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INJURY UPDATE: Hussey Suffers Setback

Latest Team News Ahead Of Lincoln Trip

1 February 2018

Swindon Town defender Chris Hussey has been dealt yet another blow on his long road to recovery.

The attacking left-back, on a season long loan from Championship high-flyers Sheffield United, underwent hernia surgery last month and was making good progress.

However, Hussey has now suffered a set-back and it could be a while longer before he is finally able to kick a ball in competitive anger.

"We've had a couple of complications with Chris and it sometimes happens when you get one injury you end up over compensating for something else," Town Boss Dave Flitcroft said at his pre-match press conference earlier today.

"There's a slight problem in another area so we are just trying to get to the bottom of it.

"It is slower than we all want and Chris is desperate to be fit, I want him fit and he can do a number of positions with the system that we've got.

"He's a fantastic wing-back and he can also slide in at left-side centre-half as well and give us real mobility and balance on the left-hand side.

"He's probably found he has so it is going to be a surgical operation for Donal and then it could be two or three weeks before he's back. We thought we would get Donal close but it has just taken longer than we all anticipated."

Dave Flitcroft On Donal McDermott

"We're desperate to get him fit and we're going to have to keep working with the fitness and medical teams to get him back on the pitch."

Donal McDermott is also expected to be out a while longer with his injury worse than first feared.

"It is a frustrating one for Donal because he's had a hernia in the past, we didn't think it was this time, and we've put him through quite a rigorous training programme," Flitcroft added.

"He's probably found he has so it is going to be a surgical operation for Donal and then it could be two or three weeks before he's back.

"We thought we would get Donal close but it has just taken longer than we all anticipated.

"If you can get someone through without having surgical intervention then it is always the best way, we thought we could have done it with Chris Hussey but in the end you are always running against the clock.

"That's what happened with Chris and Donal and we'll view that after he comes out of surgery and go from there."

However, there is more positive news with Amine Linganzi progressing really well in his recovery from injury.

"Amine is coming on really well and he's driving on now," Flitcroft concluded.

Town also have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the weekend. 


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