Team news: Paddy needs a month off work!

Last updated : 10 January 2003 By Chris Parry
He might well require an operation in the summer (which will give us a perfect excuse to prevent him from playing in the mickey mouse Confederations Cup) but in the meantime the short-term cure is rest.

If the Manager decides to leave him out of the team to face Birmingham on Sunday he can call upon the fit-again Ray Parlour who will be an able deputy.

Freddie is still not fit - apparently he's suffering from an achilles injury.