Date: 12th August 2008 at 3:29pm
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Steve Sidwell will definitely miss the first leg Uefa tie against the team I can’t spell from Iceland.

The calf strain he picked up prior to the Reading game, that also kept him out of our two games in Spain hasn’t fully cleared up so O’Neill has opted to not risk him this time round.

Speaking about the injury O’Neill said:

‘I think Steve will only start doing a bit of work later this week so he will not be fit for Thursday.’

Player and manager are hopeful he will be back in contention for the season’s opener against Man City.