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Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Ok, that's wrapped up most of today's Premier League press conferences.

    We should make a special mention of Watford's Javi Gracia, who has paid tribute to journalist Vikki Orvice after she passed away this week.

    Gracia said: "I'm very sorry about Vikki Orvice, because she is a journalist that spent many times here with us. Today is a very bad day."

    A classy gesture.

    Goodbye and see you soon.

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  2. Can Almiron deliver?

    And of course, every big new signing needs to show they can do it on the pitch with a few keepy-uppies. Does Miguel Almiron past the test?

    Chris Waugh from The Chronicle has been filming today at St James' Park.

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  3. I see price tag as an honour - Almiron

    Wolves v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Miguel Almiron is fortunate that he has a couple of extra days to get himself prepared for his potential debut, given that Newcastle are not playing against Wolves until Monday.

    Sounds like he's not feeling the pressure of that £20m price tag, though.

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  4. I can cope with jump up to Premier League - Almiron

    Wolves v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle striker Miguel Almiron on whether can cope with the jump from playing in the MLS with Atlanta United to the Premier League with Newcastle: “I think for some time now the MLS has been improving," he says. "Every year you see more and more quality players come in. I think it’s a good sign and a positive thing for that league.

    “There are big differences between the two leagues... and [the Premier League] is a tougher league to play in. But I think with the help of my team-mates in training and the manager, it’s something I think I’ll cope with, and they’ll help me along the way.”

    Miguel Almiron
  5. Almiron on his fitness

    Wolves v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    More from Newcastle's record £20m signing Miguel Almiron: “I aim to bring something to the group of players we’ve already got… My main aim at the moment is settling in and getting to know my team-mates.

    "It’s been a hectic week with lots of things to sort out, but now I feel more settled. I’ve managed to put in some decent work already… I feel good in myself.”

  6. Miguel Almiron speaks at Newcastle unveiling

    Wolves v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle's record signing Miguel Almiron has been speaking to the media for the first time since he joined the club for about £20m

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    Miguel Almiron
  7. Sheffield United Women's player charged for racist comments

    Breaking off from Premier League news temporarily, the Football Association says that Sheffield United Women forward Sophie Jones has been charged with allegedly racially abusing Tottenham's Renee Hector.

    Hector claimed that she "received some monkey noises from an opposition player" in an FA Women's Championship game between the teams on 6 January.

    You can read more here.

  8. Abusive fans should be punished 'as hard as possible'

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Brighton boss Chris Hughton wants supporters who abuse footballers to be punished "as hard as possible" and feels social media is helping to tackle the issue.

    Hughton's comments come after Seagulls defender Gaetan Bong was subjected to boos and derogatory chants when he came on as a substitute in Wednesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay win against West Brom.

    It was Bong's first return to The Hawthorns since he accused Baggies striker Jay Rodriguez of making a racist comment in January 2018, an allegation which was "not proven" following an investigation by the Football Association.

    "It's up to the game as a whole and the authorities to stamp what they can out as quick as possible and making sure the punishments are as hard as possible."

    Gaetan Bong
  9. Fitness boost for Seagulls

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Positive injury news from Brighton boss Chris Hughton following the 3-1 FA Cup replay victory at West Brom last night

    "At the moment we have no fresh injuries from last night," he says.

    "The two that come to mind are Jose Izquierdo - who we hope will train this morning, and Dale Stephens. We'll assess Dale today and we hope he'll train either today or tomorrow."

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    Video caption: FA Cup: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Brighton and Hove Albion highlights
  10. Ings out for three weeks - Hasenhuttl

    Southampton v Cardiff City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Southampton are set to be without forward Danny Ings for up to three weeks says manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

    Ings, on a season loan from Liverpool, was forced off after less than half-an-hour of the Premier League match at former club Burnley with a hamstring injury.

    Hasenhuttl said: "After 20 minutes, Danny made a big step to the ball and then a sprint, then he had problems with his hamstring. That costs him maybe two or three weeks to come back, that is not good.

    "We will miss him, for sure, he is a good player for us and good striker, we need to have him here."

    Danny Ings
  11. 'We must recover our confidence away from home' - Emery

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)


    Unai Emery

    The Gunners' away form is a concern for Unai Emery as they've taken just two points from their last six league games on the road.

    The Arsenal boss said: "Away games have been a challenge for us and each match is a new challenge. Each match is also a very big opportunity for us to fight for the possibility to take three points and continue in our way better than how we are doing in away games now.

    "How we are doing at home and away, we are with the possibility and the opportunity of taking the top four. But we know it's not easy. One month ago, we were in the same situation and I think we are strong at home. I think we need to do better away.

    "We started very well away, changing also our mentality to get more points away, but now we need to recover this confidence, to recover this performance and the next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.

    "We know that defensively we need to do better. We've tried playing with three centre-backs and two centre-backs. We've won with three centre-backs and two centre-backs."

  12. Gudmundsson and Brady back in contention

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 17:30 GMT)


    Burnley boss Sean Dyche has also been speaking to the media and says that Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are available for selection again after being injured for the draw against Southampton.

    Matt Lowton is back in training following his toe injury but Steven Defour is likely to miss out again.

    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  13. 'Must-win game' for Gunners

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)


    Unai Emery agreed that this is a 'must-win game' for Arsenal, saying they must be patient and calm away to the Premier League's bottom club.

    "These matches are difficult and they are playing for the possibility to continue in the Premier League," he said. "Their last results have not been good but with their new coach, I am sure that they are going to play with a big ambition and a big performance.

    "The organisation is about thinking to go into the positions," Emery added. "I think they are going to do high pressing and they are going to build up with good organisation to break our lines.

    "It’s not about thinking that they’re going to be deep defensively because they’re organised. I think they are going to push and they are going to do a lot of duels on the pitch against us. We are working on that and we also need to improve on our away form, how we can do better playing against teams who press high against us."

  14. 'He maintains his eye for goal'

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

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    Video caption: FA Cup: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Brighton and Hove Albion highlights

    Brighton, of course, have their own evergreen striker in the form of 35-year-old Glenn Murray, who has scored four goals in his last three games and has 12 in total this term.

    "Glenn Murray shows no signs of letting up," said Albion boss Chris Hughton.

    "During my time here he's done himself the best justice he can. He looks after himself and maintains his eye for goal."

    Two of those goals came in last night's FA Cup replay win over West Brom, and you can see them here...

  15. 'We know he can be very effective'

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton boss Chris Hughton is well aware of the threat posed by evergreen striker Peter Crouch, who joined Burnley from Stoke on deadline day at the age of 38 and could line up against the Seagulls in the Saturday teatime kick-off.

    "It's no surprise he keeps playing - he's a good acquisition for Burnley and we know he can be very effective," said Hughton, a coach at Spurs during Crouch's time at White Hart Lane.

    Peter Crouch
  16. Aubameyang and Koscielny have been ill

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)


    Arsenal manager Unai Emery has now spoken to the media too, giving a fitness update on his side.

    He said: "Ainsley Maitland-Niles is training with us as normal today. Henrikh Mkhitaryan also played 45 minutes on Monday with the Under-23s.

    "Today, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sick but I think he's OK for Saturday. Also yesterday, Laurent Koscielny was sick but today he is training well. I think the other players are well and will be OK for Saturday."

  17. 'We need those three points sooner rather than late' - Lossl

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl said: "The new head coach has come in with a big bunch of energy, which has affected the team. He has new ideas, took us to Portugal and everyone is together believing we can stay up.

    “In every single one of these games we have a chance. We will fight together and know we need points. The squad, the lads, the club and the support we get makes me believe we can stay up.

    “A clean sheet against Arsenal would be fantastic but three points will mean more. We really need those three points sooner rather than later. We need to get into a period of wins.”

  18. Biggest turnarounds

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    SMS Message: Greatest turnaround in history when Leicester spent £250m less then their nearest rivals to win the premiership. The whole squad cost only £40m. Almost the value of one Bailey, lindeldof, sigurdsson, etc from Dan Vitran, Leicester
    Dan Vitran, Leicester
    SMS Message: Spurs 3 up at half time, only to lose 3-5 to United. 8 goals, 8 different scorers. A crazy day and my first introduction to being Spursy. from Chris, Cheltenham
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    SMS Message: Wolves. Nothing further needs to be said. from Tom, Witney
    Tom, Witney
  19. 'We need intensity' - Siewert

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    Even if Huddersfield do get relegated this season, head coach Jan Siewert wants to build towards the future.

    He said: "I am always focusing on us and our development, no matter who we are against. I want people to recognise our style.

    "We need intensity and to work hard to compete in these games. I want our players to run a lot and make a lot of yards on the pitch."

    Jan Siewert
  20. 'I have every belief we can stay up' - Siewert

    Huddersfield v Arsenal (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    Huddersfield go into the game six points adrift at the bottom of the table, 13 points from safety.

    Head coach Jan Siewert said: "As long as it’s mathematically possible to stay up then everything is possible. The way we are working gives me every belief we can do it.

    “The most important thing for me is that there’s a lot of players in and around the box," he added.

    "The more aggressive you defend, the more aggressive you attack. We have had a problem with scoring and I want that to change.”