From the Back Pages, October 19: Ravel Morrison may have seen the light and can be England’s secret weapon at the World Cup

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The game was perhaps too easy for Ravel Morrison growing up, causing him to form bad habits. But now he is playing brilliant, young, fit and cocksure. (Michael Owen in the Telegraph)

Andros Townsend has insisted that he regarded Roy Hodgson’s “space monkey” joke as a compliment as Barclays Premier League managers lent their support to the England coach in the wake of the controversy. (The Times)

ANDROS TOWNSEND has ended a week in which he made all the headlines by signing a new four-year contract at Spurs. (The Express)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has scrapped three club bans imposed during Roberto Mancini’s time at the Etihad. Mancini is believed to have fallen out with a number of first-team stars during his three-and-half-year spell in Manchester, partly down to his harsh rules and disciplinarian attitude. (Daily Mail)

Dennis Bergkamp believes Arsenal’s title prospects look “really good” and has likened the current side to some of the great teams he played in. (Mirror)

Adnan Januzaj has hinted that he intends to commit his future to Manchester United. The 18-year-old, who scored twice against Sunderland on his Premier League debut two weeks ago, says he is happy at Old Trafford. (The Guardian)

Manchester United have agreed to investigate the viability of introducing a safe-standing area at Old Trafford – a move which could potentially deliver major impetus to the campaign for an alternative to seats for fans in the Premier League. (The Independent)