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PRE-CHELTENHAM: HASSELBAINK ON MOULT, CHAPMAN, INJURIES AND RETURNS

7 January 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink says striker Louis Moult has been registered in Burton Albion's squad and could feature in the matchday 18 for tomorrow's game away at Cheltenham Town.

Summer signing Moult suffered an ankle injury in pre-season and has yet to feature in league action for the Brewers.

Moult confirmed to burtonalbionfc.co.uk that he was back in training a few weeks ago and is now pushing for a space in Hasselbaink's squad.

And returning to the squad along with Moult are Lucas Akins, Terry Taylor and Jonny Smith, the latter two missing out last week for COVID-19 absences.

Left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was taken off with a knock last weekend, but also looks set to play tomorrow.

“Louis has been registered and will be available for selection tomorrow," said Hasselbaink.

“Lucas Akins and Jonny are both returning and will be available for selection tomorrow too.

“Terry Taylor is okay. He was fine last Friday and trained before the Crewe match, but I did not want to risk him because of Covid.

"He did train on Saturday after the match and he will now be in the squad ready for Cheltenham.

“Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is now ok and will be available for selection tomorrow.”

The manager also spoke on Harry Chapman, after the attacking midfielder returned to his parent club Blackburn Rovers following the end of his loan spell.

“We had a six-month loan and we aren’t sure yet what is happening with him," said Hasselbaink.

"He had an excellent game against Crewe on the weekend and that is the kind of performance we expected from a player like him.

“Blackburn have called him back, but who knows, he may come back at the end of the window.”

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink spoke on tomorrow’s opponents Cheltenham who have had a very busy start to the January transfer window. He said he expects a tough battle tomorrow from the home side.

“I think the formation will still be the same for Cheltenham, Dan Nlundulu will maybe come in for Kyle Joseph," said Hasselbaink.

“They are very good at what they do, all the games are difficult in this league, and this will be another tough task.

“I saw them against Oxford and they played really well, they have a set way of doing things, It is going to be a very tough game.”


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