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3 February 2017

The latest squad news ahead of Saturday

ALEX Neil revealed that Steven Naismith is a doubt for Saturday's game against Cardiff City.

He told reporters on Friday: "Steven's struggling with a hamstring, so he'll be touch and go really. That's the main one."

Youssouf Mulumbu is back at Colney following DR Congo's elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations, but City's boss said a late call will be made on his availability.

"We'll have a look at him in training. Obviously we haven't done a lot with Youssouf at all," he added.

Deadline day signings Mitchell Dijks and Yanic Wildschut are both available to play, but Neil will still be without two of his central midfield options.

Graham Dorrans (knee) is a couple of weeks away from returning to the fold, while Louis Thompson (Achilles) is out for the remainder of the season. Alex Tettey remains one booking away from incurring a two-game suspension.

Matt Jarvis (hamstring) is unlikely to feature but Neil will have Nelson Oliveira at his disposal once more after the striker completed his three-match ban for his dismissal against Rotherham United last month.

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