Johnson The Key To Strachan Success?

Last updated : 24 December 2009 By Boro Mad

French striker Jeremie Aliadiere, who has been out of action since the 2-0 victory over Derby on October 20 - Gareth Southgate's last game in charge - because of an ankle injury which required surgery, is also back in training and has an outside chance of being included in the squad.

However, central defender Sean St Ledger is unavailable once again after his loan deal expired with a proposed permanent move yet to be sealed.

In addition, Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) and Seb Hines (ankle surgery) remain on the sidelines.