Manager Brian Barry-Murphy has provided an injury update ahead of Saturday’s League One fixture against Accrington Stanley…
Ryan McLaughlin and Jimmy Ryan are fit and available for selection, while Stephen Humphrys (knee) and Kwadwo Baah (ankle) are still on the road to recovery. Yeboah Amankwah (knee) is being assessed by his parent club and will find out within the next week whether or not he requires surgery.
“With such a small squad this season, it’s imperative that I try and manage to keep everyone fit for as much of the season as possible,” said the Boss.
“As part of that, there are certain games that I’ll have to err on the side of caution, like I’ve done with the like of Ryan McLaughlin and Jimmy Ryan, and not take any chances. As such, they’ve come back into training this week and are fit to go for Saturday, which is big news for everybody.
“They possibly could have played last weekend at a push, but I was never quite convinced that they would. It’s much more beneficial for us to have a clear week with them where they can join back in with the lads and train properly to be available for selection on Saturday and be available for hopefully a long stint moving forward where we can maximise all of the players in the squad, bearing in mind that we don’t have a big squad anyway.”
He continued: “The other injuries are slightly more long term. Stephen Humphrys is still out – he’s a few weeks away - and he continues his progress along with Kwadwo Baah who is getting closer.
“Yeboah Amankwah’s injury is more complicated. His situation is being assessed by his parent club so he’s back at Manchester City being assessed and a decision will be made over the next five or six days about whether or not he requires surgery on his knee, which would obviously be a set-back for him, his parent club and ourselves. We’ll know more about the state of his knee and the requirements of what he needs over the next week or so.”
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