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Posted on 3 May 2003  - 12:00

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Jamie Redknapp returns to the squad for this afternoon's trip to Middlesbrough.

Out since suffering a stress fracture in the foot in December, Jamie returned to action in last week's reserve fixture against Arsenal and topped up his fitness in a training ground friendly against OPR on Monday.

Dean Richards (ankle), Steffen Iversen (ribs) and Darren Anderton (knee and ankle) are absent and assistant boss John Gorman revealed that squad experience will be given to a couple of young players.

"Obviously we've got one or two slight problems, but do have a couple of bonuses.

"Dean Richards misses out and won't be travelling, Steffen Iversen got injured playing for Norway and he won't feature. Darren is out, he might play in the last game but at the minute he is doubtful.

"The good news is that Jamie Redknapp is back in business again and he is in the squad to travel. Hopefully things are now on the up for Jamie.

"We are also going to take along a couple of young boys for the experience and one of them is Mark Yeates. He has been showing up really well with the reserve and youth teams so that is excellent for us.

"They will be in the squad and will get the experience - we love to give the young players a chance," added John, who reports that goalkeeper Robert Burch also makes the squad as cover for Neil Sullivan.

"Dean Marney and Rohan Ricketts have been playing well and will be travelling too. As will young Burch, he'll be in the squad for experience and might get on the bench. Neil has picked up a slight injury and we're hoping he'll be fit - if he isn't young Rob will be involved."