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Duo Face Fitness Checks Ahead of Cardiff Trip
Duo Face Fitness Checks Ahead of Cardiff Trip
Friday, 14th Oct 2011 10:50

Town will give fitness tests to Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Reece Wabara before the squad makes the trip to Cardiff this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s game against the Bluebirds. Emmanuel-Thomas, who was on loan at Cardiff last season, has been suffering with an ankle problem, while Wabara aggravated his hamstring problem in the reserves last week.

Manager Paul Jewell said: “We’ve got to check on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Reece Wabara to make sure they're fine.

“Wabara did his hamstring quite badly when he was playing for England’s U20s over the summer and he just felt a little tweak in the reserve game. He’s been training with the physio and we’ll see how he is today.

“Emmanuel-Thomas has had a problem with his ankle ever since the Leeds game. He’s had a steroid injection on it and hopefully that will settle it down.”

One man who is definitely out is winger Lee Martin due to his recent eye injury: “Lee’s trained for two days this week but he’s not in the travelling squad.

“He’s physically fit but I don't know whether he’ll be getting involved in heading balls and stuff like that with his eye. It was quite a nasty injury, so we have to be careful with that.”

Danny Collins will be OK despite pulling out of the Wales squad with a groin problem, while Daryl Murphy is over his hamstring injury and could return to the bench, although Nathan Ellington impressed as a sub in his absence against Brighton.

Jewell says Ibrahima Sonko has managed some rare outings at Playford Road during the international break: “He’s been training this week.

"I think the break has done him more good than anybody. But he’s one of those players that isn’t going to run all over the park, he’s a centre-half and you don’t want your centre-half to be covering 12,000 metres because that means you’re getting the run around.”

The Blues boss says all his international players will return fit as far as he is aware: “Keith Andrews will come back in this morning, I haven’t heard anything so presumably he’s well.

“He played on Tuesday so I gave him an extra day’s rest. It’s the first day we’ve been able to get everyone in together to do some work for tomorrow. They’re all back today, Josh Carson, Cormac Burke and Tamás Priskin as well.”

Jewell confirmed that Carlos Edwards is in his plans for Saturday’s game despite his traumatic week.

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DutchTownFan added 11:05 - Oct 14
So Edwards will start ahead of Wabara, which probably means an unchanged side again. Chops will score tomorrow as we beat the bluebirds 3-1 (I hope).

suffolkpoker added 11:11 - Oct 14
They are both good players, but im glad its not any of the starting eleven!

pazelle added 11:13 - Oct 14
and Tamas Priskin as well.

Garv added 11:48 - Oct 14
If JET's unfit then Ellington and Murphy on the bench.

Kizis26 added 12:03 - Oct 14

Garv added 12:08 - Oct 14
Or Carson! If we need to change it around x

irishtim added 12:22 - Oct 14
yeah garv carson at least on d bench hopefully

Kizis26 added 12:35 - Oct 14
hopefully lads!

BlueVelvet added 12:35 - Oct 14
JET's problem is he never looks motivated enough to get involved - when warming up before games he's like the reluctant school boy hidng behind the bike shed during a PE lesson.

I think with Lee Martin there's more to his absence than meets the eye (sorry about the pun). Hurt his eye playing golf - what ever next.

Smailes123 added 12:37 - Oct 14
Kizis26 why are you on hear you're a norwich fan

Kizis26 added 12:38 - Oct 14
no im not

Kizis26 added 12:40 - Oct 14
or am i???

SouperJim added 13:06 - Oct 14
Cracking avatar

blueasfook added 14:11 - Oct 14
Does anyone want to come and see some puppies?

ITFC4daprem added 15:52 - Oct 14
good good

DiamondGezzer added 16:32 - Oct 14
Re story. Yes Lee, you don't want to go heading the ball with your eye ?????????

Yuk !

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