Date: 12th August 2006 at 11:44am
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He looked to be struggling with a back injury in the game in Latvia on Thursday, but he is willing to go through the pain barrier to line up against Wigan next week.

Given: ‘Hopefully it will settle down in the next few days. Just before half time I felt a sharp pain in my back and I think it is a muscle strain. I took some painkillers but still had a problem kicking long balls.

‘Hopefully it will settle down in the next few days.’