Double Tonic For Reid
"Michael has spent a long time out with injuries. He is very eager to get some football in and we have had to protect him from himself at times," said Reid. Bridges has a Premiership record of 19 goals in 39 starts for The Whites.
Skipper Matteo, meanwhile, only resumed full training on Monday after undergoing knee surgery at the end of last season, so Reid will make an assessment of his fitness before deciding whether to include him in the squad.
The 29-year-old skipper is a key member of the team with his versatility to play in either defence or midfield.
Lucas Radebe, who has also had a knee operation, is not yet ready to be considered.