It will certainly solve one injury headache for Harry if Rafael van der Vaart comes back into the squad for Sunday’s game against Arsenal and the Dutchman himself has claimed that he is winning his battle to regain full fitness.
VDV has been missing since limping out of the 3-1 win over Wigan at the end of last month but he told the Independent today that he expects to be fit for Sunday.
“I’m recovering well from my injury,” he said.
“I expect to be joining the team training next Wednesday after which I will start to focus on the match against Arsenal. I’ll be happy to play Arsenal. I can’t wait.”
If VDV is ready then it could raise the question as to who makes up our first choice front line. That would obviously depend on Ade’s fitness but does Harry go with Ade and VDV as a default choice or has Saha done enough to warrant a start? Does Defoe come into the picture?