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Spurs will only loan Tom Carroll to the right club

Tim Sherwood, Tottenham's technical co-ordinator, said the talented 19 year old will only go to a Championship club who uses the passing game.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tom Carroll, the club's promising English midfielder, could be sent out on loan to a club in the second tier of English football.

The 19 year old has been given a taste of first-team action at White Hart Lane this season with starts in the club's Europa League and Carling Cup matches and spent time on loan at Leyton Orient last season.

"He could possibly go out of loan but only at the right club," Tim Sherwood, the club's technical co-ordinator, said.

"You don't see Chelsea sending out [Josh] McEachran to anyone. If we were going to send Tom out anywhere it has to be a Championship club, and one who passes it, so that narrows it down to about two."


Mark Schwarzer, the Fulham goalkeeper, and Tim Cahill, the Everton midfielder, are late injury withdrawals from the Australia team to play Malaysia in a friendly on Friday in Canberra and Oman in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on October 11 in Sydney.

Holger Osieck, the Australia coach, said Schwarzer injured his back while playing for Fulham two weeks ago and hurt it again during the warm-up for his team's 6-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Cahill injured his leg playing for Everton against Manchester City on September 24 and exacerbated it during his team's 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.


Carlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, is eager to manage another top club in the Premier League.

The 52-year-old Italian has been out of a job since being dismissed by Chelsea in May after two seasons at the helm.

"I have a strong will to remain in England," Ancelotti told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

"For a coach, this is the ideal country. But I would only consider [coaching] top clubs, including Tottenham and Liverpool. It's evident that [the Arsenal manager Arsene] Wenger's bench is wobbling and that in several months' time, an English coach will be appointed to replace [the England manager Fabio]Capello in the national team, which will free up a place in a club."


Phil Neville, the Everton captain, hopes "sense prevails" and Jack Rodwell's red card in the Merseyside derby will be rescinded.

Martin Atkinson, the referee, has come under heavy criticism for dismissing the 20 year old just 23 minutes into Saturday's 2-0 loss to Liverpool for a tackle which most observers did not even think was a foul.

Everton have appealed against the sending off and Neville is hopeful Atkinson will accept his error and wipe the slate clean for the young midfielder.

"I don't think it was a sending off, it was a bad decision but we all have bad days," he told evertonTV. "I don't want to have a go at referees because they have an unbelievably tough job and he doesn't need me telling him that he was poor."

Bolton Wanderers

Owen Coyle, the Bolton manager, is backing his team to climb the table after they gained no rewards from a "horrendous" run of games.

Bolton went down to a sixth successive league defeat at home to Chelsea on Sunday and have also had to play Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in their first seven matches.

"We knew from the outset of the season that it was certainly a horrendous fixture list in terms of playing five of the teams that will finish in the top six, and we have come out of those games with no points," Coyle said.

"We are now going into a group of games that I certainly believe we can win points from and start to move up the league." Next up are Wigan, with games against Sunderland, Swansea, Stoke and West Brom to follow.