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Noble doubt for Bolton

Filed: Wednesday, 9th April 2008
By: Staff Writer

Mark Noble is only 50/50 for this weekend's trip to Bolton after being the latest Hammer to sustain a hamstring injury.

The young midfielder missed last night's 1-0 defeat against Portsmouth having been injured in training last week and is struggling to recover in time for Saturday's visit to the Reebok Stadium.

"He done it last Tuesday," explained Alan Curbishley. "We kept it quiet a bit. You know what Mark's like, he was pushing to play.

"As everybody knows we're struggling a little bit. I can't afford to push him in case he breaks down so we'll see how he is on Saturday."

Another player struggling is captain Lucas Neill who took a knock during last night's defeat. However there was better news regarding Matthew Upson who Curbishley confirmed 'may well come back'.

The last time United visited the Reebok at this stage of the season was during the 2002/03 season when a 1-0 defeat all but confirmed the Irons to the drop.

A reverse result this weekend will almost certainly mean the end for Bolton's chances of retaining their Premier League spot.

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