Diouf in doubt

Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf looks set to sit out the UEFA Cup game against Marseille tomorrow and could be facing a hernia operation.

Diouf suffered the injury while on African Nations Cup duty with Senegal and Jared Borgetti is standing by to come in.

Manager Sam Allardyce said: “They filled him with pain killers to get him to play and we might have to pay the price”

Playmaker Jay-Jay Okocha is set to return to the team as Hidetoshi Nakata is suspended. Gary Speed continues his recovery from a knee injury with an outing for the reserves tonight.

PROVISIONAL SQUAD: Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, Hunt, Ben Haim, N’Gotty, Jaidi, Gardner, Giannakopoulos, Faye, Okocha, Nolan, Diouf, Davies, Jansen, Walker, Vaz Te, Borgetti, Fojut.

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