|Healy Set to Miss Portsmouth Clash|
Wednesday, 23rd Feb 2011 17:22
Town look likely to be without midfielder Colin Healy when Portsmouth visit Portman Road on Saturday. The Irish international was replaced by Andy Drury during the first half of last night’s 2-0 defeat at QPR.
Boss Paul Jewell told the club site: "Colin felt something go in his stomach and it looks like a strain.
"It's disappointing because Colin has been doing well for us, but it's very likely he will be out for the weekend."
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|CanadianBlue added 17:47 - Feb 23|
Are they sure it isn't some trapped gas?
|CleverTrevor added 17:56 - Feb 23|
Norris should be back though, shouldn't he? If not, Drury in the centre, Peters/Hyam on the bench.
|TractorMan added 18:20 - Feb 23|
Not as bad for a home game as it will force us to go more attacking with Drury.
A big miss for Cardiff if he's not fit for that though with Norris only back for the trip to the welshies at the earliest.
|jas0999 added 19:21 - Feb 23|
Not overly concerned. Been very good in recent weeks, but I still don't think he's the answer if we wish to push for promotion next season.
Norris may miss this week's game I believe. So Bullard/Drury it is - unless PJ brings in a loanee - but it would seem we fail to do deals.
|pinewoodblueboy added 19:33 - Feb 23|
A very good opertunity now then for Mr Drury to stake a claim as a first choice midfield maestro. Grab it with both hands young man.
|brainbox added 19:41 - Feb 23|
A shame for Healy as he has been a revelation under PJ, but it does open the door for Drury to stake his claim for a regular place - nice to have creative options within the midfield at long last...COYB
|Wickets added 07:54 - Feb 24|
Fans who knock Healy have no idea what a balanced midfield is but at least it should give Drury another chance.
|DiamondGezzer added 07:54 - Feb 24|
It is a shame, his improvement under PJ is evident, but that as they say is football. Step up Mr. Drury, I presume.
|Pessimistic added 07:57 - Feb 24|
I feel sorry for Colin Healey as he has excelled of late uner Paul Jewell. That said, it is a wonderful opportunity for Dury to prove his worth in the midfield and at home he should be able to express himslef more freely.
|Billy_Whizz added 08:05 - Feb 24|
442 anyone? Drury and Martin on the wings and push Connor up front with Priskin?
|BlueBoots added 09:10 - Feb 24|
Everyone seems to think Drury's the definite replacement, but he looked off the pace when he came on for Healy on Tuesday.
For Saturday, I'd like to see PJ play Wickham further forward (he looks our biggest goal threat at the moment) with Priskin, and play Peters and Martin wide with Leadbitter and Bullard in the middle...
|Bluecynic added 10:02 - Feb 24|
Isn't it great to be positive about Healy. It was only a few weeks ago people were despairing that he was in the team against Chelsea. Think he is definitely one whose experience can be of great help to the team.
|intercept12 added 10:30 - Feb 24|
Agree with Blueboots about Peters. As our longest serving first teamer, he's been desperately unlucky to be squeezed out of a strong midfield.
Imagine Edwards and Peters bombing up & down the wing all day, Portsmouth would be knackered!
|EatonBlue added 01:17 - Feb 25|
'Miss Portsmouth?' I think that I've been out with her!
|Upbeat added 08:39 - Feb 25|
A shame as he's a quality player, but then quality is something that we don't lack in the midfield thankfully.. Agreed a speedy recovery for Cardiff please. Then again the thought of playing an in-confidence Wickham down thee middle in a 4-4-2 formation (with Martin, Bullard, Leadbitter and Norris) is equally tempting. Equally I wouldn't be averse to seeing Peters occupy a touchline as someone said earlier, but against Cardiff I fear Drury may still be slightly off the pace - next season he'll really come into the fold I reckon. COYB
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