Tottenham have confirmed midfielder Alex Pritchard will be sidelined for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery.
Premiership leaders Linfield start life without Warren Feeney with a Big Two showdown against Glentoran at Windsor Park.
Wales captain Ashley Williams would "walk into the England team" and deserves wider recognition, says John Hartson.
Newly-appointed manager Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are a "marriage made in heaven", according to Phil Thompson.
Pedro says he is a happier and more confident person after his transfer-window move from Barcelona to Chelsea.
A round-up of some of the top football stories making the back pages of Friday's regional newspapers, with Adnan Januzaj given a season to prove himself.
Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law and Alex McLeish share their thoughts after Scotland fail to qualify for Euro 2016.
Ben Smith reflects on Jurgen Klopp's first 24 hours in Liverpool and looks at the challenges he now has ahead of him as manager.