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INJURY UPDATE: Conroy To Be Assessed Ahead Of Good Friday Test

12 April 2017

Dion Conroy is Town’s only real injury concern ahead of their Good Friday clash against AFC Wimbledon.

The central defender, who has been in fine form in recent weeks, was forced off late on during the 1-1 draw with MK Dons last weekend with a hamstring concern.

However, Conroy looked in good shape in training earlier today and could well feature against The Dons if his scan results come back clear.

“He trained very well. Training was quite intense and there didn’t seem to be a reaction,” Head Coach Luke Williams said at his pre-match press conference earlier today.

“Dion has had a scan and we’re waiting for the results but we felt like we didn’t need to leave him out of training so we calculated the risk there because the player wasn’t reporting any symptoms at all.

“We said that he could train while we waited for the results and if there was anything in there untoward, then we could take a view after that.

“There is always a worry about a potential tear because you can pull up so much in the game and he felt something before in the warm-up, but he came through and then felt something towards the end of the game and was removed.

“Within 48 hours he felt very, very good and there were no problems there but we got a scan done as a precaution and we’re waiting for the results now.

“Other than Dion we have got a clean bill of health and he trained very, very well without any reaction so I don’t see too much cause for concern.”

Should the worst scenario occur and Town are without Conroy for Friday’s game, then Williams is happy with the options he has at his disposal.

“There is always something in my mind if needs be but we’ve got very good central defenders that can come in. There may need to be some reshuffling but we’ve brought players in during January for that reason.”

Conroy has formed a formidable partnership alongside Raphael Rossi-Branco at the heart of the defence in recent weeks and the former Chelsea centre-back was lavished with praise by Williams.

“He’s got things to work on for sure and he must remain focussed on improving as a player, but he should be pleased with the work that he’s done when he’s come into the team,” Williams added.

“It is a bonus to see a player performing so well under the pressure that we are experiencing at the moment, so let’s hope he continues like that.”

Finally, Williams provided an update on Yaser Kasim who took part in light training today following a long lay-off with a hip injury.

“Yaser was warming up with the squad and then he worked with the fitness staff to make sure that we can assess where he is after a lay-off,” Williams said.

“It was good to see him with us at the training ground today and he looked in good trim shape and he seemed in good spirits.

“We’ll assess him as we go.”

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