Friday, April 24, 2009

Team News ahead of Man United

Jermaine Jenas should be fit for tomorrow according to reports. He's been training this week and his hamstring injury seems to have healed sufficiently for him to play a part tomorrow. I would expect to see him in the startin 11 against Man United, pairing again with Wilson Palacios in the center of midfield.

Unfortunately, Michael Dawson will not be in the squad, with his ankle problem. He had a scan on his leg on Monday, but I haven't heard anything about the results as of yet, but I'm scared that the news isn't good. Since Ledley King was rested last week, he should be fit for the United match, though if not we'll have Vedran Corluka slide into the center and have Alan Hutton start at right-back.

As mentioned in a previous post, Roman Pavlyuchenko will not feature in the match because of his back injury.

Even though he netted the only goal for us last week, I don't expect to see Darren Bent in the starting 11 tomorrow, not that Jermain Defoe is reaching full fitness. He played 20 or so minutes last week, and his training should have helped him further regain his fitness.

Here is my projected lineup for the match tomorrow. If we get 3 points I will be so happy, but I will also be ecstatic with a point with having to travel to Old Trafford.

Projected Lineup:


Corluka, King, Woodgate, BAE

Lennon, Palacios, Jenas, Modric

Keane, Defoe

Substitutes: Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Bentley, Huddlestone, Zokora, Bent

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