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Carlos Cuellar and Steve Sidwell will both be back in training before the week ends.

Cuellar has in fact returned to full training already and although he is not eligible for tonight's clash against that Icelandic team (you know the one, that one I still can't spell) it is likely he will be fit enough to be considered for the Liverpool clash at the weekend.

Speaking on the official site, Martin O'Neill said of Cuellar:

'Carlos is making really good progress. He's trained with us over the last couple of days and has done a lot of running as well. So he's going to get his full week's training in.

'Obviously he's not available tonight because he arrived after the deadline to register players for the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.'

Stevie Sidwell however hasn't yet returned to full training, but it's expected he will be back flying at Bodymoor Heath by the weekend.

O'Neill continued:

'Steve Sidwell is doing pretty well. But it feels as if I've been saying that for the last 10 days. He's coming along nicely and I think he will probably be able to join in with us towards the end of the week.

'We'll not rush him. We don't want a group of players who are only half fit going into the months of September and October.'

The potential availability of Cuellar will be a big boost to our defence, but it has to be said he will also need time to adjust to the Premiership style and get to gell with his teammates.

We shouldn't expect our defensive worries to disappear overnight just because he is available.

The return of Sidwell will be a definite bonus to our midfield, especially if he can regain quickly the sharpness and fitness that saw him destroy us only a few seasons ago.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 28 2008

Time: 3:47PM

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The way our rock Davies and captain Laursen have played we need Cuellar asap. Looks like another season of competing with the top 2 on the goalscoring front and competing with the bottom 8 on the defensive front...
lukemarson
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28/08/2008 16:53:00

Jeez, Luke, chill out. We've played two games and effectively have a completely new defence. It ain't gonna come together overnight. Some of these guys have barely even trained together! We have Laursen from last year; Olly has gone, Freddie is injured, Curtis has only just come back - what on earth do you expect - miracles? :o)
BobTheBuilder
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28/08/2008 17:46:00

I'm looking forward to seeing this Cuellar de Villa
Villan57
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28/08/2008 18:11:00

 

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