Town First-Team Coach Ross Embleton has given an update on the fitness of a number of players ahead of the trip to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday…
ON JON OBIKA:
“We don’t know the extent of the injury yet in terms of time, but what that is going to be for Jon is how soon he can get back on his feet and start running again.
“We will then see what reaction he has to the injury and that will then dictate to us at the back end of this week the full extent of how long he is going to be out for.”
ON JAMIE SENDLES-WHITE:
“He’s now set in one position for four weeks so that’s not going to be a comfortable thing for Jamie. The stage he is at at the moment is about him trying to get over that initial reaction to the operation and start looking forward to when he can get back on his feet again.”
ON MICHAEL DOUGHTY:
“Michael is around but he’s had some family issues that he’s having to deal with and it has obviously been a tough time for him with his illness.
“It is going to be a slow process with Michael as to how soon he’s going to be back among the group.
“I know he’s doing some more exercise now and getting himself a little bit more up on his feet and running around, so it is about giving Michael the time he needs to prepare to come back.”
ON LLOYD JONES:
“Lloyd trained on Tuesday and it is an injury that he has suffered with previously. With Lloyd, like a lot of injuries, you’ve just got to monitor those and see what stage he’s at by the back end of the week in order for him to be able to train and be capable of playing.”
ON BRAD BARRY:
“He did well (against Peterborough United in the Central League on Tuesday). We had a bit of a worrying moment at the beginning when he started to hold his hamstring, but it was more of a dead leg.
“The plan originally was to give him 45 minutes and hope that would get his levels of fitness back up to allow him to be close to come back into the group more regularly.
“We got to that period and he felt more comfortable to give himself a bit longer so we managed to get to the hour.”