New R's boss waits on Hoops trio

18 December 2009 11:37
Full-back Gary Borrowdale should return after missing Monday's draw at West Brom with an abdominal strain, and midfielder Steven Reid is also close after two weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Defender Matt Connolly has stepped up his training from a pelvic injury and a late decision will also be made on his fitness.

Goalkeeper Radek Cerny will be available despite jarring his ankle attempting a goal-kick against Albion but midfielder Akos Buzsaky is expected to miss out again with a knee problem.

Midfielders Gavin Mahon, Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands (all knee) are long-term absentees but striker Angelo Balanta is fit after a groin injury.

Caretaker bosses Steve Gallen and Marc Bircham were thought to be considering handing rookie forward Raheem Sterling a place in the squad for the first time but Hart is unlikely to blood the 15-year-old just yet.

Source: Team_Talk

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