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Posted on 30 August 2002  - 12:00

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Anthony Gardner is the only minor concern before Saturday's Premiership clash against Southampton.

The outstanding young defender is expected to overcome a slight problem sustained in the win against Charlton on Tuesday.

Steffen Iversen may come back into contention after returning from Norway, where his brother is recovering from a serious car accident.

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Otherwise, it's as we were for the Valley with Darren Anderton (knee), Neil Sullivan (broken thumb), Steve Carr (hamstring), Steffen Freund, Gus Poyet, Tim Sherwood (all knee) Ledley King and Alton Thelwell (both hip).

Midfielder Steffen actually played 60 minutes of a comeback reserve team practice match against Fulham on Wednesday but will not be risked.

Assistant boss John Gorman gave the run down. "We've no serious injuries from the other night, Anthony had a slight problem but nothing serious.

"Ledley is slow but sure. But he has to take a step back. He's doing well and the physios are pleased with him.

"Steve Carr is running again and hopefully he'll be contention after the international break. That would be great for us.

"Steffen Freund came through a low-key game, looking tremendous. We'll give him as much time as we think is right. It would be silly to rush him back, but he's chomping at the bit.

"He's another player who has been out for a long time and it's great credit to to the work he's put in to get back."