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Carayol Expected to Miss Next Three
Friday, 9th Mar 2018 15:10

Mustapha Carayol will miss tomorrow’s home game against Sheffield United with the groin injury he suffered in the early stages of the 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday and also looks set to remain on the sidelines for the midweek match against Hull City and next Saturday’s visit to Bristol City.

“He’s not fit for tomorrow and we’ll wait and see for Tuesday and Saturday but they both come pretty quick, so I’m not that optimistic that he’ll be involved in any of them,” manager Mick McCarthy said of the winger, who is set to be a guest on Saturday's Life's a Pitch on BBC Radio Suffolk.

The Town boss says he has few other worries, although left wing-back Jonas Knudsen is being monitored and Joe Garner continues to be treated with kid gloves.

“No, they’re all right. Jonas has got a bit of a tight hamstring, we’ll see how he is, we’ll wait and see tomorrow.

“We’re looking after Joe a little bit, but he’s OK, he’s in the squad. Other than that, were all right.”

He added: “Joe’s had a bang on his knee and he’s been having to manage that. Not being able to train regularly there’s a gradual decrease in your fitness and your level if you’re playing on Saturday, you don’t train until Thursday or Friday and then you keep doing that week in, week out, that’s hard to continue doing that. It’s just a bang on his knee that’s been a problem really.”

McCarthy says the former Rangers and Preston man is the type not to mention knocks too readily and at the moment he’s the one making the decision whether he’s fit enough to be involved in training.

“Oh yes,” McCarthy reflected. “He comes into my office every morning, we shake hands, ‘Morning Joe’, ‘Morning Gaff’. ‘How you doing Joe?’, ‘Great!’ and I know full well when he limps out he’s not but I don’t argue with him because he’s that kind. He puts that positive persona on.”

McCarthy says Tom Adeyemi remains sidelined: “He’s just coming back, he’s still the same. He’s rehabbing. It’s the hamstring, it's still bothering him.”

Midfielders Andre Dozzell, Emyr Huws (both knee) and Teddy Bishop (hamstring), striker David McGoldrick (groin) and keeper Dean Gerken (hip) are all out for the rest of the season.

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backwaywhen added 15:20 - Mar 9
The new and latest sick note ......we cant half pick em !

Radlett_blue added 15:24 - Mar 9
Yet ANOTHER sick note. He clearly has ability but has quite a past record of being injury prone at other clubs. I would be wary of signing him permanently.

Cakeman added 15:30 - Mar 9
Farewell Mustapha. Thank you for your brief contribution.

Barty added 15:32 - Mar 9
it seems to be the main criteria of our signings - they must be injury prone . FFS.

rfretwell added 15:34 - Mar 9
Me too Radlett Blue! Great pace cones with frequent injuries usually unfortunately.

ArnieM added 15:38 - Mar 9
Yet another bloody sick note !!

12th_Man added 15:42 - Mar 9
Jesus doom and gloom on here it's 3 games not 3 months

itfc58 added 15:54 - Mar 9
i think that he just isn't quite match fit yet, and as his opportunities are limited he's maybe trying too hard to impress too quickly

Barty added 15:55 - Mar 9
the next 3 games will make or break our slim play off hopes

Smithy added 15:59 - Mar 9
What do we do to our Midfielders here?

beornioblue added 16:05 - Mar 9
Seriously do we train on a car park or something or do we just seem to have players made of sugar paper!! our injury list is so unfortunate it begs belief.

Shame really as i think he has something that worries defenders and gives us more potency in the attack, now tomorrow I expect to watch us try and Bludgeon our way through to a 1-0 at home....oh joy.

masetheace added 16:09 - Mar 9
Micks fault again !!!

blueboy1981 added 16:25 - Mar 9
....... typical. Did we really expect anything else ? The key requisite in training has to be that you are tough enough to run thro' a brick wall - problem being that we have several players who cannot, or will not, subscribe to that mentality.

And who can blame them ?

At least it gives the 'happy clappy' brigade even more excuses for mediocrity.

heathen66 added 16:33 - Mar 9
We know how to pick them don't we
I could never understand why no one else snapped him up.
Oh that will be why...
Why did no one else want Huws (who as a footballer I rate btw)
Why did no one want Adeyimi ???
And now Carayol
Surprised we did not waste more extortionate loan money on Johnny Williams
I am glad we do the necessary checks on these before we sign them...oh hold on...Checks ???

bluerico added 16:37 - Mar 9
Why do we waste so much money (in wages) on so many injury probe players. Need a new strategy on the signing of players, who seem to be bargains!

Swn98 added 16:47 - Mar 9
Yes bluerico Me needs to give MM preferably or NE other if MM decides enough is enough (who could blame him the crap he has to suffer) 20Million pounds so they can compete at this level.

Daniel72 added 17:45 - Mar 9
Only a groin strain.. he'll be back and worrying the opposition defence in the time it takes poor Johnny Williams to do a week of physio... all being well.

Geddis78 added 17:47 - Mar 9
Blueboy, not your finest post. Do you honestly think the training at ITFC is radically different from the rest of the Championship? I can remember if you are a stay away ‘supporter’ or not, but assuming you do go to the games, you will have noticed not a lot of difference between the teams who have visited Portman Road. Only exception were Fulham who do play fantastic football. Wolves are top and are one of the biggest and fittest teams I have seen. No doubt you would have them dribbling around cones and having massages.

warktheline added 19:25 - Mar 9
It's not a case of 'we do pick um' it's the only type of player our club can attract ! Last chance saloon players who haven't fulfilled their potential for one reason or another! With this criteria and the odd 'youthful' sell on that's 'balancing the books' ! Some are obviously very happy !

blueboy1981 added 20:01 - Mar 9
Geddis78 .......... where is the benefit in McCarthy's methods then ???

Geddis78 added 20:07 - Mar 9
Blueboy, I suppose many years of being a professional manager, commanding a large salary, taking an international team to the World Cup and being generally well thought of by all pundits suggests his methods, whatever they are, achieve a level of success. Appreciate many fans here can’t stand him but to suggest his training methods cause players to be injured is ridiculous and says more about your lack of knowledge of football than anything else. And Warktheline, what the hell does that mean? Pour yourself a drink man and relax.

Kikapu added 20:25 - Mar 9
Ooh! Slapped down Blueboy. Perfect answer Geddis78, but I feel it won't be understood or appreciated by some anti MM critics, I'm afraid.

wayway added 20:36 - Mar 9
I like you comment 'Blueboy' about McCarthy wanting players to run through a brick wall. Perhaps when we get a new manager he will want players with the brains to look for the door

patrickswell added 23:23 - Mar 9
The injuries are annoying, but even more annoying is all those who keep thinking the injuries are caused by training when virtually all of them have happened in games.

Skip73 added 10:03 - Mar 10
Is anybody else getting fed up with blueboys comments?

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