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Team news

Posted on 20 December 2012  - 16:53

Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson are both available for Saturday's Premier League encounter against Stoke City.

Team news

Andre Villas-Boas told us on Wednesday that both players had returned to training and confirmed on Thursday that they were back in the frame after suffering hamstring injuries against Fulham on December 1.

"They have made great progress with their injuries, even last week," said Andre. "For this fixture, both will be available."

Scott Parker returned to action as a late substitute against Swansea and played another 68 minutes for our Under-21s on Monday.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has also trained this week. "Scott is increasing his level of fitness, Benoit also, so it's all positive signs at the moment," added Andre.

Younes Kaboul remains sidelined as he recovers from a knee injury.