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Garner Likely to Miss Rest of Season
Thursday, 15th Mar 2018 14:49

Striker Joe Garner looks set to be out of action for the rest of the season, while Dominic Iorfa and Muzzy Carayol will both miss Saturday’s trip to Bristol City, however, Cole Skuse is expected to be fit enough to face his old club.

“He’s not any good for this one, as he wasn’t the other night,” McCarthy said when asked about Garner’s fitness.

”He’s got a couple of things that need looking at and he’s unlikely to be any good for the rest of the season, to be quite honest.

“It’s a real blow, it’s been a blow missing him. It’s been a blow having him for the last six or eight weeks not being fully fit and mobile, he’s been wheeling himself out and doing it for the good of the team. Very selfless.

“We’ll wait and see, next week, but he might be missing for the rest of the season.”

The former Preston and Rangers man has been managing a shoulder injury all season but recently it has been a knee problem hampering him.

Asked whether that's the issue likely to sideline the 29-year-old for the season, McCarthy said: “Well, that’ll get announced depending on what happens, the results he gets.”

Iorfa, Carayol and Skuse were unavailable for Tuesday's 3-0 defeat to Hull due to thigh, groin and hamstring problems respectively.

Regarding Iorfa, the Blues boss added: “Dominic’s injured, he strained his thigh, he’ll be one that’s looking at the Birmingham City match.

“Muzzy’s looking at Birmingham as well. It would be easier talking about the players that are fit rather than the ones that are injured.

“Skusey looks like he’ll be OK, Kevin Bru trained today, so thankfully we’ve got a couple coming back.”

Tom Adeyemi remains out with his hamstring injury, while fellow midfielders Emyr Huws, Andre Dozzell (both knee) and Teddy Bishop (hamstring) are out for the season, as are striker David McGoldrick (groin) and keeper Dean Gerken (hip).

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12th_Man added 14:54 - Mar 15
Hang on - I thought we were told he had pulled out on Tuesday due to his partner giving birth ?!? or did I dream that !!!!

BlueBlood90 added 14:57 - Mar 15
Never mind. Our season ended in October anyway.

baxter7 added 15:25 - Mar 15
Oh well never mind Mick you will be able to play defensive this week with another striker out

BobbyBell added 15:48 - Mar 15
10 men behind the ball, if not 11 and hope to nick one on the break. Same ol', same ol'. What's the point in playing that way now? Surely it's time to try new things with nothing to play for but MM only knows one way.

hulltractor added 15:52 - Mar 15
It is not a knee problem but a neck problem from following all the HOOF Ball he has to contend with !

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:53 - Mar 15
Mick doesn't exactly ooze enthusiasm in this interview. Lighten up, Mick, and stop drumming this "professional" attitude down our throats. Professionalism for Mick seems to be a boring daily grind that has to be endured come what may. Still, a leopard can't change its spots I suppose. Just feel that if Mick had been able to reach out to the fans more, things might have been very different.

RobITFC added 16:20 - Mar 15
Really are a bunch of "sicknotes" , never known a team to have so many players out injured.. i bet if the team was doing well and pushing for promotion a few would be fit?

poldark added 16:25 - Mar 15
What about the broken jaw Mick

camposlocks added 16:25 - Mar 15
Surely the training has to be questioned regarding injuries? And switching off before full time ?

hulltractor added 16:52 - Mar 15
The press conference is interesting as he says that the more stick he gets the more belligerent and stuck in the mud he will be and he knows that a contract extension is not what the fans want but "Be careful what you wish for" meaning I would love another 2 years at the helm just to pi*s off the hecklers !

Taricco_Fan added 16:59 - Mar 15
Is he on paternity leave?

rfretwell added 17:07 - Mar 15
Bruuuuuu. We mat as well keep him, he's the only one never injured!

jas0999 added 17:27 - Mar 15
Shame but no big deal now the season is over. Give Morris a run of games. Won’t do worse than no goals in five home games from the entire team!

poldark added 17:31 - Mar 15
How’s Garners jaw Phil ?

Karlosfandangal added 17:52 - Mar 15

How is it we have so many players out for the season after they have played about 20 games.
Yet the season Town won the UEFA cup we had most of the team playing 50 to 60 games without injury.

wayway added 20:36 - Mar 15
Stinks of a cover up

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