problems still persist, and the suspension of top striker Marcus Stewart is a serious loss.
A defensive injury
crisis has forced the Dens Park club to recall their Scotland Under-21 star from a loan spell with English Division Three side Plymouth Argyle
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on Reid for January to try and solve his defensive injury
A DEFENSIVE injury
crisis has forced Hibs manager Terry Butcher to step up his search for new faces this week.
CHRIS Herd is the latest player to fall foul of Villa's recent central defensive injury
curse as Villa head to Sunderland.
Lovie Smith's side also have a largely clean bill of health after their bye week, which contrasts with the defensive injury
problems the Lions are facing.
CHESTER FC boss Neil Young has major defensive injury
concerns for tonight's FA Cup third qualifying round replay at FC Halifax Town (7.
Norwich have no fresh injury worries, while Wayne Bridge goes straight into the Sunderland squad amid a defensive injury
SIR Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United are in better shape to handle their defensive injury
crisis than they were last December despite raising the spectre of Rio Ferdinand missing the remainder of the campaign.
SPURS have been linked with a move for pounds 5m-rated defender Daniele Bonera from AC Milan as manager Harry Redknapp looks to ease his defensive injury
ARSENAL were plunged back into a defensive injury
crisis ahead of the showdown with Chelsea as both Kieran Gibbs, with a fractured metatarsal, and William Gallas hobbled out of tonight's 2-0 Champions League win over Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium.
Adebayor and Robin van Persie, from the penalty spot, were all on the scoresheet as the young Gunners defied their defensive injury
worries to set up a mouth-watering match with United.
CHRIS HUGHTON has revealed he is considering sending out a patched-up Claudio Cacapa to face Chelsea as he battles with Newcastle United's defensive injury
DAVID O'LEARY has thanked 'Steady Eddie' utility man Ulises de la Cruz for helping Aston Villa to survive a defensive injury
crisis - and silence the terrace boo-boys.
Sunderland's push for the play-offs could be hit by a defensive injury
crisis after Gary Breen suffered a neck problem in the closing stages of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Crewe.