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Posted on 25 December 2007  - 12:00

Gus Poyet hopes both Jermaine Jenas and Ledley King will be fit to face Fulham at the Lane on Boxing Day.

Gus Poyet hopes both Jermaine Jenas and Ledley King will be fit to face Fulham at the Lane on Boxing Day.Both undergo late tests - JJ missed out on Saturday's derby at Arsenal with an ankle problem sustained in the Carling Cup win at Manchester City while having returned to reserve action after his knee injury, Ledley was unavailable for Arsenal because of a slight thigh strain.

There is further good news as Darren Bent is expected to be fit after a hip problem also ruled him out at Arsenal.

Gareth Bale's damaged foot will be in plaster for six weeks and the injury sustained against Birmingham will be re-assessed after that period.

Otherwise, Michael Dawson, Ricardo Rocha, Anthony Gardner and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remain out and Didier Zokora is suspended.