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Posted on 18 December 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reports that Luka Modric is out of Saturday's trip to Blackburn.

Team news

Harry Redknapp reports that Luka Modric is out of Saturday's trip to Blackburn.

The midfielder returned to action with a 30-minute stint off the bench against Wolves last weekend after three months out with a fractured fibula.

He remained on the bench for Wednesday's win against City and Harry said this morning that he won't be travelling to Ewood Park.

"Luka's got a bit of a ankle problem and he won't be fit for Blackburn," said Harry.

David Bentley is also a doubt with a calf strain. "He's also struggling," added Harry. "To be honest, he's very, very doubtful."

Ledley King returned to training on Friday after his recent knee problem but Harry confirmed that he's not in contention to face Blackburn. However, he is expected to return to action over the Christmas period.

Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (pelvis, wrist) remain sidelined.