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Posted on 5 May 2006  - 12:00

Robbie Keane, Michael Carrick and Mido will all undergo late fitness tests before Sunday's crunch Premiership finale at West Ham.

Robbie Keane, Michael Carrick and Mido will all undergo late fitness tests before Sunday's crunch Premiership finale at West Ham.

Striker and stand-in skipper Robbie is fighting to be fit after turning his ankle over against Bolton last weekend.

Midfielder Michael also picked up a ankle/calf problem against Bolton while Mido has been out for almost a month with first groin and now a knee injury.

Head Coach Martin Jol reported on Friday: "Robbie maybe has a small chance and we'll try him again tomorrow but I think it's still a 90/10 chance against that he'll make it.

"Michael will hopefully be okay, he hasn't trained this week but hopefully he'll train tomorrow and will have a late test.

"Mido hasn't trained now for three weeks but we will try to do something tomorrow and have another late test."

Unfortunately, full-back Paul Stalteri has been ruled out with a knee ligament problem and he will join Ledley King (broken fourth metatarsal, left foot) and Jermaine Jenas (shin) on the sidelines.

Asked if he would risk any players, Martin responded: "No, but if Robbie tells me he's fine you take a risk anyway because you would normally be out for a couple of weeks."

Better news is that Danny Murphy has recovered from a knock against Bolton and Edgar Davids is back from suspension.