Laudrup eyeing City scalp

While in charge of Getafe in Spain, Laudrup master-minded shock wins over both Barcelona and Real Madrid. Photo: PA

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup insists his record of shooting down some of the biggest teams in the business means he is undaunted by tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to champions Manchester City.

While in charge of Getafe in Spain, Laudrup master-minded shock wins over both Barcelona and Real Madrid and believes the same attitude can see his Swans continue their recent revival.

Laudrup said: "My record against Barcelona and Real Madrid was very good. I won 2-0 against Barcelona and drew 0-0 away, and we won 1-0 at the Bernabeu. To win in the big stadiums is always special."

Laudrup's side had their confidence restored when they ended a run of five games without a win by beating Wigan last weekend. They have no new injury worries, but Kyle Bartley and Neil Taylor are still out.

Norwich defender Michael Turner admits his side's trip to Aston Villa has plenty of added incentive as they prepare to come face to face with former boss Paul Lambert for the first time since he left Carrow Road in the summer.

The Canaries go into the game on a high after beating Arsenal and Turner said: "We have not talked about it too much, but it adds extra spice to the game that Paul Lambert was here last year.

"But we won't be distracted in any way. A lot will be made in the media about the Paul Lambert thing, but we just want to get the points on the board. It's important that we build on the good win we had last week."

Reading boss Brian McDermott admits he is running out patience at his side's inability to claim their first top-flight win of the season and says things must change, starting with their home clash against Fulham.

McDermott, who may recall Adam Federici in goal, said: "We can't keep talking about good performances and getting draws or beaten. It's time for us to get the results that the performances have merited."

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill hopes Lee Cattermole has learned the lessons from his recent three-match ban as he returns from suspension for the Black Cats' trip to Stoke.

O'Neill, who could also recall Phil Bardsley, said: "Lee has missed the last few games and it is fair to say we have missed his drive. As the captain, he is a good leader and I think that part has been missed a little bit."

Wigan and West Ham both have injury concerns as they prepare to meet at the DW Stadium, with the Latics set to give Ryo Miyaichi a late fitness test while Ricardo Vaz Te remains sidelined for the Hammers.

Bottom side QPR know they could deal the biggest blow of an already torrid week to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

On Sunday, Everton host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, West Brom bid to bounce back from last weekend's unlucky defeat to Manchester City as they go to Newcastle, while struggling Southampton meet Tottenham at St Mary's.