Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership: Wimbledon v Coventry

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WIMBLEDON manager Joe Kinnear yesterday confirmed that Michael Hughes can wait until the end of the season before undergoing the hernia operation he needs. Wimbledon have booked a place in the Worthington Cup semi-finals after defeating Chelsea at Selhurst Park last Tuesday and Hughes will not have the operation while there is the prospect of a Wembley appearance. Carl Cort is on stand-by for the game against Coventry, as the former Charlton striker Carl Leaburn is a doubtful starter.

Coventry pair Noel Whelan and Paul Telfer will have late fitness checks. Whelan's back injury kept him out of last weekend's match against Leicester while Telfer played through that game with a groin strain. Both trained yesterday but manager Gordon Strachan was delaying selection to check for any reactions to their injuries. Belgian international Philippe Clement is out for two weeks with a hamstring strain and his place will go to George Boateng.

WIMBLEDON (from): Sullivan, Cunningham, Kimble, Blackwell, Thatcher, M Hughes, Earle, Ekoku, Roberts, Gayle, Ardley, Heald, Goodman, Leaburn, C Hughes, Cort, Ainsworth, Castledine, Euell, Kennedy, Perry.

COVENTRY CITY (from): Hedman, Nilsson, Williams, Shaw, Edworthy, Telfer, McAllister, Froggatt, Huckerby, Whelan, Soltvedt, Boateng, Breen, P Hall, Jackson, Wallemme, Ogrizovic.

Suspensions: None.

Referee: S Dunn.

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