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Jimmy Update

Martin O'Neill is hopeful that James Milner will be back in contention for the Chelsea match this weekend.

Milner missed last nights UEFA Cup clash against CSKA with a thigh injury, but the club are hopeful he will be fit by the end of the week.

Speaking on the official site, O'Neill said:

'We had an injury to James. He had a better chance of playing on Saturday by missing the UEFA Cup game.

'James wants to play every game but I took the doctor's advice and left him out.'

We all know Gardner stepped up and played well, but there was an obvious mis-balance in the team with Milner missing as Gardner prefers to attack through the middle rather than using the wings.

Even if he's not fit enough to last 90 minutes, you can but hope he'll be good for 45.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 19 2009

Time: 4:26PM

Your Comments

i'd like to see how many times petrov has won motm this season! awesome player
ric112
i hope he plays we don't want any excuses now do we!
merlin
We're picking up so many injuries lately. I hope our season doesn't quiver away due to the fact that we have a very small squad.
holte ender 1969
lol Are be in the holte end if were short of players =] got my kit ready.
Blitz
Milner is key tomorrow, he's been better than Young in recent games.
leelindsay
 

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