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Posted on 3 April 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is hopeful that Darren Bent will be fit to face Blackburn on Saturday after injury ruled him out of England's match with Ukraine on Wednesday.

Team News

Harry Redknapp is hopeful that Darren Bent will be fit to face Blackburn on Saturday after injury ruled him out of England's match with Ukraine on Wednesday.

The striker was called into Fabio Capello's squad after injuries to three other frontmen, but promptly had to withdraw due to a knee problem of his own.

However, in Friday's press conference at Spurs Lodge, the manager said: "We'll have to assess Darren. His knee felt sore when he trained with England, but hopefully he'll be ok."

One man who will certainly be available for selection at Ewood Park is Alan Hutton, who completed 90 minutes of international football for Scotland during the week following his recovery from a broken foot.

But the same problem continues to leave striker Jermain Defoe sidelined for the trip to Lancashire.

In other news, Yeovil Town have extended the loan of our young defender Danny Hutchins until May 2.