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Keane may bring in Halford

14 Aug 2007 - 11:15:47

Sunderland manager Roy Keane could bring Greg Halford into his starting line-up for Wednesday's Premier League clash at Birmingham City.

The Black Cats got off to a winning start with Saturday's last-gasp victory against Tottenham but Keane is not necessarily going to stick with the same side at St Andrew's.

Halford missed Saturday's 1-0 win with a hamstring strain but Keane told the Sunderland Echo: "The lads did brilliantly against Spurs at the weekend but, as you know, I've never had a problem with changing the team if I feel it will be of benefit.

"Greg trained yesterday, he will train today and he will definitely come into contention for tomorrow's game. If he plays, he could be one of a few changes.

"As I've said, we've got three games in a week and you need to look closely at players who might need a rest.

"Sometimes players feel as though they're fit enough and have got enough to play all three games but that's sometimes not the case.

"We move on now to a new challenge, the game against Birmingham City which I've not doubt will be a very difficult one.

"But if my players have the same attitude and determination they showed at the weekend, I'll be a happy man."


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