LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Andros Townsend has been ordered to train with Tottenham’s Under-21 squad until further notice, and told he will not be considered for Sunday’s north London derby.
Neil Warnock will be QPR manager until at least the end of the season, if he impresses this month.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City are NOT interested in a loan move for Andrea Pirlo. Sources at the Etihad have dismissed suggestions that Manuel Pellegrini could move for the veteran Italian in January.
Manchester United were told by their manager to ignore the booing at Old Trafford as they went in search of a win against CSKA Moscow.
Jurgen Klopp is convinced that no major rebuilding job is required to bring success to Liverpool.
Tim Howard has revealed his “love” of playing under Roberto Martinez, but admits being unsure if he will reach another significant landmark in his Everton career after celebrating his 400th appearance.
Ivan Toney is wanted by two clubs on loan after impressing for Newcastle Under-21s.
Sam Allardyce has taken his first look at highly-rated Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford, who is on loan at Preston.
Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner was in Birmingham on Thursday to show his support for new manager Remi Garde.
EXPRESS & STAR
Benik Afobe has been backed to rediscover his goalscoring form – as fans rounded on Kenny Jackett after another Wolves defeat.
Newly-engaged Erik Pieters says a settled personal life is helping him to discover his best form in a Stoke shirt.
Stoke have signed Danish teenager Lasse Sorensen and he will link up with the club in January.
Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has been boosted by the return of Fode Koita after being left frustrated in his loan search.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri admits he has been “surprised and impressed” by the outstanding form of midfielder Danny Drinkwater.
QPR could pave the way for Ian Holloway to return to the club that sacked him nine years ago.
Derby full-back Craig Forsyth has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is likely to be out for the season. The left-back picked up the injury in Tuesday’s victory over Queens Park Rangers.
THE PINK UN
Gary Hooper needs more time to get to know his new team-mates, according to Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal.
Work to improve the facilities of Norwich City’s training centre at Colney are being stepped up, as the Canaries continue to invest in their youth system.
Stewart Downing admitted he was disappointed not to start for Middlesbrough in their 3-1 win against Wolves, but has stressed that he is happy at the club
Former Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd has urged the Bluebirds to follow Swansea’s successful lead by appointing a young manager who will insist upon exciting football, suggesting Craig Bellamy for the role.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton’s situation has taken another sinister turn after manager Neil Lennon insisted he was unaware of the reasons behind severe spending limitations placed on him in the transfer market.
Wigan striker Craig Davies insists the Latics striking ranks remains as strong and competitive as ever, despite the loan exit of Grant Holt.
Blackpool Supporters Trust has revealed it is “actively seeking” new owners for the Seasiders after its own bid to take control of the club was rejected.
He may be playing out of position at the moment, but Ipswich forward Freddie Sears insists he’s still enjoying his football and will do anything to help the Blues’ rise up the Championship table.
Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins has leapt to striker Che Adams’ defence, refuting claims the youngster is gaining a reputation for simulation.