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Left: Chris King is adding to Ken McKenna's defensive problems for the Man City tie.

KEN McKenna has been hit by more defensive problems ahead of the Uefa Cup return leg with mighty Manchester City at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Already deprived of the services of key defenders Steve Evans and Tommy Holmes, Saints have been given an added headache with left back Chris King now struggling with shin splints.
The 22-year-old wing back was taken off at half time of the Llansantffraid side's 1-0 win at Cwmbran Town last Saturday and faces a race against time to be fit.
"He's had the problem for a few weeks now and it's just a case of him resting for a few days to see how he feels," said McKenna.
"We're hoping he's going to come through as his absence would be a big blow for us, so we'll leave it as late as possible."
With a limited squad to choose from, McKenna is lamenting his lack of defensive options for what is certain to be another testing night against a star-studded City that is up near the top of the Premiership.
Already trailing 5-0 from the first leg at the City of Manchester Stadium, McKenna will be anxious to come out of the return with some respectability.
"This is the one time we're desperate to have all our defenders fit," he said.
"To be without Stevie Evans and Tommy Holmes for both games is a real blow as they would have given me so many defensive options. They would have been big players for us."
City boss Kevin Keegan will have no such problems as he assembles his high-flying Premiership squad for the Cardiff return.
Yet, with the game virtually academic, he is likely to field mainly reserve teamers - including striker Darren Huckerby and keeper Nicky Weaver - but that line-up still costs in the region of 25m!
City have sold 7,000 tickets, with TNS expecting a 10,000 crowd. Tickets will also be sold on the night.

27 August 2021