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Posted on 28 August 2009  - 12:00

Benoit Assou-Ekotto will undergo a late fitness test before facing Birmingham on Saturday.

Team news

Benoit Assou-Ekotto will undergo a late fitness test before facing Birmingham on Saturday.

The left-back picked up a knock to his left ankle at West Ham last weekend and that ruled him out of taking any part against Doncaster in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

Harry Redknapp reported after training on Friday that he is confident Benoit will be fit to face the Blues at the Lane.

Ledley King also comes back into the frame after missing out on Wednesday.

That leaves Harry without the longer-term injuries - Jermaine Jenas (calf), Jonathan Woodgate (groin), Michael Dawson (Achilles), Heurelho Gomes (groin), and Gareth Bale (knee).