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Posted on 14 December 2011  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar returns but Ledley King and Roman Pavlyuchenko remain out of contention as we prepare to face Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Niko Kranjcar returns but Ledley King and Roman Pavlyuchenko remain out of contention as we prepare to face Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Croatian international Niko is back from a thigh injury and has travelled out to Dublin for our final Europa League group match.

However, Ledley is still out with the knee injury he sustained in training before the recent win against Bolton and Roman, who scored against Shamrock at the Lane, misses out with back trouble.

They join longer-term injured Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone on the sidelines.

Harry will rest a number of players but there is no doubting the strength of the team that is likely to step out at the Tallaght Stadium for tomorrow's 6pm kick-off.

"I was doing a little bit of work with them this morning and there's seven internationals in there," said Harry.

"Defoe is here, Gio Dos Santos, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Kaboul, Pienaar, Niko, Sandro, they will all play. Danny Rose is an England Under-21 international.

"I've left five or six of the senior players behind - the likes of Modric, Parker, Adebayor - but we have a very good team."