Christian Ziege reports that his recovery from a groin injury has made good progress and he should be available for selection against Chelsea on Saturday.
The German international sustained the injury against Southampton at the weekend and was forced from the action at St Mary's just a couple of minutes after the break, being replaced by Stephen Kelly. He revealed on Monday that the problem was not as bad as first feared and he hopes to feature against Chelsea at the Lane.
"It settled down over the weekend and is much better now," said Christian. "I should be fine for Saturday, not a problem."