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Posted on 12 February 2010  - 12:00

Roman Pavlyuchenko is back in the frame but Harry Redknapp has a few injury problems to contend with as he prepares for Sunday's FA Cup clash at Bolton.

Team news

Roman Pavlyuchenko is back in the frame but Harry Redknapp has a few injury problems to contend with as he prepares for Sunday's FA Cup clash at Bolton.

Russian striker Roman has been out with a groin problem since scoring against Leeds in the fourth round of the competition back on January 23. "He's over the groin strain, fit and available for this weekend," reported Harry on Friday.

However, Ledley King (knee), Michael Dawson (ankle) and Luka Modric (virus) all face late fitness tests.

"We'll see how both Ledley and Michael are tomorrow (Saturday)," added Harry. "Luka's not feeling great and again, we'll just have to wait and see how he is."

On top of the three doubts, Harry is without cup-tied pair Younes Kaboul and Kyle Walker plus longer-term injuries Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Aaron Lennon (groin), Carlo Cudicini (pelvis, wrist) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin).

"Aaron's running again, working hard with the fitness coaches but he's not ready to play yet," said Harry. "Hopefully it won't be too long. If you saw him run this morning, he was like Linford Christie! He's not ready to join in training yet but in terms of running, he's flying."

Good news sees goalkeeper Carlo back running on a treadmill while full-back Benoit is running and has started ball work.