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BERBA BLOW

Posted on 15 August 2007  - 12:00

Dimitar Berbatov is out of Saturday's home match against Derby County with a groin injury.

Dimitar Berbatov is out of Saturday's home match against Derby County with a groin injury.The striker joins Younes Kaboul as the latest injury setbacks to hit our plans in early season.

“We’ve had a couple more blows,” reported Martin on Wednesday. “Younes Kaboul will be out for the next three or four weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered against Everton, that’s a real kick in the teeth and Dimitar Berbatov has a groin problem. It’s an old problem and he will now visit a specialist in Germany. He will be out for a couple of weeks.”

There is some positive news though. “Gareth Bale is looking better,” added Martin. “Our medical team have also told me that Young-Pyo Lee is up to 85 per cent fitness and that will soon be 100 per cent.”