Here are the Roy Hodgson press conference quotes I alluded to a little earlier.

We were hoping to have Andy Johnson with us but it is not possible. He trained yesterday but felt a problem and we had to take him out of our plans.

We are probably being too optimistic. He was so anxious himself to get back into the fray and we sometimes go along with it.

I am hoping it was to do with the scar tissue following his recent operation rather than a major problem. If he is pain free he will be fit enough and he will play a part in the game [against Manchester United on Saturday]. We will see.