Date: 20th August 2008 at 5:27pm
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Steve Sidwell has suffered a setback in his return to fitness from the calf injury sustained prior to the Reading friendly.

Speaking on the official site Martin O’Neill has revealed that the midfielder is unlikely to be fit in time for our clash against Stoke on Saturday.

‘Steve has had a little bit of a set-back – nothing major.

‘We hoped he would be training this week but it looks likely to be next Monday now.

‘He is feeling stiffness in both calves now.

‘His attempts to get back are so strong, maybe he is overdoing it.’

Be hard for a player not to overdo a return from injury now with Curtis Davies setting the bar so high!