Full team news will follow of course but reports suggest that Scott Parker will be available for Sunday’s clash with Aston Villa after making good progress from his ankle injury.
In Scott’s absence however, Sandro has stepped in and has been back to his brilliant Brazilian best so Scott may conceivably have to wait in the unfamiliar territory of the subs bench.
Further news claims that Kyle Walker broke a toe in Wednesday’s win over Bolton but will play after a pain killing injection. Walker’s absence would have been more of a concern with little or no cover at right back.
It all points to an unchanged side for Sunday but we’ll wait further news from the club before looking at the side in more depth.