Robson waiting on Speed and Bellamy

Last updated : 03 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
The trip to Aston Villa came jsut too soon for Bellamy, but Robson is confident both he and Speed will be back in contention when the Londoners visit St James.

"Craig hasn't had a setback - that's not a word we would use in his situation," said Robson today.

"On Friday he looked so well you would have thought he had not been away, although we know he's been away for six weeks.

"Then he had Saturday off and trained on Sunday and he had a slight stiffness and soreness - a reaction to it - so we didn't even consider him for the Aston Villa game.

"But I would expect him to have every chance for Monday, as does Gary Speed."