Midfielders to gain vital match fitness
Brian McDermott said, "Danny was going to be sub against Arsenal, I had a good conversation with him beforehand. He has a slight problem with his thigh so we decided it was better for him to get ninety minutes for the reserves rather than sit on the bench.
"He hasn't played 90 minutes in a long time. He needs to play football, to give himself a chance of playing in our next league game. We'll test it in the game tomorrow and hopefully be ready for the game Saturday.