* FC UNITED hero Carlos Roca can't wait for the FA Cup first round clash with neighbours Rochdale and declared: "We have nothing to fear."

The former Oldham Athletic man scored the only goal as FC United stunned Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Barrow yesterday.

* LIVERPOOL are considering an audacious swoop for Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar, whose contract at Goodison Park expires this summer.

* Ian Hulme wants his future sorting out - but admits his destiny is out of his hands. The striker is on loan with PRESTON NORTH END from BARNSLEY.

* Ex-Morecambe star Carl Baker says he is delighted to have ended his 29-game COVENTRY goal drought in the win over Barnsley and said: "I an't complain the gaffer benched me."

Baker has been a target of Sheffield United.

* CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti is planning a big-money move for midfielder Gareth Bale from London rivals Tottenham this summer.

* Chris Hughton insists that NEWCASTLE pair Joey Barton and Andy Carroll should be in the England frame.

* Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland will quit WIGAN unless he wins his place in the team back.

* STOKE and BIRMINGHAM are battling it out to sign Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.