Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee during a training session at Mar Hall Hotel, near Glasgow. Photograph: PA

Having already lost first- choice right-back Alan Hutton to injury, Scotland yesterday discovered Hutton’s probable replacement, Phil Bardsley, is als(...)

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland - but will take encouragement from the team’s performance in Warsaw. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland — but will take encouragement from the team’s per(...)

Nathan Dyer suffers an ankle injury during Swansea’s 1-1 draw at Norwich. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Norwich 1 Swansea 1: Gary Hooper scored a superb 25-yard effort to earn Norwich a 1-1 draw against Swansea at Carrow Road, where Nathan Dyer looked t(...)

Republic of Ireland training at the Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne. Wes Hoolahan (front), Anthony Pilkington (middle) and Paul Green. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Arsenal (1) v Norwich (18)Arsenal expect Mesut Ozil to have recovered from a knee injury. Fellow midfielder Santi Cazorla could also return for the (...)

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna will miss the league leaders’ trip to West Brom on Sunday with a hamstring

Saturday, October 5thCardiff (11) v Newcastle (16)Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has almost a full squad to select from. Andreas Cornelius, who continue(...)

Arsenal will give a fitness test to midfielder Aaron Ramsey before their match at Swansea

Barclays Premier LeagueSaturday, September 28thAston Villa (13) v Man City (3)Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful a number of his key players wil(...)

Nicolas Anelka may return for West Bormwich Albion this weekend after ‘compassionate leave’. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Premier League team news

Cardiff (11) v Everton (14) Cardiff will be without their £7.5million Danish striker Andreas Cornelius due to an ankle injury sustained against Accrin(...)

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa after   scoring his second goal at Arsenal.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Arsenal fans couldn’t have imagined a worse start to the league than what transpired at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon, where they were beaten 3-(...)