Brown and Bramble in contention for Swansea
Defensive pair Titus Bramble and Wes Brown have handed Martin O'Neill a welcome boost ahead of Saturday's visit from Swansea with the news that both are in contention.
Brown picked up a groin problem recently and has missed the last three games whilst Bramble has been out with calf and achilles problems.
Michael Turner recently returned from injury and made his comeback in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea as a substitute for the injured Matt Kilgallon.
For the first time in a while, O'Neill will have choices to make at the back with Kilgallon the only senior defender unavailable for selection.