Bowyer Injury Leaves Town Short of Central Midfield Options at Hull Wednesday, 4th Jan 2012 14:38
Town have confirmed that midfielder Lee Bowyer is a doubt ahead of Saturday’s third round FA Cup tie at Hull City with the groin injury he suffered just before half-time during the home defeat to Nottingham Forest.
Bowyer’s injury – which manager Paul Jewell said on Monday could sideline the 35-year-old for around a fortnight - leaves the Blues short of central midfield options with Keith Andrews – whose loan from Blackburn is up after Saturday’s match – unlikely to be back from his torn hamstring, although he has been given permission to play by his parent club.
Andy Drury is unavailable having played for loan club Crawley in the competition earlier in the season at a time when it appeared he was unlikely to be required by the Blues with the Blues then also having Colin Healy in their squad.
Jimmy Bullard could start alongside skipper Grant Leadbitter against his old club with the illness which forced him out of Monday’s match not expected to sideline him for too long, while Mark Kennedy or perhaps Luke Hyam could come into the 18.
Striker Jason Scotland may also be back after missing the last two games with a hamstring problem, although having been close to making it for both matches.
Midfielder Jaime Peters is available as he wasn't involved in the FA Cup with his loan club Bournemouth.
It is sad that really no one does care any more I work with people who have bought tickets paid for coach and are so disgusted they are not going to turn up put the youngsters in give them a go and rest your oap's they really can't do any worse and at least they will put up a fight
I cant believe that someone of his experience even carried on hobbling around for 5 minutes after the injury! He should have gone down straight away, bloody stupid. I seriously question the warming up routine and conditioning of our players with the number of injuries we are having all of which are pulls and tears not sustained in contact. Sort it out physios. Do a proper warm up instead of taking pots shots for ten minutes.
bluehearts as Cropper is out for a number of weeks that isnt going to happen! Ainsley right back, really? i like the idea of starting Murray and scotland, but with Jet playing just behind them and not on the wing where he always looks lost (although he does drift out when played up top which is odd!)..... we could always try richard wright in CM :-)
went to both the reading and forest games and bowyer was useless, i couldnt care less if he retired now, same goes for ingamarrson. lee barrett ainsley sonko smith cresswell edwards hyam bullard martin JET scotland
I would care if I wasn't so fed up with Dissapointment! We could be playing histon But we would still lose! And the same cycle Would continue, jewell would still keep his Job, and half the team would still be rubbish And lack any blue blood running through their Veins!
alfromcol Real supporters do care and some show it by not turning up. You cant do nothing and hope for better times, its a dream then. What an opportunity to play a number of younger players who have not figured under this dying regime, you may witness a great event.