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IRVINE FACES FITNESS BATTLE AS ALBION LOOK TO ADD TO SQUAD

18 January 2017

TOP scorer Jackson Irvine remains a doubt for Cardiff but Albion are still hoping to add to the squad before Saturday’s trip to Wales.

Albion first team coach Andy Garner says Irvine is no more than 50-50 as he struggles with a groin injury but hopes the squad will be boosted by a new face.

“The deal’s close,” he said. “I’m not sure what’s stopping it getting it over the line but hopefully there will be one in before Saturday.

“It will be a loan move.”

Garner says the target is an attacking midfielder with a current Championship club.

The Brewers will be without Will Miller and Luke Varney as they look to bounce back from defeat at home to Wigan last Saturday.

Varney is out for a month or more after puncturing a lung at Watford on his debut.

Miller suffered a hamstring injury in the same game.

Garner said: “Will’s still struggling and he won’t be available.

“Jackson hasn’t trained yet and he won’t train today or Thursday. We will have to see how he is on Friday.

“He’s a good player and he’s the one scoring the goals for us at the moment so players like him will always be missed. If he’s out again we have to move on and we have players here who can do the job.”


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