Mel also forced to rule defender out of United game
CHRIS Brunt and James Morrison are doubts for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United (ko 12.45pm).
Billy Jones (hamstring) and Nicolas Anelka (club suspension) have already been ruled out, as has Diego Lugano, who picked up a knee injury while on midweek international duty with Uruguay.
Brunt played 90 minutes in Northern Ireland’s goalless draw with Cyprus on Wednesday and Pepe Mel must decide if his captain has it in his legs to start against United.
Meanwhile, James Morrison faces a race against time to be fit after returning from action with Scotland with muscle problems.