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Sidwell, Clark and Beye boosts ahead of Fulham clash

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Sidwell, Clark and Beye boosts ahead of Fulham clash

By Paul Brown

Steve Sidwell, Ciaran Clark and Habib Beye should all be fit to face Fulham - after shaking off illness and injury.

Sidwell had been taken ill during the week with gastroenteritis but is now feeling better after returning to training.

Clark suffered a deadleg against Birmingham City in the latter stages of the derby game but the defender-cum-midfielder has managed to see that off.

Beye, meanwhile, missed the game with Alex McLeish's men after sustaining an ankle problem in training but he has declared himself fit for action.

Gabby Agbonlahor, meanwhile, is back in light training but manager Gerard Houllier would be surprised to see him back in action for either the Blackpool or Manchester United games next week.

Houllier said: "Steve was sick but he is feeling better. He has trained. I think it was a bug that sometimes you have for just one day, but now it's gone.

"Habib trained normally and Ciaran is fine.

"He just had a deadleg in the game against Birmingham.

"He didn't do the afternoon training. He did something different because we don't want him to have another knock.

"Gabby is running. He is doing well in terms of fitness.

"I hope to see him as soon as possible but I doubt he will be ready for the Blackpool and Manchester United games."

Emile Heskey, Stiliyan Petrov and Fabian Delph [all knee] are more long-term absentees and will miss the Fulham game through injury.

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By @AVFCOfficial 5th November 2010
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