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Posted on 1 May 2009  - 12:00

Darren Bent is out but Harry Redknapp has striking options for Saturday's clash against West Brom at the Lane.

Team news

Darren Bent is out but Harry Redknapp has striking options for Saturday's clash against West Brom at the Lane.

Roman Pavlyuckenko is available after a back problem forced him out of the last two games while Jermain Defoe returns after missing last week's trip to Old Trafford following the sad loss off his brother.

Harry reported: "Darren picked up a knee injury last week and that is a shame for him because he has been in good form and scoring goals.

"It is doubtful we will see him again this season.

"Pavlyuchenko looks okay, he has trained in the last couple of days so he is available.

"Jermain is available, he has just come back off a long injury as well. We have some options and we are looking okay."

There was also good news on Michael Dawson.

"Michael's ankle is not so bad and maybe a week or two he could be back which will be good for us as well."

BUTTON'S BACK

Young goalkeeper David Button is back from a short but successful emergency loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge after Tony Roberts returned to fitness. David conceded just one goal in three games and three wins as the Essex side closed in on a place in the League Two play-offs.

Meanwhile, Troy Archibald-Henville will play his 19th game for Exeter City as they battle it out with Wycombe and Bury for automatic promotion in League Two.

Exeter travel to Rotherham sitting in the third and final automatic spot but if they lose, Bury can overtake them with a draw from their home game against Accrington Stanley. However, if Exeter win, they will go up.