Sunday, 13 October 2013

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will return to Goodison Park early from international duty, having been released from the USA squad. Howard helped his country to a 2-0 win over Jamaica in Friday's World Cup qualifier. With his country having secured their progression prior to that clash, Brad Guzan will take over from Howard in goal for Tuesday's trip to Panama. "Brad Guzan has earned the opportunity to start against Panama," national coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "He has been outstanding for Aston Villa all year, and he has been huge in the games he has played for us in World Cup qualifying. "As I said before, we have one of the best situations in the world when it comes to our goalkeepers." Howard will now travel back to Merseyside ahead of Everton's visit of Hull City on Saturday. ; The 34-year-old has been an ever present in the Premier League this season, helping Roberto Martinez's side into seventh place.

Jones hails Hodgson for West Brom chance
Billy Jones has thanked former West Brom manager Roy Hodgson for turning his Premier League dream into a reality.
Hodgson lured the right-back to The Hawthorns from Preston in June 2011, a transfer that followed the Lancashire club's relegation to the third tier of English football.
From League One to the top flight in an instant, Jones has not looked back and has flourished at West Brom to become a mainstay in the team, playing every minute in the Premier League this season under Steve Clarke, who took charge when ;Hodgson became England boss in 2012. ;
And Jones has expressed his gratitude to Hodgson for spotting his potential to become an established Premier League player.
"Roy was massive for me," Jones told the Birmingham Mail.

"To Roy and Dan Ashworth - the main people involved in that move - I have to say thank you.
"I'd just been playing at Preston, a team that had been relegated from the Championship to League One.
"They saw enough to give me the chance of playing Premier League football.
"It was crazy. It therefore turned out to be a good season for me, even though we got relegated."
"I know when I signed I can just imagine how it must have looked to fans: What are the Albion thinking, signing this lad who's just been relegated to League One with Preston when we’ve just finished 12th and want to improve?
"I'm grateful and thankful I got that chance.
"And I knew when I signed that the hard work would start again to get those chances to get into the team and stay there."

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