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INJURY UPDATE: Town Handed Double Boost Ahead Of Yeovil Trip

Smith And Hussey Both In Contention

17 November 2017

Swindon Town have been handed some positive news on the injury front ahead of our Sky Bet League Two clash away at Yeovil Town on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).

The Reds will head to Huish Park tomorrow with Harry Smith in tow after the striker cleared Concussion Protocol following a collision with Chesterfield's Sam Hird last weekend, which left him with a rather nasty bump on his head.

"Harry trained with us on Thursday and he'll be available for the game," Town Boss Dave Flitcroft said at his pre-match press conference.

"I'm delighted with that one because his form has been fantastic.

"I'm relieved that he's okay and you've got to go off the doctor's advice. That's why you have the specialist there because they are qualified to make those decisions.

"Alan Shearer did a programme about Dementia and the seriousness of head injuries the other day, so we've all got to take heed of that.

"You want your players on the pitch and back in the day they would strap their heads up, but you don't know the long-term damage of that.

"We all love the game but a lot of what we do is short-term and we might have to take the long-term view that if we have got that information then we've got to listen to the specialist because it is sad to see ex-players having that and seeing what their families go through."

And Town have been handed further good news with Chris Hussey closing in on a long-awaited return to action having not featured since September.

"Chris Hussey trained with us on Thursday and he's done three or four sessions this week," Flitcroft added.

"He's been with the team and we are hoping that he's had no set-backs. 

"He'll be checked on Friday to see if there is any reaction to him doing a full week of training, so we could have Chris back.

"We're in a real good position in terms of getting players back. 

"Chris has come through a heavy period of rehabilitation with his injury and we certainly won't rush him, but I've seen his potency come back in the last two or three days.

"I'm just hoping that there's no significant change on Friday.

"There's a chance he'll be involved this weekend."

However, Amine Linganzi is considered a doubt for tomorrow's game after being forced off in the opening minutes of the draw with Chesterfield last time out.

"Amine is touch and go," Flitcroft said.

"We'll decide on that one on Friday."


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