From the Back Pages, November 26: David Warner accepts he went “too far” with comments about Jonathan Trott

From the back pages
From the back pages

Australian batsman David Warner has apologised to Jonathan Trott for comments made after the first Ashes Test. The 27-year-old claimed the England batsman’s performance at the Gabba was “very poor and very weak”, as the tourists struggled in Brisbane. (Mirror)

Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition. Trott struggled against Australia’s aggressive short-pitched bowling, particularly that of Mitchell Johnson, and scored just 19 runs in two innings as England were thrashed in the first Test at the Gabba. (The Times)

Shane Warne says James Anderson’s threat to punch George Bailey in face prompted Michael Clarke to defend his player. (The Telegraph)

Wilfried Zaha’s chances of getting a loan away from Manchester United this January are not being helped by suggestions that the young winger is struggling to adapt to the mental challenges of life at a big club. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger has ruled out yet another return for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry despite the Frenchman training with the Premier League leaders in an effort to maintain his fitness levels. (The Independent)

José Mourinho has called on Chelsea to secure their passage into the knockout phase of the Champions League with victory at Basel on Tuesday as his players enter a cluttered and pivotal period of the season where “only the brave can survive”. (The Guardian)

TONY PULIS is adamant that he remains ambitious as a manager and is determined to help Crystal Palace with their battle to avoid relegation. (The Express)