Which Defender Gets Dropped?
According to Martin O'Neill, central defender Martin Laursen 'is back'
The Danish international picked up a hamstring injury after his return from knee problems but has recovered quickly.
Martin O'Neill told the official site: 'He trained yesterday and on Monday, so he's back. We stepped-up the training yesterday and he wouldn't be out there with us if he couldn't do most things. We've got the full week here and that will help him enormously. So, if he's had no reaction to the hamstring injury, I would expect him to be in contention for next Monday.'
Be interesting to see if Laursen gets straight back into the team. It would be VERY hard on Gary Cahill to be dropped, he has been outstanding. Maybe Olof Mellberg should move to right back and have Laursen and Cahill in the centre? Jeez, this management lark is easy!
Our latest poll asks who you'd play in defence assuming Wilfred Bouma as the only left-back option if fit as Jlloyd Samuel hasn't had a look in.