From the back pages, April 20: Carrick shortlisted for PFA Award along with Bale, Van Persie, Suarez, Mata and Hazard

Michael Carrick is one of the six stars on the shortlist for the prestigious Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.

The Manchester United midfielder has been included along with team-mate Robin van Persie, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, Spurs forward Gareth Bale and Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Juan Mata. (Daily Mail)

What is it with John Terry and handshakes? After a season in which Terry has uncharacteristically faded into the background, the Chelsea captain ensured he was right back at the centre of attention today with a simple refusal to shake the hand of FA chairman David Bernstein. (Independent)

David Weir goes for a record seventh London Marathon title still heartbroken over the Boston bombings six days ago. Tomorrow’s race should have marked a joyful return to the streets where he won the fourth of his Paralympic gold medals at London 2012. (The Mirror)

The former England captain, Mike Denness, a man terrorised by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson in the 1970s, died this morning aged 72 after a long battle with cancer. (Telegraph)

Alex Ferguson has defended his decision to sub Wayne Rooney — and insists his striker is not going to Paris St-Germain. (The Sun)

Sir Bradley Wiggins warmed up for next month’s Giro d’Italia with a fifth-placed finish in the Giro del Trentino as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali triumphed. (The Guardian)

Swansea’s Michel Vorm fancies Liverpool reunion with Brendan Rodgers. (The Express)

POMPEY Supporters Trust has confirmed tonight that it has completed its takeover of the football club. The move means that Portsmouth Football Club will now leave administration, and the trust will be fully installed as owners in time for tomorrow’s home game. (Portsmouth News)