Australians in the UK this weekend

Plenty of Australians will be in action around the United Kingdom this weekend.

Plenty of Australians will be in action around the United Kingdom this weekend.

In the English Premier League on Saturday, Vince Grella and Blackburn face a tough task as they travel to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal who had a spirited win in the Champions League midweek.

Mark Schwarzer will be hoping to put the failure against Blackburn on Wednesday night behind him when Fulham meets Bolton at Reebok Stadium whilst Tim Cahill and Everton host Stoke City and will be desperate for a win to bridge the gap on fourth place in a bid to qualify for European action.

Richard Garcia set up the winner for Hull City last week against Fulham and will be looking for more of the same as the Tigers meet Newcastle United at KC Stadium where it is uncertain if Mark Viduka will take his place in the starting line-up whilst Middlesbrough will have Brad Jones in goals to attempt to thwart Portsmouth at the Riverside.

On Monday, the only EPL fixture will feature Lucas Neill’s West Ham take on the struggling West Brom at Upton Park.

In the Championship, Adrian Leijer will be out to back up his solid debut for Norwich City with teammate David Carney when they host Plymouth Argyle as Adam Federici and Reading take to the pitch against Ipswich Town at Madejski Stadium.

Mile Sterjovski plans to hit some form for Derby County against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane with Ruben Zadkovic expected to start on the bench for the Rams and over in Swansea, Nick Carle and Crystal Palace take on the Swans.

In the Scottish Premier League, Danny Invincibile and Kilmarnock take on giant-killers Inverness Caledonian Thistle who have ex-Sydney FC coach Terry Butcher in charge whilst Trent McClenahan and Hamilton meet Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium.

And in one of the biggest rivalries in world football, Celtic and Rangers clash in the Old Firm at Hampden Park and striker Scott McDonald will be searching for more goals to add to his ever-growing tally.

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