We were told earlier today that Mark has let it be known that he is almost certain to be available for selection and is feeling fine.
The manager claimed the midfielder was suffering an Achilles problem but with everybody else fit he may be looking for a way of solving the Noble/Song dilemma which both he and assistant boss Neil McDonald have mentioned in the past.
The other alternative maybe to relegate Cheik Kouyate to the bench after a middling performance against Swansea last weekend and play them both.
We were told: “To all intents and purposes we have a fully fit squad. There will always be the odd niggle here and there but as far as we can see the manager has a fully fit squad to select from.
“There seems little question of course that he will go with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho up top with Enner Valencia filling a spot on the bench.”