Deano and Dan return to Town squad

DAN Harding and Dean Bowditch are included in the Blues squad that left for Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Derek Davis

DAN Harding and Dean Bowditch are included in the Blues squad that left for Crystal Palace this afternoon.

The duo returned from loan spells with Southend and Brentford respectively and have impressed in training.

Harding will provide defensive cover with Moritz Volz a serious injury doubt after failing to recover from a groin strain.

Iv�n Campo misses out with a calf problem and David Wright is still not ready after struggling with a hamstring injury.

That leaves the way open for Pim Balkestein to start alongside Gareth McAuley in central defence with Alex Bruce staying at right back and Ben Thatcher on the left side.

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Bowditch scored twice for the Bees in eight games, including one in his last match for them and has made it clear he would like to return to Brentford if it means regular football.