No definite news on the Jarvis and Benayoun front. Both came off early against Newcastle and with the extra day's recovery time, let's hope both are fit to start tonight. If not, Allardyce has a problem.
Maiga doesn't yet cut it for me, despite that goal. Too often he makes the wrong choices, trying to run at men when he should pass; or stopping to pass backwards when momentum should be maintained. His brain seems scrambled, perhaps by tension.
Taylor is fit to return and I fear that if both Yossi and Jarvis are ruled out, Allardyce will go into the game with Matty T and O'Neil. That would be compact but would offer us very little going forward. Besides that, there's only the kids.
What this shows, of course, is that the squad is still too thin. We need another full back, one more midfielder and one or two strikers to see us comfortably through the season.