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Posted on 26 October 2006  - 12:00

Paul Stalteri is our only doubt for Saturday's trip to Watford after picking up a knock in the Carling Cup win at MK Dons.

Paul Stalteri is our only doubt for Saturday's trip to Watford after picking up a knock in the Carling Cup win at MK Dons.

The right-back suffered a slight knee injury in what was his first start of the season in the third round win at the National Hockey Stadium.

Didier Zokora (illness) and Lee Young-Pyo (ankle) are also missing but otherwise, it's a case of players making healthy strides on their return from injury with Steed Malbranque (hernia) joining in with contact training on Thursday and Teemu Tainio (hernia) making good progress after his hernia operation.

Coach Chris Hughton reported: "Paul Stalteri picked up a slight knee problem at Milton Keynes, we continue to assess that but he's a doubt.

"Young-Pyo Lee is very close with an ankle problem he's got but we're hoping he'll be available within the next two weeks.

"Steed Malbranque completed his first part-training with the squad on Thursday and Teemu Tainio is still recovering from a hernia operation but he's had no setbacks and is making good progress."