Speed out Robert back

Last updated : 17 March 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The news wasn’t all bad for Speed, who will be sorely missed on Wednesday, though as the injury is not as serious as first thought and he should return against Blackburn on Saturday.

Robert sustained an ankle injury in Milan after an assault by Sergio Conceicao and was forced to miss the 2-0 win at Charlton, but will return to add more width on Wednesday.

With Nobby Solano in fine form it looks as if Sir Bobby will have to choose two from JJ, Hugo Viana and Kieron Dyer for the must win game.