Rochina's arrival in the group is a timely boost for manager Steve Kean as Roque Santa Cruz is doubtful because of a back problem.
Laid low: Samba (left) has recovered from his virus
Christopher Samba returns after a virus while Junior Hoilett is expected to recover from a hamstring strain.
But Ryan Nelsen (suspension) and David Dunn (hip injury) are both ruled out.
Team (from): Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Andrews, J Jones, MB Diouf, Santa Cruz, Pedersen, Bunn, Hanley, Emerton, Nzonzi, Grella, Benjani, Hoilett, Roberts, Kalinic, Rochina.
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