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Posted on 11 September 2009  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas and Heurelho Gomes are back in the squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.

Team news

Jermaine Jenas and Heurelho Gomes are back in the squad to face Manchester United at the Lane on Saturday.

It's the first time JJ has been available this season after sustaining a calf injury before our pre-season friendly against Olympiacos on August 9.

Gomes suffered a groin injury at Hull City on August 19 but has been training this week alongside JJ and Gareth Bale, who Harry Redknapp reported wasn't quite ready to return to action.

Ledley King remains a doubt after picking up a groin injury in the first half against Birmingham City last time out on August 29. "We're not sure about Ledley," said Harry. "It's a case of wait and see with him."

Good news sees Sebastien Bassong fit to play after suffering a slight knee injury on international duty last weekend. "He's fine," added Harry. "He did have a knock but he's okay, he's had treatment, trained and he's fit."

Longer-term injuries Luka Modric (fractured fibula), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) remain sidelined, although both ‘Daws' and ‘Woody'are progressing well.