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Posted on 9 January 2006  - 12:00

Martin Jol has three players rated at '50-50' and Wayne Routledge doubtful for Sunday's trip to Middlesbrough.

Martin Jol has three players rated at '50-50' and Wayne Routledge doubtful for Sunday's trip to Middlesbrough.

The question marks are over Aaron Lennon, Teemu Tainio and Mido as we prepare for the clash at the Riverside Stadium.

Teemu had to come off against Portsmouth on Monday with a knee problem and Aaron felt his hamstring tighten and was withdrawn as a precaution at half-time in Wednesday night's reserve win against Chelsea. Mido and Wayne have slight knee injuries.

Head Coach Martin reported on Friday: "Aaron Lennon is a doubt, 50-50 with a hamstring strain, Teemu Tainio is also 50-50 with a bruised bone in his knee. We will see how he shapes up tomorrow.

"With Teemu it's a case of not taking a risk but tomorrow if he tells me he can play it might be different. Up to now he hasn't trained with us but there is a still a slight possibility.

"Wayne Routledge has a slight knee ligament strain and Mido has the same. Mido is also 50-50."