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Dunne Expected To Be Fit

12 February 2015

Manager On Defender's Fitness

Lee Clark expects to have Charles Dunne available for selection on Saturday after the defender limped out of Tuesday's clash with Middlesbrough.
 
Dunne, who turns 22 on Friday, has started the last three matches and looks set to make it four against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
 
“We're hopeful Charles is going to be OK,” said Clark. “We're hoping it was just a bit of fatigue and stiffness. We made the decision that we didn't want it to get any worse and become a muscle tear.
 
“To be fair to the lad he has been in a decent vein of form, he'd started the game particularly well. He's been worthy of his place in the team, and looks like he's been improving in recent weeks, so we want him to continue that.”
 
Saer Sene is another player Clark is monitoring, before naming his side on Saturday morning.
 
“Saer had quite a bit of illness. He's been missing for six or seven days, but he's getting back on the training ground where he's going at it full throttle.
 
“He could be an outsider for the weekend, but he hasn't played a game for a while so we'll soon see where he is at in terms of fitness.”
 
While the Forest fixture comes too soon for Grant Hall, Clark expects to have the defender back seven days later.
 
“Grant Hall is doing really well. He'll be ready for Blackburn next week, as long as he doesn't have a setback next week in training.”

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