James Scott’s swift double propelled Motherwell to a comfortable 3-0 victory over St Mirren in Paisley.
Jonathan Woodgate was delighted to see Djed Spence live up to his expectations as the teenager enjoyed a dream debut in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win over Charlton.
Kirk Broadfoot remains on the sidelines as St Mirren prepare to host Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
What the papers say The list of candidates to replace Unai Emery in the Emirates hotseat has grown to 12, reports the Daily Mirror. Emery left Arsenal after a run of seven games without a win, and the club has drawn up a shortlist of a dozen including former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, Mikel Arteta and Max Allegri.
Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate will be without suspended duo Paddy McNair and Marvin Johnson ahead of his squad’s Championship clash with Charlton.
Italian daily Corriere dello Sport has been accused of fuelling racism with its front page headline in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper.
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea face a big recruitment “challenge” after the Blues’ transfer embargo was lifted.
James Scott met the demands of Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson after hitting two goals on his return to the starting line-up.
St Mirren hauled themselves off the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership and up to ninth place following Cammy MacPherson’s match-winner at Hamilton.
Gareth Bale’s agent insists the Wales winger’s departure from Real Madrid is not guaranteed despite admitting his client is “not ecstatic” at the club.