Darren Anderton, Tottenham's England forward, is the man Manchester United want to supply the ammunition for Andy Cole, according to the News of the World, which claims that the Old Trafford club are already having talks with Spurs. Kit Symons, Portsmouth's Welsh international defender, is a £3m target for Blackburn (News of the World). Newcastle are keen on the Birmingham pair, goalkeeper Ian Bennett and stopper Liam Daish, and could also make a late move for Dutchman Glenn Helder, the Vitesse Arnhem winger Arsenal are negotiating for (Sunday Mirror). Mark Kennedy, the highly-rated Millwall forward, is being checked out by Blackburn and Liverpool. Luton are keen on Portsmouth's former Celtic striker Gerry Creaney (Sunday Express). John Hollins, the former Chelsea manager, is set to join the coaching staff at Queen's Park Rangers, also according to the Sunday Express, in place of Frank Stapleton.
"We've got to get wise and grow up fast. We just didn't perform. We were naive yet again and it cost us the match." Alan Smith, the embattled Crystal Palace manager, after his side's 2-0 home defeat by Coventry City.
Performance of the weekend: Ross County achieved their biggest win since being elected to the Scottish League last summer with Saturday's 6-0 win over Alloa in Dingwall. While the other newcomers, Caledonian Thistle, languish below half-way, County are second in the Third Division.Reuse content