Strike Pair Miss Out

Last updated : 17 September 2002 By Andy Beill
Lawrie Dudfield
Lawrie Dudfield - missing
Dudfield's knee is causing him problems again, while Jevons suffered a dead leg on Saturday. With Stuart Elliott also out, manager Jan Molby only has Simon Johnson and Gary Bradshaw to choose from to partner Gary Alexander.

Molby said: "It's a blow losing Jevons and Dudfield. Jevons took one hell of a whack on his leg against Carlisle and his thigh has really swollen up. We'd hoped Dudfield would be okay after scoring against Carlisle but he wasn't happy in training yesterday.
"That leaves us with the two young lads - Johnson and Bradshaw - but I don't have a problem with that. Johnson has got pace and loves running at opposition defences. He's direct and he's learning all the time. Bradshaw has done really well in his two starts this season and I know they won't let us down."

Otherwise City will make no other changes. Carl Regan (leg) and Ian Ashbee (back) were early worries but both should play.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Glennon; Regan, Whittle, Anderson, Smith; Green, Ashbee, Keates, Williams; Alexander, Johnson.
Subs: Musselwhite, Edwards, Peat, Price, Bradshaw.