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Posted on 12 March 2014  - 14:05

Danny Rose is back in the frame alongside Christian Eriksen for our Europa League Round of 16, first leg against Benfica at the Lane on Thursday night.

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The full-back has returned to training after suffering a knee injury at Norwich City on February 23.

"Danny has trained for two or three days now," said Head Coach, Tim Sherwood. "We’ve got him back quickly after he went off against Norwich and he’s not lost that much training."

We reported yesterday that Christian was training again ahead of Thursday night's huge tie.

"It's good to have Christian back, we’ve all seen how he can affect football matches, so we hope he can do the same again, if selected," added Tim.

And the news is positive on Michael Dawson, who was forced off at Chelsea with a hamstring injury on Saturday. "We’re confident he’ll be back in the fold in a couple of weeks," said Tim.

Mousa Dembele remains a doubt after missing the Chelsea match with a hamstring problem. "There is improvement in Mousa but we’ll leave that decision until we know more tomorrow. He’ll certainly be a doubt," explained Tim.

Vlad Chiriches (back), Erik Lamela (back) and Etienne Capoue (ankle) remain sidelined.