Last updated : 08 August 2004 By Editor

"We have to hold our hands up with that one in the sense that because of the Champions League game qualifying stage we have had to rush players back which we wouldn't normally have done.

"It is such an important game for us that we wanted Ruud and the others back quickly.

"We have to think about our own side of it because he only had seven days' preparation before playing the game on Tuesday and that is not enough."