Commons fighting fit

03 December 2010 03:00
Derby will have leading scorer Kris Commons back for the visit of fellow promotion contenders Norwich. The Scotland international, who has scored 10 Championship goals this season, missed the defeat at Burnley due to a sickness bug. Commons is one of a number of players to have been affected by illness. James Bailey and Dean Moxey did not start against Scunthorpe because they felt unwell and John Brayford was under the weather before the game at Turf Moor but managed to get through it. "The bug does not seem to show itself for a few days and whoever gets it struggles for 48 hours. It makes them very weak and certainly not fit to play football," said manager Nigel Clough. "It has affected quite a few of the players but hopefully that is the last of it." Alberto Bueno was forced off with a hamstring injury at Burnley and will be out for around two weeks. Fellow striker Chris Porter made his long-awaited return from a hip problem as a late substitute against the Clarets and he is expected to be in the squad again.

Source: PA

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