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INJURY UPDATE: BRENTFORD

20 November 2017

A HAMSTRING injury picked up in the defeat at home to Sheffield United will almost certainly rule Lloyd Dyer out of tomorrow’s trip to Brentford (7.45pm kick off).

Nigel Clough said: “Lloyd is struggling with his injury. He came off as soon as he felt it which is what we tell them to do as if you stay on then it can develop into something worse.

“John Brayford (hamstring) is coming on but it might still be too early for him. Joe Mason (back) is coming on but it might be too early for him as well.”

Clough might make changes to try and change his team’s fortunes.

“With the run we have had, everything is up for grabs. Nobody has a guaranteed place in the team at the moment. Nobody has done enough in the last few weeks to say ‘I’m guaranteed my shirt’.”

Tom Naylor, Tom Flanagan and Will Miller might feature in the starting line-up.

Clough said: “All the lads on the bench are perfectly entitled to say with the run we are on at the moment that they deserve a chance but what they have to do is take it. Everybody in the squad has played this season and if they had done exceptionally well they would have kept their place. They have had all had opportunities, but they will again.

“Will had a brilliant 20 minutes on Friday night and out of the 14 players he was the main bright spark when he came on with his enthusiasm. He’s right in the mix. The only thing is that he has played so little football and he’s only been back in training just over week. He’s different to what we have got and can cause problems in a different way. He has a chance tomorrow, but it might still be too early for him.”


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