Date: 5th October 2007 at 11:24am
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Pimp-like stopper Claudio C has been declared fit to retake his place in the starting line up against the pacy Andy Johnson and Fat Yak this weekend. Big Sam gave the player the all-clear following the disastrous Citeh result and claimed it probably would have been different had he been playing:

‘Claudio has a groin injury but he doesn’t need a hernia operation. We gave him a test on Saturday morning, but he wasn’t ready. That, for me, was a big miss because he brings a huge amount of experience, as we’ve seen. The last time he played, we beat West Ham 3-1 and we didn’t see that type of defending from anybody against Manchester City. However, he should be OK for Everton.’