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NIGEL CLOUGH UNCERTAIN OVER INJURED DUO

13 April 2016

NIGEL Clough says he is uncertain over the fitness of two players who missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Damien McCrory and Stuart Beavon both missed the tip to Glanford Park with a hamstring injury and a knock to the knee respectively.

"We're not sure if they're going to be fit for Saturday yet, but we're giving them as long as we can," said Clough.

He added: "I think they're both about 50/50 at this stage but we'll do everything we can to get them out there.

Stuart just has a knock on the side of his knee; he got it in training late last week.

“He's had it before so he's had a little injection in it to try to settle it down, so it's just about how well and how quickly that works now.”

Callum Reilly was the man to step in and replace Damien McCrory in the starting XI last week and Nigel Clough is in no rush to get the Irishman back on the pitch if it means hindering his injury any more.

"Damien has a tight hamstring, he felt it in the middle of the week in training last week, so we've just got to be careful with those.

“Even with just five games to go, it's a difficult one to just put him out there.

“As much as we need him back, we need to be careful with him. 

“We have to cover for them the best we can.

“We certainly missed them Saturday at Scunthorpe and if they're not back this Saturday, we'll hopefully have them for Wigan."

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