As Harry confirmed yesterday, both Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are struggling to be fit for tonight’s match with hamstring problems. Here’s what the manager had to say about the situation.
“Ade’s struggling,” said Harry. “He’s not quite right and has to be doubtful.
“Aaron Lennon isn’t ready to play yet with his hamstring problem either, but it’s improving.
“Other than that, we’re pretty much okay.”
That could result in a similar side to the one that started the Bolton game although presumably Brad Friedel will return in goal. In front of him, Younes Kaboul should also walk back into the side but will it be at the expense of William Gallas or Ryan Nelsen?
Up front, Harry has tended to go with 4-4-2 even when VDV has been fit so will he stay with that or can we expect a return to 4-5-1?
Here’s our team to face Stoke – what’s yours?