This Is Not A Drill

Last updated : 07 August 2004 By Andy Beill
Peter Taylor is giving out no clues on what his starting eleven will be. He's unlikely to pick new signings Leon Cort, Delroy Facey or Michael Keane as they're all short on fitness, while Matt Duke will be the goalkeeping substitute. There was a chance he'd play but Boaz Myhill has recovered from a thigh injury.

Alton Thelwell is expected to be out due to a cartilage injury so Richard Hinds will get a starting place. Andy Dawson will be the other full back as Roland Edge is still injured, so there will be a familiar back four.

Jason Price still isn't 100% fit after making just a couple of appearances following a hamstring injury. That could give Stuart Green the chance to continue his own impressive pre-season form.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Myhill; Hinds, Joseph, Delaney, Dawson; Green, Barmby, Ashbee, Elliott; Allsopp, Wilbraham.