Midfield Pair Fighting to be Fit

Last updated : 20 December 2002 By Andy Beill
Ian Ashbee
Ian Ashbee - shrugging off knee injury
The duo missed Wednesday's game against Sunderland due to knee and ankle injuries respectively, but they should both be fit to return to the team at Dean Court. Steve Melton is unlikely to lose his place to make way for them however, after scoring and then signing a 2½ year contract.

Damien Delaney is available for league action after serving a one-match ban last week.

Peter Taylor has options in attack, with Phil Jevons, Stuart Elliott, Gary Alexander and Lawrie Dudfield all fit, while Daniel Webb is looking for his first start in City colours.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Regan, Whittle, Anderson, Delaney; Green, Ashbee, Melton, Keates; Jevons, Elliott.
Subs: Deeney, Smith, Joseph, Alexander, Webb.