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Aussies in the UK this weekend

Plenty of Aussies will be in action around the United Kingdom this weekend. Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill is looking forward to signing a new contract with West Ham but will more excited about taking on the Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium as the Hammers make a climb up the league table.

Brad Jones will be hoping he can keep a clean sheet when Wigan travel to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium as Vince Grella takes on the most daunting task in world football at the moment; Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Mark Schwarzer will be attempting to put an uncustomary poor performance against the league leaders on Wednesday behind him when Fulham host the struggling West Brom and Mark Viduka will need to prove his fitness to take on a Tim Cahill-inspired Everton outfit at St James' Park.

Ruben Zadkovich and Mile Sterjovksi will be doing their best to get on the park when Derby County meet Nottingham Forest in the Championship as Adrian Leijer and David Carney will be trying to pull Norwich City out of the relegation zone against seventh-placed Burnley.

Adam Federici should be fit to take the gloves in Reading's vital clash against Bristol City at home.

A win or a draw would see the Royals move into second spot if Coventry City can beat Birmingham.

In Scotland, Danny Invincibile travels with Kilmarnock to take on Rangers who are in hot form as Hamilton and Trent McClenahan meet Falkirk away.

And to round it off, Celtic's Scott McDonald has a reunion with former club Motherwell at Fir Park Stadium.

Andrew Slevison
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