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Posted on 14 December 2012  - 17:30

Andre Villas-Boas reports that Scott Parker could return to action against Swansea on Sunday.

Team news

The midfielder has been out all season with Achilles trouble but having played 90 minutes for our Under-21s against Sunderland on Monday and trained this week, Andre revealed there is ‘a possibility’ he'll be back in the frame for the 1.30pm kick-off at the Lane.

There is further good news on Michael Dawson, who trained with the team on Friday after picking up a hamstring injury at Fulham on December 1.

However, Andre said that Gareth Bale, who also suffered a hamstring problem in the same match at Craven Cottage, was ‘very unlikely’ to be involved.

Andre said: “Michael trained today with the team and is back after his muscle injury against Fulham. That was important for him and he now has another training session tomorrow to be back in contention.

“Scott Parker has made a good recovery and there is certainly a possibility he could be involved.

“Gareth Bale is not an impossible scenario, but it’s very unlikely he’ll be involved.

“Benoit Assou-Ekotto is still further off, but he has joined the team (in training this week). As soon as he is match fit, he will be involved.”

Younes Kaboul (knee) remains sidelined.