bad ankle sprain" in the 7-2 loss to Manchester City last weekend, while Allen, who missed that game having suffered concussion while away with Wales, has returned to full training this week.Striker Peter Crouch (back) is another concern, while defenders Bruno Martins Indi (calf), Ryan Shawcross (back) and Tom Edwards (ankle) are also doubtful and Stephen Ireland (broken leg) is out.Ryan Fraser must pass a late fitness test to feature for the visitors.The Scotland wing is battling a hamstring issue, while Brad Smith remains sidelined with a hip injury. Striker Callum Wilson is not quite ready for a Premier League return after a second long-term knee injury, and Tyrone Mings continues to fight a back proble..

    Stoke V AFC Bournemouth at bet365 Stadium : Match Preview

    Xherdan Shaqiri doubtful for Stoke but Joe Allen expected to returnXherdan Shaqiri is a doubt for Stoke's home clash with Bournemouth, but Joe Allen is expected to return to the Potters' midfield.Boss Mark Hughes revealed Switzerland international Shaqiri picked up a "bad ankle sprain" in the 7-2 loss to Manchester City last weekend, while Allen, who missed that game having suffered concussion while away with Wales, has returned to full training this week.Striker Peter Crouch (back) is another concern, while defenders Bruno Martins Indi (calf), Ryan Shawcross (back) and Tom Edwards (ankle) are also doubtful and Stephen Ireland (broken leg) is out.Ryan Fraser must pass a late fitness test to feature for the visitors.The Scotland wing is battling a hamstring issue, while Brad Smith remains sidelined with a hip injury. Striker Callum Wilson is not quite ready for a Premier League return after a second long-term knee injury, and Tyrone Mings continues to fight a back proble..
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  • Leroy Fer suspended for Swansea's clash with LeicesterLeroy Fer's suspension means Swansea boss Paul Clement must change a winning team for the Premier League visit of Leicester.Dutch midfielder Fer picked up a fifth booking of the season in the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield last weekend and serves a one-game ban.Fit-again Renato Sanches and Ki Sung-yueng are in contention to replace Fer but striker Wilfried Bony is ruled out by a hamstring problem.Michael Appleton has no new problems to contend with ahead of his first game as Foxes caretaker manager.Former Oxford boss Appleton will be in charge in south Wales on Saturday after Craig Shakespeare was sacked this week following six matches without a Premier League win.It remains to be seen if Appleton will make any changes to the team but he has the same squad to pick from, with defender Robert Huth (ankle) and midfielder Matty James (Achilles) still out injured. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScrip..

    Swansea V Leicester at Liberty Stadium : Match Preview

    Leroy Fer suspended for Swansea's clash with LeicesterLeroy Fer's suspension means Swansea boss Paul Clement must change a winning team for the Premier League visit of Leicester.Dutch midfielder Fer picked up a fifth booking of the season in the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield last weekend and serves a one-game ban.Fit-again Renato Sanches and Ki Sung-yueng are in contention to replace Fer but striker Wilfried Bony is ruled out by a hamstring problem.Michael Appleton has no new problems to contend with ahead of his first game as Foxes caretaker manager.Former Oxford boss Appleton will be in charge in south Wales on Saturday after Craig Shakespeare was sacked this week following six matches without a Premier League win.It remains to be seen if Appleton will make any changes to the team but he has the same squad to pick from, with defender Robert Huth (ankle) and midfielder Matty James (Achilles) still out injured. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScrip..
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  • Danny Rose could make long-awaited Tottenham return against LiverpoolDanny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday.Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for the trip.The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance.Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Source: PAR ..

    Tottenham Hotspur V Liverpool at Wembley Stadium : Match Preview

    Danny Rose could make long-awaited Tottenham return against LiverpoolDanny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday.Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for the trip.The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance.Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Source: PAR ..
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  • Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino reports no new injury concernsSouthampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against West Brom.Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini will be hoping to retain his place in attack after scoring both goals in last weekend's 2-2 draw against Newcastle.Full-back Jeremy Pied continues to work his way back to full fitness from a groin injury.West Brom are hopeful either Ben Foster or Boaz Myhill will be fit to keep goal at St Mary's.Foster missed the draw at Leicester with a knee injury so Myhill made his first Premier League start since April 2016 but finished the game hobbling around with a hamstring problem.Both players trained on Thursday and it is hoped they will do so again on Friday before the squad travel to the south coast. James Morrison, Oliver Burke and Hal Robson-Kanu remain out with muscle injuries. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..

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

    Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino reports no new injury concernsSouthampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against West Brom.Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini will be hoping to retain his place in attack after scoring both goals in last weekend's 2-2 draw against Newcastle.Full-back Jeremy Pied continues to work his way back to full fitness from a groin injury.West Brom are hopeful either Ben Foster or Boaz Myhill will be fit to keep goal at St Mary's.Foster missed the draw at Leicester with a knee injury so Myhill made his first Premier League start since April 2016 but finished the game hobbling around with a hamstring problem.Both players trained on Thursday and it is hoped they will do so again on Friday before the squad travel to the south coast. James Morrison, Oliver Burke and Hal Robson-Kanu remain out with muscle injuries. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..
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  • Sergio Aguero eyeing Manchester City return against BurnleySergio Aguero could return for leaders Manchester City as they host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.The Argentina striker, who is one short of equalling the club's goalscoring record, has been an unused substitute for the past two games after recovering from a broken rib sustained in a car crash. Captain Vincent Kompany remains on the sidelines with a calf injury while left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is a long-term absentee.Burnley boss Sean Dyche is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the match.Dyche has no new injury or suspension worries following last week's home draw against West Ham and could name the same starting line-up.Strikers Jonathan Walters (knee) and Nahki Wells (foot), plus midfielder Dean Marney (knee) are all edging closer to full fitness, but remain sidelined. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Man City V Burnley at Etihad Stadium : Match Preview

    Sergio Aguero eyeing Manchester City return against BurnleySergio Aguero could return for leaders Manchester City as they host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.The Argentina striker, who is one short of equalling the club's goalscoring record, has been an unused substitute for the past two games after recovering from a broken rib sustained in a car crash. Captain Vincent Kompany remains on the sidelines with a calf injury while left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is a long-term absentee.Burnley boss Sean Dyche is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the match.Dyche has no new injury or suspension worries following last week's home draw against West Ham and could name the same starting line-up.Strikers Jonathan Walters (knee) and Nahki Wells (foot), plus midfielder Dean Marney (knee) are all edging closer to full fitness, but remain sidelined. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie returns for Manchester United gameHuddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United.The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up.Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out.Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip after an injury scare.The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday.United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also s..

    Huddersfield V Man Utd at John Smith’s Stadium : Match Preview

    Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie returns for Manchester United gameHuddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United.The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up.Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out.Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip after an injury scare.The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday.United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also s..
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  • Barnet squad stretched for visit of YeovilBarnet boss Rossi Eames has no fresh selection problems but remains without a host of players for the clash with Yeovil.Striker John Akinde (hamstring), midfielder Curtis Weston (knee) and goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (knee) have stepped up their recoveries but will not be fit to face the Glovers.Defenders Richard Brindley (foot) and Elliott Johnson (knee) are also unavailable, along with forward Dave Tarpey (knee).Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is pushing for a start against his former club after coming off the bench in the midweek draw with Mansfield.Sid Nelson remains a doubt for Yeovil as the defender continues to recover from a nose operation.The 21-year-old missed Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Cambridge and could miss out again.Winger Alefe Santos could slot into the starting line-up after pushing hard for more action in recent weeks.Daniel Alfei remains sidelined with long-term knee trouble. Source: PAR Please en..

    Barnet V Yeovil at Hive Stadium : Match Preview

    Barnet squad stretched for visit of YeovilBarnet boss Rossi Eames has no fresh selection problems but remains without a host of players for the clash with Yeovil.Striker John Akinde (hamstring), midfielder Curtis Weston (knee) and goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (knee) have stepped up their recoveries but will not be fit to face the Glovers.Defenders Richard Brindley (foot) and Elliott Johnson (knee) are also unavailable, along with forward Dave Tarpey (knee).Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is pushing for a start against his former club after coming off the bench in the midweek draw with Mansfield.Sid Nelson remains a doubt for Yeovil as the defender continues to recover from a nose operation.The 21-year-old missed Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Cambridge and could miss out again.Winger Alefe Santos could slot into the starting line-up after pushing hard for more action in recent weeks.Daniel Alfei remains sidelined with long-term knee trouble. Source: PAR Please en..
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  • Barnet squad stretched for visit of YeovilBarnet boss Rossi Eames has no fresh selection problems but remains without a host of players for the clash with Yeovil.Striker John Akinde (hamstring), midfielder Curtis Weston (knee) and goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (knee) have stepped up their recoveries but will not be fit to face the Glovers.Defenders Richard Brindley (foot) and Elliott Johnson (knee) are also unavailable, along with forward Dave Tarpey (knee).Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is pushing for a start against his former club after coming off the bench in the midweek draw with Mansfield.Sid Nelson remains a doubt for Yeovil as the defender continues to recover from a nose operation.The 21-year-old missed Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Cambridge and could miss out again.Winger Alefe Santos could slot into the starting line-up after pushing hard for more action in recent weeks.Daniel Alfei remains sidelined with long-term knee trouble. Source: PAR Please en..

    Barnet V Yeovil at Hive Stadium : Match Preview

    Barnet squad stretched for visit of YeovilBarnet boss Rossi Eames has no fresh selection problems but remains without a host of players for the clash with Yeovil.Striker John Akinde (hamstring), midfielder Curtis Weston (knee) and goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (knee) have stepped up their recoveries but will not be fit to face the Glovers.Defenders Richard Brindley (foot) and Elliott Johnson (knee) are also unavailable, along with forward Dave Tarpey (knee).Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is pushing for a start against his former club after coming off the bench in the midweek draw with Mansfield.Sid Nelson remains a doubt for Yeovil as the defender continues to recover from a nose operation.The 21-year-old missed Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Cambridge and could miss out again.Winger Alefe Santos could slot into the starting line-up after pushing hard for more action in recent weeks.Daniel Alfei remains sidelined with long-term knee trouble. Source: PAR Please en..
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  • MK Dons without Osman Sow for visit of OldhamMK Dons will be without Osman Sow when rejuvenated Oldham visit Milton Keynes.Sow will miss at least Saturday's game with the ankle injury that forced him off against Walsall two days ago while Chuks Aneke is unlikely to start so soon after playing a full match in midweek, with the attacker still making his way back to full fitness following a lengthy injury absence.That could mean a loan striker role for last season's top scorer Kieran Agard or Dons boss Robbie Neilson might choose to partner him with either Ryan Seager or Robbie Muirhead.Aaron Tshibola was left out of the squad against Walsall despite being available after suspension and the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder will hope to be involved again this time.Richie Wellens will lead Oldham for the first time since taking permanent control on Saturday.The former Manchester United youth midfielder edged out Paul Scholes for the full-time Oldham job, after winning four and..

    Milton Keynes Dons V Oldham at Stadium MK : Match Preview

    MK Dons without Osman Sow for visit of OldhamMK Dons will be without Osman Sow when rejuvenated Oldham visit Milton Keynes.Sow will miss at least Saturday's game with the ankle injury that forced him off against Walsall two days ago while Chuks Aneke is unlikely to start so soon after playing a full match in midweek, with the attacker still making his way back to full fitness following a lengthy injury absence.That could mean a loan striker role for last season's top scorer Kieran Agard or Dons boss Robbie Neilson might choose to partner him with either Ryan Seager or Robbie Muirhead.Aaron Tshibola was left out of the squad against Walsall despite being available after suspension and the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder will hope to be involved again this time.Richie Wellens will lead Oldham for the first time since taking permanent control on Saturday.The former Manchester United youth midfielder edged out Paul Scholes for the full-time Oldham job, after winning four and..
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  • Crawley defender Josh Yorwerth available for Luton clash after serving banCrawley will be boosted by the return of Josh Yorwerth for the visit of Sky Bet League Two leaders Luton.The defender has completed a three-game ban following his red card against Carlisle on September 30.Defender Mark Connolly is fit to play after shaking off the illness which caused him to be substituted at half-time in the midweek defeat to Chesterfield.Right-back Lewis Young (groin) and striker Thomas Verheydt (knee) remain sidelined, along with injured midfielders Mark Randall and Moussa Sanoh.Luton boss Nathan Jones could name an unchanged side for Saturday's match.The in-form Hatters have hit 16 goals in their last four league games and appear to have no new selection problems.Defender Alan McCormack, who has missed the last six league games, will once again be absent after being sent to a specialist to have his groin problem treated.Captain Scott Cuthbert is set to make his 100th appearance f..

    Crawley Town V Luton at Checkatrade.com Stadium : Match Preview

    Crawley defender Josh Yorwerth available for Luton clash after serving banCrawley will be boosted by the return of Josh Yorwerth for the visit of Sky Bet League Two leaders Luton.The defender has completed a three-game ban following his red card against Carlisle on September 30.Defender Mark Connolly is fit to play after shaking off the illness which caused him to be substituted at half-time in the midweek defeat to Chesterfield.Right-back Lewis Young (groin) and striker Thomas Verheydt (knee) remain sidelined, along with injured midfielders Mark Randall and Moussa Sanoh.Luton boss Nathan Jones could name an unchanged side for Saturday's match.The in-form Hatters have hit 16 goals in their last four league games and appear to have no new selection problems.Defender Alan McCormack, who has missed the last six league games, will once again be absent after being sent to a specialist to have his groin problem treated.Captain Scott Cuthbert is set to make his 100th appearance f..
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