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Jol Eager To Avoid Downing Talk - Yahoo! Sport UK

Jol, meanwhile, is sweating on the fitness of midfielder Jermaine Jenas and striker Dimitar Berbatov ahead of their clash with Everton.

Jenas failed to train today after collecting a knock on his toe while Berbatov is nursing an ankle injury.

Both players were on the scoresheet in their 2-0 win over Sheffield United and Jol remains hopeful they will recover in time.

Jol added: "Berbatov got a knock on his ankle but hopefully he will be okay.

"JJ did not train because he had a problem with his toe. We will have to wait and see but hopefully he will be available."

Hat tip to JonW.

Also, FWIW:
Dutch winger Arjen Robben - injured in the warm-up before the Middlesbrough game - and Michael Ballack should both be in contention for a place in the side on Sunday.