Sir Bobby backs understudies

Last updated : 18 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

"I am very confident with all my three strikers," said Sir Bobby. "When we first bought Carl Cort just over two years ago from Wimbledon, he was magnificent in the early stages but he has been plagued by injuries but he is over them now.

"Carl is in the squad and he's ready to play while Shola Ameobi has done well when we have asked him to do a job in the past.

"Lua Lua has been on fire in training over the last week because he knows that he has a chance of playing.

"With those three we have a strike force that some other clubs don't have and they are our back-up so we're very fortunate, we have a very good squad.

"This is an important game for us and I think that if we don't get anything from it then it may be that little bit too much to expect us to do what we did in the last phase and qualify through the last game.

"We have to get points on the board to have any chance of progressing."