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Bowyer Injury Leaves Town Short of Central Midfield Options at Hull
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.

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tractorboy2434 added 14:47 - Jan 4
Who the hell cares any more

northstand78 added 14:48 - Jan 4
Oh no, we're doomed !!!

Legend added 14:49 - Jan 4
Play Hyam or Peters then. Can't do much worse than Sick not Bowyer!

PauloJulio added 14:49 - Jan 4
Alan Smith to the rescue!

Legend added 14:51 - Jan 4
But as the first post said who cares anyway!!
Why are Clegg and Jewell still here?
Does Evans has any guts or ambition?
Doubt it.

newboy added 14:52 - Jan 4
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

blueherts added 14:56 - Jan 4
Lawrence and Whight , Chopra and Peters maybe

Go play football

Nothing to lose -

BwoodBlue added 15:00 - Jan 4
Play a load of youngsters and get knocked out - best thing that could happen

heady added 15:01 - Jan 4
blueherts - Edwards doesn't deserve to be dropped... he was our best player on Sat!

WoodfordTim added 15:02 - Jan 4
Is this a similar case to re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic?

tomisamos added 15:04 - Jan 4
May as well play the youngsters here, no pressure like there is to improve in the league and the seniors need to be kept on their toes at the very least after the season we're having.

byronitfc added 15:10 - Jan 4

oldmanblues added 15:10 - Jan 4
Yea, like we're gonna get to the final!! Who cares about the FA cup!! Play all the youth!!!

alfromcol added 15:12 - Jan 4

You don't speak for me or my grandson, we will both be at Hull and hoping for a good performance and possibly a win or a replay.

You may speak for some, but real supporters still care, that is why we are suffering and hoping for better times.

eastcoastblue added 15:14 - Jan 4
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.

bluelady added 15:15 - Jan 4
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 :-)

banburyblue12 added 15:19 - Jan 4
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

banburyblue12 added 15:22 - Jan 4
buy coutts from preston as a midfield option, young and hungry!

AlanMahon2011 added 15:27 - Jan 4
Bowyer's too old, no loss at all.

VanIsleBlue added 15:31 - Jan 4
Wright, Peters, Cresswell, Hyam, Sonko, Drury, Martin, Edwards, Chopra, Murray, Lawrence.
ALB, Whight, Emanuel Thomas, Scotland, Smith

ITFC1978 added 15:32 - Jan 4
Like the first post says, who cares!

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

tractorboybig added 15:34 - Jan 4
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.

Surco72 added 15:44 - Jan 4
Scotland ,Chopra


And staying away from games not giving the club revenue and then moaning that we dont spend on transfers is really supporting the club

stiffy501 added 15:52 - Jan 4
Well play Bullard and Hyam then !!!! whats the problem, they cant do any worse than what we have been dished up lately can they !!!!

Cresswell, Sonko, Delaney, Edwards.
Martin, Bullard, Hyam, Carson.
Murphy, Chopra.

Go on Jewell give it a go !! be positive, whats to lose !!

Postmaster added 16:09 - Jan 4
OK could be anyones guess but how about...

Edwards, Sonko, Delaney, Cresswell

Hyam/Leadbitter, Bullard

Martin, JET, Carson

Arguably you could have peters at RB and push Edwards up but as much as I like him im not convinced in Peter's ability - too hit and miss.

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