Martin Jol is without the services of seven players for our opening game of the Barclays Premiership campaign against Portsmouth.
Those not travelling to Fratton Park are Edgar Davids (knee), Noe Pamarot (knee), Ledley King (groin), Michael Brown (foot and stomach), Sean Davis (knee), Tom Huddlestone (knee) and Mounir El-Hamdaoui (ankle).
Davids, as reported elsewhere, sustained a knee problem in a collision in training, while King has a small tear in his groin. Huddlestone and El-Hamdaoui picked up injuries in the reserve win over Watford on Monday.
Pamarot, Brown and Davis are recovering from longer-term injuries and the Head Coach reported that they are progressing well.
"Noe Pamarot is still out but doing well and should be ready in another four weeks," revealed Martin. "Ledley King is out with a groin problem. Michael Brown is still not available but he is getting there and could be ready in maybe ten days.
"Sean Davis is not ready yet but shouldn't be long and Tom Huddlestone has a knee ligament injury that is not too bad and he should only be out for two weeks. Mounir twisted his ankle on Monday."