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An Injury Update From BBM

15 March 2019

First Team Coach Brian Barry-Murphy has given an injury update on his squad ahead of the weekend’s match at Accrington Stanley.

He revealed that the majority of the squad is in good health heading into the fixture, and offered some positive news on Ethan Ebanks-Landell’s injury.

“I think the Ethan Ebanks-Landell diagnosis could change slightly,” said Barry-Murphy.

“We were all very disappointed at the extent of the news, but there’s a chance that it might not be as severe as we first thought.

“He’s been back at Wolves for a second opinion and they’re not as concerned as we were initially. So hopefully that won’t be as long term as we thought.

“Other than that, Ryan McLaughlin is the only doubt heading into the game and Josh Lillis remains injured. So, we’re in pretty good shape.”

He also gave an update on Huddersfield Town loanee Rekeil Pyke, who has been absent from the last three matchday squads.

“Rekeil Pyke unfortunately sustained a hamstring injury in training on the Thursday after the AFC Wimbledon game (February 21st) and is back at his parent club for treatment.

“He was expected to be out for around six weeks, so we’re already three weeks into that time frame. We’re continuing to work closely with Huddersfield to ensure Rekeil returns to Rochdale as soon as possible.

“He has made a big impact on the squad since he arrived in January and is a hugely popular character in the dressing room, so we wish him well in his recovery and hope to see him back at the Club very soon.”

 

 


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