Injuries Keep On Coming

Last updated : 25 November 2005 By Andy Beill
Two of the three forwards Taylor started the Southampton game with are no longer available. Chris Brown has returned to Sunderland, while Ben Burgess is expected to be out for a month after injuring his knee in the first half against the Saints.

Top scorer Nick Barmby, who came off the bench to score the equaliser in that game, might have earnt himself a recall. Craig Fagan could also be back in the starting eleven.

Kevin Ellison misses out with an ankle injury sustained in the 1-0 reserve win at York on Wednesday. He'll be sidelined for a fortnight.

Midfielder Keith Andrews may return to the squad after over three months out injured, but Taylor has ruled him out of playing 90 minutes yet.

Andy Dawson and Roland Edge are still missing so Damien Delaney will continue to deputise at left back. Taylor will choose between Ryan France and Mark Lynch to play right back.

Expected line-up (4-3-3): Boaz Myhill; Mark Lynch, Leon Cort, Sam Collins, Damien Delaney; Stuart Green, John Welsh, Curtis Woodhouse; Billy Paynter, Nick Barmby, Craig Fagan.
Subs: Sergio Leite, Ryan France, Keith Andrews, Jason Price, Stuart Elliott.