Fleming out of Maine Road clash

Last updated : 14 March 2002 By Palace Dan

Trevor Francis has been rocked by the news that Curtis Fleming has a pulled hamstring and will miss Saturday's fixture at Maine Road against championship contenders Manchester City. Fleming's injury is worse than originally thought and he is likely to be out of action for two or three weeks.
Francis is already without the regular central defensive partnership of Kit Symons and Tony Popovic.
Likely starting team: Clarke, Smith, Austin, Murphy, Granville, Black, Mullins, Rihilahti, Gray, Freedman, Morrison.