Lunchtime Round-Up 12th February

Afternoon all,

After West Brom’s shock win over Liverpool last night, manager Steve Clarke has said that he focusing soley on Premier League survival this season, even though they are currently eigth in the table. The Baggies claimed their first win of 2013 and first win in six games against Liverpool who were very much the form side in the Premier League after putting in some fantastic performances against Arsenal and Manchester City already this month

Former Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he would love to return to the club one day as their manager. As a player, Solskjaer spent over 10 years as a player at Old Trafford and he then went on to manage their reserves. Since leaving United Solskjaer has been manager of Norwegian side Molde where he has won the league with them twice in successive seasons. In a recent interview, Solskjaer hinted that he would be up to the task of being United manager when current boss Sir Alex Ferguson retires

According to one of Anzhi’s directors, QPR were “out of their minds” to sign Chris Samba for £12.5 million on transfer deadline day. It is rumoured that Samba is earning £100,000 a week at his new club, which is crazy for a club in QPR’s situation to be paying someone. QPR currently find themselves sitting at the bottom of the Premier League seven points from safety and have a massive battle on their hands to stay in the division

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes that the club can finish in the top three of the table if they keep up their current form. Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier Leeague, only one point behind Chelsea, who’s form of late hasn’t been the best. Where as Spurs are playing some incredible football at the moment, especially Gareth Bale who has scored 19 goals this season and has been linked with a big money move to Spanish side Real Madrid

Southampton midfielder Steve Davis has not ruled out a return to former side Rangers in the future. Davis joined the Saints from Rangers in the summer in a deal believed to be worth around £800,000. Davis has also stated that he still has a lot of love for the club where he played for four years and was devistated when he was told that he had to leave

Former Sunderland and Everton forward James McFadden could be offfered a chance to return to Sunderland. McFadden’s Sunderland contract expired in January even though Martin O’Neill was keen to keep him on. But McFadden was due to move to Championship side Nottingham Forest until Alex McLeish left the club, so the deal was cancelled

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he can’t wait for midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa to be fully fit again and he thinks that it will be exciting because of all of the options that he will have at his disposal. If Ben Arfa’s recovery goes to plan, he should be in contention to face Southampton on 24th February

Southampton’s Steve De Ridder who is currently on loan at Championship club Bolton is relieved to have made his first league start in almost a year. De Ridder’s last league start was for Southampton last March in a 2-1 win against Burnley. De Ridder had found it hard to break into the Southampton first team last season and was mainly used as a substitute. But since his move to Bolton, De Ridder has already started two games and he has claimed that it feels great

Bury have signed former Belgium Under-21 international Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo on non-contract terms subject to international clearance. The 27-year-old had been on trial with the club for the past three weeks with the side who sit five points from safety in League One

York City have completed the double loan signing of Burton Albion’s John McGrath and Aldershot Town striker Michael Rankine. McGrath has signed on an initial one month loan, whilst Rankine has signed on loan until the end of the season, subject to football league clearance